Apr 13, 2013

Mini Review--Leif by Abbi Glines

Leif (Existence Trilogy, #2.5)
LEIF is a novella from the Existence series. It is glimpses into Leif's point-of-view during both Existence and Predestined. Also, each digital copy of LEIF has a free download for Dank Walker (AKA Death) newest song - Closer.

Read right through Abbi Glines' only novella in this Existence series or trilogy, Leif. Leif was definitely an interesting and yet quick read. It's his point of view on a few moments in Existence and Predestined.

It was kind of weird reading through Leif's point of view. I guess because he's a villain of sorts, maybe not the monstrous sort, but still a little villainous. The way he thinks Pagan is his is just so skeevy and possessive. He doesn't act like it though, but that fact almost makes him seem like a crazy guy.

There's really nothing new to the story about how Pagan became his, again it's just us getting his point of view on everything. We see his anger/fear/hate of Dank, his relationship with his father, the king of the dead.

Leif was a hard guy to get a feeling on for me. I couldn't decide if I liked him or hated him. I did feel bad for him and his situation, he loved Pagan and yet she chose Dank. But then I wonder where did his love come from? He saw her when she was a child in the hospital and wanted her, and then when she became his, he watched over her all through her life. Loving her, but still I just couldn't decide if I felt his love was genuine or if it was because she "given" to him.

There was another part of the story that wasn't in Predestined, that involved him helping a girl his age find her sister who his father had taken into his humble abode. But then it was dropped at the end. I kind of thought we would get to see through his helping her, but it stopped the moment the girl came and reminded him that he needed to help her. It was kind of a letdown in some sense. I almost wondered if this other girl was going to be the one for him, you know, so there could be happy endings all around! But yeah, that didn't happen.

Leif made for an interesting read, I always enjoy getting another point of view from an already read novel. It gives you further insight on the story from another character's point of view. I am still not sure if we're totally done with Leif though since there's another book to go. It was a good, quick read.

Overall Rating 4/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard of this book yet. Thanks for sharing! :)


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