Monday, 16 February 2015

Death & Co. by D.J. McCune

Synopsis (from Goodreads)

Pages: 279
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Released: 2nd of May 2013

Adam is a Luman, and it runs in the family. Escorting the dead from life into light, Adam must act as guide to those taken before their time. As his older brothers fall into their fate however, Adam clings to his life as a normal kid - one who likes girls, hates the Head and has a pile of homework to get through by Monday morning. When Adam gets a terrible premonition he realises that he must make a devastating choice, risking his life, his family and his destiny. 

What I Have To Say 

I think I like books where people are from families of people with supernatural gifts more than I like people who just randomly have powers. As much as I like random powers, I just love the whole family traditions and societies that can be built up with genetic powers. And this book is a perfect example of this. The Luman society is so cool and I love the way that it works and how antiquated it is. Especially, since I'm hoping for some action from Adam's sister forcing the society to accept her as the first female Luman. 

Adam felt very real. Obviously as I'm a girl, I know next to nothing about what teenage boys are like. But the anxiety around the girls and dating seemed very realistic. I really liked how his life as a Luman intruded on his life as an ordinary teenage boy and how he trying to keep them separate. 

I really liked this book. I'm hoping to get the next book in the series soon. I'm expecting a lot from it!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard of this series before, but it looks interesting so thanks for bringing it to my attention! Great review :)

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