Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Review: Reaper by L.S. Murphy

Title: Reaper

Author: L.S. Murphy

Publication date: January 7th 2013

Published by: J. Taylor Publshing

Source: from the publishers for review (thanks!)

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Synopsis:

There's no way sixteen year old Quincy Amarante will become the fifth grim reaper. None. Not over her shiny blue Mustang. Her Jimmy Choos. Or her dead body.

She’s supposed to enjoy her sophomore year, not learn about some freaky future Destiny says she has no choice but to fulfill.

It doesn’t take long for Quincy to realize the only way out of the game is to play along especially since Death can find her anyway, anywhere, anytime. And does.

Like when she’s reassuring her friends she wants nothing to do with former best friend Ben Moorland, who’s returned from god-knows-where, and fails. Miserably.

Instead of maintaining her coveted popularity status, Quincy’s goes down like the Titanic.

Maybe ... just maybe ... that’s okay.

It seems, perhaps, becoming a grim reaper isn’t just about the dead but more about a much needed shift in Quincy’s priorities—from who she thinks she wants to be to who she really is.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

This book is hard to review...I LOVE reapers, but this was just not what I expected. The blurb of the book had me believing that it would be a fluffy, light, and humorous read...I was wrong!

There was more teenage drama than reaper stuff. But the teenage stuff was interesting and quite amusing at times, so the book never manged to bore me (a definite plus!) The reaper stuff is what I really wanted, though, and we got most of it in the last 10-20% of the book. And even then, it was REALLY depressing! I was seriously crying my eyeballs out, no lie! I say I like books with emotion, but this was a just a little too much for me.

I was not a fan of the ending...like I said, it was depressing. But the very, very end we get a Happy Ending, I guess. So, I wasn't a fan of the general ending, but I like happy endings, so...yay!

Aside from all the crying I did, the book also made me laugh, which I always love in a book. I adored Ben! He was such a sweet guy! Very nice, too. I actually liked Quincy...she's one of those popular girls, but in the end she loses that self-centeredness and does a selfless act.

Overall, it was an okay read...it was one of those books I like to call an in betweener: a book I neither love nor hate. It was just...okay.


Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)

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