Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Death Wish & Forget Me Not - Megan Tayte/ Teen Tuesday


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. Butsuicide? 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. 

Wow, what a book.  Though the beginning started off slow it took off about 50% of the way through the story and ended with a crazy bang.  When normally I would take away from baskets for slow beginnings I won't with this story. Why? Because a series of this size (5booksish) takes some laying out of details that has to happen in the first book.  Scarlett is leaving her comfort zone and trying new things so she can find out what happened to her sister.  Though at times I feel she's naive, she's very intelligent.  Luke, I feel he's hiding a lot more than you find out in this story and can't wait to find out what else he has up his sleeve.  His feelings for Scarlett are tangible and he's easy to fall in love with.  Jude, oh the mysterious Jude.  It will be fascinating to find out what he has to say and explain next to help Scarlett through her journey.  If you're looking for something new and different in the fantasy genre I highly recommend Death Wish.
I give Death Wish...

4.5 Baskets!!!


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? 

Death is stalking Scarlett Blake. As if the encroaching darkness in her head wasn’t enough, she’s become disturbingly accident prone. Falling off a cliff isn’t ideal when all you want is as much time as possible to live, to love. 

Her fate is horrifying. Unbearable. And inescapable. No one can save Scarlett from The End that’s looming. Not Jude, the Cerulean who is intent on Claiming her. Not Luke, the boy who is intent on loving her. 

The clock is ticking, louder with every heartbeat. Now Scarlett must decide how best to protect the people she loves. Will she trust in Jude and the life-after-death he promises? Will she stand against the Fallen, who have her sister captive? Will she carry the burden of her death alone – every headache, every hallucination, every wrenching, aching emotion? 

And when the clock falls silent, when the darkness eclipses the light, will Scarlett fight for life? Or will she have no choice but to surrender?

Forget Me Not was a constant emotional roller coaster.  Scarlett seems to have Death tracking her and not letting her be.  Jude is elusive but happens to pop up just in the nick of time but not always.  Luke I love him more with each chapter.  He and his sister, Cara, are becoming closer to Scarlett yet both can tell she has secrets she's hiding from them.  Forget Me Not it is a wonderful continuation of Scarlett's saga and I can't wait to read the next in the series.

I give Forget Me Not...

5 baskets!

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