Disclaimer: YA is not a genre that I’m really into anymore. This is probably why this didn’t get a 4 or 5 star rating from me. If you enjoy that genre, you’ll probably love this.
“Yes, I did just give love advice with a fist full of demon guts.”
A solid 3.5 stars.
Meda isn’t sure what she is, not 100% anyway. What she does know is that every couple of weeks, she eats a soul. Bad souls only. This little soul eating monster has a conscience or least the resemblance of one that her mother tried very hard to instill in her. Through her quest to eat one of these bad souls, she discovers that the Templars still exist. They fight to destroy demons or at least keep them from destroying ‘beacons’ or people who are going to do good things for the world. Meda is mistaken for one of these people and they take her under their wing. They don’t know that she eats souls, that’s a demon thing and she damn well better keep her mouth shut about it if she’s going to walk out of the lion’s den.
Problem is, Meda likes a couple of them. Despite her best efforts to remain heartless, the friendships begin to creep in. When demons (her potential kind) and Templars (a kind she is growing to like) collide, where will Meda stand?
This book and I had a complex relationship. It kept courting me and I kept denying it my heart. Why? I just don’t know where I stand with the YA genre anymore. By all rights this is a good, solid book. The main character was great. A sarcastic little wench with self-preservation at the fore front. The world building, while not as complex as my usual fair, was good. The story line was unique and it avoided many YA tropes. But despite all these things, I just couldn’t let myself love it.
So, I stand on a wobbly fence about whether I would continue the series or not.