Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Book Review: The Basilisk's Creed, Omnibus



Title: The Basilisk's Creed
Author: Eme Strife
Publication Date: September 18, 2014
This book includes all 3 volumes
Book Links:  Amazon


Description (from Amazon.com):
Moving to San Francisco was a decision twenty-three year old Elisheva Tilton thought would change her hard life in Little Rock, Arkansas, for the better. Yet, Eli still finds herself living in shambles and being constantly stressed out just to make ends meet in the Big Bad Bay. 

And the stress only piles on when the most unusual of things begin to happen around her—including the mysterious disappearance of the Atlantic Ocean—and even more so when she strangely meets the unlikely individual who would irrevocably change her life forever; a gorgeous, unbelievably sexy, and sophisticated high-ranking soul reaper. 

Rated 17+ 
This series contains graphic sexual content, violence, and strong language. Because of its explicit nature, it is intended for mature audiences only. Reader discretion is advised.

Review:

I would give The Basilisk's Creed Omnibus a solid 4 stakes.

A tagline associated to the book on Amazon said that this book is something that I have never read before and I agree. I think this book is incredibly unique and as soon as I turned the last page I wanted to read more.

Matt, an immortal being [soul reaper I think] is swamped at work [aren't we all] when he notices a lot of strange occurrences that he eventually connects to Eli who he happened to meet earlier in a dream. I really liked the dream scene because it was just the right mix in the beginning to inform you as to what is happening in the story and to confuse you enough to want to read more. So, Matt connects the strange happenings like the Atlantic Ocean disappearing and becomes concerned for Eli. Meanwhile, Eli is concerned for her sanity as she feels that she is responsible for what is happening.

I really liked this story because of how unlike anything else it is. The two main characters are well developed and I actually care about what happens to them. Matt and Eli had an instant connection in the dream scene and I want to know more about them on their own and if they will interact further. 

Now, this book does end in a cliffhanger and while I hate those I didn't mind it so much in this case because of how much I liked it. I think there is an air of mystery around the story that when you get to the cliffhanger it's just like "of course. Now I have to wait." 

I definitely want to read more of this series and I cannot wait to find out more about Eli and Matt and the crazy things happening on Earth and in the reaping world.

Author Bio (from Amazon.com):

Eme is an unconventional New Adult Paranormal-slash-Urban Fantasy and Contemporary Romance writer (and a bit of a sarcastic smart-ass) who might be going through a quarter-life crisis even though she is in denial of it.
Lucky for her, she has several sarcastic, upbeat, and severely vulgar imaginary friends to give her some semblance of normalcy.

She loves writing about said imaginary friends--although she does so mostly because they never seem to shut the hell up.
She's also addicted to Family Guy, American Dad, and Pandora (the online radio site, not the evil box), drinks an ungodly amount of Red Bull at any given time, wants to marry Seth MacFarlane at some point, and occasionally eats bacon and popcorn together (^_^).

You can keep up to speed with Eme, her books, future publications, updates, and her unconventional life at www.emendedscribbles.com, chat with her on Facebook, chirp away on Twitter, or just shoot her good old fashioned email at emestrife@gmail.com. She's always eager to hear from you, so don't be shy. Drop a line!


Let me know what you think of The Basilisk's Creed Omnibus. :3

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