Monday, March 3, 2014

Review: Til Death by Kate Evangelista

Book Info:
Title: Til Death
ARC Copy
Published by Entangled Publishing
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Get Your Copy: Amazon, B&N

Blurb:
Sixteen-year-old Selena Fallon is a dreamer. Not a daydreamer, but an I-see-the-future kind of dreamer. Normally, this is not a problem, as she has gotten pretty good at keeping her weird card hidden from everyone in her small town. But when Selena dreams of her own rather bloody death, things get a little too freaky—even for her.

Enter Dillan Sloan. Selena has seen the new guy in a different dream, and he is even more drool-worthy in person. Beyond the piercing blue eyes and tousled dark hair, there is something else that draws her to him. Something…electric. Too bad he acts like he hates her.

When Selena learns she’s being targeted by a force bigger and darker than anything she ever imagined, she’s had enough. Despite her death dream, Selena is not going to give up easily, especially when she discovers that Dillan isn’t what he seems…and might not actually hate her after all. Dillan might be the only person who can save her.


My Review:
I received an ARC of Til Death for an honest review.

Holy smokes Til Death was A-FREAKING-MAZING!!! Even if I could see the future the awesomeness that is this book still would have surprised me!

Selena can see the future, and recently she saw her death. Now there’s a new boy in town and every time they touch there’s an electrical charge that passes between them. Selena’s friends seem to be keeping things from her and the only person who  seems to know anything about the beast with red eyes and the creepy feelings she keeps having in a boy she hates and maybe kind of likes, Dillian.

Dillian has been sent away, stripped of his rank for failing in his duty the way no other member of the Illumenari have before. Living with his Uncle Rainer is nothing short of torture literally. Now Dillian has to attend high school which to him facing down a bunch of Banshees seems more appealing, until his eyes land on Selena.

Now both of them struggle with their secrets and their mutual “dislike” for one another.

Oh boy how I loved! Loved! LOVED just how much of a twist I got from Selena and Dillian’s relationship. I thought it was going to be am insta attraction equaling an insta love, but nope. Instead I got a sort of Kat and Daemon relationship from Obsidian. Selena and Dillian constantly bicker and go toe-to-toe with one another and that rocked. So much better than insta-love. I mean their relationship had that spark (in more than one way) but I loved how they didn’t fall for each other right away. And when they finally did get together the rest of the story didn’t fade to the back. Their relationship kind of took a back seat to what was going on and I liked that a lot too!

Selena is one of those characters I just instantly liked. She’s strong, stands up for what she believes in, and can stand up for herself. She does have a vulnerability to her that really drives people to want to protect and care for her. Even when she has the visions of her own death and scary things she can’t explain happening to her she stays strong and true to the people she cares about.

Dillian is yummy in a way I feel only ya boys can be. Honestly the dark and dangerous boy who fights to keep the human populous safe while also having a soft side? Gotta love that! I love love loved Dillians’ reaction to Selena time and time again. How drawn to her he was while also being a tad cruel to her just to get certain reactions out of her was hilarious and adorable. I also loved how honorable Dillian was. Even though he’d been kicked out of his “job”, exiled and shunned he never once thought of protecting Selena as a job or as a way to get back into good graces with his family. Definitely book boyfriend material.

Til Death is full of mystery, darkness, and surprises at every turn I couldn’t put it down. Honest. I read Til Death in one sitting. The cast of characters, the evil menacing creatures, the dead bodies, the undead the list can go on and on.

So many hilarious tear worthy, and action packed scenes in one book should be illegal. Til Death is the perfect embodiment of the young adult genre. I loved the writing, the story, and the characters even after reading the last page. I can’t wait for book two and I know I will be reading Kate Evangelista’s works from here on out.

Is it bad that while I LOVED all the characters I have a huge mega love for Sebastion?

Teaser:
“Put me down!”
“Stop squirming, or I’ll knock you out.”
 Insulted, I said, “You wouldn’t.”
He grinned like the devil. “If it means I can carry you in peace, then I will. Bad enough that you’re the human socket.”
 “I so am not. Maybe you’re the one who’s been electrocuting me this whole time.”
 “That’s not the issue right now. All I’m saying is it helps sell the lie better if you’re unconscious. So if you don’t shut up…”

Swoon:


When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn't going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master's courses in creative writing. In the end, she realized to be a writer, none of what she had mattered. What really mattered? Writing. Plain and simple, honest to God, sitting in front of her computer, writing. Today she lives in the Philippines and writes full time.

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