Friday 23 January 2015

Cracked (Soul Eaters #1) by Eliza Crewe

17345314Meet Meda. She eats people.
Well, technically, she eats their soul. But she totally promises to only go for people who deserve it. She’s special. It’s not her fault she enjoys it. She can’t help being a bad guy. Besides, what else can she do? Her mother was killed and it’s not like there are any other “soul-eaters” around to show her how to be different. That is, until the three men in suits show up.

They can do what she can do. They’re like her. Meda might finally have a chance to figure out what she is. The problem? They kind of want to kill her. Before they get the chance Meda is rescued by crusaders, members of an elite group dedicated to wiping out Meda’s kind. This is her chance! Play along with the “good guys” and she’ll finally figure out what, exactly, her ‘kind’ is.

Be careful what you wish for. Playing capture the flag with her mortal enemies, babysitting a teenage boy with a hero complex, and trying to keep one step ahead of a too-clever girl are bad enough. But the Hunger is gaining on her.

The more she learns, the worse it gets. And when Meda uncovers a shocking secret about her mother, her past, and her destiny… she may finally give into it.

My review: 
I remember buying this book because of the first sentence of the blurb. Book blurb: Meet Meda. She eats people. Me: Good to know! 
The plot of this book was intense. There was so much action in the first 120 pages that when it met the 150 page mark (or around there) I had to put the book down, all I could think was: What direction is this book going in?? At that time I could not see what else could go wrong, and then 2 chapters later everything starts up again. It was fast paced, as you can tell, and start to finish action packed. The action was exciting and exhilarating and I just want more of it. 
Meda's point of view was just so funny and humorous. She could be in the worst case scenario where everyone is going to die and still crack jokes and make the scene funny. She is the only character in a long time which I have 'met' which actually happens to have her head screwed on right. She realizes a bad situation and she knows to get the hell out ASAP. She had her fair share of character development as well, at the beginning she was so hard and tough not caring about anyone or anything around her, and at the end it is like you are reading from the perspective of a completely different person. She is still tough and humorous but you can see that she is starting to let herself feel things properly. I am just going to skip over Chi and Uri because they were kind of like your typical, underestimate the 'helpless' girl and be the hero type of guys. Jo on the other had was...well... not stupid like them. She had lost everything from her family to her freaking leg (well she didn't lose it, it is just damaged and she can't fight like she used to). She had some pretty major trust issues, I don't even think that at times she trusts herself. She was so angry and sarcastic. I understand why Meda liked her, their personalities mash together so well and I really just want to see them be the best of friends. 
All in all I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

My favourite paragraph which you just need to read: 
A daring death-defying quest to retrieve the Holy Spreadsheet from a battlefield of Good versus Evil, this sound like a job for... 
  Someone else. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh this book sounds amazing! I've never heard of it before! Going on my TBR! :)

    BTW I tagged you in my most recent tag! I look forward to reading your answers!