Cat's Claw (Calliope Reaper-Jones Series #2)

Cat's Claw (Calliope Reaper-Jones Series #2)

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by Amber Benson
     
 

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Calliope Reaper-Jones is Death's Daughter. She owes a debt to Cerberus, the three headed dog that guards the gate's of hell-a debt that involves a trip to Purgatory, Las Vegas, ancient Egypt, and a discount department store that's more frightening than any supernatural creature she'll ever encounter.

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Calliope Reaper-Jones is Death's Daughter. She owes a debt to Cerberus, the three headed dog that guards the gate's of hell-a debt that involves a trip to Purgatory, Las Vegas, ancient Egypt, and a discount department store that's more frightening than any supernatural creature she'll ever encounter.

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Publishers Weekly
Benson follows up Death’s Daughter with a complicated, slow-moving tale. Being the half-human daughter of the Grim Reaper has advantages—such as immortality—but Calliope Reaper-Jones would rather just get on with her ordinary life in New York City. Then Callie learns that her lost love may still be alive; a dangerous cat-shaped spirit guide seeks human form; and Cerberus, the three-headed guardian of Hell, demands Callie locate and turn over a mysterious architect who’s gone missing. Callie bounces from twist to twist as she explores Benson’s richly imagined world, where multiple mythologies blend, and the afterlife is run as a corporation. The chick lit voice gets its share of laughs, but the frenzied pace fails to hide the lack of heart or the sense that this time around, the stakes never really amount to much. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441018437
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/23/2010
Series:
Calliope Reaper-Jones Series, #2
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
538,481
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

AMBER BENSON co-created, co-wrote, and directed the animated supernatural web-series Ghosts of Albion with Christopher Golden, followed by a series of novels including Witchery and Accursed, and the novella Astray. Benson and Golden also co-authored the novella The Seven Whistlers. As an actress, she has appeared in dozens of roles in feature films, TV movies, and television series, including the fan favorite role of Tara Maclay on three seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Benson wrote, produced, and directed the feature films Chance and Lovers, Liars, and Lunatics.

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Cat's Claw (Calliope Reaper-Jones Series #2) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
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epicrat More than 1 year ago
Calliope thought everything was squared away after rescuing her father and restoring the balance in the Afterlife. However, she still owes Cerberus a debt for borrowing his daughter and finds herself on a wild goose chase for an Egyptian architect who has somehow escaped death. Calliope discovers that she has bitten off more than she can chew and encounters unexpected enemies along the way. cat's claw is actually my favorite of the series thus far. I loved the story arc with Cerberus wanting to collect on Calliope's debt and trick her into replacing him as the guardian of the North Gate of Hell. I think death's daughter set the stage, but Book 2 really takes the story to the next level and flows quite nicely. Familiar and new characters to enjoy, the world Amber Benson has created is steeped with mythology and good humor.
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GordonF More than 1 year ago
Calliope blusters and BSs her way through this adventure - every bit as entertaining as the first book. Excellent character growth showing up here, the book is a pretty fast read, well paced action. Definitely worth a read.
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When I read Amber Benson's first book Death's Daughter it was a fun and interesting twist on the concept of the Afterlife. This second book in the series is just as fun. A quick read with light humor and no heavy plot points to drag it down. I recommend it to anyone who likes quirky and fun fantasy.
The_Chronicler More than 1 year ago
I loved both Death's Daughter and Cat's Claw by Amber Benson. She has created a very engaging and very human protagonist whom she has thrust into a detailed and well thought out fantasy adventure series. I eagerly look forward to reading the next book when it comes out on e-books so I can read on my Nook (as I have foresworn buying anymore paper books to clutter up my limited shelf-space).
cmf63 More than 1 year ago
Cat's Claw is one of my new favorite series! It is humorous with just a hint of romance. So it's not too mushy but makes you chuckle out loud. The characters are put in some very unusual and unique situations. I couldn't put it down and can't wait for the next book. It was also a pleasant surprise to find out that the author was in one of my favorite TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So if you liked Buffy you just might enjoy this book.
toekneed More than 1 year ago
First Calliope Reaper-Jones book I have read. Will have to fill out the series. Delightfully entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the series and can fit in the urban fantasy, paranormal mystery, and chick lit categories. I do like this series. It's a pleasant and fast reading experience. It does have a strange characteristic that it shares with the Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine: I have a difficult time remembering details and particulars about the stories even it it's just a few days later. Either way, I'd recommend that people read the books. I certainly will continue to look for more books (in both series).
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