Sunday, December 29, 2019

Review: The Die of Death (The Great Devil War #2)

Author: Kenneth B. Andersen
Started reading: December 8th 2019
Finished the book: December 24th 2019
Pages: 317
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: October 5th 2018
Source: A digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.09
My score:
Philip's adventures as the Devil's apprentice have changed him—in a good way. Although he misses his friends in Hell, he has made new friends in life. But when the future of the underworld is threatened once again, Philip’s help is needed. Death's Die has been stolen and immortality is spreading across the globe. Philip throws himself into the search—and discovers a horrible truth about his own life along the way.

My thoughts
This series is such a unique book series. I remember writing the review for the first book and I was reminded a bit of Harry Potter, but then the dark version with demons and devils. I still feel that way, I also feel that the book is growing with Philip and the story gets a bit darker already. The book talks more about his personal life and his fear of losing loved ones.

  • Getting back: This book was so easy to get back into. Sometimes I really have to re-read my own review and look for a summary of other books in a series, but I didn't feel that way with this book at all. The book also had a small recap worked through the first chapter. I feel like that was very smart from the author.
  • Genius: This series is just GENIUS. I can't say it any other way. I have no questions about the world building, or the story. Everything is explained so well and I have explored new awesome places in this book. That's always necessary in a second book, to make sure there is more to explore. There was TONS to explore. Everything is just so believable, and that makes it easy to read.
  • Emotions: The first book was more about exploring this new world that Philip visits and getting to know him a bit, but this book talks about people Philip has lost and people he may lose. It's well done because you get to know Philip even better and I felt like he grew as a character in that way.
  • Ending: The book ends with something very mysterious and I can't wait to read more about it. It makes me curious and excited for the third book and I expect that book to be high on my TBR!
  • Repetition: This book had some repetitions in it and I felt like that wasn't good for the story. The book starts almost the same as it did in the first book. I was also a bit disappointed by a major plot twist that was used twice in this book. Next to that, I felt that the book had less tension than the first book, so overall all these small remarks cost the book 1 star.
A fun, fun series to read. Excellent writing, excellent world building. It all leaves no questions what so ever. The book has likable characters and adds new characters in this second book as well. I loved that the book took me on a trip exploring this other world even further and I can't wait what the third book has in store for me.

Other opinions on this book
"Even darker, scarier and more amusing adventures for all ages. This is a book for young adults and adults, especially those who enjoy dark adventures and fantasy with paranormal elements included."
- Rosie's Bookreview

"A dark and humorous read. This series continue to grow and grow."
- LoveReading

Memorable quotes from this book
"He didn't think there was any reason to fear dying because - and this is a little complicated - you never co-exist with death. So when a man dies, he doesn't know that he's dead, and that's why there's noting to fear."

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