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.
|Publisher:||Dragon Moon Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)|
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I received a free ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review via Lovers of the Paranormal Goodreads book group by the author. This author brings you into such a different world of unstoppable action, love, friendship, and family with an awesome paranormal twist. The Reapers Daughter will keep you flipping pages up until the very last page. K.M. Randall does not disappoint! I really loved how this book started out in the present, and then goes back to how it really all started, it gave you a reason to stay entertained, because you got to know the whole story, and want more. From that very first page I was completely hooked. So much magic, and action, that there was no way I could even think about trying to put this book down. I fought migraines just so I could keep reading this book, and well I of coarse also fought sleep until I could no longer keep my eyes open. When I had to put the book down I felt like I lost a limb, because I was so engrossed in the book, that it pained me to have to put it down. Blake is a very strong character, and so is her best friend Shelby. They are exactly the sheer vision of a friendship I long to have. It is not easy to find this kind of friendship, where you can live so close to each other, and spend most of your time with each other, and yet be so open to paranormal possibilities, and other unexpected things. As I went through this book, it was no longer just a book to me, it became and extension to me, because I was so totally in sync with this book, that no matter what I did, I kept thinking about it, and I even raved about to my boyfriend, and I will definitely tell others just how amazing I think this book is.
In THE REAPER’S DAUGHTER, Blake grew up thinking her mother died when she was a baby. Now Blake’s eighteen years old and has always had an adventurous streak bordering on foolhardy. Blake’s a sophomore at college, with a wonderful father, a great best friend, and a boyfriend who she loves with all her heart. However, Blake’s world has recently turned upside down in more ways than one. She finds out her mother is still alive and needs her help, even though she’s *the* Grim Reaper. THE REAPER’S DAUGHTER reminds me a lot of the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series. There are the children of death deities who must work together to restore the Grim Reaper’s humanity through her ability to cross souls over to the other side and defeat Hades. I loved the characters, especially Blake’s best friend Shelby and Blake’s sister, Maeve. The relationships between characters are well-drawn and I loved the world the author has created. THE REAPER’S DAUGHTER is well-written and a good paranormal action/adventure story.
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review** Blake was on the cheer squad in college. Hailey was the team captain and resented Blake as she was dating her ex-boyfriend, Geoff. Blake's best friend is Shelby, who refused to get involved in sports and wouldn't join team spirit. Geoff and her had gone to high school together. He was a year ahead of her. They had always been friends. Last year he asked Blake out and they had been together ever since. Shelby called Blake an adrenaline junky and she kind of agreed. Shelby called and was crying, saying there was an accident. Blake ran out not far from her house and saw Shelby and Geoff's truck. She had been planning on sleeping with Geoff that night for the very first time and it was also her birthday. Shelby told her Geoff was dead. Rishi showed up and offered to show Blake her mother, who her father had told her died in a car accident. She see's Geoff's spirit as she'd seen one spirit earlier. She and Geoff, in spirit form, go with Rishi and meet her mother, who happens to be the Grim Reaper. She was told she had to lead Geoff to the other side. She refused and said she couldn't let him go. Blake and Rishi are half breeds, half human and half death. Blake is a loyal person. She's caring and honest. She's totally befuddled to find her mother alive and was the Grim Reaper. She didn't exactly feel loved by her mother. Blake grew as the story progressed. She let go of the boy she loved and started to feel for another. She accepted the new role she had in life and all of the changes. It was a good book and I recommend it.
A deliciously addictive page turner is what I've found in K. M. Randall's The Reaper's Daughter. Blake is the Grim Reaper's daughter and had no idea she was half deity until her 18th birthday when a guy appears to be stalking her. We learn the stalker is named Rishi and is another half deity who was raised by Blake's mother. The two struggle to deal with one another because Blake doesn't feel like she can trust Rishi, but it doesn't stop her from becoming attracted to him. The story weaves Greek mythology with a different view on deities, death, and the structure of death. There's adventure, sadness, humor, flirtation, and confusion. Randall throws curveballs and change ups to keep the reader engaged. This is the first novel in the series so it ends with a cliffhanger. My overall rating for content, characters, and writing is a solid 5 stars.