Existence by Abbi Glines

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Existence book reviewTitle:  Existence
Author:  Abbi Glines
Published:  December 13, 2011
Series:  Existence #1
Genre:  Paranormal
Format:  Kindle
Source:  Purchased

What happens when you’re stalked by Death? You fall in love with him, of course.

Pagan Moore doesn’t cheat Death, but instead, falls in love with him.

Seventeen year old Pagan Moore has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn’t let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she stepped out of her car the first day of school and saw an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he’s dead.

Not only does he not go away when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done. He speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What she doesn’t realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul she is falling in love with is not a soul at all.

He is Death and he’s about to break all the rules.

Existence was a bit Twilight-esque in terms of the sappy teenage romance, but it was definitely written much better (not that that’s hard). The MC, Pagan, is definitely lacking in inner strength, but she’s less whiney and significantly smarter than Twilight‘s Bella.

I didn’t like the fact that Pagan becomes completely secluded as soon as Dank leaves her, but breakups are hard and I think the perspective taken of a 17-year-old girl on this issue is probably fairly accurate.

This book was definitely a page-turner, despite being fairly simplistic and a bit sappy for my taste. I’d give it a strong 3 stars, and I look forward to reading more from this author.

3 Star Book review

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