It’s one of those things you would never wish upon your worst enemy, to hear that your sister has committed suicide. Unfortunately that’s the exact news that seventeen year old Scarlett hears in book one of the Ceruleans series Death Wish by Megan Tayte. It just doesn’t make much sense to her. Her sister was a great surfer, yet she’s been told that her sister killed herself by drowning. How is that even possible? If it’s not true, what are the real facts behind her death?
This news has caused Scarlett to run to the ocean, and begin surfing herself. She feels that the water brings her closer to her sister, and in turn it brings her closer to a boy. This boy is named Luke, and he will save her in more ways than one. Luke introduces her to another boy named Jude, and Jude becomes someone that Scarlett can’t stop thinking about.
Come to find out, these boys may have some secrets, and may be able to give her answers to her sister’s death. They may hold the secret to the real reason Scarlett’s sister is gone. Ultimately the characters in this book are real, and very deep and interesting. I loved that Scarlett, though broken at the beginning of the novel, was emotional in a way that was real for people who have been through death and who are trying to deal with their grief. I also loved that the relationships weren’t just surface relationships. Luke and Scarlett are really cute together, and I think that their relationship is going to expand over the course of this series.
This is just the first book in the Cerulean series, and so far I thought it was a really interesting story. I like that there is a paranormal aspect to this series, but so far it hasn’t been the main focus of the series. From looking at the other books, it seems that it gets deeper into that as the series goes on, which will be fun to read. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I was also given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.