IN SEARCH OF THE MEANING OF DEATH, SHE’LL FIND THE MEANING OF LIFE.
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.
An interesting tale that takes us on an unforgettable journey to discover the question all of us ask, why.
Scarlett wanted to discover why her sister would assumably commit suicide. What she discovers is far more then she expected and now she’s left with a terrible decision ahead of her.
The story started slow for me. It was a little hard for me to get into and I couldn’t connect for the first half. When it picked up more I was drawn into the mystery and wanted to discover more. Just when things get really interesting the story ends in a to be continued. I’m definitely curious to see where things go.
As for the characters, Luke and Scarlett were definitely people to root for. There was just a lot of details that slowed the story down for me. I would’ve loved a faster pace with more action but that’s just my preference.
Overall the story was good but legged a little for me.