Book Review: Love Me to Death by Marissa Clarke

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Book Review: Love Me to Death by Marissa ClarkeLove Me to Death by Marissa Clarke
Published by Macmillan on 2014-10-28
Genres: Fiction, General, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 350
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Medical research scientist Elena Arcos has always lived her life under the radar. When she is shot in a convenience store robbery, Elena finds herself rocketed into supernatural insanity courtesy of a sexy immortal law enforcer. He’s convinced she’s some kind of freaky half-vampire thing and that her deceased dad was the real deal: a blood sucking monster. Yeah, right. Nikolai Itzov never anticipated battling the urge to kiss the offspring of his father’s murderer. As a Slayer, an elite law enforcer descended from Azrael himself, his orders from the Underveil General are clear: Kill her or die. Nikolai and Elena find themselves in a life and death battle to stop a plot designed to lift the Underveil and enslave humans. With her analytical mind and his centuries of training, they might be able to foil the plot with their lives and maybe their hearts intact. But in order to succeed, he must help her become the very thing he hates the most: an Undead.

My ThoughtsStarted with a bang!

Quite literally. My heart was beating out of my chest with the situation Elena finds herself in. The way the reader is introduced to her is awesome, but scary! And then we (and she) are introduced to her death angel. Super sexy, and super scary Nikolai. Yums… but he is a death angel… scary!

I love their attraction straight from the beginning, although, it wasn’t too hot at first because Elena was freaked out of her mind. As would I be! She has to go through a lot of crap and get a lot of answers (some of which she doesn’t get until much later) to start feeling comfy. And as she gets comfier this gets sexier and sexier!

The not so sexy

Hmm… I’m not sure why but the way the information was given out about Elena and the Underveil did not totally work for me. I didn’t respond at all to it and started getting tired. I wanted to love this to bits and pieces but something held me back. So sad! The writing is great, the characters and plot are there but just something wasn’t resonating with me.

To be honest I think that it was just so much. Once Elena and Nikolai start to figure stuff out the information just felt like it started getting thrown out left and right. So much to be digested!

The plot

I did love the plot and the overall flow of the story. The downside of all the information plays itself out and into the story quite well. Once I got through the majority of all of that I flew through the book and enjoyed but just didn’t love, the rest of it.

The characters!

Intriguing and hot!

The only downside to their relationship, I thought it was a lot of boy vs. girl. Like who was in charge sort of thing and I would have loved for their roles to be a bit different. Why does the guy always have to be in charge? Nikolai calls Eleana HIS multiple times and although she thinks he’s a chauvinistic pig she still jumps him every chance she gets. She is also strong in her own right, and shows him this multiple times, but then at times when he was in charge I just thought, ok… ho hum…

In short: I think there was just too much going on with this one. So much to understand while also trying to understand the characters. Although, I would definitely recommend this to paranormal romance lovers. I can see many people enjoying this.

Rating Report
3 / 5
Character Development
3 / 5
Writing Style
4 / 5
Personal enjoyment
4 / 5
4 / 5
Overall: 3.6 / 5



The Author

About Marissa Clarke

Marissa Clarke lives in Texas, where the everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes.

When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, husband, and a Cairn Terrier named Annabel, who rules the house (and Marissa's heart) with an iron paw.

Also writes YA for Penguin USA as Mary Lindsey

Represented by Kevan Lyon of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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