Title: Death Wish
Author: Megan Tayte
Release date: February 7th 2015
Publisher: Heaven Afire
Genre: Young Adult , Paranormal, Romance, Mystery
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 an isolated English cove 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.
Okay so this book was A-FREAKING-MAZING!!!! The writing, plot, characters..ALL of it was incredible!! It was so good that I was almost completely ignored my household duties!
Anyway, lets get to some details, not too many because I want EVERYONE to read this book themselves to see just how amazing it is.
Scarlett is such an awesome person, she is so real and the friendship she has with Cara is so cute! Reminds me a lot of the kind of relationship I have with my bestie. Luke is adorable and as a main squeeze he is okay..but I kind of have a hard crush going for Jude so I don’t know if I’m sold on just how great Luke is yet. Jude is just mysterious and alluring which always draws my attention and then there’s the whole “You’ll pick me” thing, that just sounded a little sexual to me!
Once you think you know exactly what is going to happen next, something else happens and leaves you like “What the heck?” and then you get going again, just to find another bend in the road and it was an INCREDIBLE ride!
SO I am EXTREMELY anxious to know what happens next! I can’t wait to get a hold of the other books! I hope that many many people read this book and fall just as much in love as I did!
*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.*
About the Author:
Thirty-odd years later, Megan is a professional writer and published author by day, and an indie novelist by night. Her fiction – young adult romance with soul ¬– recently earned her the SPR’s Independent Woman Author of the Year award.
Megan grew up in the Royal County, a hop, skip and a (very long) jump from Windsor Castle, but these days she makes her home in a village of Greater Manchester. She lives with her husband, a proud Scot who occasionally kicks back in a kilt; her son, a budding artist with the soul of a palaeontologist; and her baby daughter, a pan-and-spoon drummer who sings in her sleep. When she’s not writing, you’ll find Megan walking someplace green, reading by the fire, or creating carnage in the kitchen as she pursues her impossible dream: of baking something edible.