Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Reaper's Rhythm Tour Stop!

Thanks for stopping by on my tour stop foe the Reaper's Rhythm! I really appreciate it! Bellow, you can read my review and win a Swag Pack from the author, including: a tote back, a badge, a key-ring, bookmarks and more!


Reaper’s Rhythm by Clare Davidson 
(Hidden #1)
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis book 1:
When everyone thinks your sister committed suicide, it’s hard to prove she was murdered. Kim is unable to accept Charley’s sudden death. Crippled by an unnatural amnesia, her questions are met with wall after wall. As she doubts her sanity, she realises her investigation is putting those around her in danger. The only person who seems to know anything is Matthew, an elusive stranger who would rather vanish than talk. Despite his friendly smile, Kim isn’t sure she can trust him. But if she wants to protect her family from further danger, Kim must work with Matthew to discover how Charley died – before it’s too late.


Broken Bargain (Hidden: Book 2)

Synopsis book 2:

When you know magic is real, complacency is not an option.

It’s a new school year and ten months since Kim’s sister died. She wants to forget about magic, rebuild her life and start fresh. But it’s not easy when she has to lie to everyone: her family, best friend, Sophie, and secretive new guy, AJ.

But when Sophie’s grandmother falls ill, Kim can’t help but notice the parallels to Charley’s death. Convinced she’s the only one who can help, Kim sets out to discover what’s really wrong with Sophie’s grandmother.


Clare Davidson

Clare Davidson is a character driven fantasy writer, teacher and mother, from the UK. Clare was born in Northampton and lived in Malaysia for four and a half years as a child, before returning to the UK to settle in Leeds with her family. Whilst attending Lancaster University, Clare met her future husband and never left. They now share their lives with their young daughter and a cranky grey cat, called Ash. Clare juggles family life with writing, teaching and a variety of fibre craft hobbies.


Review for the Reaper's Rhythm

The Reaper's Rhythm is about 16 year old Kimmie, who leads a fairly ordinary life until her sister kills herself. The problem? She knows it's a lie. There's a gap in her memory and she can't remember what really happened the night she died. Kimmie vows to find out the truth, but when she meets the mysterious Matthew, she'll learn that sometimes the truth isn't always sane.

I enjoyed this book mostly because I had just recently finished reading The Madman's Daughter. The character in that book had all the evidence in front of her, but didn't believe it and depended too much on the two lead male characters. I found Kimmie totally independent and loved how she was able to figure things out fairly quickly and didn't spend 20+ pages circling the same mystery.

Although Kimmie was a refreshing character, I didn't like how the majority of the book WAS predictable, as far as figuring out who the murderer was. But I did get thrown off at some points, which was good.

What I loved most about the character and the overall story was Kimmie's love for her family. She knew that Matthew was completely right when he told her that she really had no point in chasing down her sister's murderer- she was dead and it wouldn't bring her back. But Kimmie did the impossible to make sure that her sister's soul would rest in peace- and keep her family safe, even if it meant questioning reality.

I liked the Reaper's Rhythm; overall, it was a very good read. Like I said, there were parts that were predictable, but there were also parts that really surprised me. I would recommend this book to anyone who's a fan of urban fantasy and looking for an easy, quick read.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars!



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