Meet Death — Dee, for short — the queen of the underworld incarnated into the form of a young woman who has taken up residence in a Portland hospital. With a killer attitude and a playlist to match, she spirits away the souls of the dying for their journey to the great beyond. The only problem? She’s been housed in the same host body for centuries, and she’s growing restless waiting for the next great disaster to strike. Enter Aria, a precocious young patient who challenges her perception of humanity, and Lux, a handsome stranger with an advanced form of cancer. Soon Dee finds herself locked in the struggle of her “life.” Will she follow the path that the Book of Fortune has set aside? Or will she go against the Fates and begin to write her own destiny, compromising her heart in the process?
Length: 213 Pages
Publisher: Endever Publishing Studios
Release Date: October 25, 2016
What a pleasant surprise. I don’t know if I knew what to expect, but from the first page, this book had my attention. The main character is Death herself, and she is snarky, funny, immortal, and yet emotionally fragile at the same time. She has to constantly battle her inner demons in favor of her growing compassion for a few select mortals who are fast approaching their own deaths. They pull on your heart, get in your head, and leave you wanting more.
It is amazingly well-written, move along at a steady pace, and on the last page leaves you screaming, “Wait, there’s a sequel? Where is it? Gimme Gimme Gimme!!!”
5 out of 5 Stars
A bit of vulgarity and swearing (including multiple uses of the F-word)
Some violence, but not much is graphic
A few innuendos, but no sexual situations
A deathly compromise is available digitally, soon to also be out in paperback. You can purchase it or get more information by clicking HERE.