I received this book for free from Blog Tour, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Unchosen by Michele Vail
Series: The Reaper Diaries
Published by Harlequin Teen on October 29, 2013
Genres: fantasy, Young Adult
Source: Blog Tour, Publisher
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I thought the worst of my reaper training was behind me… turns out I was wrong. Dead wrong.
Molly Bartolucci has done a lot of growing up but after being accused of using illegal magic at her school for necromancers, reaper-in-training Molly is treading lightly. As the destined leader of Anubis’s Chosen, she needs to study hard, train harder, and stay out of trouble.
It doesn’t help that she’s feeling more than academic about her melt-your-bones hot reaping instructor, Rath. And if her relationship drama isn’t enough to drive her over the edge, she has to deal with mother issues, nosy little sisters, suspicious friends, and an unnamed force stalking her at school.
Then her family is attacked, and her bio-dad ends up comatose in the hospital. Now, Molly has to uncover who’s trying to hurt her loved ones—and all without the help of Anubis.
Molly Bartolucci is one of my favorite teen characters. She tries not to take the whole reaper thing too seriously, but she’s still learning as she goes through her everyday life.
I wish there was a little more romance in this book. But, I’m not completely unhappy with what was done in that regard. Molly spends a lot of time trying to figure out her past. While I’m all about trying to figure out who you are, some stuff is best not messed with. Molly can’t seem to catch a break, and is starting to be isolated.
I think one of my favorite things about this book is the importance it plays on family. No matter the crap you are going through, you always have them. There were a few events that made me hold my breath because you don’t really know what’s going to happen. There was also a pretty awesome twist that I didn’t see coming.
Unchosen is a fun, light read. Even though the book deals with reapers and zombies, it has it’s greatness in the innocence of the characters.