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Buddy Read: Existence by Abbi Glines


Existence by Abbi Glines 
Series: Existence, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal 
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: eBook, 161 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on December 13th 2011 by WIld Child Publishing (first published March 4th 2004)
Abbi Glines: Website | Twitter | Goodreads


What happens when you’re stalked by Death? You fall in love with him, of course.

Pagan Moore doesn’t cheat Death, but instead, falls in love with him.

Seventeen year old Pagan Moore has seen souls her entire life. Once she realized the strangers she often saw walking through walls were not visible to anyone else, she started ignoring them. If she didn’t let them know she could see them, then they left her alone. Until she stepped out of her car the first day of school and saw an incredibly sexy guy lounging on a picnic table, watching her with an amused smirk on his face. Problem is, she knows he’s dead.

Not only does he not go away when she ignores him, but he does something none of the others have ever done. He speaks. Pagan is fascinated by the soul. What she doesn’t realize is that her appointed time to die is drawing near and the wickedly beautiful soul she is falling in love with is not a soul at all.

He is Death and he’s about to break all the rules.

I’ve been planning to reread this book for awhile and then it was free in Amazon kindle so I suggested to my friend Demi that we should buddy read it. You can read her review here.

“He’s trying to play hard to get. Kind of proves what a child he is, but I can see it’s bothering you.”

Existence is a book Pagan Moore is a normal human but she can see these souls that no one else can. Then she sees a soul that can actually talk to her.

Pagan and Dank deserved to have more “screen” time together. They were cute and all but I didn’t really see what they saw in each other. There were a lot of things Dank kept from her and I don’t really see what was that ‘special’ about Pagan to interest him.

I don’t understand Leif. He deserved so much more but I why did he date Kendra for three years if he had feelings for someone else? It just doesn’t make any sense. Knowing the ending some things about him actually makes sense. It was hard to root for him no matter how nice he was because it was obvious that he had more feelings for heroine than she did for him.

“You’re missing the public display of affection across the hall between your two buddies. They may need you to throw a bucket of ice water on them.”

I liked Pagan’s friends but I feel like Wyatt was only there to be Miranda’s boyfriend. At times Miranda was such an amazing friend but other times she could be quite shallow.

All in all good book but confusing and frustrating at times. I’ll hopefully enjoy the next book more if we decide t o read it at some point. I still have so many questions and I’d like to know more about Pagan’s relationship with Dank.


3 stars

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