Love or Death? A simple question really. The choice seems obvious. But. What if you never knew love, what if your life was spent just trying to survive? What if you knew your fate before you were fully grown?
And then you died.
And you were given another chance. A better chance.
This new life depended upon one thing: your job. And so you agreed. You thought it would be simple. You thought it would be cut and dry.
It never is.
And now you are left holding the fate of someone else in the palm of your hand and you have to make the ultimate choice.
Love or Death?
I haven’t read any story about Death Escorts or Grim reaper before. The synopsis is really intriguing and made me pick up the book right away.
Dexter and Piper meet in a dark street. He saves her that night from an accident and dies in the process. He meets a dealer who gives him a choice between hell or a life of service to death. He chooses to be a “death escort” but the irony is that if wants this life he has to kill and his first target is Piper.
I could understand why Dex chose to be a death Escort. It was better than going to hell and he had a tough life. He lived on the street and fought to survive everyday. What I didn’t understand is why he had to go to hell. I mean he killed his mom’s abusive boyfriend and that to me is not something he should be punished for. It was self defense, right?
I liked Dex. He was too hard on himself. I think he was a much better person that he gave himself credit for. He died to save a complete stranger What else can you ask of a guy?
Life and death both gave him crappy choices and I don’t blame him for anything.
I didn’t understand Piper. She is like-able but I just couldn’t connect with her. If I saw a vision of my best friend dying I would probably want to stay by her side and would certainly not be going on a vacation with some guy, that I have just met. It made no sense to me. The romance was not believable. It seemed forced and was done only because it was necessary for the plot.
I like the idea behind the novel. It’s a fun, fast read. It’s entertaining and manages to keep you hooked. Nothing more, nothing less.