Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ashley's Review: Death's Avatar (Descent 0.5) by S.M. Reine

Death's Avatar (Descent, #0.5)
Death's Avatar (Descent 0.5) by S.M. Reine
Publication Date: December 28th 2011
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
Pages: 75
Format: Kindle
Source: Free on Amazon
Read: October 29 to November 3, 2014
For five years, Elise Kavanagh and James Faulkner have policed relations between Heaven, Hell, and Earth with blood and blade. They're notorious as heroes and killers—the greatest demon hunting team to ever live. But they're getting tired of fighting.

Now a Goddess of Death is driving the world toward destruction. When her doomsday clock reaches twelve, the barriers between Hell and Earth will be ripped away and bring humanity to extinction.

The clock just struck nine.

The world is running out of time.
~My Thoughts~
The first time I read this it was between October 03 to 13, 2012. I hadn't written a review back then because of a couple factors. One, because I think I just read it too fast to come up with anything to say about it and two, I just couldn't really connect with the characters and apparently I had that same feeling while reading the first book, Death's Hand (read that a year later, October 17 to 23, 2013).
I can't really say why I couldn't connect with Elise in the first book since it's been a year but I think the reason why I just couldn't connect with her in this one is because you only learn a little bit about her and then the rest is just none stop action. Which isn't bad in the least bit and being a short story things do have to move quicker, but I don't know I just couldn't connect to her.
And the action, oh my god, there's like no time to breathe! You're constantly sitting on the edge reading between Elise's and James's point of view, even get another friends point of view and that was intense! He's got his pregnant girlfriend/wife hiding in the bathroom while a bunch of demons are attacking their trailer home, crazy I know!
Overall I'm glad I went back and read this, I have words/feelings to say about it now. This time I read it slower, really took in what was being described and visualizing what was going on. Since it's very fast paced I can really see you missing something and the ending it's extremely faster as the clock is ticking down, so like I, you might need to go back a couple paragraphs to understand what's happening in the current moment. But I enjoyed it and even though for some reason I just can't connect with Elise I really do want to go back into this world just for the story telling and the demons alone. Mrs. Reine's knows how to describe perfectly so when she's talking about the undercity you might get a bit disturbed, but for me, I personally loved the world she created down there (so does that make me disturbing?")
Will disturb your being

Sweet Readings Everybody!


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