Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Eve- The Soul Reaper by Leondard Clifton

Genre: YA, Paranormal Publisher: Xlibris
Published: June 19, 2014
Pages: 170
Source: I received this novel in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: In the small town of Wonderwood, Eve Summers feels an immediate connection to the handsome new guy in town named Adam Winters. The teenagers discover they’ve lived a past lifetogether fighting Grim Reapers that has resurfaced in search of a powerful scythe that takes souls which will give Eve the power to restore souls. But first, Adam and Eve must fight their fear of losing everyone they love by the Grim Reapers creating an army of destruction. It’s an eternal battle between good and evil searching for the scythe. May the best reaper win.

My Rating:

My Review: 
I loved the premise of this book and thought it had a good idea for a plot. So of course I had to read it when I saw the author looking for reviews. This was a bit of a struggle to get through for me. There were a lot of grammatical and structural issues through out the entire book, and I think with a bit more polishing it could turn into a great read.

The main character Eve is interesting at first but then she fell into the insta-love thing with Adam and she lost my favor. I did like Farah I felt she was the only one that really had a voice throughout the entire book, she was a good side character and brought some flavor to the story. I also liked the description that was used when Adam went to go train with the eagle gods and loved the realm of the faeries. I would have liked a bit more description then the rush that the reader gets before the teenagers are back in the human realm.

This felt rushed and hurried. 170 pages is not enough time to really flush out a story of this magnitude and explain everything that needed to be. I really didn't want to give a one star review since I don't ever give out one stars unless if I could not finish it or hated it to its very core. I think it could be a very good book with a little bit more work.

I also did not like the switching of point of views. for Eve the story was in third person, but for her sister it is in first person. Very confusing, really needs to be in only one point of view and left there. Overall I think this book could be really good with more world building and a bit of revamping, I would love to see more from this author and see what he can do with a little more work.

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