Author: Eliza Crewe
Rating: ★★★★ 1/2
Synopsis: Meda Melange has officially hung up her monstrous mantle and planted her feet firmly on the holy and righteous path of a Crusader-in-training. Or, at least, she’s willing to give it a shot. It helps that the Crusaders are the only thing standing between her and the demon hordes who want her dead.
After all, everyone knows a good girl’s greatest weakness is a bad boy.The problem is, the only people less convinced than Meda of her new-found role as Good Girl are the very Crusaders she’s trying to join. So when a devilishly handsome half-demon boy offers escape, how’s a girl supposed to say “no?”
Huge thank you to Strange Chemistry and Netgalley!
You know what I love about this series? It’s blunt, gorey, and absolutely dripping with sarcasm. There’s nothing more interesting or engaging than an assassin/demon that actually follows through on their urges. I get so sick of romantic plotlines in YA where it’s like “omg I am a demon/werewolf/vampire/whatever and we are from different worlds, but I love you!” nonsense. That doesn’t exist in the Soul Eaters series, as Meda and Co. are exactly who they are and want you to take them at face value. Huge props to Eliza Crewe for creating a memorable cast of characters who don’t fall into bad stereotypes.
But series, Meda is fantastic. She’s sarcastic, sure of herself, and even when she makes a mistake, she rolls with it. While she isn’t much for positives, you read this because Meda is a narrator who tells it like it is: no sugarcoating, no lies, just blunt truths that ooze with sarcasm. This series is fun, and this book was just as good as the first because the action was solid, the writing was so focused, and the humor was just spot on.
I’m not going to spoilt his book for those interested because it builds right off the first one, but I love how much the secondary characters like Jo evolved. I loved the friendships between the characters, and I loved that the friendships were built on some violence, some truths, lots of humor and can I just say how awesome this book is for its female friendships? So good.
Plus, Meda is a demon who KILLS! I appreciate that she fits the bill of who she is. Also I love how she has to cope with the fact that she’s not allowed to eat people because she’s stuck with the Crusaders, and I’m just going to keep fangirling. This series isfun with the right amount of complexity and humour. Seriously, you’ll love Meda and friends. They are just so cracktastically awesome, and I keep hoping even with that ending that perhaps there will be more in the Soul Eaters universe. Read this series — it’s fantastic.