Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Review: Grave Intentions

Grave IntentionsHe’s handsome, reliable, and punctual—the perfect gentleman when you want him to be. But this dream man is Death’s best agent—and now he’s got more than his soul to lose…

One act of mercy before dying was all it took to turn soldier David Anderson into a reaper—an immortal who guides souls-of-untimely-death into the afterlife. But the closer he gets to atoning for his mortal sin and finally escaping merciless Fate, the more he feels his own humanity slipping away for good. Until he encounters Sarah Griffith. This skeptical scientist can’t be influenced by his powers—even though she has an unsuspected talent for sensing the dead. And her honesty and irreverent sense of humor reignite his reason for living—and a passion he can’t afford to feel. Now Fate has summoned David to make a devastating last harvest. And he’ll break every hellishly-strict netherworld rule to save Sarah...and gamble on a choice even an immortal can’t win.

If death came for me, and he was a really hot blond with a six-pack (who can totally kiss, btw), I would willingly go!
Becuase thats what David is; an agent of death, Grim Reaper. Whatever.
The book stareted out confusing at first, but when it finally clicked after a few chapters, it was a really smooth read. The characters were unique and quite funny at times. Its no Sherrilyn Kenyon book, but it was pretty darn spectacular.
The eye candy on the front should sway just about any female to this book. At least, it did for me. But then again, its not every day I find a love story about a Reaper and Human.
David, who commited a serious sin before he died, was given a chance at redemption by being turned into a reaper, or agent of death. He spends years collecting souls of the dead, finding his own ways to cope with the horrors he sees. Then along comes a  mortal, Sarah. She eases something in him, and he soon grows attached to her. But then fate turns on him, and just when he thinks life cant get any worse.... it does!
I had a slight problem with the fact that it was more about feelings and such, and there werent really any oportunities to explain more about the reapers than the simple explanations David gives Sarah. That might sound weired, but read the book and youll figure it out for yourself. It makes the book difficult to comprehend at times.
The ending got to me, too. Everything seemed rushed and imcomplete. Dont get me wrong, I know its tough to write a perfect ending (and those are rare), but I found myself wanting to know what the hell had just happened! It seemed like it had a lot of loose endings and I found myself confused.
But, other than those oblivous details that, I admit, are easy to look over, Grave Intentions was a great book. The various and creative ways that people died reminded me of Final Destination. Lest just sai Im staying away from woodchippers. And the fact that Samuel ( who I assume is the Devil and is, for a fact, Davids boss) always called David Mr. Anderson reminded me of the Matrix for some reason.
Anyways, despite my annoying rambling, I truly enjoyed reading this book. It wasnt the best, but it was great, and I think its worthy of promotion and its rating.
I did enjoy reading it, and this books is totally deserving It looks interesting, take a chance and get it! Totally worth the read.

I rate this book:

4 out of 5


The Bookworm said...

That sounds like one hot grim reaper. Welcome to the Romance Reading Challegne :)