Blog Tour: Reaper’s Novice – a Review

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Thank you AToMR and Cecelia Robert for the privilege of participating in this Blog Tour 😀

About the Book

NEW COVERReaper’s Novice (Soul Collector #1) by Cecilia Robert

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 Blurb – 3.5 stars

I found the premise of the story to be very interesting and painful at the same time.  Interesting from a reader’s perspective but painful if I put myself in Ana’s shoes.  Who wants to witness that many deaths and collect souls?!

The hidden world is intricately complex in structure, its many unique inhabitants, and holds countless secrets. Ana, whilst fascinated with certain aspect, was terrified with a lot of other things.  Most looked scary and threatening to her wellbeing however some proved to be a friend.  There are some truly terrifyingly evil beings though which really tested Ana’s courage.

Ana is a warm and loving character.  She especially holds family and friends to be precious to her and willing to do all she can for them.  I am not sure though whether she is a strong character because she seems to be a lot weaker in most spots and yet, sometimes, she’d do something daring (and usually stupid-unthinking type of things). I’m not convinced that I like Ana at all…

Overall, I like the setting and the plot but not so much the characters.  I have enjoyed my reading and am really curious as to where Ana fits in the overall scheme of things.

About Author

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.

Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Goodreads

Giveaways

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!  Click on below links to be taken to the Rafflecopters.

Giveaway #1: 2 eBook copies of Reaper’s Novice

Giveaway #2: Two $15 Amazon gift cards

Giveaway #3: The Swag: Violin magnet, violin pin, and a beaded necklace/bracelet

Tour Schedule
Please refer to the linkly list: here

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