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Til Death

(Fractured Souls #1)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  416 ratings  ·  118 reviews
Sixteen-year old Selena Fallon is a dreamer. Not a day-dreamer, but an I-see-the-future kind of dreamer. Normally this is not a problem as she has gotten pretty good at keeping her weird card hidden from everyone in her small town. Except from her best friend Kyle and her grandparents, of course. But when Selena dreams of her own rather bloody death, things get a little to ...more
Kindle Edition, 331 pages
Published March 4th 2014 by Entangled Teen
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
“What are you?” he whispered into her strawberry-scented curls. Damn. He breathed in deeply. He could inhale that smell all night. His body reacted to it like cats to catnip.
E...E...Edward?! Is that you?!

Ladies and some gentlemen, I'm sorry to tell you that your boyfriend, husband, significant other, is mediocre.

No matter who they are, no matter what they do, they will never, ever live up to the perfect paragon of that is Dillan Sloan. Or as we call him in this book:
"Mr. Rock-Star-Na
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**1.5 stars**

Honestly, HONESTLY, this was hard to get through.

I think YA paranormal is the genre that I'm the toughest on. So many of the books in this camp recycle the same hackneyed ideas and it irritates me to no end. There are some bright shining lights in the middle of all the dreck so I keep trying and hoping that I strike gold (aka the Elemental series, first book being Storm or The Raven Boys). This book isn't gold. Not even close.

I think "Til Death" will find its audience. The cover i
Tanja (Tanychy)
Review also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?

There is this phenomena I'm experiencing with paranormal books lately. Mostly I get to see some really amazing ideas. They're usually new and unique, but the characters end up being totally different story. It's really hard to rate books as that.

Till Death is story about teens, actually sixteen year old Selena, who has been having visions for some time now. Even though it terrifies her at the same time she is used to keeping her secret and only her best frie
Serena (The Book Comedian)
Dropped at 18%. I honestly wanted to drop this at 8% but I was like 'Noo I shouldn't be so quick to judge a book'

You know when you do something and you don't quite do it right? Yea that was what this book was.

There was something juvenile about this. You can definitely tell an adult was trying to write the perspective of teens but not quite getting it right.

I'm surprised since I really liked Taste (just the first book)

So was this a hit an miss or did she just get lucky with Taste?

Angie Sandro
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I know I'm biased since Kate is my critique partner. The first time I read TIL DEATH, it was still titled HUNTER'S MOON. I fell in love with the Selena and Dillan during that early draft, and each revised incarnation of the story has only grown richer and deeper.

Kate is an amazing author who always astonishes me with the breadth and scope of her imagination. So like I mentioned, I am biased; however, I think my fangirl status is justified.

I can't wait to purchase my official copy of Til Death a
Mar 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Selena lives a relatively normal life - she lives in a small town with her grandparents, goes to high school, has two best friends, and an ex-boyfriend (who won't seem to go away). She also has a secret - when she dreams of the future, the dream comes true. Things get a little weirder when the nephew of the dreamy history teacher that every girl swoon's over comes to school. The electricity that literally flows between them and the fact that they irritate the heck out of each other isn't enough ...more
Selena Fallon has visions of the future. She's not sure why, and sometimes it makes it hard for her to have an entirely normal life, but it's something she can deal with. The fact that her best friends and grandparents know also helps. Except when she has a vision of her death - and it's not a particularly nice one at that - things start to get out of control. Dillan Sloan is the new boy at school and, not only do they not get along, but weird electricity zaps through them every time they happen ...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
2.5 Stars

I am not going to lie or even pretend that I didn't first pick this one up because the synopsis was intriguing (although it really is). I picked it up because the cover is simply gorgeous and so eye catching that I couldn't resist it.

This had a really interesting storyline and I liked that it combined a paranormal element with a mythical one as well.

That creatures were real, that the supernatural was always lurking around every corner and no one was who them seemed to be.

And while I re
Rachel's Book Reviews
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
Meh. GR's star ratings are different than my own, so on my own blog it'll probably have three stars.

The writing was a little shaky, and I didn't find the main characters likable.

Dillan was ok, and I could understand his moodiness given the situation he was in....
but geeeez guys, this girl got on my nerves.

It was so close to working. But it didn't.

I'll write up the whole review soon.
All in all, I'd recommend passing 'Til Death up. I mean, it was ok, and it wasn't bad....but I didn't love it.
black lamb
Mar 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bad-romance, reviewed
** this review contains major plot spoilers **

One of my notes as I was reading this was "snore."

That's it. That sums it up. Snore.

Summary: 16-year-old Selena Fallon has visions of the future that always comes true. Something-something-teen Dillan Sloan is some kind of supernatural hunter from a poorly-defined, overly-simplistic shadowy secret society called the Illuminati erm uh um shit uh er. I mean The Illumenari. They meet, sparks literally fly, blah blah they make googly-eyes at each other f
Violet Stone
Oct 07, 2020 rated it did not like it
This was not great

Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are so many elements of this book that could have gone wrong. I don't know whether I was in the right mood at the right time or if this book was given to me at the exact moment I needed it, just the same everything came together wonderfully into a magically, mysterious, amazingness of a story.

Selena can see the future. But, she couldn't have possibly foreseen the troublesome, cocky yet sweet Dillan come storming into her life. The very moment they meet their connection with each other is
3 1/2 Stars

Til Death by the wonderful Kate Evangelista is the first book in a promising new YA series. Magic, ancient warriors, special powers, evil villains and romance all combine to set the stage for this story. Although there are some issues with the story, I think this is a solid beginning and will be looking forward to upcoming books in this series.

Selena Fallon appears to be a normal, high school aged girl. She lives in a very small town in Wyoming and has lived with a secret for her enti
*My Thoughts*

*I received this book free from NetGalley/Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*

Til Death is the first installment Kate Evangelista's Fractured Souls series. Apparently, After Death (Fractured Souls #2) will be released a year from now, March 3, 2015 by Entangled Teen. Till Death mixes POV's between 16-year old Selena Fallon and 17-year old Dillan Sloan, alternating each chapter. Til Death is a mixtu
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, young-adult
3.5/5 stars

I've heard nothing but great things about Kate Evangelista's paranormal books, so when I saw the review opportunity arise for this one, I thought I'd give it a go! I did enjoy this one, though it is a bit of a slower read. Being the first book in the series, Evangelista does a lot of world building and explaining the idea of the Illumenari, which was critical to the development of the series. By the end I was completely engrossed and anxious to find out what will happen next! It is de
Audrey Wilkerson
I don't know if it was the literal sparks between Selena and Dillan, but the beginning of this novel hiccuped and sputtered like an old car trying to turn over. That can happen when there is a lot of set-up to the story, many explanations so the reader is ready when the action starts. Sometimes, though, it feels like being in sort of a prologue purgatory, and it's here where readers either brave it out or throw in the towel. Sprinkled liberally with a lot of that whole new-guy-at-school-hates-ev ...more
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
I really liked Til Death there were definitely some opportunities, but I think the characters were wonderful, and the plot was definitely great.

I really liked Selena from the beginning. I thought she seemed like a genuine teenager with the mood swings and all. I liked that she didn’t bow down to Dillan’s awesomeness in the beginning, and that she constantly tried to give back the snarky insults. Selena definitely had her sec
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
Full review up on the blog:

Selena Fallon has visions. And not particularly nice ones at that. Seems like a lot of pressure to keep that big of a secret right? It gets even worse when Dillan Sloan gets transferred to Selena's school. Til Death follows Selena's battle to not only get the answers to the questions that have been plaguing her mind and the meanings behind her terrifying dreams, but to find out what on earth Dillan's problem is...

I don't know ab
I received an ARC through NetGalley.

Usually, my one-star reviews are really long and detailed, but with Til Death, I don't have much to say. This book just never held my interest, so I'd forget most of what I read as soon as I sat it down. There's nothing new here and nothing that grabbed me and made me want to keep reading.

Til Death started off badly for me as soon as the narration alternated between third and first person. I hate this narrative style. It takes me forever to settle in, if I eve
Apr 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
The ending was such a KILLERRRR!

Okay. so I have my proper review on my blog, as part of the blog tour for Til Death By Kate Evangelista. Check it out here:

some part of my review:

I absolutely love YA paranormal books and I adored Kate’s book ‘TAste”, that’s why I was a bit squeamish reading and reviewing her latest book, Til Death. I always feel that way whenever I had a good experience with one of an author’s book and I’m about to read their next book or
May 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: summer-14
Just so y'all know: when I read the last line I screamed my angry scream and threw the book across the which my cousin looked up with a "someone's mad, aren't they?" look, complete with raised eyebrows and a smile. Then I continued to vent to her for about five minutes (without giving away too much of the plot, of course). Then I had her look up the publishing date for the next book, which happens to be 2015. **2015** PEOPLE!!!!! Way to make it a cliff hanger, Kate Evangelista!!!!!!!!! ...more
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, new-adult, arcs
NG and EW are sooooo nice to me this year. Thanks Entangled Publishing, LLC for the ARC! :)

I quite liked it but it somehow lacks something I can't tell. I loved Evangelista's Taste so I was kinda expecting something more and expecting that I would love and gush all around when I read it.. But compared to Taste, it's just 4 stars to it's 5 stars.

The idea is good, it's just that... you know how all the writers are making the girl the only one who doesn't know something is going on? It's like that
Apr 04, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I made a cover remake of Ms. Kate Evangelista's Til Death.


Francine Soleil
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
ugh! cliffhanger!! the kind that makes you scream bloody murder for the next book because you so badly need it! this is definitely a series I would love to follow.
Oct 02, 2014 rated it liked it
It was a typical YA book.
Aug 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Supernaturally disappointing . Romantically satisfying. Chick lit fodder
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
*Also posted at Oops! I Read A Book Again*

Thank you to Heather of Entangled Publishing, Kate Evangelista and Precious of Pinoy Book Tours for the review copy! This in no way affected my views of the novel.

I don't read urban fantasy. Heck, I even stay away from fantasy and paranormal and if sci-fi is considered fantasy, then that's the only thing I read. So it's a testament of my love for Kate Evangelista (yay Filipino authors!) that I read her books and for that, her books are the only urban fan
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Holy crap on a cracker that was AWESOME and so EPIC!!!

I received an ARC of Til Death for an honest review.

Holy smokes Til Death was A-FREAKING-MAZING!!! Even if I could see the future the awesomeness that is this book still would have surprised me!

Selena can see the future, and recently she saw her death. Now there’s a new boy in town and every time they touch there’s an electrical charge that passes between them. Selena’s friends seem to be keeping things from her and the only person who seems
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Sixteen-year old Selena Fallon is a dreamer. Not a day-dreamer, but an I-see-the-future kind of dreamer. Normally this is not a problem as she has gotten pretty good at keeping her weird card hidden from everyone in her small town. Except from her best friend Kyle and her grandparents, of course. But when Selena dreams of her own rather bloody death, things get a little too freaky even for her.

Enter Dillan Sloan. Selena has seen the new guy in a different dream, and he is even more droolworthy i
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Kate Evangelista is a young adult writer, creative writing teacher, and a mother to six rambunctious cats. Born in the Philippines, she attended college in De La Salle University – Manila and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Literature and a Master’s in Creative Writing. She got her start publishing with small presses like the now defunct Crescent Moon Press until she moved on to medium presses like ...more

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“That’s just...” I wanted to take a book from the shelf beside me and throw it at him. “I don’t even have a word—”

“Then I suggest you read a little more so you can find the word you’re looking for.” He hid his chuckle behind a fist.”
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