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Friday, April 11, 2014

DynoMoon Review- Existence by Abbi Glines

Hi Addicts! I'm back with another YA review for y'all. I fully admit, I am doubling these reviews up--by that I mean I am also posting slightly shorter versions of this review, and others I have scheduled, on our friend LH Nicole's blog. They are a part of the A to Z April blog challenge, but I wanted to elaborate a bit and share with my fellow Addicts too ;P
The fun part, When LH hit me with the list of books she was featuring, I was delighted to see she was going a little "old school" with some of her choices. By that I mean YA series I read in High School--wow that was a decade ago......... But I digress. Anyways I will be doing several reviews for her through out April, and they will also appear here too! I also got her, and my boss's permission, to post her month long giveaway that she's hosting. Talk about prize packs yeish.......
Lets get this show started.

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.

As you read in the book blurb this book’s hero is Dank Walker or Dankmar- Death himself. He knows when people are to die and he and his Transporters free the souls from the dead bodies and send them on their way. Either to the place downstairs or on to their next life.

This book has a kind of love triangle. What is that you ask? Well that's where there is a second guy vying for the girl’s attention, but she only has eyes for the one. I don’t want to give away too much of the story, but the “other boy” has his own crazy past that he keeps well hidden, but you’ll need to read book two to find out that whole sorted story.
I loved how Dank interacted with the real world and all his amazing abilities that come with his job, for lack of a better term. He is an immortal being, one with no soul, and as such he doesn't really feel what humans do. But as soon as he set eyes on Pagan Moore, and he realized she could see him! Things just explode from there. (If you didn't catch that reference, he's invisible to everyone unless he's in his human form aka wants to be seen.)
Pagan is your typical high school girl, trying to get over her ex-boyfriend that left for college, and deal with her writer mom and super excitable best friend. But falling for death, and having him fall for you, is not without its own consequences. Something that becomes evident when Pagan lands in a mental institution after several attempts are made on her life. And that’s where things get really interesting, and admittingly, hard to read because this was the one point of the book that I was like…really?.....I just don’t get it and I kinda hate it. But that's the only part I can say I don't really care for, through out the ENTIRE three books! Not too bad.
The book didn’t get really good again until she arrived home and learned that a girl she had befriended was another Transporter sent to take her life. But Death will never let Pagan’s life be stolen from him and he goes to spectacular lengths to protect her. But in the end it’s Pagan that really saves them both.
Kudos to Abbi for building such an amazing world and wonderfully intense characters, but there were flaws with this book, but they were minor enough for me to get over or just skip past, aka the mental hospital chapters. I still enjoy the series, have bookmarked my favorite parts, and go back every now and then to reread them. Now if only I could like Abbi’s other books this much. I’ve tried……but just no. My “boss” MLBA did a review of the Fallen Too Far series a while ago that pretty much sums up my whole thoughts on the other Abbi books I’ve tried reading.
Now go get this exciting book and dive in!

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