Publisher: Released by Samantha Young
Plot: Even Death Can Fall in Love...
Avery hasn't had it easy.
When she was ten years old her parents died in a car crash. Now nine years later her Aunt Caroline is the only family she has left. And Caroline is dying.
So when Death comes knocking (quite literally) in the form of the damaged and dangerous, Brennus, Avery makes a deal with the reaper in order to save Caroline.
Brennus is an Ankou.
One of the many, once mortal men and women, who were given the choice to become an immortal in exchange for ferrying the dead over into their afterlife.
Nine years ago Brennus took Avery’s parents and tried to take Avery, but she fought him and won. Amazed by her strength Brennus followed Avery and has watched over her.
Now he knows Avery is the one to offer him freedom from his obligation to the dead.
And he’ll stop at nothing to have her.
Thoughts: Okay so I quite enjoyed this book. Though it isn't my favourite by Samantha Young I still really loved the overall story. The characters were developed well although I'm still not exactly set on the idea of Brennus keeping watch over her, to me that just sounds a bit creepy, but still... each to his own I guess.
Much like all of Samantha Young's books she has this great nack of drawing elements from history to create the basis of her species and each world she creates in a way that makes it appear fresh and cool to the reader. Even down to the back stories to each of the characters that are later revealed help build you're overall opinion of them and also the individual story of each of the characters.
I have to admit I would have liked the book to be longer, and yes I am aware that it is a short story but still, I feel like Oliver asking for 'More please' with that sad expression Puss in Boots from Shrek does oh so well.
Looking back on my other reviews of Samantha Young's books I've probably written the same line over and over again- 'Go buy them', but I genuinely do mean it and I honestly cannot understand how someone hasn't snatched her Young Adult fiction up already so its published in stores!
On a final note this book is recommended for older readers of the YA genre due to some scenes.