Book Review: Death Wish by Megan Tayte

Type: Series
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult
Publication Date: February 17, 2015
Publisher: Heaven Afire
Source: Review copy from the author for an honest review
Where To Get It: Amazon
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The Ceruleans: mere mortals infused with power over life and death. Five books; one question: If the might of the heavens were in your hands, would you be sinner or saint? 

Seventeen-year-old Scarlett Blake is haunted by death. Her estranged sister has made the ultimate dramatic exit. Running away from school, joining a surfing fraternity, partying hard: that sounds like Sienna. But suicide? It makes no sense. 

Following in her sister’s footsteps, Scarlett comes to an isolated English cove with grand plans to uncover the truth. Alone. But she hasn’t reckoned on meeting two boys who are determined to help her. Luke: the blue-eyed surfer who’ll see the real Scarlett, who’ll challenge her, who’ll save her. And Jude: the elusive drifter with a knack for turning up whenever Scarlett’s in need. 

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. Warmth. 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.


I thought that Death Wish was a decent book, but personally, I'm not a big fan of paranormal so I couldn't get a good kick out of it. So 

Death Wish seemed more like a contemporary than it did a paranormal until the last couple of chapters when the whole shebang was revealed. Scarlett arrives at her grandparent's house to uncover the truth of her sister's suicide. There, Scarlett begins to discover who she truly is and falling in love.

Scarlett was not in a very good place at the beginning, not only did her sister die, but her parent are having some marital troubles as well. However, as the story progress, she starts to loosen up a little. She made some new friends and got a boyfriend as well. Luke first meets Scarlett when he saved her from drowning and ever since then, he has been there for her so it was likely that they would  fall in love. He is 

While reading this book, I was anxious to figure out what really happened to Sienna, but luckily I didn't skip around, which I do a lot, and read the book to the fullest. Megan Tayte's writing was smooth and easy to understand which is a plus. 

I would actually recommend this book to those who really likes paranormal, especially for something unique and original.

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