Grace had finally gotten used to her new afterlife as a "Made" - a Reaper who used to be human. When Made Reapers and souls begin disappearing, however, Grace and her mentor Tully suspect demons. Grace's worst fears are confirmed when her sister's soul is threatened.
She'll have to break every rule in the Reaper book to save them, including using a little magic to become temporarily human. With the help of Tully and her witchy friend Tessa, Grace goes undercover on a college campus to save the fates of kidnapped souls. What she didn't count on was the boy who makes her laugh like no other, who makes her feel alive again and question her existence. With her own soul in peril, Grace realizes that demons aren't working alone. Betrayal and distrust runs deep and Grace discovers that sometimes even Reapers are prone to humanity.
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About the Author
Liz Long is a USA Today bestselling author of 11 independently published works in YA and urban fantasy and is a magazine editor in Roanoke, VA. She is the Director of the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference and the annual Roanoke Author Invasion, as well as a public speaker, covering topics such as self-publishing and magazine writing. To learn more about Liz, including info on her books, plus writing, marketing and social media tips, and writer pep talks, visit her website at lizclong.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Reaper Made by Liz Long has a lot to offer the reader. There were reapers, of course, and angels, demons, and witches. Plus you had a lot of supernatural action with a touch of romance. I'm not sure if this is will turn into a series, but there are some definite possibilities for more. Although the story didn't leave any unfinished business per say, Grace definitely has more stories to tell. A Reaper Made by Liz Long was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
As many of you know, my love of romance novels started in with paranormal romance, so I have to admit that I once in a while I really love to sit down and read a great paranormal story. This sounded interesting, so I thought I’d give it a try and I’m certainly glad I did! Grace is a new “made” reaper, meaning that she was once human. Her partner in her second life is Tully, a gruff Irishman from the time of the famine who only plays by the rules. But, Grace was born to break rules, and when bad things start to happen she decides that she needs to break one of the biggest ones in order to save the living. And that’s when all the crap hits the fan, people! First off, I’m new to this author but I found her style to be engaging and fun to read. I LOVED Grace and Tully. Grace, because she’s spunky and smart, and Tully because while smart, he is the polar opposite of Grace. But Tully definitely has his moments, and in those moments you glimpse a man who feels deeply. I really, really loved Tully. This story really incorporates the best of the supernatural world. Besides reapers, there are witches and angels and shifters and even a few frat boys to keep it interesting! The world building, I thought, was spectacular. The characters were well written and though mythical, completely believable. What I really wasn’t expecting was the moments of sorrow as you glimpse more of the life Grace had. She died young, without living much life, and while she has embraced the afterlife you can’t help but be touched and saddened at certain points. I found it not only to be a fun story, but touching as well. Kudos, dear author. You got me! 5 stars. Reviewed by Sara Squared for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy Provided for review*
Grace was not only a ‘Made’ Reaper, but a fairly new one. She was still still learning and trying hard to keep her mentor happy. Tully played strictly by the rules, no exceptions. When the only way to find out what was really happening and to ultimately stop it was to break one of the biggest rules… well, that’s when things got interesting. I really liked Grace. She was strong, loyal and she loved fiercely. Tessa was fun and the perfect side kick. Tully… well, I can’t say I really liked him, but by the end I loved him. Once you read A Reaper Made, you’ll understand. A Reaper Made had a little bit of everything. Danger, action, magic, suspense, humor, an unexpected evil villain and even a little bit of romance. I have to be honest and let you know that even though I enjoyed A Reaper Made, I liked Gifted and Burned in the Donovan Circus series more. Looking back, the only thing that sticks out in my mind as far as differences go is the fact that the Donovan Circus series is a lot darker. I’m pretty sure that proves a couple of things. One, my taste is a little warped (that should come as no surprise to anyone who’s visited here before) and two – Liz Long’s talent isn’t limited to one ‘type’ of writing. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
I actually won this book in a giveaway. This is a new author for me so I was like I could give her work a try. With A Reaper Made we are thrown into the world of Grace who is a reaper. Now I love the whole reaper thing. Being able to take souls when they are ready and helping them move on is a gig I would want if I died. Yes I am sure it would get boring and be sad sometimes but it would be something that I think I could do. But anyway on to the review. Grace is a young woman who died early. Instead of moving on to Heaven or Hell she was a made. By being made that meant she has become a reaper. She was made by her mentor Tully. Now of course there are rules to being a reaper and Grace has followed them even though she has a smart mouth which I like. Grace's scene is the retirement home and that is where her chargers are. She is fairly new to this whole reaper game and thanks to her strict teacher Tully he is helping guide her along. When reapers start disappearing Tully starts looking into it with the help of Grace and a friendly witch Tess we learn what is happening and why. Now one of the rules of a Reaper is you CAN NOT BE SEEN and you can not go and see your family. With this case of the missing reapers Grace gets to break the rules even if Tully does not want her too. But will it put Grace's family in danger, is Grace in danger? All this is answered and more. There is some action, some mystery as to who is behind this all, demons, witches and talk of angels. A cool world this author has going on. By the ending I think there could be another book into this reaper world.