Every woman Markus comes into contact with, dies inexplicably. His only friends are Bach and Gian, the tutor of the awkward sixteen-year-old Violett. Markus becomes obsessed with Violett but spends his time actively avoiding her, as he doesn't wish any harm to come to her. But then, they finally meet ...
As Violett says about Markus, she is "already in love with his style of explanation ... ". Well, that's how I feel about this author's writing. The writing is beautiful, whimsical, funny, and heartbreaking. It is full of dark humor and longing, and reminds us of those intense feelings of first love.
The paranormal element surprised me but, at that point, I already loved the story and the characters so much that I didn't care. And the ending ... Why did it end like that? Why didn't anyone tell me there is another book after this one? As much as I hate cliffhangers, I still have to give this book 5 stars.
My top pick of the year so far. Absolutely delightful.
I received this book in return for an honest review.
Full blog post: http://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com/2015/05/death-and-jelly-by-cara-doll.html