Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries #1)
by Michele Vail
Publication: 20th November 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Age Appropriate: Young AdultThe day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...
Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she's shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite boarding school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath.
Life at Nekyia has its plusses. Molly has her own personal ghoul, for one. Rick follows her there out of the blue, for another...except, there's something a little off about him. When students at the academy start to die and Rath disappears, Molly starts to wonder if anything is as it seems. Only one thing is certain—-Molly's got an undeadly knack for finding trouble....
I had this book on my wishlist long before it had a cover, and once the cover was released it had me wanting to read it even more, it is absolutely gorgeous and thankfully the story is as good as I hoped it would be.
Molly works part-time for her Dad at a business that creates and maintains Zombie's called Big Al's Zomporium, her Mum deserted the family when she was younger leaving her Dad and Grandma to raise Molly and her sister.
On her sixteenth birthday Molly is visited by the God Anubis in her dreams and accepts the role of a reaper, it's at her birthday party that she unintentionally inteferes in another reapers job, and the next morning is sent to Nekyia Academy, a boarding school for reapers, where she finds that one of her tutors is Rath, the reaper who's job she unwittingly stuffed up.
And then kids start dying, and people start suspecting Molly, but the question is who can she really trust?
There is a promise of romance between Molly and Rath which I hope will come to fruition in the next book, they would make such a good couple.
One aspect that I really loved about this book was the Egyption Mythology and the way it was incorporated into the story made for a very interesting storyline.
I look forward to continuing on with this series.
I give this 5/5.
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Michele Vail writes young adult paranormal fiction about zombies and reapers.
She likes reading, dogs, cats, board games, ghost-hunting shows, and Halloween. She believes in magic, in the impossible, and in the restorative powers of chocolate.
Michele lives happily-ever-after with her Viking and their family.