Saturday, March 8, 2014

REVIEW: Til Death

Fractured Souls 1:
Til Death
By: Kate Evangelista

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal
Publication date: 3.4.2014
Pages: 331
Amazon link: Til Death 

Date read: 3.7.2014
Recommended by: Read 2 Review

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Selena Fallon is a dreamer. Not a daydreamer, but an I-see-the-future kind of dreamer. Normally, this is not a problem, as she has gotten pretty good at keeping her weird card hidden from everyone in her small town. But when Selena dreams of her own rather bloody death, things get a little too freaky—even for her. 

Enter Dillan Sloan. Selena has seen the new guy in a different dream, and he is even more drool-worthy in person. Beyond the piercing blue eyes and tousled dark hair, there is something else that draws her to him. Something…electric. Too bad he acts like he hates her.

When Selena learns she’s being targeted by a force bigger and darker than anything she ever imagined, she’s had enough. Despite her death dream, Selena is not going to give up easily, especially when she discovers that Dillan isn’t what he seems…and might not actually hate her after all. Dillan might be the only person who can save her.

My thoughts

Selena lives a relatively normal life - she lives in a small town with her grandparents, goes to high school, has two best friends, and an ex-boyfriend (who won't seem to go away).  She also has a secret - when she dreams of the future, the dream comes true.  Things get a little weirder when the nephew of the dreamy history teacher that every girl swoon's over comes to school.  The electricity that literally flows between them and the fact that they irritate the heck out of each other isn't enough ... she also starts finding out that the people around her might not be telling her the truth.

Usually, when I sit down to write these reviews, I already know what it is that I want to say about the book.  This time I honestly don't even know where to begin.  The cover is what originally drew my attention to this book.  It was one of several offered for r2r in an email from Entangled Publishing and it hands down stood out from the rest.  And I'm glad because the story fulfilled my expectations and then some.  Great story, interesting plot - the lies AND twists were just amazing.  At times I thought I knew what was going to happen next and then ended up completely blindsided by something else.  The characters are great - I love their personalities and attitudes, the way they are written, the way they express themselves.  And the ending was incredible.  I can not wait for book number two to come out!!  Very impressive beginning to a series.

Favorite character: In some ways this was a hard choice and in others it was not.  Each character in this book was written so well that even the bad guys (and some you thought were bad) drew you in.  But, after some deliberation, there's no question of who it has to be: Sebastian.  There's just nothing quite like him.

Favorite line: "Secrets, when long kept, had the habit of being difficult to share."

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