Death’s Redemption by Marie Hall | Book Reviews

June 20, 2014 Reviews 8

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Death’s Redemption by Marie Hall | Book ReviewsDeath's Redemption by Marie Hall
Series: Eternal Lovers #2
Published by Forever Yours on June 3, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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three-half-stars

Mila is a human with a secret: she can see the future. Working alongside an elite San Francisco task force her identity was supposed to remain a secret and in return she'd use her powers to bring about justice on the supernatural baddies gone rogue. Problem is, someone's found her out and leaked the information to a sect of vampires that want her for more than just her blood.

Frenzy, is a grim reaper of legend and part of The Morrigan's personal retinue. He wasn't supposed to be working the streets of San Francisco but thanks to a sudden shortage of reapers to do the job, he finds himself staring into the eyes of a woman who reminds him fiercely of a lover he'd once known in the seventeenth century. He'll do anything to make her his, even if that means becoming the monster the world had once feared.

My Initial Reaction…

I have to admit, I really missed Eve and Cian… I just didn’t fall for Frenzy and Mila as easily. But Death’s Redemption was very compelling, HOT (as I’ve come to expect from Marie Hall) and I’m increasingly curious about what Lise has up her sleeves.

The Characters…

It took me a little bit longer to get into the characters in Death’s Redemption than I would have liked – but I did eventually come to love them… once they got over their hangups.

See, you’ve got Mila who’s a seer. In this world (which I’m addicted to, BTW), that’s an extremely rare and coveted trait. But when Mila gets attacked by a group of vampires seeking to control her powers, she knows that she can’t let them get that control. So she seeks the only other alternative she can think of – death. Now on a level, you’ve got to admire a girl who’s that determined. But – when Frenzy and Lise step in and change the course of things, Mila takes WAY TOO LONG to get a clue. Yes, this isn’t what you wanted. It’s a hard adjustment. I get it. Really I do. But come on! Would you stop trying to kill yourself and realize that something much bigger is going on? Oh – and have you really not noticed that you’ve got this incredibly gorgeous fae/reaper trying to help you? GET A CLUE! That being said, when she finally did get a clue – I grew to love her. I just wished it hadn’t taken so long.

And then there’s Frenzy, who has his own hangup – he loved a woman once and it went really badly. And he hasn’t gotten over it. Just as I grew tired of Mila’s incessant desire to die, I got over Frenzy’s internal “poor me, I’ve loved and I can’t love again.” But once that passed – and it did, I think quicker than Mila’s longing for death – I loved him too. And their romance really worked for me – it took them quite a while to figure it out and there was an awkwardness that was very believable. And they’re both kinda messed up, so they just fit. I think I would have liked for them to get over themselves more quickly, since there was a lot of repetition of the same sentiments over and over, but by the last 60% things started to flow really well.

The Story…

For me the strength in Death’s Redemption and this series in general is the world. I LOVE the fantasy world Marie Hall has built – it has so many layers and there’s still so much to learn. She’s given us enough to understand what’s going on, but there’s a lot of mystery and it’s all bound up in Lise for me. She’s one of the fates and she’s constantly interfering. She’s got an agenda and I’m not 100% sure I understand it (I don’t think I’m supposed to yet) but I’m so curious to understand what this chic has up her sleeve. First she meddled with Eve and Cian. Now Mila and Frenzy. What’s next?

The plot for Death’s Redemption is all bound up in Mila and her powers as a seer. She’s one of the last remaining seer’s in the world and everyone – EVERYTHING – powerful wants to control her. She’s hunted – most worryingly by the Shadow. I loved the story behind the shadow and everything surrounding it. Terrific evil and lots of twists to go with that element. I loved the glimpses we got of the fae world and only wish there were more of that too!

Concluding Sentiments…

Although I had some issues with the characters to begin with, they grew on me and I’m still totally enthralled by the world in Death’s Redemption. I look forward to seeing more of it and especially Lise in the next book!

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three-half-stars

About Marie Hall

Marie loves books that make you think, or feel something. Preferably both. And while she’s a total girly girl and loves glitter and rainbows, she’s just as happy when she’s writing about the dark underbelly of society. Well, if things like zombies, and vampires, and werewolves, and mermaids existed. (Although she has it on good authority that mermaids do in fact exist, because the internet told her so.)
She’s married to the love of her life, a sexy beast of a caveman who likes to refer to himself as Big Hunk. She has two awesome kids, lives in Hawaii, loves cooking and occasionally has been known to crochet.

She loves to hear from her readers and can be reached at mariehallwrites@gmail.com!

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8 Responses to “Death’s Redemption by Marie Hall | Book Reviews”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    Wow, I don’t know that I’d have that kind of determination…unless it was for kids. I’m glad that Mila and Frenzy eventually got over themselves and you better connected with them, Berls. And I’m glad you had Hall’s world to enjoy since it took awhile to enjoy the characters. 🙂 I still need to read Hall – perhaps in my COYER Summer Vacation challenge?!?

    Happy Friday!
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    • Berls
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      I’m playing catch up on comments, but I still wanted you to know I appreciated your comment. So please forgive my tardy reply!

      I’m glad you finally got to read a Marie Hall book during the read-a-thon 🙂 I do love this series, but Mila and Frenzy took some time to love – I just wanted to knock their heads together lol
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