I have another great creepy read full of evil and demons that is sure to get you in the Halloween mood! Don't forget to check out todays great stops with Heidi and Maya!
Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Jay Kristoff: Kinslayer
Maja@The Nocturnal Library : P.J. Hoover: Solstice
Also tomorrow will be featuring:
Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Tina Connolly: Copperhead
Maja@The Nocturnal Library : LJ Adlington: Night Witches
Author: Eliza Crewe
Series: Book One in the Soul Eater Series
Published By: Penguin Books (April 20, 2013)
Source: Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Ya Fantasy
My Rating: 3.5 to 4 Stars!!
Ever since my mom was murdered, I’ve been completely alone. I live in the shadows, because there’s no one like me. I have no choice because I have to fight the Hunger, the Hunger that drives me to hunt people and eat their souls. And I have to fight it if I want to stay out of the darkness.
Who am I?
I’m Meda Melange.
What am I?
I don’t know—but I’m not human.
And now, I finally have the chance to find out.
In this first book of the gripping Soul Eater trilogy, find out who Meda is and which side she will come down on in a thrilling tale of the war between good and evil.
My Thoughts and Review:
Crewe has managed to create a sharp, quick witted strong protagonist against an action packed, fast paced plot and has done it well. All against the age olde battle of good versus evil, angels against demons.
If the constant action, sometimes gore filled plot isn't enough to pull you in, the protagonist's sarcastic snappish thoughts just might do it. Meda is a fun character, one where her thoughts and actions don't always add up, but in a very humorous good way.
Meda wasn't the only one that won me over with her humor, snarkiness and wit, Jo did a pretty good job herself. In fact, I think Meda and Jo make a great team and I was happy to see them getting a long as best they could under the circumstances.
I think Uri surprised me the most, I kind of have a soft spot for the little guy. He was pretty funny himself and so loyal and come on now, who can resist the boy who has a bro crush on the hero and wants to be just like him?
Crewe's take on the Knights of Templar, Crusaders, Beacons, halflings and the demons was very interesting and even somewhat unique in concept and design. I really look forward to more details in the next book.
I really enjoyed this, more so than I thought I would. In fact, I would go as far as to say I had fun while reading it. It had action, humor, romance (nothing overbearing) growth from all the characters and even though it was an age old battle between good versus evil, it had a unique spin on it as well that was well worth the read and I will definitely be happy to pick up the next book.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*
Don't forget to check out the month long tour of Something Wicked! Lots of great prizes, guest posts, reviews and interviews are still going on for this event, all perfect for the upcoming Halloween season!