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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
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Published March 4th 2014 by Entangled Teen
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Khanh (the Grinch)
“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-National-G
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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 is
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Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
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
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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 Angie Sandro 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
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Meghan
Mar 08, 2014 Meghan 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
Rachel's Book Reviews
Sep 28, 2015 Rachel's Book Reviews 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.
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Aa'Ishah
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
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black lamb
Mar 25, 2014 black lamb 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
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Jessica (Lovin' Los Libros)
Mar 04, 2014 Jessica (Lovin' Los Libros) 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
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Maryam
Feb 24, 2014 Maryam rated it it was ok
Full review up on the blog: http://gloriousbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2...

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
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Kasey
Mar 18, 2014 Kasey 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
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Allyson
Jul 01, 2014 Allyson 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 room...to 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
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
Angie
Dec 16, 2014 Angie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Adriana
Mar 14, 2014 Adriana 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
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Jenna
Mar 07, 2014 Jenna 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: http://www.coffeebooksandme.com/2014/...

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
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Jamie
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
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Shelley
*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
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Alex (Lexie)
Apr 08, 2014 Alex (Lexie) rated it really liked it
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
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Sam
May 20, 2015 Sam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I made a cover remake of Ms. Kate Evangelista's Til Death.

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Abbie
Oct 03, 2014 Abbie rated it liked it
It was a typical YA book.
John Clark
Sep 15, 2016 John Clark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Selena Fallon lost her parents when she was almost too young to remember them. Raised by her grandparents in a small town in Nebraska, She feels normal except for her scarily vivid dreams that just happen to come true a little too often for comfort. She's best friends with Penny and Kyle. Penny is bubbly, Kyle, funny and out to his besties.
Enter Dillan Sloan, nephew of the most popular teacher at the local high school. He's been sent there in disgrace after being unable to fulfill a mission in
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Adrienne
COULD. NOT. FOR THE LIFE OF ME. FINISH. THIS. IDIOCY.
Mary Lois
Apr 08, 2015 Mary Lois rated it really liked it
Sixteen-year-old Selena Fallon is a dreamer. Not a daydreamer, but an I-see-the-future kind of dreamer. Normally, this isn't a problem, as she has gotten pretty good at keeping her weird card hidden from everyone in her small town. But when Selena dreams of her own rather bloody death, things get a little too freaky-even for her.....




Til Death, for me, isn't your ordinary young adult novel. Yes, many writers have been with this kind of genre, but this one, is one of those books that you'd feel gu
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Kristine
Jan 03, 2015 Kristine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Why didn't I bought the book sooner?!

May the Banshees help me!!! You've got to be kidding me?! Seriously? IT ENDED LIKE THAT AND WHAT THE HELL?? SEBASTIAN THE HELL HOUND Where the hell are you?!! WHEN WILL THE NEXT BOOK COME OUT????

The only thing I regret is, I shouldn't have read it right away. I should have waited a year for the next book to be published so my agony in waiting will lessen.

In all seriousness, the book hooked me instantly! As if this book has a spark on it. I think I just de
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Erin Koiso
Jul 11, 2014 Erin Koiso rated it it was amazing
Sea Panther
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Sea Panther is the first book in the Crimson Storm Novel series by Dawn Marie Hamilton.
Robert MacLachlan is a Scottish nobleman cursed by the Voodoo Priestess Zola. He is now damned for all eternity to walk his life as a vampire shifter. He has spent lifetimes searching for a cure to his malady. Now in the twenty-first century his yacht is down one crew member. His faithful servant and friend Colin MacEwen has placed and ad looking for said
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Nikki
Apr 24, 2014 Nikki rated it liked it
My copy was provided by Netgalley.

Selena has always known she's different because she has dreams that predict the future. Now, sometimes she dreams can be good, but other times they're useless. But then one day Selena dreams of her own, bloody death. She can't hide her weirdness from her small town after she learned of her own death. Selena doesn't know when it's gonna happen, but it could happen at any time, anywhere.

Around the time Selena predicts her death, she meets the new guy at school nam
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Jennifer Reposh-Krieger
This is the first book of Evangelista's I have read and I enjoyed it for the most part. After reading other reviews on this book, I seem to fall somewhere in the middle. I did like the book and the storyline and for the most part, I liked the characters but there were A LOT of questions I had throughout the book.

The story is about Dillan who has been punished for some reason and is sent to a small town in Wyoming, I believe, to live with his uncle. While living there, he has to attend school whe
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“Should I give you two some time alone?”


“What?”


His smile gave me unexpected quivers.

“Stop molesting my car.”
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