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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Heaven by Christoph Marzi

The night that Heaven lost her heart was cold and moonless. But the blade that sliced it out was warm with her dark blood...David Pettyfer is taking a shortcut over the dark rooftops of London's brooding houses, when he literally stumbles across Heaven: a strange, beautiful, distraught girl who says that bad men have stolen her heart. Yet she's still alive...And so begins David and Heaven's wild, exciting and mysterious adventure - to find Heaven's heart, and to discover the incredible truth about her origins. Part thriller, part love story and part fairy tale, this brilliantly original novel from a bestselling German author will take your breath away...

This was such a thrilling story that sucks the reader into a whirlwind of mystery and fantasy that leaves you feeling for your own heartbeat. The adventure starts with page one, where the protaganist, David, discovers Heaven on the rooftops in London after she's just been attacked and had her heart cut out. From there, its a chaotic race to find the answers to what Heaven is and elude the two men who are out to finish the job. There are ghosts, hybrid creatures, whimsical fairy tales and a blossoming romance admist this incredible fight to stay alive.

The main character, David, was a refreshing MC. Not only is the book in the male perspective, but despite being a flawed male, he is not the typical hormonal teenager. He has no ulterior motives for helping Heaven and is truly working to aid her in solving this mystery. Although the story takes place over three days, the developing feelings between David and Heaven is slow and a background in comparison to the adventurous journey to finding the answers about Heaven's heart.
The story itself is sprinkled with the paranormal as well as fantasy that makes it a fantastic blend of genres. I really enjoyed the mystery of this story set during the chilly winter of London. The reader is left with so many questions from the start about Heaven and her heart and its an insanely good time trying to solve these questions along with David and Heaven. The story is a fast paced ride through some of the most terrifying and heart wrenching scenarios that will just strengthen you love for this book. I highly recommend this book to those who love story that'll keep you on edge from start to finish with a mystery that leaves you lost until the very end.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I've not seen this one before. I don't really get the heart thing, but I guess I'm not supposed to....