Apr 22, 12
This is a very enjoyable read.
I liked the magic system, it's unique and well thought out, and I was intrigued with Alex's powers. And having Death walk around as a character is always cool as well in my opinion.
The story is a strange mix between grim thriller and wacky paranormal adventure. This is for most part thanks to the breezy writing style. The grim scenes don't always feel grim because of the way they are written. Not that I think that's a bad thing btw.
There was the almost inescapable love triangle going on, but I will confess it didn't bother me as much as it does in some other books.
All in all a refreshing and enjoyable read and I will most certainly try to get hold of the second book in this series.