Monday, February 24, 2014

Til Death by Kate Evangelista (E-ARC)

16129271Til Death by Kate Evangelista
Series: Fractured Souls, #1
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Format: E-ARC
Pages: 282
Source: Netgalley for review

Sixteen-year old Selena Fallon is a dreamer. Not a day-dreamer, but an I-see-the-future kind of dreamer. Normally this is not a problem as she has gotten pretty good at keeping her weird card hidden from everyone in her small town. Except from her best friend Kyle and her grandparents, of course. But when Selena dreams of her own rather bloody death, things get a little too freaky even for her.

Enter Dillan Sloan. Selena has seen the new guy in a different dream, and he is even more droolworthy in person. Beyond the piercing blue eyes and tousled dark hair, there is something else that draws her to him. Something…electric. Unfortunately, Dillan makes it more than clear that he does not feel the same. They just met, so why would he act like he hates her?

When Dillan and Selena are forced together one weekend to work on a school project, Selena prepares to be ignored as usual. But when she stumbles across a few undead in the backyard, Dillan comes to her rescue and reveals a whole lot more. Not only is he part of a society that hunts otherworldly creatures…she is too. And she is being targeted by a force bigger and darker than anything she ever imagined. Despite her death dream, Selena is not going to give up easy, especially when she discovers that Dillan might not actually hate her after all.


 This book started off pretty slow for me. It took quite a while for me to really get interested. About halfway through that really changed for me and I found myself unable to stop reading at that point.

When I read the description I thought that the book sounded really interesting and that it had a lot of potential. I think my biggest problem with this one was the pacing. It was really slow in the beginning but towards the end it goes by really quickly. It made the book difficult for me to get into at first.

The dual point of view was both a plus and a negative for me. I really liked Dillan's point of view but at the same time I really preferred him over Selena. I thought his point of view was far more interesting while Selena was just normal and didn't really understand anything that was going on.

I liked Dillan more than Selena. I found him to be more interesting and he was funny and one tough guy. He had no problem fighting and would stand up to protect the ones he cared about. Selena was living a life that was pretty normal and routine, until Dillan came along. Once she finally started to understand what was happening she became more likeable and a lot more interesting.

This book has action and paranormal elements and if these things aren't enough to sway you there is some sweet romance going on. I recommend that you at least give this one a chance even though I didn't love it as much as I hoped. I will definitely be continuing on with this series, after the ending to this one I need to find out what happens to Selena.

**Copy provided via the publisher on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.**

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