Recalled (Death Escort #1) by Cambria Herbert. Published Feb 15, 2013 by the author. CDN $3.15 Kindle edition.
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? (Goodreads Excerpt)
I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. It was a refreshingly original idea and I have yet to read anything like it. It has everything I like in a book, mystery, suspense, romance, magical powers, and supernatural beings. And I love the amazing cover.
I liked Dex from the start. He is edgy and street wise and genuinely has a good heart, even if he doesn’t see it himself. I liked watching him war with the complexity of the decision he has to make. On the surface it seems easy but the reality is far from it.
I liked Piper but she was a little naive and I would have liked to see her powers explored more. (I don’t want to say anymore to avoid spoilers.)
I liked the interaction between the two as well. It was real and genuine and not forced or ‘love at first sight’ or anything like that. Piper feels a pull toward Dex which is explained and Dex takes his time figuring out his feelings given the complication of his mission. (enough said..lol)
The only thing I didn’t like about the book was at the beginning of each chapter there was a definition of a word that was identified in the chapter. I found that it was distracting from the story and made me lose focus. Once I decided to ignore it (which wasn’t easy because the brain demands to read everything the eye sees on the page!) I found it flowed more then and I got more involved in the story.
I’m interested to see what the next story is about since this one was complete at the end.
4 stars for me.