Recalled by Cambria Hebert
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?
I received this as a gift from the amazing J.A. Huss (author of the I Am Just Junco series), and when I started reading this, I couldn't stop. AT ALL.
Recalled was such an exciting story, the plot was awesome, the characters were amazingly described. Normally, I'm not into ghost-like books, or anything to do with heaven and hell really. But this book, it BLEW me away. Literally.
First, we get to meet Dex, who lives in the streets and has no home. He did something that changed his life forever, and now he's stuck with a decision to make. Become a Death Escort, or go to Hell. Of course, he chooses to become a Death Escort, but when he get assigned to kill the person that ever cared about him, he has to make a choice. Love or Death?
Dex was such a loveable character. He wasn't a jerk, or a bastard, he wasn't the goodie type, but he wasn't the bad type either. I love everything about him. I never really like to read books in a boy's perspective (maybe because I'm a girl and it's GIRL POWER! LOL), but this book, it was so amazing that I cried out loud at night saying "I NEED MORE DEX". I did shout out loud at night, but luckily my family was downstairs, lol.
Of course, everyone now wonders who is the girl that is so special that Dex had to choose between his (already dead) life and his love to her. Her name is Piper, she's a poor waitress who is working hard to get her degree as a doctor/nurse. She's just an innocent girl, except she's not. Piper can see visions ever since she was young. Piper is also Dex's target. The target that Dex has to kill.
Piper wasn't annoying, and she wasn't those type of girl who is too innocent that you just want to strangle them and scream "WHY ARE YOU SO STUPID!". Piper is caring about her friends and family, of course, she also cares about Dex, the person she barely knows but had fallen head-over-heels with. I have to say, I haven't read a book that has good-girl in it for a long time, so this book was a great refreshment.
There are also other side characters, and I love all of them. I even love the bad guys!! What can I say, my brain is meshed up. But seriously, other than Dex and Piper, I have to say, I LOVE CHARMING!!
HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE CHARMING!! He's cocky, he's funny, he's annoying (in a good way), and he is also another Death Escort that has been killing for fifty years. His name is Charming because he actually is charming. I don't know how he looks like, but I can just imagine him in my head. HOT HOT HOT!! I laughed so much when I read parts of the story when he was in it. I'll give you a sneak peek:
"Don't you know there's a guy code about never nailing another
guy in his family jewels?" Charming said with a
OH MY GOD! How can you not laugh at that? I'm sorry, but I have to say, I LOVE CHARMING!!
Overall, this story was amazingly amazing! I love the whole plot and nearly cried when it ended because I wanted more and wanted to know what was going to happen. But now I have to wait!! I have to say again, thank you so much to J.A. Huss for gifting me this book in the first place.
I love the book and cannot wait for the next one!!!!
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About The Author
Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series and the Death Escorts series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com