Sunday, April 28, 2013

Existence by Abbi Glines

Kindle Edition, 161 pages
Published December 13th 2011 by WIld Child Publishing
edition language: English 
Existence #1
Reaction: Like/Hate Relationship
Rating: 3-2.5 Stars
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.

What happens when you're stalked by death? Why, you fall in love with him, of course!
Why, of course you fall for Death. I mean Dank. Cuz he is just so totally hot. Oh, and I LOVE the way he watches me sleep. Totes adorbs. And when he talks in my head, oh excuse me, growls, when I'm kissing my boyfriend. *fans self dramatically* SO HOT!!

I have a like/hate relationship with this book. The two main characters, Death (Dank: That's a horrible name) and Pagan, are obviously obsessed with each other to the point where I had to glare and mutter not so nice words at my kindle a few times. Then, on the opposite end of the spectrum, I liked them for, like, the last 10%. They were selfless, adorable and sweet. And not obsessed, just in love. Not really sure why they're in love, but they are. I mean common people, personally I don't want some ghosty dude (who is actually Death itself) playing me the guitar and singing me to sleep. Wow, that sounds so much more romantic all typed out. Is that weird? Reading it though....No. Just no. Ugh.

And then there's the Leif issue. I feel so bad for him. Pagan is dating him, but doesn't have the slightest interest in him as more than a friend. Why? She's obsessed with Dan- I'm sorry, I'm not typing that again. I really hate that name. She's obsessed with Death. WITH DEATH!!! Okay, I actually like the whole bad guy persona- but really, Death is like the sweetest person ever. He stays with the dying and makes sure they're okay. He never sings to them to sleep or talked to them in their heads while they're making out with their boyfriend, though. That's reserved for Pagan, who apparently, nobody thinks she is 'worthy' of his love.
Stuck up, much?

“You proved to be worthy of my devotion. Of Death’”

Did I mention he called LOVING HER wrong? To her face? Ohhhh. No, buddy. That is CROSSING THE LINE!!!

Okay, back to Leif. I liked him, as a matter of fact, he is the book boyfriend of this book. And the ending made me even more curious about him. *wink, wink*
So: the only two character I didn't like and pretty much ruined the whole book were the main two. Yup
Gee is my favorite character.
So, yeah. Like/Hate relationship.
Oh, and then there was the grammar and spelling mistakes......


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