Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaways: Reaper's Novice (Soul Collector #1) - Cecilia Robert, Book Review (203).

Reaper's Novice (Soul Collector)

Publication: 10th January 2013
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Pages: 300
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
Buy It: Amazon

**Reaper's Novice was previously published as a short story installment. It will be released in January 2013 as full length novel.**

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 Thoughts.
I'm so glad that I joined up to be a part of this blog tour otherwise I doubt that I would ever have come across this book, or the fantastic storyline that Cecilia has created.
Full of all the things that I love to read about in any book: action/adventure, love, angst, loss and the main character coming into their own.
I grew to care so much for these characters, our heroine Ana is a character that I really liked,  and besides a couple of characters that I didn't care for (the baddies) I found no fault with any of them which is refreshing.
I really loved that the story was set in Vienna, I can honestly say that I've never read a book set there and it was a nice change as most books you find these days are all set in America, I loved reading about the landmarks whilst making my way through the book.
After witnessing the fatal car crash that killed her family she makes a deal with Ernest a Grim Reaper that he can have her soul if he lets her family live, agreeing to the bargain he tells Ana that for the next thirteen months he will train her and if she passes the tests presented to her he will let her families souls go.
And so begins her introduction to reaping souls along the way she'll meet some interesting and unusual people/creatures, among them Zig another Reaper who's hot and funny and whom I'm hoping will end up with Ana eventually.
My only complaint that I have is that part towards the end, those who've read the book will know what I'm talking about, which had me in tears, it was so emotional but I can also understand why it happened, I just wish it didn't.
I look forward to the next book and I hope it won't be too long a wait, a fantastic start to a new series, I highly recommend this one.
I give this 5/5.

: The author is giving away some super awesome stuff for this tour and we have broken it all down into three unique giveaways all of which will be open internationally!
Giveaway #1: 2 eBook copies of Reaper’s Novice: a Rafflecopter giveaway Giveaway #2: Two $15 Amazon gift cards: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway #3: The Swag: Violin magnet, violin pin, and a beaded necklace/bracelet: a Rafflecopter giveaway
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: Twitter: https://twitter.com/CeCeMR 
Blog: cecereadandwrite.blogspot.com 
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/ceciliarobert/ 
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/Cece26

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the breathtaking review, Sarah, and for hosting me on your blog. No amount of words can really describe the state of my mind after reading this..LOL, just, thank you. <3. Oh yes, Zig is a hoot..hahaha