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{April 7, 2013}   {Review} Recalled by Cambria Hebert (Death Escorts #1)

17209757From Goodreads: Love or Death? A simple question really. The choice seems obvious. But. What if you never knew love, what if your life was spent just trying to survive? What if you knew your fate before you were fully grown?

And then you died.

And you were given another chance. A better chance.

This new life depended upon one thing: your job. And so you agreed. You thought it would be simple. You thought it would be cut and dry.

It never is.

And now you are left holding the fate of someone else in the palm of your hand and you have to make the ultimate choice.

Love or Death?


Truth: I bought this book because of the cover.  I know, I know… we’re not supposed to judge… but I do.  And I did.  And wow, that’s a beautiful cover! Covers sell, people.  They do. Seriously. And, I lucked out, as well, because the novel itself is pretty darn good, too.

I really loved that, from the very beginning, Hebert starts off every chapter with a “word of the chapter.”  It’s kind of catchy and informative, because I read the word and definition, and then couldn’t wait to see how it’d come up in the chapter.  It’s like a mini preview of what’s to come, and I highly enjoyed it (I also run the SAT Word of the Day for my school, so… I felt a little kindred here).  I also liked that, in the beginning, the chapters were told from overlapping perspectives.  One chapter would be from Dex’s point of view, and the next Piper’s, and they’d overlap just a little to give readers an inside to what was going on inside each character’s head as the events unfolded.  This overlap ebbed a little as the novel went on, but I still really enjoyed the alternating points-of-view, which is my favorite style as a reader.

I really enjoyed Dex’s character.  He has a huge struggle throughout the novel, especially as he must choose whether to kill or be killed, but I liked his resolve.  I did find that the situations kind of repeated themselves a bit every time Dex got an opportunity with Piper, and Piper’s a bit flighty, but regardless, it was still a fun read, and I wasn’t expecting the ending at all.  Overall, this is a cute light read that would be perfect for a lazy afternoon.  Four stars.

4 stars

I purchased this novel from Amazon.


And I want to read this book because of the cover. I’m a judger, too. It’s such a pretty cover.

I like the idea of overlapping chapters from the different characters point of view. Sounds like a good idea. Guess I should give into my cover love and read this one.

Definitely check it out! It’s rather inexpensive at the moment, too!

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