Friday, April 15, 2016

Sword of Deaths by Christopher Mannino


Susan Sarnio made a choice, and will spend the rest of her life as the only female Death. Last year she was bullied and ostracized. Now, to her complete bewilderment, four Deaths vie for her affection. Yet, something is terribly wrong at the College of Deaths. When a ship carrying scythe metal is attacked, many blame the newly-freed Elementals, but Susan knows the Elementals are innocent. 

Shadows from the distant past come to light. Dragons circle the horizon, blood spills, and nothing is what it seems. Susan and her friends struggle to stop a war. They search for the fabled First Scythe, hoping to sway the balance, but who is the true enemy?
***I received this in exchange for an honest review***
I definitely enjoyed the second book more than the first. I feel like Susan has accepted the fact that she is now a Death and will probably never see her family again. And in an attempt to become more grown up her and Billy stop using their nicknames and start going by Susan and Will. The relationship between Will and Susan changes from the first book, they start dating. I saw this coming, Susan was starting to have feelings for Will at the end of the first book, and you can tell Will has feelings for her even before you get to the second book and start reading the chapters from his perspective. There were many twists and turns throughout the book, and each character starts to realize something about themselves. Susan is still struggling being the only girl among an all male race of Deaths, but she is tired of the way they treat her and starts to defend herself. Frank is coming to terms with his powers and what they are costing him. And Will is learning more about himself. I have liked watching Susan grow into the person she is now, and I think she is a really strong character that anyone could look up to.
Overall it was a really enjoyable read that had my interest from start to finish. And that cliffhanger! It makes me want to read the final installment even more now. I would highly recommend this series because it is different and highly entertaining.
Stars: Five


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