Thursday, January 2, 2014

My Sister's Reaper Book Review


There's bragging, there's trying to impress a boy, and then there's 16-year-old Zadie. Her first mistake was telling the boy she's crushing on that she could bring her dead sister back to life. Her second mistake? Actually doing it! When Zadie accidentally messes with the reaper's rite that should have claimed her sister Mara, things go horribly wrong (you think?). 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, intent on claiming both girls, or let Mara die . . . this time for good. This refreshing paranormal love story encloaks a deeper lesson about sisterhood, consequence, and facing one's responsibilities.

Zadie has always been special.  If she wants something, and she thinks and wishes hard enough, it happens.  She’s never been able to explain it, and she has been careful to never want anything too much ever since she was a kid and made her sister mad after an incident with frogs. 
One night at a party she blurts out to a boy she really likes that she could use witchcraft to wake her sister, Mara,  who’s in a coma.  Faced with the pressure of impressing him and not wanting to let him down, she and her friend set up a fake séance and it works.  But her sister comes back different, almost like a shell of who she used to be.  Then bad things start happening to people when Mara gets angry, and all the bad things are direct at people who have wronged her.
Zadie must contact the local witch in town and find answers before her sister hurts someone permanently.  Zadie learns that she’s actually from a long linage of very special people.  She also realizes that a reaper is after her sister, and by saving her she’s unknowingly taken away the “reapers rite.”  He’s after Mara’s soul and Zadie is doing everything she can to save her sister and those around her.
My Sister’s Reaper was a great paranormal, YA novel.  Dreyer did an awesome job at creating Zadie’s linage and having it make complete sense.  I love when books come together like that, having that “ah-ha” moment is awesome.   It’s a great stand-alone book, but is also open to a sequel so I’m excited to see if there will be a follow up. This is also a clean novel, free of cuss words, which I really appreciate.   I give it five out of five donuts!

Be sure to add it to your Goodreads List.  It's also available at Amazon  and Barnes & Noble.


  1. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing my book, Tyler! So happy you liked it! :)

  2. This sounds good Tyler and I like a lot of the paranormal elements. It is nice to know that this is one I could share with my niece since it is clean.