Monday, November 24, 2014

Book Review: Drip Drop Teardrop

Title - Drip Drop Teardrop
Author - Samantha Young
Genres - New Adult, Paranormal,
Published - May 9th 2011
Format - Kindle Freebie

Even Death Can Fall in Love...

Avery hasn’t had it easy. 

When she was ten years old her parents died in a car crash. Now nine years later her Aunt Caroline is the only family she has left. And Caroline is dying. 
So when Death comes knocking (quite literally) in the form of the damaged and dangerous, Brennus, Avery makes a deal with the reaper in order to save Caroline.

Brennus is an Ankou.

One of the many, once mortal men and women, who were given the choice to become an immortal in exchange for ferrying the dead over into their afterlife. 
Nine years ago Brennus took Avery’s parents and tried to take Avery, but she fought him and won. Amazed by her strength Brennus followed Avery and has watched over her. 
Now he knows Avery is the one to offer him freedom from his obligation to the dead. 
And he’ll stop at nothing to have her.

I picked this one up years ago but never seemed to find the time to get around to it. Which is funny because I'm a huge fan of Samantha Young’s books. Avery life has been tough losing her parents at 10 and being raised by her aunt. Now in college instead of having to worry about what dress to wear Avery is once again facing a loss . Her aunt who put her life on hold to raise Avery is now dying of cancer. Once a month she goes out to dance with her friends in the past she’s seen him but not really seen the stranger with the scar. This time she does dance with him, unknowingly she’s changed her life forever. 

The stranger appears at her apartment later that night and tells her he’s a reaper and has been watching her. He’s determined that spending a week with him will cause her to fall in love with him. If Avery does fall in fact fall in love with Brennus by the end of the week she will take her aunts place and her aunt will have the chance to live her healthy life. However it can’t be that simple she has to really love him, and his ex still has her sights set on making Brennus hers. 

I really enjoyed the characters I was able to connect with Avery which is a must even in a short novel. I liked Brennus he made mistakes and learned from them, and accepted his new life. Neither one was looking for love but what they found was what they needed. I think the concept for the Ankou (reaper) is really interesting, and the idea that people move on based on what they believe is very clever. I felt the author has did a great job creating a captivating story, for me it was hard to put down and I finished it in just a few short hours. My only complaint it just wasn't long enough I want more, otherwise I enjoyed it. 
4 out of 5 stars 

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of this book before but it does sound interesting. I don't know so much about the fall in love with in a week and jealous ex combo but I will give it a try.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous