Sunday, 8 January 2012

REVIEW: Existence (Existence Trilogy) by Abbi Glines

Author: Abbi Glines
Series: Existence Trilogy
Pages: 194
Publisher: Wild Child Publishing
Genre: Young Adult - Paranormal
Amazon: Existence

Synopsis. (Goodreads)

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.

REVIEW: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Existence is the first book in the Existence Trilogy by Abbi Glines.

Pagan Moore has always been able to see what she has believed to be souls/ghosts but she has always ignored them and they have left her alone, until she comes across an incredibly sexy guy/soul who she knows is dead but actually speaks to her, something that has never happened before.

I loved the mystery of Dank, Pagan was unaware of who he actually was, believing him to be a soul but he is in fact, Death himself; she gets to know bits about him as the story progresses but never quite understands what his purpose is or why he was hanging around but she was inexplicably drawn to him. We don’t learn a lot about him in this book so I am hoping he has more page time in the next installment.

Despite Pagan’s feelings for Dank, she is dating the school quarterback Leif, who she originally assumed was just a typical jock; I was really quite intrigued by Leif, he had a calming affect on Pagan and supported everything she was going through.

I don’t want to give too much away about the plot to avoid spoilers but I was able to guess what was going on from when Death arrived but seeing him trying to work around what was meant to be was quite interesting – vague much! It was a fascinating concept which I really enjoyed.

I enjoyed the forbidden love aspect but also felt confused by Pagan’s need to remain with Leif despite her feelings for Dank, the emotional turmoil she created for herself had my head spinning.

Existence is beautifully written and evenly paced with an interesting cast of characters, I was hooked on every word and wanted more but Oh my gosh, what an ending! I was shocked, intrigued, and curious and can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering what the next book of Existence is called because I, just like you got obsessed with it. And yes, it was such an ending...I want to know what the next book is so I can have something to look forward to.


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