Saturday, August 25, 2012

Existence: Review

I've just started a new series. And this is Existence trilogy. I have to admit that a really small part of me read this book because of the cover (Pepe Toth, you must know that guy if you're obsess with Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout). But the rest is that I just wanna read some more novels, you know.

Check out the 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.

This book is quite good actually. Not the best books I've read, obviously. There are really good parts as well as some not-so-good parts.

One of the good parts despite the fact that Pagan can see souls her entire life, her problems are just like other high school girls' problems. Having boyfriend problems, can't choose between two hot guys, blah blah blah. They are normal and lively. It gives us the shadows of a normal high school life that YA novel readers are really familiar with.

Another good part is Leif. I've read the summary of Predestined, the second book of the Existence trilogy. And I know that he is no human being cuz he has no soul. But I can't help but thinking that he is really sweet to Pagan even though he can't be sweet when he is souless. If I hadn't read the summary of both Existence and Predestined before actually reading the whole Existence book, I will definitely fall in love with Leif. He's why I figure that the author can write sweet and stable relationship really well.

However, I also like passion and a little bit desperation. I can't really find some obvious scene in the book, which is a little bit disappointing. I expected a much more wild scene when Pagan was saving Dank from being punished forever. Like some kind of battle. Not just Pagan begging Gee to take her soul and... nothing else. This part kind of disappoints me. 

A not-so-good part is the book stays in the tangled relationship between Leif and Pagan and Dank too long. It makes the middle part of the book a little bit boring. I like big plot twist. And I kind of expect there is at least one in the whole book. And to me there is none. Plot twists are very important parts of the book that makes readers wanna continue reading the book. If there is none then the book won't be surprising. And the book definitely doesn't stun me at all. A stable plot? Yes, the author can write it well enough. Plot twists? No.

I think I will read Predestined soon enough. I hope that the book has really good plots, and some extreme plot twists and scenes.

Rating: 6/10

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