You might want to avoid this book since it does start off with a suicide. As you can tell from the title this book is about Reapers. I do like the cover even though you're just seeing the back of a girl. Personally I think this book would have been fine without the prologue since it was pretty pointless.
I did like this book but have to admit that it was a little bit of a struggle to get into it. One thing I don't really like is that thing that many TV shows are guilty of. Shows would start with a scene near the end of the episode and a minute or so later have words that appear that say a week earlier or something. I think that might have put me off a little bit but I did power through and by the time I reached chapter two I was getting into this book.
This book has a Buffyositiy about it. If that isn't a word it totally should be so I'm calling it. I think this would be the result of putting Ghost Whisperer and Buffy into a blender. Anyhoo Blake is just a regular girl going to college when her whole life gets turned upside down. The mother she thought was dead is actually Death. That's a heck of a lot to take in. Blake does have a best friend that's in the know kinda like Buffy and Willow. One thing I do really appreciate is that the romance angle is very minor.
It would have been knowing from the start that this is the first in a series but I kinda started to suspect that. I would imagine anyone reading this would figure it out before your suspicion is confirmed. This book was a fun read. The main character is really relatable and I do love Shelby. I think I might take a page out of her book and dye my hair a wacky shade. I don't think Kool-Aid would work on my hair since it is dark brown. So this author will be joining the ranks of authors I enjoy.
My Rating: 4 Donuts