Reviewed by -- Maegan Schaefer
Note - by a former blog reviewer - the team has been retired, but still have reviews of theirs to share.
Book Review of --
Death Wish (The Ceruleans: Book 1) by Charlotte Wilson
Overall star rating --- 5
About the book:
Seventeen-year-old Scarlett Blake is haunted by death. Her sister has made the ultimate dramatic exit: run away from school, join a surfing fraternity, drown in a tragic ‘accident’.
Following in her sister’s footsteps, Scarlett comes to an isolated English cove to uncover the truth. And, as it turns out, to fall in love with the place and its people, especially a certain blue-eyed surfer with a serious case of the heroics.
But 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. 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.
Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting --10
* based on a 1-10 scale with: 1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*
The review --
The first chapter of the book drew me in and had me asking questions about what happened in the past for the characters. The author took time to have the answers unfold, and some, for me, weren't even answered in this book. So not fair… The book takes place in England. I have never been there, but the author does a great job of describing that scene and their customs. The book ends with a major cliffhanger, and I'm totally not happy about it. I need to know what happens... guess that is why authors leave the read hanging, to sell books. This one is so well written that I don't mind getting another book.
Genre -- Sorta Sci-Fi
Age recommendations -- 14
Sex content rating -- Mild, not really sex, just kissing scenes and hints about sex
Violence rating -- Mild, someone dies, people are verbally abusive to each other
** The author's links **
Amazon author page