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Review: Heaven by Christoph Marzi

Heaven by Christoph Marzi
Published by Orchard

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. 

 Heaven is a uniquely different read. It's difficult to sum up exactly what sort of book it is as it seems to me to be a little bit of everything, a love story, a thriller and a fairy-tale all wrapped up into one.

The story itself is set in London and has this magical feel to it in an almost Neil Gaiman-esque way (to be fair I haven't read an awful lot of his stuff so forgive me if I'm talking rubbish making this comparison). It's quirky and odd with heroes and villains  and strange going ons but it works.

I loved the relationship between the two main characters David and Heaven. Heaven is this strange character who you don't quite understand at first. David mostly thinks she is mad but as time goes on he gets more and more captivated by her and her unique ways. I liked seeing how the relationship between the two develops as the story goes on.

The story starts quite slowly but later on picks up pace to break-neck speed as the adventure really kicks off and is quite chilling at times when you see what the main villains are capable of.

An enjoyable and quirky read set in a wintry cold London with awesome characters which you will love.


I adore the cover, and your review does sound intriguing (although I too have only read a few books by Neil Gaiman). I'll keep an eye out for Heaven.
Hmm, I was looking at this book while I was in Asda today. I did think it sounded interesting but I may have to go back now and buy it :)
iffath said…
I also saw this one in Asda and was quite curious about it! Great review :) Might have to get it for the love story part!
Vicki said…
I like the sound of this one. Especially as you describe it quirky and odd :D
Cicely said…
I've been curious about this one for a while! I never really knew what it was about though until now, and it sounds really interesting actually. I might pick it up at some point. Great review! :)
I nearly bought this last week and Im gutted I didnt now!