Title: The Reaper’s Daughter
Author: KM Randall
Publisher: Booktrope Publishing
Publication Date: May 9th 2015
Pages: (PDF File 153 pages)
“I’ve always felt like an average girl … except for my strange relationship with death. You could say I like to court it. Whether I’m soaring through the air as a flyer for Specter University’s cheer squad, or speeding down the steepest mountain with only grace and balance keeping me from an icy end, I’ve always needed to feel a rush. But now Death is courting me―in more ways than one. First, there’s Rishi, a rogue death deity who has a penchant for annoying me nearly to my grave and whose intense gaze has the power to see right through me. Then there’s Hades, who I’d rather had stayed just a myth. Now that he knows I exist, he’s not going to leave me alone until I meet the same end as my mother. Oh yeah, did I forget to mention her? I spent my whole life thinking she had died when I was a baby, but now I’ve found out she’s much more than dead. Fifty years ago, Hades banished my mother from the underworld and took away her ability to cross over souls―souls that have wandered lost through the world ever since. Now she wants me to clean up the mess. You may have heard of her before … They call her the Grim Reaper.”
I received an e-ARC of this book in return for an honest review, which doesn’t affect my opinions at all!
From just reading the synopsis I knew I had to read this book, I was captivated and left wanting to know more just from reading the synopsis, and the book definitely didn’t disappoint!
I loved the originality of the storyline, a story from the perspective of the Grim Reapers daughter… What’s not to love?!I loved how the storyline progressed and how the layers of the story were revealed the deeper you read into the novel. The writing kept me hooked chapter by chapter and I felt myself never wanting to stop reading.
The story had its share of strong female characters which I absolutely loved. Both Blake and Shelby (the quirky best friend) knew what they wanted, and dealt with everything they went through in a realistic and optimistic mind set. I loved the friendship between Shelby and Blake and how they were even stronger when they were together. Shelby was probably my favourite character, she was optimistic and supportive and frequently dyed her hair different colours, from black to bright orange, she was so different and so loveable!
Death was a huge theme in the book (as expected). I thought Randall portrayed death in a very realistic way, especially through Blake. I loved how raw and real her emotions were when she had to deal with death of someone close to her or even of someone she had never met before.
The overall story was executed in a faultless way! The ending tied up all the loose ends and I can’t wait for the second instalment! I’m giving The Reaper’s Daughter a well-deserved 5/5! I would just like to thank Erin and KM Randall for allowing me to read a copy!
Thank you for taking the time to read my review, I hope you all have a wonderful day!