Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My Sister's Reaper by Dorothy Dreyer Blog Tour

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my sisters reaperMy Sister's Reaper 
By Dorothy Dreyer 

Sixteen-year-old Zadie’s first mistake was telling the boy she liked she could bring her dead sister back to life. Her second mistake was actually doing it. When Zadie accidentally messes with the Reaper’s Rite that should have claimed her sister Mara, things go horribly wrong. Mara isn’t the same anymore—Zadie isn’t even sure she’s completely human, and to top it off, a Reaper is determined to collect Mara’s soul no matter what. Now Zadie must figure out how to defeat her sister’s Reaper, or let Mara die … this time for good.

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I almost didn’t see her. The room was still, and I’d turned to head up the stairs. But something by the kitchen island caught my eye. Something that shouldn’t have been there. A shoe. Mara’s leg, sticking out from behind the counter. I circled the island to find out why she was sitting on the floor and came face to face with a large knife.

Mara was in a tank top, running the serrated blade in a slow line near her shoulder. The cut ran just along the surface of her skin, blood oozing from the broken skin and staining her top. I gasped, and Mara looked up at me with a tear-streaked face.

I dropped to my knees and grabbed her hand. “Mara!”

“I have to.” She pulled away, stronger than I thought. “He wants the pain.”

“Stop it! You don’t have to do this!”

She twisted away from me, her eyes wild as she dug the knife into her shoulder. This time deeper. Lines of red ran down her arm. I grabbed her wrist and used all my might to separate the knife from her skin. She screamed, her teeth bared like some kind of untamed animal. My eyes darted around the room, searching for unusually dark shadows.

I felt desperate, my voice pleading when I said, “Mara, I’m trying to help you.”

“I need more time!”

“Just let go of the knife!”

“You don’t know what he wants from me! You have no idea!”

Meredith's Review:
Ouija Boards, Reapers, and Magic.....Oh My!

I was really intrigued by the premise of this book. It has a great concept and the story doesn't disappoint. It's unique and an overall fun read. The pacing will keep you turning the page, there aren't any scenes dragging down the plot or forcing you to put the book down for a while. The stakes are high....I mean hello, bringing your sister back and the whole reaper concept is eerie and exciting. Plus I have to admit, I always enjoy some Ouija Board fun.

With that said, my main issue with the story is the main character Zadie. I really wish she had a little bit more....Umpf (for lack of a better term). I wanted her to stand up for herself a bit. When the story first begins, some typical teenagers aren't exactly empathetic over the fact her sister is in a coma. That part I get, but when said sister's BFF is just ugly and mean to Zadie (seriously the chick shouts it should be Zadie that's dying) I wanted Zadie to lash out! But she's a complex character going through a lot so maybe her behavior is somewhat understandable.

Overall I enjoyed the book and would definitely read more about the characters. It's a creeptastic concept. It's especially a great choice for an October read (one of the main reasons I wanted to give it a try!). So grab a Ouija Board, call on some reapers, and have fun!

dorothy Author Dorothy Dreyer 
I'm a Philippine-born American living in Germany with my husband and two teens. I write young adult books that usually have some element of magic or the supernatural in them. I also like to read those kinds of books. Aside from reading, I like movies, chocolate, take-out, coffee, traveling, and having fun with my friends and family. I've also been known to make a pretty sweet cupcake. I tend to sing sometimes, too, so keep me away from your Karaoke bars.

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