Author: Kate Evangelista
Series: The Reaper Series
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Released Date: October 30, 2012
Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clark, is a Reaper. At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves. This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did?
Firstly I would like to thank Kate Evangelista, author of Reaping Me Softly, for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book.
Ah! What a great pleasure. I loved this book and the cute and sweet essence of it. The concept of this book is awesome and refreshing and the blurb totally sucked me in and I signed up for reviewing this book. Thanks to my better judgement that I picked up this book and let me tell you that this book didn’t disappoint me at all.
The idea of a romantic relationship between a reaper and a human is totally unique and it will pick up the interest of the readers as well for sure. Here the author thankfully didn’t make the hero who is a reaper, a boogieman rather he is just like any other ordinary teenage boy who has family, friends and lives among humans!
The writing of the author is really remarkable and it made the romance a pleasurable read and added different colors to the plot and the characters as well. Her use of simple yet skilled words is a clever tactic of grabbing the interest of readers of all ages.
Ari is great, she has a kind heart and she sees souls of death people, well I find that interesting rather than spooky and we have her romantic interest Niko who is a reaper and is to-die-for handsome with boyish charm and cute features, yum…
I just had one complaint and I had to cut a star there. The complaint is that the story is awesome and is executed very well with developed characters and strong side characters who supported the story well, the plot is well planned out and the characters fit in it perfectly but overall this story is just a romance story and the author emphasized more on the romance part and the other essential elements got somewhat ignored like action, adventure, mystery all these vital points are somewhat missing which dimmed the excellence of this story a little. Have the author added these important elements in the story then the story would have got spiced up leading the awesomeness a notch higher.
All in all a gripping read and it will obviously bring a small smile on your face when you’ll experience the cute and sweet romantic moments between the main characters.
Content: Mild sexual content mostly just sexual tension between the characters, mild language.
Source: Received from the author for review under the Read to Review scheme of Goodreads Group.
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