How did I get the book? Blogger Event thank you @ Hot Key Books
Synopsis: 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.
200words (or less) review: Let me start with what I liked about Death & Co. The idea of the Lumen Society and the struggle Adam has with his “destiny”. All good things but if I’m totally honest execution didn’t match up to the premise of this story. At the end of the book I was left wanting more but not in a good way.
I think my problem is partly due to the narration. I felt a lot of Death & Co. was told instead of letting me experience it with Adam. As a result I never formed a strong attachment to him or the story I was reading.
Another issue is that one of the main subplots (the Japan trip) doesn’t go anywhere. It must be significant in future books but all it does this time round is give a bad impression of Adam and his friends, bullying a bully is still bullying.
Regardless of the above Death & Co. still has my attention. I want to know what happens to Adam’s family and the Lumen world going forward.
Yes, I think the series holds promise.