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Leif

(Existence #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
Jun 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-authors
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)
Jul 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) by: Joanna


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
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 ♥ Rebecca ♥
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
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
“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,
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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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COVER: 5
CHARACTERS: 5
PLOT: 5

OVERALL RATING: 5

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 a
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Joanna
Jun 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, series



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
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Teiamarie
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
**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
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Nancy The book junkie
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks-i-own
Rating: 3.5/5

Ok, i'll start by being honest and admit that i started this book with not too much enthusiast. I'm not a fan of Leif, so far he did nothing but get on my nerves but i thought "hey maybe (MAYBE) i'll find him so redeeming qualities when i'll read from is POV". Unfortunately that not what happened, actually i think i dislike the guy even more now. The novella is mostly moments from the previous books that we get to revisit through is eyes. After reading i can only say that he is noth
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Kimberlyn
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Say
May 12, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: may-2015-reads
Leif's POV nothing much. New character introduced probably a partner for Leif since it didn't work out with Pagan.
Christy
Jul 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Erica (Reading Kitten)
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...
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Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Ah I’ve been meaning to read Leif’s story ever since I finished Existence. I was intrigued by him and his story.

When I begin reading this I though I had it figured out what was going to happen and what wouldn’t happen but boy, was I wrong.

Leif has loved the same girl all of his life but being away from her makes her memories of him disappear and it’s so sad to watch. He loves her, she loves someone else but he never gives up.

I’m super glad I finally read this one. I can’t wait to read more fr
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Sofi Mascaró
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who is #TeamDank
I don't know how to start this, but I will say that this novella made me realize I'm #TeamDank even more now.

Leif has some scenes from both Existence and Predestined but from his side. And I have to say: Leif scared me to death.
The way he made sure to look like an innocent football player while on the inside he was remembering every single time he has been with Pagan and reminding himself she is his creeped me out. I mean, I lost the count on how many times he said:

"You are mine. You belong t
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Emily Ellison
Dec 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Livia
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of YA paranormal romance, male POV
4.5 stars

"I'm not my father. I'm nothing like my father. That's the problem."

This novella gave us Leif POV of the events in the first two books in the series, Existence and Predestined. Before reading this novella, I really didn't care about Leif. However, I can now say that I have a teeny tiny bit of sympathy for Leif and his unrequited love for Pagan.

Ghede, Leif's father, insisted that Leif give up on his quest to make Pagan love him and just take her for the restitution. Despite being so
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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 :(
Stephanie
This was the hardest novella for me to get through ever! Not because of the writing or the plot, just the fact that I can't stand Leif. For me he has to be one of the most annoying and persistent characters ever. But his persistence makes him unbearable, like dude Pagan doesn't want you! Let it go! Overall, it goes with the trilogy well just don't care for him.
Keziah
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 07, 2012 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***
Libby Wyatt
Mar 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
Not what I was expecting but I can't wait for the conclusion!
Tara Kendall
Apr 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
Why did I even read this? It added nothing important to the original story. Blah.
Ashley Byland
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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
Alicia
This really didn't add anything to the story for me. We already know Leif's been hanging around a while and thinks Pagan belongs to him. That was basically all this was. Plus the same conversations we've previously read. It was okay, but I was expecting more new content.
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
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
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Teresa Mary Rose
Jun 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, novella, paranormal, 2012
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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
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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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Stefanie
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: demons-souls
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
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Ronda
Jun 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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“Estaba en donde quería estar. Ya no podía luchar más contra eso. Todo lo que hacía era que ella me odiara más cada día que pasaba. Amaría a Pagan la mayor parte de mi vida, pero no podía obligarla a que me amara. Finalmente, entendí eso.” 0 likes
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