Seventeen-year-old Rowan Harper knows her life is forever changed the moment her schizophrenic mother commits suicide. What Rowan doesn’t realize is how much her mother’s choice altered her own fate. It’s not until after meeting Jet, a sapphire-eyed dead boy, Rowan begins to learn of her new destiny as becoming her mother’s replacement for something she never knew existed.
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Rowan’s life has suddenly taken a turn for the worst. When her Mother kills herself and her father retreats into himself she is left all alone. After a tragic accident Rowan suddenly sees Jet, Reaper #142. Her discovery of why she can see him and the mysterious crows that are hanging around change the course of everything.
This was a true novella. I will definitely be reading the next one in the series to find out what happens. Rowan is an interesting character and in the future books I hope to learn how her family became so high ranking in the after world, and Jet the mysterious Reaper boy left us with just enough to want more.
I read it in about 4 hours and that is with cooking dinner, eating, and playing with kids. So if you’re looking for something to keep you occupied on a car ride this is the book to do it.
I really liked it. It was different. The characters were engaging and the plot was simple. My only complaint was that EVERYTHING went wrong for Rowan. There isn’t a single bright spot anywhere in this novella so be warned. There was also a bonus story after the novella. It’s the story of how Jet became a Reaper. It’was excellent but again everything that can go wrong does. I’ve already downloaded the second in the series Hereafter and I’m excited to read it.
PG-13 This novella is jam packed with death.