Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Review - Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

Title: Black Bird of the Gallows
Author: Meg Kassel
Pages: 300
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: 5th September 2017

Blurb from Goodreads: 

A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full.

Angie Dovage can tell there’s more to Reece Fernandez than just the tall, brooding athlete who has her classmates swooning, but she can’t imagine his presence signals a tragedy that will devastate her small town. When something supernatural tries to attack her, Angie is thrown into a battle between good and evil she never saw coming. Right in the center of it is Reece—and he’s not human.

What's more, she knows something most don't. That the secrets her town holds could kill them all. But that’s only half as dangerous as falling in love with a harbinger of death.


My Review:
*I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Entangled Publishing LLC and NetGalley*

Angie Dovage's life changes when Reece Fernandez moves in next door.
She soon finds out that there's more to Reece than meets the eye, that he may not even be human.
In the middle of the harbingers of death and the Beekeepers, will Angie survive the event that will devastate her town?
Can Angie and Reece have a future?

I was really intrigued by Black Bird of the Gallows - the idea of harbingers of death was interesting and unique.
I liked Angie and found her relatable. I would have liked to have seen her hanging out with her friends Deno and Lacey more.
The plot was mostly good, but I did find my attention wandering once or twice.
While I didn't dislike the romance, I'm not sure I really felt the connection between Angie and Reece.
I didn't enjoy this as much as I hoped I would, but I thought the idea of harbingers of death was different, and I liked how they followed disaster around.

Overall this was a mostly enjoyable read.