Review: Cracked by Eliza Crewe

Cracked - Eliza CrewePublisher: Strange Chemistry (November 5th 2013)
Hardcover: 304 pages
Series: Soul Eater #1
Source:  Strange Chemistry
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Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Ever since my mom was murdered, I’ve been completely alone. I live in the shadows, because there’s no one like me. I have no choice because I have to fight the Hunger, the Hunger that drives me to hunt people and eat their souls. And I have to fight it if I want to stay out of the darkness.

Who am I?
I’m Meda Melange.
What am I?
I don’t know—but I’m not human.
And now, I finally have the chance to find out.

In this first book of the gripping Soul Eater trilogy, find out who Meda is and which side she will come down on in a thrilling tale of the war between good and evil.

Review:

A pretty interesting book; truth be told I wasn’t entirely sure what I was getting into. But the synopsis did sound pretty awesome. In case you’re wondering, it’s an epic battle between demons and the Knights of Templar.

Meda is a half demon and probably the least likely half-demon to be a hero. In fact, for a while, she’s very anti-hero (though her inner thoughts are quite hilarious). Meda is a bit crazy, she’s selfish and usually only thinks of herself, she’s not above manipulating to save her own hide. The only thing that keeps her in check from just killing everyone & eating their souls is her mother. We get to see her inner monologue and her inner monologue is sarcastic and snarky and just plain funny most times. Despite that she’s anti-hero, I enjoyed her. Really she’s one of those characters where you either love her or hate.

The supporting characters are all pretty likable too. I adore Chi just because he is the hero to the extreme to the point of stupidity as Meda puts it.  Jo is probably as equally snark as Meda (though for different reasons) and while they clash, they also have moments. Uri is the adorable mini-Chi.

The overall plot is pretty interesting. The action is bloody, and big, and crazy. The flow of the story is a bit up and down with me where parts had me hooked and others I got a little bored but overall, the voice of Meda is fun to follow and the book entertaining if you don’t mind a little gore and violence.

{* Thanks to the Strange Chemistry for providing an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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