Recalled Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 21 February, 2013 | 6 Comments



Recalled Blog Tour: Review + GiveawayRecalled by Cambria Hebert
Series: Death Escorts #1
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Published by Self Published (2.15.2013)
eBook, 306 pages
Source: For Tour


3.5 Stars

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?

My Review

As far as reaper books go, this one is on the high end for me. In fact, I don’t usually like them, so I’ve been looking for one that I could enjoy. And I did enjoy this one, even though it was more of a love story than a book about reapers.

I really liked Dex. He was what made me enjoy this book! There was clear development in his character (especially in the end) and he was definitely the most complex character in the book. He came from a rough background so he was able to appreciate what he’d been given. He acted like a hard-ass, but he was actually a sweetheart.

I didn’t have a problem with Piper, but for most of the novel I couldn’t really connect with her. She was nice, but a bit naive and too trusting. Although toward the end she did earn my respect because she proved that she wasn’t as meek as I thought she was. She could be a fighter when she needed to be!

There weren’t many other characters, just the stuffy butler, Hobbs, and Piper’s best friend, Frankie. I did like Frankie a lot because she reminded me of Vee Sky from the Hush, Hush series. Curvy and spunky!

The romance was perfect for me. It moved at just the right pace and developed slowly enough that it seemed realistic. Plus Dex was supposed to kill her and unintentionally developed an attachment to Piper…I love those kind of stories! She didn’t matter to him at first, but as he tried to get closer to her to find an opportunity to take her out, he found it harder and harder to go through with it. I found it amusing that he was pretty much in denial – to the reader it was obvious he was getting attached and that’s why he had numerous botched murder attempts.

I don’t have much more to say other than I liked it but it didn’t wow me. There wasn’t really much going on, to be honest. There was some action in the parts where Piper had her near death experiences, but looking back I feel like nothing really happened. I would have liked to see more of the Grim Reaper and the world of Escorts rather than just the few short glimpses that we got.

I was surprised by the ending and a certain character’s role in the book! I definitely didn’t see that coming. I’m not exactly sure I’m satisfied with the ending, but it worked out and it was a logical conclusion.

 
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That’s the thing about death. It doesn’t care about love. It doesn’t care if you’re not done living. It doesn’t stop. It keeps coming until it claims everything a person has, until there’s nothing left.

assessment
Plot: 3/5
Writing style: 3.5/5
Originality: 4/5
Characters: 3.5/5
World-building: 3.5/5
Pace: 3.5/5
Cover: 5/5
 
Overall rating: 3.5/5 starfish

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Author. Blogger. Latte Sipper.
 
Cambria Hebert is an author who wrote her first book at the age of fifteen. It was terrible. But the passion for writing never went away so years later when she opened her laptop and started typing she worked until she wrote a book that she hopes everyone will be as excited about as she is.
 
Cambria is obsessed with werewolves and is terrified of chickens (they are creepy!)She is an animal lover that would choose coffee over food and her favorite TV show is the Vampire Diaries (Hell-O Damon!)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jessi (Geo)

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6 Responses to “Recalled Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway”

  1. Hi! thank you for having me on your blog as part of the Recalled tour. Also, thank you for taking the time to read the book and write a review. I love the layout of your blog, its really pretty. have an awesome day!!!!

  2. Inky

    Great review Jessinator!! I totally get what you mean on books that a good, but just not super impressive. You enjoyed them and you can’t find anything to complain about, but there is nothing to spam love about. *sigh* Ah well. You pulled off the review awesomely! Happy Thursday!

    XOXO, Inky

  3. I have seen this one around, but wasn’t sure about it. The cover’s pretty, but this is the first review I’m reading. It sounds pretty good. Not sure if I’m going to read it yet, but I do like fun best friend characters and stories where the mc is supposed to kill the other mc but fall in love are always fun. Great review!

  4. I have this one on my shelf. I think it will be interesting watching him try to kill her, but failing each time. It’s so hard when you can’t connect with the character though. I’ve recently had that experience, but the second one was better and I became more attached. I hope that happens with this one as well. Jaclyn @ JC’s Book Haven

  5. Eileen Li

    I’m glad you still liked this one! The lack of plot seems a bit annoying, but the romance sounds absolutely adorable and kind of hilarious due to the fact that Dex didn’t realize what he was doing and that he was starting to like her :)

    And it’s amazing that you loved Dex too! Amazing review as always Jessi!

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