Sjælehenteren

29. June 2018 Off By lana88

 

 

 

 

Title: Sjælehenteren

Series: Fortællinger fra Døden

Number in Series: 1

Author: Katja L. Berger

Udgivelsesår: 2017

Sideantal: 249

Forlag: Dreamlitt

ISBN: 978-8771711462

Finished Reading: June 2018

Genre: Young Adult & Fantasy

Stars: 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.

 


 

”Du er ikke bare sjælehenter, er du?”
Min nye makker ryster langsomt på hovedet. ”Men hvem er jeg så?”
”Du er høsteren,” svarer jeg. ”Du er Døden selv.”

Da Raven dør, vågner hun op til et møde med selveste Døden. Efterlivets hersker tilbyder hende et evigt job som sjælehenter, men hvad der virker som et ufarligt job, viser sig at være omgivet af ældgamle kræfter, der truer med at tage livet af både Raven og alle omkring hende. For at forhindre Dommedag må Raven alliere sig med både Himlen og Helvede i et forsøg på at nedkæmpe fjenden. Men når krigen truer, og mørket indtager verden, hvem er så i virkeligheden sande venner og fjender? Kan Raven stole på den lyse side, eller går vejen til frelse gennem mørket?

 


 

If this book is ever translated into English I truly hope, it will do it justice. The Writing is so sublime and I’m afraid that it’ll be lost in translation.

 

I like the intro of the book. It’s cool to see a writer actually using death as a being rather than an occurrence, giving it a personality.

I’m a sucker for cliffhangers. The way it invites us readers to continue the journey through the chapters is amazing.

This book isn’t one of them silly stories about a girl falling in love with a boy, battling either inner or actual demons only to end up together. This is so beyond that. The main character is strong, stubborn and intelligent.

I hope that they will translate it, it would be sad to see so many people miss this jewel. It like the fact that a lot of material is still available to play with for the upcoming books. Can’t wait to see how the author plans to develop the story, and how the characters are evolving.

The ending was amazing! I was in tears when I came to the realization that, the second book had yet to be published.

This is pure fantasy and lots of it. It has all the elements of a good fantasy story with some twists here and there.

The release date of the second installment will arrive on the marked soon, and I’ll discard any other book I might be in progress of reading for that one.

If I had to say one negative thing about this book, it would be that it was to short