Friday, November 2, 2012

Review: Reaping Me Softly

Title - Reaping Me Softly
Author - Kate Evangelista
Series or standalone - Trilogy
Genre - Young Adult Paranormal
Publication October 30th 2012
Rating 5 out of 5


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?

Opening Teaser 

Death sat at his desk wearing a scowl which could level a whole
mountain range on his androgynous face. Not many thought
of him as breathtaking. Well, not many lived long enough to see his
true face: one surrounded by golden locks that reached his chin. If
they did, maybe they’d die smiling. But, with the human population
swelling to six billion and counting, Death barely had time to think
about the triviality of beauty. Keeping his Reapers in line already
consumed a majority of his attention.


Ari isn't your typical high school who's worried about prom and being the popular girl, she's a real girl with real problems. She has a best friend Ben who listens to everything she confesses to him even when it's about her long time crush Niko who doesn't know she exists. Ben happens to be in love with Ari's younger sister that is currently in the hospital because she's ill. A few years ago Ari had a kidney transplant for her sister Carrie, during the operation she thinks she died and came back because a few months later she started seeing dead people. 

As if fate would have it Ari's lab partner in Chem is sent to the office pairing her up with her crush Niko for the experiment. She instantly turns into the shy girl who fumbles over herself; she ends up dripping a few drops of hydro-chloric acid on her skin. Niko jumps to the rescue even before she can register the pain he's already doing what needs to be done to make the pain go away. It isn't till he lets slip that he thinks she's exquisite that she starts to relax around him, however in the back of her mind looms that he's friends with Darla, the girl who's been bullying her for years. Ari is very perceptive and picks up right away that there is more to Niko then she first thought especially when she figures out he’s not human but that doesn’t bother her.

I received Reaping Me Softly as part of the Reaping Me Softly tour being hosted by AToMR Tours in return for a honest review. Kate Evangelista does it again with another amazing book. This is only the second reaper book I've ever read and I thought the one before this was awesome but Reaping Me Softly blew it out of the water. I was sucked in right from the start and didn't put it down several hours later when I finished the last page. Reaping Me Softly flows smoothly, it's a sweet love story between two different people who couldn't be more right for each other.  I loved Ari as a character she's so easy to connect with and she's a perfect match for Niko as he is for her. They have such a beautiful romance, filled with love, trust, and even willing to go to the extreme of risking one’s life for the other. We get a unique insight into the reaper world, a little more story about Death and the reapers who work for him. He doesn't come off as I would had expected, it's more like a job and the reapers do what they have to do, and he cares about them as if they were his own children.  I loved this book the cover is beautiful as is the story. I want more and I want it now. 

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  1. Thank you so much for participating in the tour! *hugs*

  2. I haven't read to many reaper books this year and this one looks interesting so i'll have to check it out. Also I love the cover.