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on 1 February 2012
I found 'existence' interesting and easy to read, the blurb was great and made me think this sounds like something new. I loved the whole idea that he is death and the fact that we know but Pagan doesn't.
However, there are a few things that annoyed me about this book though with the first being the strange names, the author was trying to be original I know and maybe they aren't strange in America but the word Dank just reminds me of mould. Another thing is how fast everything moved, this does add to the excitement and suspense but Pagan meets Dank for five minutes, falls in love with him and already it's all 'let's die for each other'. Their love just feels a little bit unexplored for me and in the end a bit Bella and Edward from Twilight. By the end of the book I don't feel like I really know much about the other characters. Pagan, on the other hand is well drawn out, there are times I want to shake her and other times I feel sorry for her.
There's the odd bit of cheesiness (I'm sorry but songs in books just aren't my thing, so that's more personal rather than a criticism) but honestly I really did enjoy this book. I think it's a promising start, there seems to be room for a sequel which I probably will buy. So anyone who's on the fence about getting 'Existence' I definitely say give it a try, it's also a great price on kindle! :)