Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. The last time I posted a review feels like an eternity! But here I am with a review of Saving Death.
And without further ado let’s start!
Two tortured souls. One unthinkable love.
Ava is already trying to navigate the dark depths of grief when she meets a curious stranger who knows too much. In a desperate need to feel anything other than pain, she is drawn to him, intrigued by the rush he invokes in her. Soon, she finds herself hurled into a shattered world of dangerous emotions, black magic and primal loyalties; and it is here that she begins to unlock truths that might have been better left alone.
Author – R.L. Endean
Title – Saving Death
Publisher – Oftomes Publishing
Publication date – November 5th, 2018
Pages – 301
Price – 3.46$ (Kindle)
Version – ebook*
Genre – Young Adult/Fantasy/Romance
Trigger Warning – Death, Drugs, Abuse, Violence
Language – English
My Rating – 📖📖📖📖
# What I liked
Where should I start? The problem with reviews is that when you don’t write one for a very long time you don’t know how it works anymore. *laughs nervously*
I think that I will start with the fact that Saving Death reminded me so much of Twilight! I loved Twilight as a Teen and I had so many troubles finding a good book which could do it justice. And let me tell you guys that this one is really really good! There are definitely some resemblances with the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer but there are no vampires in it. I kind of was a little bit disappointed by that fact but the “creatures” (I don’t really want to call them that but I don’t find a better term) are so much better than vampires. So so much!! I only read the Twilight books once because the films kind of destroyed my love for the series but I (and that is my opinion as an adult) think that Saving Death is so much better than our beloved Twilight. No annoying Bella because Ava (our main protagonist) is anything but annoying! She had to go through so much and still managed to continue and let me tell you that her life is even getting more harder through the story. My heart sometimes broke for poor Ava!
I also loved that we only got to know the existence of supernatural creatures during the last part of the book. This was so exciting! As you were left in the dark and had to guess (like Ava) what the heck was going on in the town and with some of the characters who seemed nice in the beginning but got very strange afterwards.
# What I disliked
So one character that I couldn’t stand. I honestly was so annoyed by him was Sam. He totally got on my nerves. A.LOT! Sometimes I had trouble understanding his actions (and I can’t explain anything here because otherwise I’m going to spoil you guys. And we don’t want that!)
Another annoying thing was that the love interest was so predictable. The reader immediately knows after the first chapter who is going to drive Ava crazy. I hoped for a little more suspense but unfortunately, the “surprise” was kind of ruined. When love interests are so predictable I can’t help it. I’m annoyed. I simply want more suspense and that’s opinion. It probably won’t even bother some of you.
Sometimes I also felt that the story was a little bit rushed during periods where it shouldn’t and too long for other parts where it should have been shorter.
# Favourite Character
Overall, I’d recommend Saving Death to all the readers out there who love a fantastic and kind of mystic love story with lots of interesting facts and well-developed characters. And even though this is not only a Young Adult book. As an adult, you can also read it without problems. Plus of course, if you loved Twilight you’ll gonna love this book and will want to read Twilight again. Because I certainly do!
So what do you guys think? Are you interested in reading Saving Death? Or have you already read it? Please let me know in the comments below!
* This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review!
The cover and synopsis come from their respective Goodreads page.