Series: Kissed by Death #1
Author: Tara Fuller
Publish Date: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Since the car crash that took her father’s life three years ago, Emma’s life has been a freaky — and unending — lesson in caution. Surviving “accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option.
It’s not easy being dead, especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn’t let her die before, and he’s not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves from the evil he accidentally unleashed, even if it means sacrificing the only thing he has left…his soul.
I love a good reaper book. A lot of the time, they are given a bad rep. Not all reapers are evil. Especially Finn, he’s got a good heart.
We’re kind of thrown into the story. We know Finn is protecting Emma, but we don’t know why. As I said before, he has a good heart. He just tends to think with it, and not about consequences. He has his own demons he hast to get past, and you have to wonder if he’ll have the strength to keep Emma alive. Emma seems kind of annoying at first, but she’s strong and independent. She’s had a rough life since the accident with her father. She looks for answers instead of letting things happen to her. The other awesome character is Cash, Emma’s best friend. They’ve been through a lot together, and you can tell just how strong their bond is.
Inbetween has a little bit of action around every corner. Emma is constantly having to watch her back against something she can’t even see. The way the characters interact with each other flows really well, and they are believable. I’m excited to learn more about this world. Especially one event toward the end. I must know the reasoning behind it.