The Reaper’s Daughter
The Reaper’s Daughter Series
Genre: Paranormal Dark Fantasy
Release Date: May 9, 2015
Cover Artist: Shari Ryan
Goodreads Rating: 3.75
My Rating: 5.0
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.
My Take on the Book:
In this book you're introduced to a young woman who is a bit of an adrenaline junkie. She's a great father, an amazing friend, a longtime boyfriend and a "dead mother". The book starts off with a prologue that takes place six months after part one of the book. It tells the story of Blake.
it's a great story, with a pretty cool premise. The writing is really concise an easy to follow. I found I really enjoyed the story and the characters, more so than I expected. There's a bit of heartbreak within the first six chapters and I'm not ashamed to admit I cried like a little baby. So I would recommends you have a box of tissues around.
And while the story is sad, it's necessary for the book to continue. It's needed for the main character to grow and accept her responsibilities. I can honestly say this is a series that I will be revisiting and I can't wait for book 2.
There's definitely a sense of loss of this book, but for everything that's lost something is gained. And for those of you that are really interested in mythology this book is right up your alley. As somebody who took a class of "the study of world religion" I've got to admit that this book was really interesting. There's a lot going on but it's written in the way that is so easy to follow, I didn't find myself lost at all.
There's definitely romance in this book and it's kind of bittersweet. But I think that's one of the things I enjoyed the most in this book. It's not your typical coming of age, paranormal or fantasy romance. Blake has a lot going on. It makes more realistic and relatable.
This looks like it has the potential to be a great series that I would absolutely love to fall into. It has great and likeable characters and a really interesting premise.
About The Author
As a girl, K.M. always wished she’d suddenly come into magical powers or cross over into a Faerie circle. Although that has yet to happen, she instead lives vicariously through the characters she creates writing fantasy and paranormal.
When K.M. is not busy writing her next novel, she serves as a freelance editor and writer. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in English-Lit from Nazareth College of Rochester. K.M. lives in Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region with her husband, her extremely energetic little boy, and their crazy goldendoodle Luna (short for Lunatic)
Learn more at http://www.kmrandallauthor.com/
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