Series: Existence #1
Author: Abbi Glines
Published: 13th December 2011
Publisher: Wild Child Publishing
Language: English only
Number of pages: 161 p.
Age category: Young adult
Other books in this series:
Leif #2.5 (Novella)
About ExistenceWhat happens when you're stalked by Death? You fall in love with him, of course.
Pagan Moore doesn't cheat Death, but instead, falls in love with him.
Seventeen year old Pagan Moore has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn't let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she stepped out of her car the first day of school and saw an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he's dead.
Not only does he not go away when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done. He speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What she doesn't realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul she is falling in love with is not a soul at all.
He is Death and he's about to break all the rules.
My OpinionFirst of all, I love love love the cover, it is simple but beautiful!
Death breaking all the rules? I have always seen Death as the superior, without having someone above him to obey. On the other hand thinking about Greek Mythology, Hades still has to listen to Zeus so he has a superior, Tuoni and the Valkyrjas, had to listen to Odin, so maybe Death does work by certain rules, although in many cases Death does what Death wants even in mythology.
I fell in love with this book slowly, there are some great scenes, love building at a low pace. Although I can't understand some of Pagan's choices, like why doesn't she tell Leif, she is not in love with him? She had many chances to do so but she didn't. The books leaves us with a major cliffhanger in the end which had me looking up the synopsis of the next book just to get the info I wanted.
After Dank/Death decides to leave Pagan (I dislike this name very much btw, I don't know why), she ends up in a institution for mental patients. Here she meets one heck of a interesting side character, Gee! She had me shaking with laughter, because of her rudeness! She's brilliant, and her by give her the Award for Best Side Character, lol. Turns out she is not a mental patient after all, no I am not going share who she really is!
I haven't even began to discuss Dank! Dank is great, I like the songs he has written for Pagan, that he sings her to sleep every night! How romantic! That is about as romantic as you can get if you asked me! He can come sing me to sleep any time!
This book had me on the verge of tears. Would love to hear music to the songs in this book, and a sexy voice like Ville Vallo's (HIM) or maybe Nate Ruess (Fun).
I like to share one more quote with you to show you how much love is in this book:
“You tempt me. I can't be tempted. I'm not made to be tempted, but you, Pagan Moore, you tempt me. From the moment I came for you I was drawn in. Everything about you.."One of his hands left my waist and moved up to gently caress my arm. "You make me crazy with need. With want. I didn't understand it at first. But now I know. It's your soul calling to me. Souls mean nothing to me. They aren't supposed to. But yours has become my obsession.”
RatingLooking forward to reading the other two books in the series! 5 stars!!!!! *bows to author*
MusicH.I.M. ~ Gone With The Sin
This sounds like Dank
Muse ~ Plug in Baby Dank in concert.