Review of Cracked (Soul Eater #1)
Rating 5 stars
Normally the Main Character in a book is the good person but not in Cracked. Meda is bad, a monster, but a hilarious monster. I don’t think I have ever laughed so much throughout a book. Meda’s inner dialogue was brilliant and I loved her struggle between being good and bad.
Here are a few parts I took from book:
I consider the many tools at my disposal, eyeing his large blood-splattered frame, and settle on my weapon of choice – one so infrequently used I need to dust it off first.
My eyes fill with tears. “Wha–” I swallow hard “– what were those things?”
“Demons.” Thanks, Einstein. I got that part. I let a tear trickle over.
He hurries to reassure me. “Don’t cry – I’ll protect you.”
Humiliating. Absolutely humiliating.
❝ A small girl, still young enough to suffer the indignity of pigtails, holds out a dead goldfish in her cupped hand.
Thanks, but I just ate.
"My fish died," she lisps around missing teeth. She looks at me expectantly.
Ah - catastrophe has struck and she's in search of an adult to handle it. (...) Fortunately, I know just how to handle this one.
"Flush it down the toilet."
What? It's a fish. ❞
"There are some people you know you shouldn’t anger because it isn’t right. Like your mom – if she’s the nice sort.
There are other people you know you shouldn’t anger because they have the authority to punish you. Police officers, politicians, insane asylum wardens, your mom – if she’s the bad sort.
But there are some people you shouldn’t anger that you don’t know about, because no one ever survived to warn you.
I’m the third kind.
I eat souls.
The Secondary Characters where just as valuable to the story. My favourite been Jo, she was so angry at the world that it gave Meda so much ammunition for hilarious smart commentary (That went on inside her head) it had me laughing so hard. Uri was sweet, he was a kid who got to hang out with superman - superman being Chi. It was cute.
Overall the story captured me not for its plot or world building but because of Meda and her inability to feel compassion for others. Just hilarious. If you want a fun read that will make you laugh and smile then cracked is the one for you.