Series: Reaper Series 1
Debut: October 1, 2012
Snuck from: Aditi @ That READioactive Book Blog
Read: August 14, 2013
Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clark, is a Reaper.
At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves. This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did?
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 99
Title & Cover: LOVE both. The cover has something asolutely stunning and so many references and levels to interpret. The same goes for the title. Love, love, love it!
Plot: Hmm... How do I put this? I liked the idea of it, all the reapers, the meetings, the conditions, the how and why. However, there was something missing to be amazing. I think I would've liked more otherworldliness, and less reality. However, since this is book one, I think it's inevitable. And there is a big promise of massive otherworldliness for book two.
Aside from being stuck in reality too much, I think it unfolded at a steady pace (for some maybe too slow), and made turns and bumps in the right moments along the time- and plotlines, although sometimes a little predictable.
Characters: Niko and Arianne were both interesting characters, although not so much outstanding it'd make you fall head over heels for them. I believe they have more potential to grow, but they did thoughout the book, and I'm pretty sure they will continue to do so in the sequel.
For now, I found all the reapers a hell of a lot more interesting. Almost literally. 😉 Their alliences and characters, and then there is the Grim Reaper himself. Dying to find out more about all of them in the sequel as well.
Overall: A pretty neat start, with the potential and promise of getting borderline amazing.
Area Scan: Flow: 4/5 -- Vocab: 3.5/5 -- Plot: 4/5 -- Heroes: 4/5 -- Villains: 3.5/5-- Sidekicks: 5/5 -- Romance: 3.5/5 -- Drama: 4/5 -- Action: 4/5 -- Suspense: 3/5 -- Humor: 3.5/5 -- Fantasy: 4/5
Discovered: 4+ Hoods
#1 Reaping Me Softly | #2 Unreap My Heart