Thursday, October 25, 2012

Existence By: Abbi Glines

Three Stars: Mediocre

Goodreads Summary:

What 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.

Look at that face. Isn't it just so sexy? That was what made me pick up the book. I know, I know. You're going to tell me that I shouldn't judge a book by its cover. My answer to that? Hypocrite. Don't you tell me that you never looked a cover and thought, "Ooh! Pretty!" That's what was going through my head when I saw it. Picking the book up, I, naturally, went for the summary. Girl and Death. Seems awesome, doesn't it? Sadly, it wasn't. 

My first issue with this book was the names: Dank, Pagan, and Leif. Where have you ever heard these names in your entire life? The names should have keyed me off that it wasn't going to be great. So, I closed the book, and saw those eyes again. They just told me to keep reading, and that it was going to be better. If only it was.

I didn't like how Pagan used Leif, at all. It's sad. It's like how Bella used Jacob. Boys have feelings, you know! I also hated how, even though Leif was great, she just kept wanting Dank.

It was usually easy to guess what would happen next. There were two shockers, at most.

I liked the idea of the story, but it could have been so much better.

Pagan has her logical moments, and she actually thinks about her grades. She's nice. Except for toying with Leif, she listens to her conscience.

I really liked Gee. She added humor to the plot.

The first and part of the book was good.

Borrow this book. Then read it when you're craving a fast romance.

1 comment:

  1. I love this review, especially lines like this one, "Girl and Death. Seems awesome, doesn't it? Sadly, it wasn't."

    You have strong opinions and that's exactly what a book reviewer needs. And it looks like you read a LOT! Glad to see a younger voice enter the book reviewer/blog world. Keep it up!


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