Sunday, April 26, 2015

Death Wish by Megan Tayte (Ceruleans #1)

Death Wish
by Megan Tayte

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Ceruleans - Book 1
Publisher: Heaven Afire
Publication Date: February 7, 2015
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 305 pages
Available from: Amazon

Synopsis:

IN SEARCH OF THE MEANING OF DEATH, SHE’LL FIND THE MEANING OF LIFE.

The Ceruleans: mere mortals infused with power over life and death. Five books; one question: If the might of the heavens were in your hands, would you be sinner or saint?

Seventeen-year-old Scarlett Blake is haunted by death. Her estranged sister has made the ultimate dramatic exit. Running away from school, joining a surfing fraternity, partying hard: that sounds like Sienna. But suicide? It makes no sense.

Following in her sister’s footsteps, Scarlett comes to the isolated cove of Twycombe, Devon, with grand plans to uncover the truth. Alone. But she hasn’t reckoned on meeting two boys who are determined to help her. Luke: the blue-eyed surfer who’ll see the real Scarlett, who’ll challenge her, who’ll save her. And Jude: the elusive drifter with a knack for turning up whenever Scarlett’s in need.

As Scarlett’s quest for the truth unravels, so too does her grip on reality as she’s always known it. Because there’s something strange going on in this little cove. A dead magpie circles the skies. A dead deer watches from the undergrowth. Hands glow with light. Warmth. Power.

What transpires is a summer of discovery. Of what it means to conquer fear. To fall in love. To choose life. To choose death.

To believe the impossible. 


Death Wish (Ceruleans, #1)My Review
Death Wish by Megan Tayte

When Scarlett learned her older sister, Sienna had committed suicide at their grandparents’ beach house, like anyone left behind, she needed to know WHY. Yes, Sienna had grown away from the family, but she was always the number one party girl, the pretty one who drew others to her like a magnet. She decided to start at the source and went to the beach house to stay, dig up answers, and find people who knew the sister she had lost. Is it possible the answers are hidden in the old and beloved home? Or will they come from the very waters where her sister’s life was ended?

The last thing Scarlett was looking for was attention from two of the hottest guys around, one serious and mature, the other a little crazy and fun-loving, and, they both knew sienna. Both have secrets, both know more than they let on. Only one truly cares for Scarlet an would do anything to keep her safe, but is this independent and determined young woman ready to give up her control or her search for answers? Something beyond “normal” is going on and Scarlett means to get to the bottom of it, but is she ready for what she discovers? They say truth is stranger than fiction, but has Scarlett fallen down the rabbit hole?

Death Wish by talented author Megan Tayte proves, once again that there is always room for good reading with a paranormal twist! What starts out as one woman’s quest for closure becomes a journey into the realm of impossible as each page reveals one surprise after another. Not a fast-paced thriller, this steady and strong novel will have you trying to ferret out the answer to the question: “What happened?” and you still will be in for a surprising twist as answers are revealed!

Megan Tayte has a hit with all of the bases covered, strong writing, dark secrets, strong characters and the feel of a great plot heading straight toward the rapids just before the dramatic finish at the edge of the raging falls. Great reading that is highly recommended for mystery lovers who enjoy that "twist" of individuality in their reading.

I received this copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.



 

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