Saturday, January 26, 2013

Reaper's Novice Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

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:

    Although, the premise of this book wasn't absolutely promising, once I got into the story itself, it was surprisingly good. This is my first time reading a book with reapers but to be honest, I didn't really like the whole reaping idea at first and it was what kind of ruined the book for me but then, you could say that I got used to it and even enjoyed it along with the whole storyline.

   The writing style was generally okay but the use of obscuration didn't work very well at the beginning of the book but I have to praise the author's work in adding some small twists and happenings that added a flavour to the story. Unfortunately though, the story itself was slow-paced which maybe a major turn-off for some people, it wasn't until about half of the book that you can actually start to enjoy the story and understand the other world thingie that Ana had to join - so try to be patient, I personally never imagined myself liking the book at first but I did ;) But you see here, this story was epic - in a good way - but ya know still epic. However, most of the characters were well-developed and some were down to earth but overall, the characters were good, I mean, I really did like Ana's character and was able to feel for her but she didn't reach the level of perfectness in characters. 

  Overall, Reaper's Novice was an enjoyable read, it may not be a favorite of mine but I liked it enough. The storyline was packed with a whole lot of stuff, incidents, characters and some internal interactions with some minor characters and just stuff off of the main line in the story - which not everybody is going to see as an addition - but for me, it wasn't a problem, it kinda added to my connection with Ana, the world and the story. The book though, had one of those cruel cliffhangers and now, I cannot wait to read the next book!

Title: Reaper's Novice
Author: Cecilia Robert
Series: Soul Collector #1
Release date: 5th December 2012
Source: Review Copy from Bog Tour
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Rating: 3.5/5


Giveaway #1
Enter for the chance of winning one of two e-books of Reaper's Novice! (INT)
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Giveaway #2
Enter for the chance of  winning one of two Amazon gift cards! (INT)
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Giveaway #3
Enter for the chance of winning a Swag! (INT)
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About the Author:
Cecilia Robert lives in Vienna with her two children, has an incurable obsession with books, anything romantic, TV and medieval architecture. When not working in her full time job, catching up with her two children, writing or reading, she can be found, knitting or crocheting, taking photos of old buildings.

Social Media Links:
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Happy Reading!
xoxo, Mariam

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Cecilia Robert said...

Hi Mariam, thank you for reading and reviewing RN. It was a pleasure to know you enjoyed the story. :) Thanks for hosting me as well.
Have a wonderful weekend! :D <3

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