Tuesday 5 September 2023


Death Wish by Harper A. Brooks
Book 1 of the Reaper Reborn series
Narrated by Eugenie Danglar
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook

About Death Wish:
Life’s a b*tch — but what comes after isn’t much better.

Jade Blackwell, a paranormal reaper, helps supernaturals cross over after death. Her job comes with lots of rules — but not following them is kind of her thing… until it ends up involving her in something much deadlier than she ever imagined.

With the protective veil fading away, demons are crossing realms and impregnating humans, and Jade’s best friend is among their victims. She’s determined to save her friend, even if it means working with Cole Masters, a dangerous demon halfling and notorious gun-for-hire.

But time is running out to fix the barrier and find a demon cure. With supernaturals everywhere in danger, and the balance between good and evil tipped for the worst, Jade must choose between her own eternal afterlife… or the living world she so desperately wants to be a part of.

Either way, death is coming.

The explosively popular Urban Fantasy genre meets the Otherworld Series in this spunky new grim reaper tale by RONE Award winning author, Harper A. Brooks.
Source: Info in the About Death Wish was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44034245-death-wish on 25/08/2019.

My Thoughts:
Promising start to a new-to-me series!

The reaper theme with the in-between limbo place where reapers socialise has been around the block a few times already. Namely, the Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. series by Angela Roquet has exact the same premise. Charley Davidson series by Darinda Jones is another reaper story. So originality-wise this book does not rate very high. However, among the reaper books that I have read thus far this one has the best story telling quality. I also like the way Eugenie Danglar reads. The words are clear. She pauses between scenes to let the listener know that the scene has changed. Or at least give an indication that the scene has changed so that the listener does not get confused when the story lines changes and no longer make sense. And her voice is not aggravating to the ears. Kudos to the narration! Being the first book in the series, it is of course, a coming of age kinda book. Journey of self-discovery while battling good versus evil and saving the world. What I do not like is that our heroine has the tendency to be too stupid to live (tstl). What is that all about!?!

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4.5
Character development = 4
Story itself = 3.5
Writing Style = 4.5
Ending = 3
World building = 4
Cover art = 4
Pace = 4
Plot = 3
Narration = 5

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries

Books In The Reaper Reborn Series:

Meet The Author

About Harper A. Brooks:
Harper A. Brooks lives in a small town on the New Jersey shore. Even though classic authors have always filled her bookshelves, she finds her writing muse drawn to the dark, magical, and romantic. But when she isn't creating entire worlds with sexy shifters or legendary love stories, you can find her either with a good cup of coffee in hand or at home snuggling with her furry, four-legged son, Sammy.

She writes historical and paranormal romance.

The Narrator

Eugenie Danglar

FTC Disclosure:
The different formats of this book were purchased with private funds.
No money received for this review.

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