by L.S. Murphy
Release Date: January 7, 2013
Target Reader: Young Adult
There's no way sixteen year old Quincy Amarante will become the fifth grim reaper. None. Not over her shiny blue Mustang. Her Jimmy Choos. Or her dead body.
She’s supposed to enjoy her sophomore year, not learn about some freaky future Destiny says she has no choice but to fulfill.
It doesn’t take long for Quincy to realize the only way out of the game is to play along especially since Death can find her anyway, anywhere, anytime. And does.
Like when she’s reassuring her friends she wants nothing to do with former best friend Ben Moorland, who’s returned from god-knows-where, and fails. Miserably.
Instead of maintaining her coveted popularity status, Quincy’s goes down like the Titanic.
Maybe ... just maybe ... that’s okay.
It seems, perhaps, becoming a grim reaper isn’t just about the dead but more about a much needed shift in Quincy’s priorities—from who she thinks she wants to be to who she really is.
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“I love that there was this beautiful metamorphosis where you can see her (Quincy) changing from a petty, self-centered brat to someone wise beyond her years. And what I love is the mechanism that Murphy uses to initiate each stage of the transformation, because witnessing death will do that to you.” — Never Wordless
“[Quincy] goes from shallow to complex and it's such an incredible journey. I was completely taken by surprise by how much I grew to love this gal!” — Known to Read
“...this is a fantastic YA fantasy about reapers and a sarcastic main character - but it is so very much more than that if you look just a little bit closer. Highly recommended!” — A Dream Within A Dream
“This book is indescribable. Reaper did not only appeal to my interests but it touched my heart. ” — Owlnestly Book Reviews
“This was such a fresh and original storyline ...” — Head Stuck in a Book
“Reaper is a fairly quick read, with great characters, heart breaking moments, romance and an ending that left me satisfied. This is definitely worth picking up. ” — Books Live Forever
“If you like romance mixed with paranormal this is the story for you. it is haunting and beautiful and a definite tear jerker ...” — The Cover Contessa
“... a unique YA paranormal story that grabbed me from the very beginning and hooked me until the surprise ending. ” — Romancing the Book
“What I thought would be cute and fluffy, despite some of the deeper connotations in the synopsis I clearly missed, turned out to be profound and soul-searching…something not as often found in young adult novels of the paranormal variety.” — Bawdy Book Blog
“Reaper is a brilliant debut novel, and a touching coming-of-age tale about a girl who discovers just what's really important in life -- and in death.” — J.C. Martin - Author, Oracle
“Fun. Powerful. Timely. Relevant. Admirable” — Emi Gayle - Author, After Dark
“This is a witty, thought-provoking and at some times heart-wrenching story that will captivate YA fans across the world.” — Jocelyn Adams, author, Shadowborn