Jul 13, 2012

Leif by Abbi Glines Review

Leif by Abbi Glines
(Existence Trilogy, #2.5)
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Publisher: Abbi Glines; 94 pages

"She was mine. I owned her soul…until Death stole her heart."

LEIF is a novella from the Existence series. It is glimpses into Leif's point-of-view during both Existence and Predestined.

Only Abbi Glines can make you loathe a character in one book and make you love him in another book. That is exactly what happened to me when I read Leif. I can say I didn’t exactly hate Leif in Predestined but he definitely wasn’t my favorite guy either, and towards the end of Predestined part of me did feel sorry for him, but once I read Leif, my perspective has changed so much.

Let me just say, one of the first lines in Leif is exactly what Ceaseless will be about and it sends chills down my spine. “The soul that the Creator had made to be her mate was gone. He’d moved away.” Damn, what is going to happen to Pagan and Dank?! Oh I can’t wait! Anyway, back to Leif. I really loved getting the story from his perspective, especially since for the almost the whole book of Existence, we didn’t know that he wasn’t human, I think that changes things a bit, not being human, different emotions on his end. It was very interesting to me that Leif seemed to fear Dank so much, and also interesting to me that he couldn’t see him. This makes me wonder now throughout Existence, did Dank know that Leif wasn’t human this whole time? Did he know by his actions that he’d be sending her into someone’s arms that wasn’t human?

I really felt bad for Leif, all he wanted was what he was promised and he grew to love Pagan over the years. He just wanted love, but what he didn’t realize until the end of his story/Predestined is that you can’t force someone to love you no matter what actions you have done for them. A soul wants who it wants, and sadly for Leif Pagan’s soul wanted Dank.

I am however interested in this red-head girl, Sabine, that is in Vilokan looking for her sister. I can see Leif already having eyes for her, and with the last line of this story, “I’m not my father. I’m nothing like my father. That’s the problem.” There seems to be a lot left unanswered. Does Sabine find her sister? Does Leif start to have feelings for Sabine? What happens if Ghede finds out she is there? I am wondering if Abbi is going to write a little more with this story. Because I think this could be another amazing novel!! I loved Leif, it was great to see the story through his eyes and understand him!! Amazing job Abbi!!!


  1. The cover of this makes me want to look into the book series...whoa


  2. Her covers for this whole series are AMAZING!! you should check it out though, you won't be disappointed.


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