Saturday, March 5, 2016
Death Wish (Ceruleans #1)
By Megan Tayte
Published February 7th, 2015 by Heaven Afire
4 stars - Awesome!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!*
Summary from Goodreads:
IN SEARCH OF THE MEANING OF DEATH, SHE’LL FIND THE MEANING OF LIFE.
The Ceruleans: mere mortals infused with power over life and death. Five books; one question: If the might of the heavens were in your hands, would you be sinner or saint?
Seventeen-year-old Scarlett Blake is haunted by death. Her estranged sister has made the ultimate dramatic exit. Running away from school, joining a surfing fraternity, partying hard: that sounds like Sienna. But suicide? It makes no sense.
Following in her sister’s footsteps, Scarlett comes to an isolated English cove with grand plans to uncover the truth. Alone. But she hasn’t reckoned on meeting two boys who are determined to help her. Luke: the blue-eyed surfer who’ll see the real Scarlett, who’ll challenge her, who’ll save her. And Jude: the elusive drifter with a knack for turning up whenever Scarlett’s in need.
As Scarlett’s quest for the truth unravels, so too does her grip on reality as she’s always known it. Because there’s something strange going on in this little cove. A dead magpie circles the skies. A dead deer watches from the undergrowth. Hands glow with light. Warmth. Power.
What transpires is a summer of discovery. Of what it means to conquer fear. To fall in love. To choose life. To choose death.
To believe the impossible.
Wow! I cannot tell you how good this book was. I can only imagine how great the rest of the series is. The whole idea of this series is definitely interesting and has me hooked.
I feel like this whole book was really an introduction to the action, suspense, and intrigue that the rest of the series will have. We were introduced to some pretty interesting characters, theories, and situations. I was trying to figure out what the big secret was most of the time and definitely didn't see it coming near the end.
I also love how this book allows readers to get to know Scarlett and Luke and all the rest of her friends. The whole book had a cozy feeling to it and Tayte really knew how to set the scene. It felt like I was right there with Scarlett and her friends. I loved watching her make new friends and kind of figure herself out. Cara was such an awesome character as well. She was a great friend and I loved her personality and quirkiness. Chester was pretty great as well. :)
Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. I was hooked from the beginning and didn't want to stop reading until I knew what the big secret was. The whole idea of Ceruleans was interesting and I'm looking forward to learning more about them in the rest of the series. But I really enjoyed that we were able to take the time to care about the characters and learn a little about what is going on. The ending definitely makes you want the next book right then. I so want to know what will happen with Scarlett, her sister, Luke and Jude.
Check this one out soon!