Blogtober 2018 · Reviews

Blogtober Day 29: The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough // Review


Title: The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 2nd April 2015

Synopsis: Flora and Henry were born a few blocks from each other, innocent of the forces that might keep a white boy and an African American girl apart; years later they meet again and their mutual love of music sparks an even more powerful connection. But what Flora and Henry don’t know is that they are pawns in a game played by the eternal adversaries Love and Death, here brilliantly reimagined as two extremely sympathetic and fascinating characters. Can their hearts and their wills overcome not only their earthly circumstances, but forces that have battled throughout history?divider-2461548_1280A completely unique story of the impact that two of the oldest adversaries can have on everyday life – who wins in a game of love and death?

This book was something I’ve been meaning to read for so long, so then when my favourite gal Mariam bought it me I was SO excited to jump right into it! I honestly just fell in love with the premise, and thought it was unlike any book I’ve ever read before – I was definitely right.

This book focuses on Flora and Henry, the two players in a game between love and death. One was inundated with love from a young age, the other became a constant companion of death. The story plays out in such an interesting way, I honestly couldn’t help but immerse myself in the world.

Love and Death are some of my favourite characters of any book. I loved their interactions with each other, and seeing their perspectives on life was really eye opening. I also loved their interactions with their ‘players’, and how it was clear the impact that they had had on their lives. It was so fascinating to see the situations play out, and to see how the interpretation of Love and Death affected how Flora and Henry coped.

The ending was so well done. I really loved how it wrapped everything mentioned previously in the novel, and the relationship between Flora and Henry is just done so so well.

This is one of the most unique books I’ve ever read, and if you love beautiful writing and a story to hit you right in the feels, look no further!

You can buy The Game of Love and Death on Amazon UK here!

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