Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Reaper's Novice by Cecilia Robert: Review

Welcome to my stop on the Reaper's Novice blog tour.  This blog tour is hosted by AToMR tours.  My stop includes my review for this book and an amazing giveaway.

Title: Reaper's Novice
Author: Cecilia Robert
Publication: December 5th, 2012
Pages: 300
Format: ebook

Book Description:

17- year- old Ana Maria Tei’s life has always been perfect: loving parents,  good grades, and a future so bright it outshone the sun. But now words like “separation” and “divorce” are sending her world plummeting to hell. Determined to keep her family intact, Ana plans a family-bonding trip from Vienna to Tuscany. Except fate has other plans. Ana’s parents and siblings are killed in a car accident on their way to pick Ana up from school.

Enter Grim, aka Ernest. He promises to relinquish the four souls if Ana agrees to trade her soul for theirs and serve a lifetime as his novice. In order for Ana to graduate from her Reaper’s Novice station to a Soul Collector graduate, Grim puts her to test. To her horror, she finds out becoming a Reaper’s Novice didn’t happen by chance.  It was preordained, and she is forced to make a choice:  save her family’s souls or come to terms with who she really is and complete the task set for her

My Review

I loved this book.  I am so glad that I was able to participate in this tour, or otherwise I might nit have had the chance to read this book.  Reaper's Novice is full of love, adventure and loss.  I was hooked after the very first page.  I was so caught up in this book that I didn't realize how much time went by when I finished.  I had to know what happened.  Reaper's Novice was beautifully written and well thought out.  I haven't read a book about a Grim Reaper in a while so it was a nice change for me.  I love the fact that it was original and unique.

Ana is at school waiting on her family to pick her up.  She set up a trip to try to get parents to work out their differences.  Ana witnesses the car crash that kills her family.  To bring her family back, Ana makes a deal with the Grim to bring her parents back.  She becomes his novice and learns how to reap souls.  Will Ana be able to save her family?
There wasn't a character in this book that I didn't like.  Well, except for the bad guys.  I never like them.  The main characters really grew on me though.  I came to care about them and was really rooting for them the entire time.  I watched Ana struggle with having a normal life while trying to reap souls.  That was very tough for her.  I LOVE Zig!!!  I am really hoping they get together, but I will have to wait to see.

What an ending!!!  I could not quit crying.  I need to read the sequel now.  Cecilia did a wonderful job crafting a story that really tugs at your heart.  I really felt for these characters and wanted everything to work out for them.  Being a romance junkie, Cecilia didn't disappoint in that area.    

There are THREE amazing giveaways below to enter!!! 


Giveaway #1: 2 eBook copies of Reaper’s Novice

Giveaway #2: Two $15 Amazon gift cards

Giveaway #3: The Swag: Violin magnet, violin pin, and a beaded necklace/bracelet



1 comment:

  1. Hi Kristina, thank you so much for hosting, reading and reviewing Reaper's Novice. Wow, that review rocked my world. :)THANK YOU!!! :D <3