Thursday, November 20, 2014
Review: The Fall by Stephen Cost
For thousands of years, Death walked behind the dark veil of the living, waiting to ferry the dead. That is, until the day that Death took a life for pleasure rather than duty. On that day, the first Reaper fell to Earth. Now, Reapers live among us, craving the taste of death, forcing them to kill to satisfy their immortal hunger.
Giles Reid fell more than 300 years ago starving for the taste of death, only to find himself drowning in a sea of the living and blinded by a hunger that forces him to kill. In the centuries since his fall he has tried to be more human, desperate to live a life that makes up for what he is and the wrong he has done. Driven by his guilt over killing, he has chosen to feed only on evil; humans that have never been a threat to him but who are always a danger to others. That is, until the day he tries to feed on a human as strong, fast and cunning as himself; a human who, it turns out, has been hunting him. Now he is being pursued by the very evil he has fed on for centuries, embroiled in a deadly cat-and-mouse game, where friends and other Reapers connected to him are simply pawns on a chessboard waiting to be sacrificed. Giles is left with a choice, save the life of the woman he loves, the daughter of his mentor, or betray her for his own survival.
To save the woman he loves, Giles will have to be the monster he is.
Rating: 4/5 stars
To be honest, I adored this book!
The cover is gorgeous for starters. I mean, for any cover buyer like I, this book is definitely one you'd like to add to your collection just based on that.
The plot was gripping and fun. I was biting my nails through the lot of it. I felt like the story line made perfect sense and was executed profusely well.
Though, I might add that the character development was scarce at first, the story itself makes up for that. Later on though, there was a fair amount of character development that I was pleased.