Review: Death’s Revival

I’m such a sucker for sequels.  I love being completely enraptured by a world, and it’s always hard for me to finish a book.  So when I have a sequel close at hand, my heart’s happy because I don’t have to leave that fictional world.  I get to stay there with the characters that I love (and hate…) for another whole book.  Or two.  Or six.

On Wednesday, I reviewed Death’s Dance as part of Crymsyn Hart’s blog tour, and now I get to review her new book, Death’s Revivalas the blog tour continues.

As soon as I finished book one of the Deathly Encounters series, I had to start book two.  I had to know what happened.  I had to know the next part of the story.  Death’s Dance didn’t end on a cliff-hanger by any means, but gosh darn it, there was so much more life (… kind of) for the characters to live.  I wanted to know the next part of their story.

And let me tell you, Crymsyn Hart delivered in a big way.

deathsrevivalcover1200x800In Death’s Revival, the stakes were somehow even higher than in book one.  The villain is bigger, badder, and more disturbing.  We get a deeper look into who the characters are.  Kerstin is tempted in ways she’s never been before, and we find out more about why she’s so important.  But goodness, not all of my questions were answered, so I guess I have to wait for book three…

There are three things that I appreciate about Death’s Revival above all:

  1. Kerstin has to act normal, in a life she barely remembers, while nothing is going well for her.  She has to interact with fans and go about business as usual, all while being hunted by some creepy-ass being. I thought that this was done masterfully, hilariously, and believably.  So good.
  2. In book one, we get an introduction to many of the characters that appear in Death’s Revival.  In book two, their endearing qualities and their flaws were both deepened.  While I’m very strongly in favor of Kerstin and Than, I wanted to punch both of them in the mouth multiple times.  Which I loved.  Way to tug at my heart strings, Crymsyn Hart.  Way.  To.  Go.
  3. I loved Kerstin’s interactions with the main villain.  I thought those scenes were written beautifully, and they kept me on the edge of my seat.


So.  What did I think about Death’s Revival?

I thought it was absolutely the perfect sequel to Death’s Dance, and I can’t wait for book three of the Deathly Encounters series to come out.  Yeah, that about sums it up.


Want to Know More about Crymsyn Hart?

crymsynhart_authorphotoCrymsyn Hart is a National Bestselling author. Her worlds are filled with luscious vampires, gorgeous gods, quirky witches, and everything else that goes bump in the night. Hell, there is even a delicious cheesecake god floating around, but if I were you I wouldn’t eat his brownie cheesecake.

Crymsyn worked as a psychic for many years in Boston while attending Emerson College. She graduated with a BFA in Writing, Literature, & Publishing. Crymsyn shares her life with a small zoo, three playful puppies and her hubby Mark. If you come after dark, you’re more then likely to find her snuggled up with a gory horror movie, or a bloody vampire movie.

Crymsyn has a collection of Living Dead Dolls and five bookshelves overflowing with books. Of course there’s always room for more.


Check out the Rest of the Blog Tour:

Tour Schedule and Activities

9/12  Beauty in Ruins  – Top Ten’s List

9/12  Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – Guest Post

9/12  The Seventh Star Blog  –  Author Interview

9/13  MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape  – Author Interview

9/14  The Southern Belle from Hell  – Top Tens List

9/14  Sheila’s Guests and Reviews  – Guest Post

9/14  Jordan Hirsch – Review

9/15  Deal Sharing Aunt  – Author Interview

9/15   SpecMusicMuse – Guest Post

9/17   I Smell Sheep  – Top Ten’s List

9/18  The Enchanted Alley  – Review


**This eBook being reviewed was provided for an honest review, and that no compensation was provided.


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