Book Review: The Reaper's Daughter by: K.M. Randall

Publisher: Booktrope

Publication Date: May 9, 2015

Origins:  From Publisher for Review

Synopsis: 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.

Review: 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.

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