Book Review: The Reapers by Jacinta Maree

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Book Review: The Reapers by Jacinta Maree

Book Review: The Reapers by Jacinta MareeThe Reapers by Jacinta Maree
Series: My Demonic Ghost #2
Published by Staccato Publishing on September 17th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 305
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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The day you die is meant to be the end, but for 18 year old Jordon Hastings, his death was only the beginning.

In a dark and twisted world, lost spirits known as Reapers remain behind after death to help collect the spirits from the realm of the living. A new Reaper, Jordon struggles to accept his fate and lingers in the shadows of his mortal life. But when a demon wolf starts to live through his shadow, hunting his family and friends Jordon has no choice but to leave. As soon as he accepts his new role the truth behind the relationship between Reapers and Angelic Hunters is revealed. His loyalty is tested, making him choose between a corrupted God and a single Banished Spirit.

Second Instalment - My Demonic Ghost series

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My Thoughts

Although this is a series you do not have to read the first book to understand the second. Surprisingly, although they are related, they are completely different. The second book answers some questions from the first but I don’t really think the first would have really added anything if you are short on time or something, so you do not have to worry about that one. I’m curious how these would work out of order because in book one, My Demonic Ghost, I had so many questions that I may have enjoyed it even more having these answers right at the gate.

The really interesting thing here is that this story is told from a completely different perspective and it is one that I really resonated with. The downside to this storyline is how Jordon. I felt like his transition could have been a lot smoother and some conflict could have been avoided and Jordon is another character, much like Lock in My Demonic Ghost, that I had some troubles with. I feel like he has some issues (being a reaper is sort of an issue!) but he is really dramatic with his issues. Maybe I’m weird but I think I would love to have my own Goon (heck I have four, they just don’t eat souls) so every time he was freaked about something I just couldn’t fully engage with him. But in Jordan’s defense he is dealing with quite a lot and Raix just makes his life crazy. And funnily enough Raix listens just like my pups do too!

As the story moves along I really started getting into it and enjoying the fully supernatural aspect. Jacinta Maree just has this way of writing that I really can sit back and enjoy. I really liked having some of the characters back and there are a ton of new characters in this too, although Raix is still my fav, I just cannot help myself!

I’m finding that Jacinta Maree has an imagination like no other. Her stories are fabulous with characters that I can really sink my teeth into. Although these are a bit on the creepy side, I can see these books entertaining a myriad of people. They’re just that much fun.

 

The Author

Self confessed chocaholic, Jacinta was born and raised in Melbourne Australia with her loving family of five. Even as a child Jacinta had an itch to write. Writing was the one constant hobby she clung to, also trying her hand at piano, flute, tennis, horseback riding and drama.

Jacinta works full time in the family business and spends her afternoons either playing basketball, reading, writing or hanging out with friends. She is always happy to try something new; getting her real estate license, practicing ninjitshu, Zumba and parkour to name a few.

For her future, Jacinta sees herself writing. It is a large part of her identity and something she hopes to continue. Aside from her love of stories she loves Japan and its unique and beautiful culture and history. From their delicious sushi dishes right down to their wooden sandals and kimonos. She is also a huge cat person and loves to snuggle up in front of the fire for a good movie or book. Her favorite genres are paranormal and fantasy but she also loves anything written by thriller writer, Stephen King.

My Demonic Ghost: http://jacintamaree.wix.com/mydemonic…

Deviant art Website: http://jacintamaree.deviantart.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jacinta.maree.10

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4 Responses to “Book Review: The Reapers by Jacinta Maree”

  1. Giselle

    Oh this sounds like my kind of read with the creepy! 😉 I also like that you don’t need to have read the 1st even though they’re technically in the same series. Glad you liked it, Christina!
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    • Christina

      It is! I love creepy stuff for some odd reason. It’s just so much FUN! And even better Jacinta Maree is just so sweet. Even with some negative comments she totally understood. Love that in an author!

    • Christina

      You will! I just read a zombie book that you may enjoy and for the life of me (ha, pun intended) I cannot remember the name! I’ll remember at 3 am when I wake up tonight, I’m sure!