Review: Cracked

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Goodready Synopsis:

Meet Meda. She eats people.

Well, technically, she eats their soul. But she totally promises to only go for people who deserve it. She’s special. It’s not her fault she enjoys it. She can’t help being a bad guy. Besides, what else can she do? Her mother was killed and it’s not like there are any other “soul-eaters” around to show her how to be different. That is, until the three men in suits show up.

They can do what she can do. They’re like her. Meda might finally have a chance to figure out what she is. The problem? They kind of want to kill her. Before they get the chance Meda is rescued by crusaders, members of an elite group dedicated to wiping out Meda’s kind. This is her chance! Play along with the “good guys” and she’ll finally figure out what, exactly, her ‘kind’ is.

Be careful what you wish for. Playing capture the flag with her mortal enemies, babysitting a teenage boy with a hero complex, and trying to keep one step ahead of a too-clever girl are bad enough. But the Hunger is gaining on her.

The more she learns, the worse it gets. And when Meda uncovers a shocking secret about her mother, her past, and her destiny… she may finally give into it.

This was a fun read, but I didn’t think this was as amazing as a lot of my Goodreads friends did. I think a lot of that was because I felt like the humor was trying a little too hard.

I did like the moral lines being blurred in our protagonist, and the story got a lot more interesting as we got closer to the end and made some revelations. I liked the dynamic between the three major characters, and I liked that there wasn’t a romantic element with the main character. Meda is very independent, she’s going to need a very unique male lead to entice her.

I will continue the series, just because it was fun, and hopefully the humor gets better, and the story deeper to make this more than a ‘fun read.’

 

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