Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Reaping Me Softly by Kate Evangelista Blog Tour Stop

Reaping Me Softly
Kate Evangelista
Format: Paperback & eBook
ISBN: 978-1-62342-911-9

Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clark, is a Reaper.

At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves. This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did?



First I have to say that I have read a few Reaper books this year and only one has come close to being EPIC in every way. reaping Me Softly grabbed me right from the first page and kept me intrigued all the way through. I found myself yelling at the book and trying to coach Ari and Niko like I knew what to do. Man it is such a refreshing read from what I have been reading that I did not want it to end. Then when I did a little more research I found out that the story did not end but will continue on and lord have mercy I was like a kid in the candy store getting free reign over everything.

Ari is your normal high school girl just trying to study and get out of school. Except that Ari is bullied by one of her classmates. All Ari wants is to be left alone but this bully is determined to take her down. To make matters worse Ari has a crush on a boy but she would never say anything to him for fear of being bullied more. She has had a crush on Niko since freshmen year and when an accident that almost kills her puts her and Niko together she is excited at first. The only draw back she has is that she can see dead people and if that is not the worst of it all she finds out her crush Niko is a reaper. At first she freaks out but then she accepts her gift and embarrasses them. Then Ari's world comes crashing down when Niko reaps the soul of her loved one by accident. What is Ari and Niko to do?

Will Ari get her loved one back? Will Niko and Ari be able to have a relationship? Niko is a reaper and Ari can see the dead persons soul you would think they would make an awesome team but as life is life you have to suck a lot of lemons to get lemonade. Will Ari and Niko defy all odds to be together? The ending left me screaming for more and I need book two like ASAP!
When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn't going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master's courses in creative writing. In the end, she realized to be a writer, none of what she had mattered. What really mattered? Writing. Plain and simple, honest to God, sitting in front of her computer, writing.






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