There is no protection from the Unseen.
Las Vegas, Nevada can't contain Alexcia Crystalline Stasis, who is living the ideal teenager's dream as the school's elite socialite. That is, until a fatal car accident changes everything. Now Alexcia’s emotions are on the verge of combusting. As if mourning the loss of her boyfriend isn't enough, she is also dealing with extreme night terrors that leave her wondering if she just might need to be fitted for a straightjacket.
Tevin isn't your normal daemon. He's the leader of his clan, and he also happens to be a very active Grim Reaper. He never wanted to be charged with babysitting the one girl who can sway Creation’s Balance. Tevin has known and kept Alexcia safe most of her life. Now that he has to become even more personally involved in her protection, Tevin finds himself having a hard time separating his sworn duty and pure curiosity. What does make Alexcia tick?
Will Tevin be able to keep Alexcia safe from the Unseen? And will Alexcia’s emotions eventually help Tevin attempt to understand what being human is all about? Or will the entities and assassins’ of the Unseen get what they want … her dead.
About the Author
Born in Pomona, California, Kathy-Lynn Cross lived there for twelve years until her family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada—where she resides still to this day. Inspired by the backdrop of Sin City, Kathy-Lynn took her English professor’s advice and wrote about the hometown that she knew.
Kathy-Lynn wasn’t always a writer. In 2008, when her niece was hospitalized, Kathy-Lynn decided to do something special for her so she wrote a short tale for her to read. After devouring it in a single day, her niece and the nurses in the pediatrics wing quickly asked her, “What’s next?” That was when a new chapter in her life opened up, and Kathy-Lynn realized that she wanted to become a Storyweaver.
Kathy-Lynn loves the color red and obsessively uses it in everything, including her bottle-blonde hair accented by red highlights. She has a knack for baking and cake decorating—that is, when her fingers are not busy writing mayhem. When recharging, you could find her curled up with a cup of coffee and a good book or spending time with her hubby of nineteen years, two kids, four cats, and the family dog.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers' Favorite Balance is what the world is based on. In So Shall I Reap: The Unseen Series Book 1, we are introduced to the world of the Unseen, those on both sides as they work to keep the balance. Those on one side, the House of Dark, usually called grim reapers, take the souls as someone dies and return part of it to the River Styx to keep it flowing; the other part they give to the bridge crossers, part of the House of Light to be recopied again at a later time. It's all a cycle that bears no emotion, and happens time and time again each day. Until the day that a reaper named Tevin is sent to collect the soul of a six-year-old girl, Alecxia. The problem is that Alecxia is able to see him. This has never happened to him before, and after a fierce fight with Razor, the bridge crosser, Rae-Lynn, Alecxia's mother, explains to Tevin that Alecxia is the Child of Balance and makes him promise to keep her safe. Author Kathy-Lynn Cross gives an amazingly complex story of a family trying to protect their daughter, getting some things right and some things wrong. A grim reaper protecting the life of a child, which is against everything he is about, and the House of Light doing everything in its power to claim her. Author Kathy-Lynn Cross has labeled So Shall I Reap as the first book in a series, which is good because this book ends on a huge cliff-hanger of an ending. You really only get to originally meet the characters when Alecxia was six and then we spend a couple weeks with them the month before her sixteenth birthday. As a reader, you get Alecxia's view of what is going on, and then you get Tevin's, and neither have all the answers. It seems that Rae-Lynn and Max have kept a number of secrets from them both; from Alecxia in efforts to protect her, and from Tevin to allow him to discover it on his own and not to influence fate. There is no sex or real violence, but there is teenage drinking. It is a great read for all ages. Enjoy.
I was a little skeptical when I first picked up this book, I thought, Grim Reapers... again. How many times are we going to hear or read about Grim Reapers? But I'm so glad I did! Kathy-Lynn Cross has an exceptional talent of giving amazing detail that puts you right into the story. As a reader I have issues when I notice repetitive words, and it becomes tedious and I lose interest fast; but with Kathy's words she doesn't do that. It was a smooth story and I couldn't put it down until the last page. I instantly fell in love with Alexcia's character and started looking forward to her chapters. Tevin had to grow on me, but that's the point! He's a Grim Reaper! I felt completely connected with each character and enjoyed the action and the drama. Kathy-Lynn Cross wrote about a Grim Reapers tale, yes, but it's a new and unique spin on an old tale. Absolutely loved it and would recommend it to anyone that enjoys a riveting new take on a supernatural story. I can't wait to read the rest of this action/drama packed series.
Intriguing, yet slow going....... What a wonderful story full of angels, daemon's, grim reapers, and bridge crossers, and one child, Alexcia, which I love the name. My genre is YA Paranormal and I just had to get my hands on this book and read it, because the cover and the synopsis was so catching. When I first started reading the story, I had trouble getting into the book and connecting with the characters in the story, and felt as if the book was too slow for my reading style. Half way through the book, things started to pick up and got better and I just couldn't put the book down. I loved the characters in the story. Especially the connection between the grim reaper, Tevin and a young girl named, Alexcia Crystalline Stasis, and Tevin's soul purpose to keep the girl safe from all the other Unseen who want to take her life before she is ready to decide.......Decide what, you ask? Read the book and find out. I recommend this story to any YA Paranormal readers, though, I do suggest if you feel as I did about the beginning being to slow and unattached, keep reading and give the book the benefit of the doubt, because it does pick up and will not disappoint you.