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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Death Wish by Megan Tayte--A Review



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. Butsuicide? It makes no sense. 

Following in her sister’s footsteps, Scarlett comes to the isolated cove of Twycombe, Devon, 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. 


I don't read a lot of paranormal/fantasy, but I loved, loved, loved Death Wish by Megan Tayte.  I will be in for the  whole five book series and see where she leads us.

I hope that every one of the five books can live up to the first installment.   I can already tell that this will be a tearjerker for me.

The best part of any book is if it can make you feel something or provoke you to think.  Tayte's Death Wish, actually did both.  There is a storyline about the suicide of her sister and how unbelievingly shocking it was to all who knew her.  (Thinking provoked).    There is an additional storyline about Luke and Scarlett's budding romance...(depth of feelings provoked).    The story just grabs you and holds you until you reach that final page.
Tayte developed characters that you loved in Luke, Cara, Scarlet and Jude.
Scarlet's mom made my eyes roll to the point I wanted to smack her.  Yes, lots of feelings were provoked.    I loved the fact Scarlet was new to Twycombe, but easily found friendship in this town and the surfers who surfed and partyed along it's shores.

Nearing the end of book one we finally learn the destiny  that is to be Scarlet's
and that was the second heartache in this captivating fantasy.   I have purchased the second book in the series, (Forget Me Not) and will probably read and review it next month;   I can not escape the thoughts returning to Death Wish and the longing to know the (rest of the story).

I rated this a 5 Wink read!  It definitely stole some sleep.

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  I received a copy of this book from the author or their representative in exchange for an honest review.

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