Today I have another book review for you guys. This one is on a book I never thought I would read but super glad I have! This year I challenged myself to read books that captivated my heart and this was one of them.
In a broken landscape carved by environmental collapse, Boston paramedic Cacia Ferry risks life and limb on the front lines of a fragile and dangerous city. What most don’t know—including her sexy new partner, Eli Margolis—is that while Cacy works to save lives, she has another job ferrying the dead to the Afterlife. Once humans are “Marked” by Fate, the powerful Ferrys are called to escort the vulnerable souls to either eternal bliss or unending fire and pain.
Unaware of Cacy’s other life, Eli finds himself as mesmerized by his fierce and beautiful partner as he is mistrustful of the influential Ferry clan led by the Charon—who happens to be Cacy’s father. Cacy, in turn, can no longer deny her intense attraction to the mysterious ex-Ranger with a haunted past. But just as their relationship heats up, an apparent hit takes the Charon before his time. Shaken to the core, Cacy pursues the rogue element who has seized the reins of Fate, only to discover that Eli has a devastating secret of his own. Not knowing whom to trust, what will Cacy have to sacrifice to protect Eli—and to make sure humanity’s future is secure?
The cover was definitely an eye catcher for me. It's absolutely beautiful and had all the elements to make me go: oooo whats this about? Then we move onto the blurb and woah. It was so good, I knew I had to request this book from NetGalley. This story is a blend of genres, mixing urban fantasy with mythology, dystopia and pnr romance.
The setting is in a post-apocalyptic world with polluted land and waters, increasing illegal human organs trafficking and therefore decreasing the number of people. There are creatures called Kers who mark people when their time has come and then the Ferries help them travel to the other side. But there is so much more too.
The beginning is a little slow and it takes a few pages to get into the flow and writing of this story. But once you're through that it picks up and turns into a pageturner. There are many sections that give you, as a reader, questions about the setting and the way things work which aren't answered but as this is book one of a series I'm hopeful we will get more information as we go through the series.
The MCs, the paramedics Cacy & Eli were likable, but not enough to not be overshadowed by some of the secondary characters, at least for me. The romance in this book was a little tiresome. I for one, like the almost insta-love that was portrayed in this story, but I know many others don't.
Overall, this was a good book with great potential for the next instalments.