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Leif (Existence Trilogy #2.5)

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"She was mine. I owned her soul…until Death stole her heart."

LEIF is a novella from the Existence series. It is glimpses into Leif's point-of-view during both Existence and Predestined.

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Kindle Edition, 94 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 (first published July 2nd 2012)
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Erin
Oh, this just broke my heart!! When I read Existence, I was so incredibly blown away by Dank and his sexy seductions of Pagan, but Leif wormed his way into my heart, too. When I learned about his extensive history with Pagan in Predestined, I was really torn up about him being left alone. So, I was a little worried about reading a book from his perspective, because, frankly, I didn't want to see him getting hurt. But I decided to go ahead and read Leif since it's part of this awesome series, and...more
Stacia (the 2010 club)


It's ON. Let the games begin!

Me after finishing :

Yawn. It was just another additional PoV of the same story that I already read not once, but twice? Lame.

Okay, so the read wasn't itself wasn't actually lame but if I hadn't decided to view this as a setup for some future story with Leif, it might have looked horrifically repetitive. I was entertained and pissed off at the same time. The entertaining part was getting to watch Leif develop as a character, which made me continue to fall for him as a...more
Rebecca ♥ Matrim, Kishan, Warner ♥
While reading this I couldnt recall how I felt about Leif in Predestined. I liked him enough in Existence, but just in a Puck or Matt (TVD) sort of way. I had to reread my reviews to remind myself. Apparently I hated Leif after Predestined. Now I kind of feel bad for hating him. And I also felt bad for how much Pagan clearly hated him. He so didnt deserve it. He definitely made a lot of mistakes and went about trying to woo her all wrong, and he lied to her too much. But can you imagine being an...more
AJ
“It was time. I'd let her grow up normally. I'd stood back and protected her and guided her silently. Now, it was time I made her mine.”

I may be in the minority here, but I actually really liked Leif as a character in Existence. And even though I am 100% Team Dank, I even liked Leif towards the end of Predestined too. And before I started this book, I felt really sorry for him. This very short novella gives us moments from both books from Leif’s POV and now that I’ve read his side of the story,...more
Teiamarie
**Spoiler alert at the end**

I can't deny Leif definitely pulls the heartstrings a little. In Existence I had a little crush on him too. He was sweet, handsome and seemed to want what was best for Pagan. Then we learn that he's soulless at the very end and in fact a spirit who is a voodoo prince. In Leif we see his struggle to earn Pagan's love as opposed to just taking her into Vilokan against her will (positive points for him there). But then there are times when we see his composure slip and h...more
christine danielle the romance addict
Leif

I would have to let her go now. It was the only way. She was never meant to be mine. Even though in my heart, she always would be.

My reaction to that line:
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Review:

Now that I have had a little bit about Leif on his own point of view, I now really feel sad for him.

In the previous books he was made to appear as the bad guy.

I know what he did was wrong but you can't help what you do for love and besides, in the end he gave her up since he knew that they were never meant to be and that really b...more
Joanna



Why? All I’d ever done was protect her. Why did she have to see me as something dark, something evil? I loved her.




You know the feeling that you think he's the perfect guy for the heroine but then she falls in love with the bad guy? This was what Leif makes me feel like. I have this feeling that Pagan should be with him. Compared to other books it should be like that! The one who saves you. Has been loving you since you were a child. Is very gentle with you. No bad bone in his body!!! I mean he...more
Erica
Sounds awesome. I'd really like to know what goes on in Leif's mind :)

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Well, I guess it's official now. I don't like Leif. And I don't even care if he (view spoiler) or not. Hmm...
Keziah
Ohhh emmm. Leif is smoldering hoooot. I can't believe he's one of the bad guys. But damn, we can't change the fact that he's hot in a brooding way. Damn. Can you be mine? To hell with Pagan, she's madly in love with death. I'd gladly go to Vilokan with you!! :)
Winnie
Aug 02, 2012 Winnie marked it as to-read
Leif Is sooooo Steamy!!! Does it really matter if he is… ? not when he looks like that! I 'd die happy. ***Swoons***
Sylvia
I'm one of those people who absolutely loathed Leif, but after reading this and getting his perspective, I can totally understand where he is coming from and how he feels but he still annoyed me a little. He's constant begging and pleading to convince Pagan to love him, even though she wasn't in love with him was frustrating and embarrassing at times. And, the fact that he could not do anything about the situation that he was in with Pagan, and trying to convince Pagan to accept the fact that hi...more
Kimberlyn
This book made me very mad, period. That's all I can say about it. It tore me into prices, I mean how can somebody just rip a guys heart into shreds like pagan did to Leif?! It was repulsive! All Leif had ever done was just car:e for her and protect her and it evidently showed. I felt like pagan was just being a stuck up brat running back to Death at every chance; she wouldn't even try to understand his side of any story! Now I'm not the usual cursed, but curse words were flying through my head...more
Packy Pie
****** SPOILERISH MATERIAL AHEAD... YOU KNOW THE USUAL******

So Leif was just a novella showing certain scenes from Existence and Predestined in his POV.

I rather enjoyed bathing in Leif's mind. At some points, I enjoyed his outlook even better than the other full books itself. And I understood some scenes such as the ending of Predestined much better from Leif's mind. And while I first thought it was anticlimactic, I now understand why it was so easy for Leif to let her go. I mean, it was never...more
Gitte - TotallyBookedBlog
Warning

Do not read this novella until you have read Existence and Predestined. You will need to know the characters and the story in order for it to make any sense as it is a collection of scenes from Leif's point of view.

"She was mine. I owned her soul…until Death stole her heart." - Leif

I have to say I loved getting an insight into the story from Leif's perspective. He has had a piece of my heart since the beginning and I always felt he was completely misunderstood. His intentions are, in th...more
Ashley Byland
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Emily Ellison
Ok so I cannot find one reason to dislike Leif, even if he is the voodoo prince. He honestly loves Pagan, and he has been wonderful to her. He waited to convince her to go with him, instead of stealing her like he could have. I felt bad for the guy. He isn't like the average "bad guy" in most books. He seems to be really good even though he is supposed to be evil. I did not think he was a bad guy when I read Existence or Predestined. During Existence you kind of fall in love with him. When you l...more
Teresa Mary Rose
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I have never been a big fan of Leif, but I absolutely ADORE the Existence series so I read it in the hopes that it would distract me during the wait for Ceaseless. I am happy to report that it did distract me for a few hours, but now I want Ceaseless even more than I did before reading this. I always love when authors write novellas incorporating my favorite characters (ex Shadows, Daimon, Short Second Life of Bree Tanner) and this was no exception...more
Stefanie
Price rant first - $2.99 for a 94-page book???? Wait, make that $2.99 for an 85-page e-book. Leif's story ends at 85%. The rest of the 'book' is excerpts from the other Existence novels. We're talking about a 215 kilobyte text file. I've written papers for school that are larger documents. The Kindle book didn't even have a table of contents. If I didn't already enjoy the Existence series and really like Leif's character in the series, I would not have purchased this novella. Rant over.

I truly l...more
Kristal Taylor
I love the behind scenes of the life of Leif. Also to find out what actually happen to Wyatt, Maranda's love. He feel dead on the football field and died. I left do sorry for Leif. He was just a guy fighting for what he wanted, the person that he loved and believed was his – “She was my world. She always had been.” He had been there for Pagan for her entire life, and she never even knew it, and that must have been gut-wrenching for the poor guy. I admired him for waiting for his chance and makin...more
Ronda
It was good to read Leif's side, but to me, his point of view didn't count because I am a HUGE Dank fan (hee hee)!!! But, seriously, Abbi has given us an insight from another POV and succeeded in showing us areas of Leif that we wouldn't have known... and although I think I ought to feel sorry for him now, or give him a little sympathy, I'm a hard hearted woman and I am sorry but he's still the Leif I do not like!

Well written and a good link to place between the books, however, it has made me hu...more
Heather Wood
Fans of the Existence series will definitely enjoy this book. Like probably most readers I always felt like Leif got a bad rep. In my mind, he was never the true villain of the novels. It was sort of a cliffhanger ending, so I'm assuming we'll hear more of his story at some point. Although it was very interesting to see his POV of the events in the first two book, I would have liked to know more about his background and his relationship with his parents.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Daniel Tfm
Fue una total pérdida de tiempo, es como una pequeño resumen de los libros anteriores.
Cosas que ya sabíamos, solo que ahora contadas por Leif.
Me hubiera gusta saber más acerca de Sabine.
No sé, pero creo que le faltó algo para que terminara de gustarme, tal vez esperaba que el chico malo fuera en verdad el CHICO MALO. Pero se la paso llorando y lamentándose TODO el libro. Espero que el tercero este mejor que este.
Alberto Saez
El mejor de la saga o trilogía si tomamos éste libro como un agregado de Predestini (Existence Trilogy, #2), cosa que en realidad es; debo mencionar que al principio Leif es uno de esos personajes odiados, entrometidos pero que luego son entendidos, comprendidos y hasta logra sentirse lástima por ellos.

Personalmente me sentí muy identificado, vamos, quien nace aprendido en el amor, a veces nos aferramos a alguien que simplemente debe volar y lo tenemos retenido en un jaula, aceptar eso, no es re...more
Megan -  BedroomBookworms
I'm not the only one who is a little bit in love with Leif and maybe has a small (SMALL) part of her that wishes he and Pagan would have gotten together am I? I love a good anti-hero leave me alone!

Leif was just a 94 pages check in through Leif’s eyes. We get a few random scenes from Existence and Predestined. Also have a few pages on what happened after Dank saved Pagan from the underworld.

That ending definitely made it seem as though we’ll be seeing more from Leif at some point and I have to...more
Jace
I love the Trilogy and I'd been wanting to read this book for a long time now. By for a long time I literally mean like 3 days ago.

The Books are faced paced and amazing that you just gotta have to read them all. But what really grabbed my attention into reading the Trilogy was this novella. Leif is just so dang irresistible! Even I couldn't resist the temptation of reading this novella first before the Existence. But I admit I've might have read the first like 5 to 10 pages?

I just couldn't resi...more
D.
Omg now I am going to have to like Leif right or do I just feeling extremely sorry for him? He waited his whole life for one person, and now that one person doesn't want him. I mean really how could anyone not like him after seeing his side. So glad I got to read this....I wonder if Sabine and him will get together. This book kind of gave me the feeling a lot more than told story is going on or getting ready to happen! Great job again Abbi...
Ria
*Sigh*
This poor guy has had it rough this novella just illustrated how amazing he is and how lonely his existence is. He is labeled and judged and treated like absolute poop by the one person he loves above all others. There is some foreshadowing to a happier pursuits and I hope he finds someone to share his lonely existence with.

I <3 this guy sooooooooo flippin hard I want him to be happy.

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Julie (Books and Insomnia)
One of the reasons why I dig companion novels is that they help me understand more about the characters they feature. This book did its job. I was able to know Leif more, aside from what Pagan and Dank think of him in Predestined. I was able to get inside his head and take a step closer to understanding him.

What I learned is that Leif is a coward. Okay, that was probably obvious in the first two books. But actually, he's more than that. I think he's a kind and misunderstood guy. He's a little s...more
Jalyn
This book is Leif's POV in Existence and Predestined. It's so sad! Reading from Pagan and Dank's POV in the first two books makes you dislike Leif, but this story just made me want to hug him. It's obvious how much he loves Pagan and she just thinks he's the bad guy and that everything that happens is his fault. Oh my, this book really just broke my heart :(
Christy
I had a love/hate thing with this novella. I loved it because even though I wasn't totally happy with Leif in Predestined, I really did like him from Existence and it was nice to see his side of the story... I hated it because it broke my heart :( I read somewhere that Leif was possibly getting his own spin off series? I hope so because he deserves some happiness.
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