Thursday, 16 December 2010

Reaper by Rachel Vincent

"Tod Hudson was a typical teenager. He liked girls, sports, food and tolerated his younger brother, Nash. If fact, he had his whole life in front of him - and due to his bean sidhe heritage, it should have been a very long life indeed.


All of that changed in one horrible moment and suddenly Tod had to make a choice. Life... Death... or something Between..."

Reaper is a ebook novella set in Rachel's YA Soul Screamers series. Tod is a secondary character in the main series and one of my favourite secondary characters full stop. I'm so glad he's got this novella from his POV which gives us a chance to get to know him a little better!

Reaper is set before the start of the series, timeline wise matching up with My Soul To Lose, the ebook prequel novella. But this might very well be better off read after the first couple books and knowing who Tod is and his role in the main series. Either way, it is a fantastic short story and one that all Soul Screamers fans should read!

I love this short story, I just wish it had been a whole lot longer! It's fantastically written, just like all of Rachels' SS books, and it throws a few pretty big shocks along the way. For a short story it's quite an emotional roller coaster (I think some of that comes from having read the first few books and already having a connection with the characters, but not all of it). I thoroughly enjoyed getting the chance to get to know Tod a little better and this story gave us a good insight in to him and how he really thinks. Plus, like I said at the start, I love Tod so more of him is always a good thing!! I would love to see more from his POV at a later date because he's such an interesting character. I love his strength and his snarky attitude. And his loyalty to those he loves.

If you're a Soul Screamers fan, you must check this novella out. If you've not yet tried Rachel's YA series, you need to!

Reaper is avail as a free download from Rachel's website here. It's also available for Kindle and Nook for free for a short time. But it will remain free from Rachel's site after other places start charging. You can also download the series prequel My Soul To Lose for free from Rachel's site, so check that one out too if you've not.

Rating: 9/10

3 comments:

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

I will have to download this. I love Todd :)

Clover said...

I started reading My Sould to Take last night and ohmygodhowmuchdoiloveitalready?! Will definitely check out this and the prequel!

Jessica said...

Great review Cem! I enjoyed this one too! Getting to know Tod was awesome!