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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pretty in Black by Rae Hachton

Synopsis:

Some Things are Pretty. Some Things are Black. Love is both. 

[Ellie Piper] 

She wanted to die. He arose from the grave. He was sent to kill her. She was trained to kill those of his kind. But fate had other plans. He searched for 119 years to find her. & There's no way in hell he's letting her go. Dead or Alive. They're fated. 

[Marcus Marble] 

How far would you go to be with the one you love? Would you die for her? Would you kill for her? What if the only reason you're still alive is because of her? What if the reason you came back from the dead, was to be with her? But what if your job was to kill her, but you fell in love instead? And now you're being hunted by your own kind? 

Destroy? Or be Destroyed?


My Review:

I was drawn to this book from this line alone. Some Things are Pretty. Some Things are Black. Love is both. That had me staying up late into the night to finish this book. And I am so glad I did. 

We meet Ellie at the beginning who has decided to end her life. Even though it’s a graphic scene the author does some creative writing to introduce us to the love interest Marcus. He asks Ellie for a kiss and dance. I was a little confused weather this was a dream or not but Rae writes so well that it didn’t even bother me. 

I really liked Ellie even though she was dark and loves cemeteries but with the death of her sister and the upheaval of her life you understand why she acts the way she does. My only issue with her is I wish she would have realized her feelings for Marcus sooner. Marcus is just swoon worthy. He holds nothing back when it comes to his feelings for Ellie which I found refreshing in a YA book. I really loved the new Paranormal aspect in this book. Marcus is something new in a genre filled with vampires, werewolves, angels, etc. Don’t get me wrong I love all those beings but it’s nice to have new ones.

If your looking for a fresh new take on the paranormal pick up Pretty in Black. It has become one of my best reads of 2012. 5/5 Bloody Fangs


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