Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review: Death Eater by Catherine Stovall

Death Eater: The Complete Collection
    Book One: Condemned to Die

 Book Two: Destined to Live
 Book Three: Fated to Return

Love Can Survive Anything … Even Death.

In this twisted story about a girl, a boy, and the devil himself, thirteen lives are lived, twelve deaths are mourned, and only one last chance remains. 

Nineteen-year-old Vega Williams struggles against the pull and promise of death as her protector and guardian Zane strains against the chains of Hell—both cursed by Eurynome, a greater demon, to live, love, and die by their own demons. The star-crossed lovers fight for love and life as the body count climbs and Vega falls into the warped seduction of Eurynome’s tricks.

There’s only a small ring of hope keeping an eternity of torment at bay, and to save each other, they must discover that love can survive anything…even death.

Death Eater by Catherine Stoval is four short stories that make up on big novel. I am not sure why it was divided up since it stayed in third person the whole time. If it had been a first person and charged POV’s that might have been interesting and call for four shorts, but that’s my opinion. It was an interesting read and I liked it but not something I would have picked up on my own. With a title like Death Eaters, this reminded me of Harry Potter, which was fine, and I was curious if there were any similarities. The answer is no not really. This Death Eater inhales the victims last breath to get stronger. That was crazy. 

The book follows a couple where the girl had sold her soul to save her lover and they have thirteen lifetimes to find each other, and survive that life. Now the plot was intriguing, but, unfortunately, it took until book three for me to really get excited. That’s where more of the plot starts to unfold, and we learn about the first twelve lives. Then in book four, the ultimate battle between good and evil takes place. Literally during the exorcism, the demon comes to life. The book progressively gets better, and is better written, as well. In the first book the author told me, the reader, what was happening with little dialog, and by the end there was more conversations making me more a part of the story. If you enjoy stories focusing on God and demons, then this is for you.  I felt there is a heavy Catholic tone to the story when it comes to dealing with the subject. 

About the Author:

Catherine Stovall is the author of many fiction works in the horror, steampunk, paranormal, fantasy, dark fantasy, and YA genres. She is also the editor and a contributor to several anthologies produced by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, Vamptasy Publishing, and Steamworks Ink.

Catherine is a fearless creature who surrounds herself with the joys of life both in and out of her fictional worlds. She lives in Southeast Missouri with her husband, three children, and pets. When not writing, she spends her time riding motorcycles, wearing elaborate hats, and genuinely enjoying the oddities in life.
A lover of social media, she encourages her fans to reach out to her through facebook, her website, and twitter, so they can share in the experience of publishing and creating.

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