Monday, April 9, 2012

Review: Predestined

Predestined by Abbi Glines

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GoodReads Synopsis You would think after helping save her boyfriend from an eternity in Hell that things would go back to normal. Well, as normal as life can be when you can see souls and your boyfriend is Death. But for Pagan Moore, things are just getting weirder.

The high school quarterback and reigning heartthrob, Leif Montgomery, is missing. While the town is in a frenzy of worry, Pagan is a nervous wreck for other reasons. Apparently good ‘ol Leif isn’t your average teenage boy. He isn’t even human. According to Death, Leif doesn’t have a soul. The quarterback may have skipped town but he’s still showing up in Pagan’s dreams... uninvited.

Dank has known from the beginning Leif wasn’t human. But he hadn’t worried about a simple soulless creature. Now, he realizes he made a grave mistake. Pagan’s soul has been marked since birth as a restitution, to a spirit so dark not even Death walks near it. Dank knows saving Pagan’s soul won’t be easy but Pagan is his. And he’s already proven he’ll defy Heaven to keep her. If Hell wants a piece of him too, then bring it on

My Thoughts: I have to say that Abbi Glines blows me away. While “Predestined” is the middle book of a trilogy…it was not a typical middle book. This story, while a continuation of “Existence”, stands on it’s own. It was a complete story, and a fascinating one at that. And true to form, Abbi leaves us with a killer last sentence, setting up the next book.

“Predestined” explores the realm of other, lesser, deities. We learn what the deal is with Leif, and while he may be soulless, he certainly isn’t heartless. Abbi continues to be Abbi…willing to do anything and everything to keep those she loves safe and sound. There is some huge heartbreak, and some huge rejoicing. There is mystery and lots of romance, and thanks to Gee, lots of comic relief. “Predestined” is a great follow-up to “Existence”, and I dare say I liked it better! Can’t wait to see what she brings us with “Ceaseless”! I will be really sorry to see this trilogy end...but I’m sure Glines will come up with some other story I can’t put down and more characters for me to fall in love with…althought Dank Walker will be a hard act to follow.

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