Published August 2014 by Month9Books
About the Book (from Goodreads):
It’s been months since Zadie faced her sister’s Reaper, months during which she’s been under her mentor’s magical protection. But now that she’s turning seventeen, that protection is about to run out.MY TAKE:
When dark forces lure Zadie to wander at night, she’s manipulated into committing unspeakable acts. With her friends and family at risk, Zadie must try to use her powers to break free from the Reaper’s grasp, or surrender to the Reaper’s Rite, which can only lead to death.
Dorothy Dreyer continues the fast-paced, heart pounding journey she started in My Sister's Reaper, delivering a YA paranormal romance filled with believable characters battling unbelievable odds. I love the rich, new mythology of Villas (the offspring of witches and fairies) that Dreyer creates, while grounding it all with the real teen angst, self-doubt and high school situations of her main characters.
Zadie and her older sister Mara defeated a Reaper the year before, but now that Zadie is turning 17, there are other Reapers to worry about. With their mother still in a mental institution from her own run-ins with her Reaper, Zadie and crew decide to try and put an end to the centuries long agreement that puts every Villa at risk.
My only complaint is the love triangle that Dreyer gives us leaves Zadie with heartbreaking choices. Gavin and Chase are both swoon-worthy heroes who each deserve happiness, but Zadie only gets to choose one. Each guy risks his life for her and at one point I found myself thinking it would be easier if one of them died, because then she wouldn't have to choose.. but even I couldn't decide who to root for!
This is not a stand alone book. Read the first book My Sister's Reaper (which I reviewed here back in April 2014) and then pick up this sequel to reach the satisfying conclusion to this inventive paranormal story.
Dorothy Dreyer has always believed in magic. Born in Angeles City, Philippines, to a Filipino mother and American Father, Dorothy grew up a military brat, living in Massachusetts, South Dakota, Guam, New Jersey, and New York. She now lives in Frankfurt, Germany, with her husband, two teens, and two Siberian huskies. Dorothy not only writes books with some element of magic in them, but has a fondness for reading those kinds of books as well. She also enjoys movies, chocolate, take-out, and spending time with family and friends. She’s known to make a pretty sweet cupcake when she has the time. She also tends to sing sometimes, so keep her away from your Karaoke bars.
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