Author: Cyndi Tefft
Release Date: June 1, 2011Age Group:YAPublisher: CreateSpaceReading level: Young AdultPage Count: 252 Source: ARC From Author
Love and Death and What Happens Next . . .?
‘Sometimes death is just the beginning...
It just figures that the love of Lindsey Water's life isn't alive at all, but the grim reaper, complete with a dimpled smile and Scottish accent.
After transporting souls to heaven for the last 300 years, Aiden MacRae has all but given up on finding the one whose love will redeem him and allow him entry through the pearly gates.
Torn between her growing attraction to Aiden and heaven's siren song, Lindsey must learn the hard way whether love really can transcend all boundaries.’
The Cover: The cover is nice and is cool looking, but it isn't awesome. The details are really neat, but defo, not the best cover I've seen. Could have been better, but still eerily nice.
First Line: "Ravi's lips were soft and familiar against mine, but my mind was elsewhere."
My Thoughts . . . .
Between was a quick read with lots of religious allegory that wasn't annoying like it could have been. Tefft handles her religiousness tastefully and the reader isn't left with the feeling that they just had Sunday School shoved down their throat.
Aiden and Lindsey were secure with their beliefs and their romance was nice and neat, though a tad cheesy, but still, very sweet and at times, intense. Lindsey isn't a 16 year old - she is in college so her romance with Aiden was more believable because she was old enough to not be entranced by a hot crush, but instead can actually say she is in love. I really believed that the loved each other.
Aiden was very nice and refreshing romantic interest - and he wasn't all brooding and mysterious all the time. He was funny and clever and a good guy. I really enjoyed that he was a different type of paranormal love interest and not a vamp or were or something like that.
Lindsey was a good leading girl, though I felt her religiousness made her a tad bias and a little un-relatable to someone who wasn't religious.
The story itself was different and nice, but I felt it was missing something; that the lore could have been further explored and explained, but what was present was really awesome! I mean really - a Scottish Reaper? Awwwesome.
Overall, this was a nice and fun read, that wasn't typical to YA, but then again, I felt it didn't really belong in the YA genre because it was religious - not just religious characters, but a religious story with religious morals and meanings.
Question: Should you read it?
Answer: Heavens yes!