Heaven – Christoph Marzi

“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. “

This was another impulse buy, I was intrigued by the cover and the synopsis sounded really interesting.

I’m so glad I did buy it because I really enjoyed this urban fairy tale, every moment was truly fascinating right from the start.  There were so many questions raised that I just had to read on to find the answers. These answers came bit by bit and it felt like I was fitting together a puzzle.

For some reason I expected this to be an old-fashioned story so I was surprised to find that it was actually very modern.  Set in London it had a tense and eerie feel to it with plenty of action, a bit of romance and lots of secrets.

I felt that there was a great energy between David and Heaven, they were so natural with each other and I think this gives the reader a feeling of comfort especially with all the craziness that surrounded the two of them.  They had a conversation where they talked about memories being like postcards in our minds and I really liked that idea.

Miss Trodwood was a lovely character, she was very wise, honest and down to earth which I think made her feel grandmotherly.  I liked the way she had taken David in when he was in trouble and that she also did the same for Heaven too.  The mysterious man with the black gloves and the equally mysterious client of his really got my imagination going – I had all sorts of theories as to who they were but unfortunately none were correct.

Towards the end the intensity and action really increased – I found myself holding my breath and hoping for a good outcome!

This is a dark mysterious story that kept me guessing throughout, a definite must-read.

Heaven can be purchased here or from most good book retailers.