Friday, 5 June 2015

Review - Death Wish by Megan Tayte

DEATH WISH BY MEGAN TAYTE
PUBLISHED ON FEBRUARY 7TH 2015
RATING - 5 STARS

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 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.

My review

*I received a free eBook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

I give this book 5 stars. It’s a paranormal romance and the first one in the ‘Ceruleans’ series. I really liked this one.

‘Death Wish’ is about seventeen-year-old Scarlett Blake who wants to unravel the truth about her sister Sienna’s suicide. When she moves to the cove of Twycombe, Devon, she meets Luke who teaches her how to surf and Jude who always turns up when she’s got problems.

The writing is beautiful but what I most liked about this book was the mysterious element. I really wanted to know what was happening throughout the story, but only towards the end some things started to become clearer. The characters are quite good. Scarlett is a nice main character. Luke is cute and Cara is awesome. Jude is very interesting, but there wasn’t much of him. Probably more in the next books which I am looking forward to read.

Overall, ‘Death Wish’ is a fun and a fast-paced story and I really recommend it.