Review: Heaven by Christoph Marzi

HeavenTitle: Heaven

Author: Christoph Marzi
Publisher: Orchard Books
Genre(s): young-adult; romance; fantasy
Source: Paperback – finished copy (for review)

My Rating

Synopsis (goodreads):

The night that Heaven lost her heart was cold and moonless. But the blade that sliced it out was warm with her dark blood…

David Pettyfer is taking a shortcut over the dark rooftops of London’s brooding houses, when he literally stumbles across Heaven: a strange, beautiful, distraught girl who says that bad men have stolen her heart. Yet she’s still alive…

And so begins David and Heaven’s wild, exciting and mysterious adventure—to find Heaven’s heart, and to discover the incredible truth about her origins. 

Part thriller, part love story and part fairy tale, this brilliantly original novel from a bestselling German author will take your breath away…


My Review:

Heaven was like a breath of fresh air. There was something simply breathtaking about it. It was like finding water in a desert and not being able to get enough of it.

Heaven has her heart cut out of her body in the dark night, rendering her dead, or so she should be. But when she gets up and runs it leaves her attackers puzzled and perplexed. She bumps into David, who has no idea what he’s getting into. But neither does Heaven.

Originally written in German this book was…phenomenal. The lush details and description left me gasping for air. Everything unfolded in front of my eyes and i felt myself right there with the characters. The narrative voice just spoke out. I have always loved a good narrative that manages to pull me into the story. And i have to say that throughout the novel i was very much in the story.

There really is that raw feel to the story but at the same time it speaks volumes and manages to get the idea out. I’ve never been to England but i actually felt like i was there. The places just took form before me and i saw myself there. What’s more is that this book really didn’t let you put it down. I had completely lost all power to take a break from the book.

The book was fast paced because of the situations that the characters found themselves in. I would actually love to see this book become a movie!

I kid not when i say that you’ve read nothing quite like this!


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