When Made Reapers and souls begin disappearing, however, Grace and her mentor Tully suspect demons. Grace’s worst fears are confirmed when her living family is threatened.
She’ll have to break every rule in the Reaper book to save them, including using a little magic to become temporarily human. With the help of Tully and her witchy friend Tessa, Grace goes undercover to save the fates of kidnapped souls – only to discover that demons aren’t working alone.
Betrayal and distrust runs deep and Grace discovers that sometimes even Reapers are prone to humanity.
***I received this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review and in participation in this tour.
- Grace is opinionated, a little bit of a rebel, and basks in her lost humanity. She’s passionate, kind, and has a loving heart that pushes her towards recklessness. Despite warning and risks, Grace puts everything on the line, consequences to the wind, she’s incredibly brave. Grace cracks jokes and tries to lighten things up, she’s sweet and her emotions reel you in. Moments with Matt are adorable and heart-breaking, you’ll ache for her loss.
- Secondary characters are unique, if a bit in and out of the story. Rhys is a hilarious flirt and one of the most memorable characters. He teases and pops in sporadically, you never know what he’s going to say.
- The mystery of the missing Reapers is complex and puzzling, as more clues are added to the mix more confusion arises. Scrambling to put the pieces together before it’s too late, the need to solve the riddle is mildly addictive.
- There wasn’t substantial character development before the chaos happened, so that many characters felt disconnected and getting a genuine feel on their relationships was hard. Everything felt muted, the intensity of the emotion and danger wasn’t as strong as it could have been had their been more down time and build up.
- Some plot points didn’t make sense. After a dire situation that was borderline life and death, while the event itself was action-packed and full of adrenaline, it cut off abruptly and there was not follow up tension. I expected the characters to be freaking out and concerned for their safety but they researched and wandered around. It didn’t add up and chopped up the tone of the story.
- A major action scene wavered between intense and extremely slow. The lengthy explanations for the situation took away the fear and sense of urgency. Other explanations for things were brief, almost summarized and then never mentioned again, like Alistair’s relationship with one of the other characters. That was a shocking reveal and then never spoken of again.
Liz Long is a ridiculously proud graduate of Longwood University with a BA in English. Her inspiration comes from action and thriller genres and she spends entirely too much time watching superhero movies. Her fabulous day job as a Social Media & PR Strategist includes writing for LeisureMedia360 (Roanoker, bridebook, Blue Ridge Country magazines) in Roanoke, VA. The Donovan Circus series has best been described as “X-Men meets the circus with a murder mystery thrown in.” Her second book Witch Hearts, is a story about a serial killer hunting witches for their powers. Her newest title, A Reaper Made,