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Unchosen (The Reaper Diaries #2)

3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  354 Ratings  ·  57 Reviews
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.

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ebook, 304 pages
Published October 29th 2013 by Harlequin TEEN (first published October 26th 2013)
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Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book

I absolutely loved Undeadly, so I was very excited to read this book! I just love the concept if the story... Two of my favorite things (reapers and Egyptian mythology!) rolled into one? Yes please! The idea of reapers getting they're powers from the Egyptian god Anubis is just brilliant!

Anyway, so in this second installment of The Reaper Diaries, Molly trains to become the next Kebechet, the champion of Anubis, tries to figure out where her relationship with Rath
Nov 11, 2013 Books rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2013
This book was absolutely amazing! I loved the first book and was afraid the second book might not live up to the awesomeness of its predecessor. Turns out I had nothing to worry about.

As with Undeadly, the sequel is full of mystery, laughs, and surprises. The more I discover about Molly and her abilities, the more I want to know about her and her mysterious family. I love that this book is something refreshing and new in the paranormal genre in that it’s about necromancy. Can you imagine a more
Apr 28, 2013 Marie marked it as to-read
Oh my god, that cover is OUT OF THIS WORLD.. absolutely gorgeous! Really liked the twist at the end of the other book.. Didn't see that coming. Rath better be a permanent fixture in this book, he's very... Intriguing, plus the cliffhanger at the end of Undeadly, nearly killed me ;)
Jan 18, 2014 ☽Ƹɱɱɑ☾ rated it it was ok
Shelves: i-survived, boring

1.5 stars

This book was, in my humble opinion, terrible with a dash of OK.


Like, totally.

The whole book is written in "teenager talk" (I have no idea what to call it). DO YOU KNOW HOW ANNOYING THIS IS? It is totally annoying. Totally.

I laughed while reading this book. Do you know why? Because everyone kept insisting that Molly is smart, while in reality:

She's self-centered and dense and that is why I don't like her.


What does he see in her???!!! I'm not even sure if I like Rath or no
Kezia Goodman
After waiting a whole year for this book it was a huge disappointment and failure in my books!

Michele Vail really dropped the ball on this one, with a half-cocked storyline underdeveloped love angle and not enough pages to convey the impact and enormity of Set's eventual breakout! Oh yeah lets throw in that her mum's the villain, wait that was not only unexpected but so far out of the picture that it just doesn't fit! The storyline wasn't developed enough to lead readers in that direction and ac
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to the Fantastic Flying Book Club, and Michele Vail.)
This is book 2 in the ‘The Reaper Diaries’ series.
Molly has sorted out her little mistake with Rick, but she’s got more things to worry about now when she’s in trouble for possession of a soul box, and there are issues with the role of the Kebechet.
Will Molly get kicked out of school? Will she be the next Kebechet? And where is Anubis?

This was an okay st
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Jun 07, 2014 Tonya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, urban-fantasy
I am about two-thirds of the way through, but I just had to make a comment. I have never read a book so replete with errors. I know this is self-published, but that doesn't mean you don't have a copy editor, or a friend even, read through to find errors. There's missing punctuation, misspellings, grammatical errors, missing words, and even a bizarre instance of the wrong name being used. Before you call me a grammar Nazi, please know that I proofread for a living, and if she would have just run ...more
Linda Smith
Unchosen is Book Two of The Reaper Diaries trilogy. I'm assuming that it was rushed to market because of the many spelling and grammatical errors that interfere with the enjoyment of the story. My favorite parts were the quotes from Molly's diary and from the Secret History of Reapers and from various other "sources". The rest of the book tended to be overly tween in language and tone. Despite the limitations of Book Two, I went to Amazon in search of Book Three. I do hate to leave a story unfin ...more
Aug 19, 2014 Kayla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book and in most ways I think it was a dramatic improvement on the first novel. The story did not feel as disjointed as the last one, it seemed to flow much better and Vail stuck with the winning combination of necromancy and ancient Egyptian gods that makes these novels such unique and fun reads.

This one was a little shorter than the last novel and it does feel as though Vail is trying to write these at a fast pace. I think if she spent a little more time in some of the slo
Apr 26, 2013 Carmen marked it as to-read
I hate the fact that this series has such gorgeous covers making me really want to read them. (Despite the fact the first one annoyed me.) -.-
Gianna Summer
Dec 25, 2014 Gianna Summer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love how the author used such an abstract and turned it into something sooooooooo beautiful. The main character,Molly, is an unique character. She is a naive but she faces every challenge thrown at her. Rath is a very, very interesting character. He stands by Molly every step of the way. I JUST FIND THIS SO ADORABLE. I love their interactions in the book, even though they're not supposed to be together (they have to be together). Every step is problematic and the book just stops at a huge clif ...more
Lis  (The reader lines)
Nov 04, 2013 Lis (The reader lines) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, myths
It was so much better than the first one!
Feb 21, 2015 Serenity rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading the first book, I waited forever for this one to come out. I got it the day it was released and I can't believe I waited forever to get to it! Though life and other requests may have sorta gotten in the way.....oh bookish problems..

Anyway, once I dived it, it was like I never left. Molly is still in school and well who really likes school. She spends time reading some books and getting her butt kicked in training, Then she is called to the people in charge of the school. Where she
Amber at Fall Into Books
I really enjoyed the story that Vail told with this novel, but the typos really ruined it for me. I would have rated the book an A had it not been for those. The plot, pacing, and writing were fantastic, and the characters were fun to read. The world-building continued, and the book itself was really good. If you don't mind typos, you'll fall in love with this novel.

Molly is a fun character with a lot of sarcasm, and I really enjoy reading from her perspective. She deals with things very well,
Before we get started with the review, can I just say how much I hate this cover? Not only that, but it does not even accurately reflect the contents of the book. Yes, Rath is in the book. Yes, they are reapers. But the book is about Molly, Rath is not even the focus of this book! This looks like the cover of a romance novel about a male reaper, which it is not.

Oh well, anyway! Although I was not the biggest fan of the first book in this series, I decided to give the second book a shot. In the f
Stephanie Ward
'Unchosen' is the exciting second installment in The Reaper Diaries, which continues to follow reaper-in-training/necromancer/world savior Molly Bartolucci. Molly's still trying to grasp the whole prophecy thing that names her as the world's savior along with the fact that she's actually Anubis' daughter. Along with those revelations and distractions is regular teenage things - like school and boyfriends. But things can never be that simple - Molly is still struggling with her feelings for Rath, ...more
Nov 09, 2013 Latoya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Molly is the chosen one to lead the prophesied war against the god Set, who is now locked up in the underworld. She's keeps having visions of him escaping and that troubles her because she isn't ready to be the warrior everyone expects. The pressure to keep her secret from her friends is weighing heavily on her and as more of her time is designating to train, study and prepare for the Kebuchet challenge, she begins to notice them distancing themselves from her. Molly has so much on her plate bet ...more
Keep Calm and carry your scythe…

Molly has been though a lot lately. Her first kiss – and subsequent first enthralling. Finding out her bio-dad is actually an ancient Egyptian God. Add to that her maternal ancestors all had Reaper powers and she was a legacy at a prestigious boarding school for necromancers. But things are just getting started for Molly.

She has to train to be the ‘Chosen’ Daughter of Anubis – despite the fact that she is in fact Anubis’ only living flesh girl child. She needs to
Oct 30, 2013 Stacey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I received an arc copy of Unchosen from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thanks Michele Vail and FFBC!

I've never understood why someone (or something) can't just tap you on the shoulder and say, "Look, the apocalypse will be here on Tuesday. You might want to get a helmet and a weapon. Tell your friends."


I'm unsure of how I really feel about Unchosen. It was good and I'm glad I got a chance to read it but it definitely had a middle book feel to it. At times it felt rushed and
Michelle Book Briefs
Unchosen is the second book in the reaper diaries series. I really enjoyed the plot line of the first book so I was really excited for Unchosen. I have mixed feelings about this book in the reaper diaries series. Overall, I enjoyed it. I thought it was a good plot progression for the series, but I felt like it was kind of slow in parts and there were large chunks of the book where I wasn’t really sure that anything was happening. However, I saw a lot of great growth for Molly as a character and ...more
Nov 03, 2013 Trina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unchosen was a very quick read for me, I couldn’t put it down. It was fascinating entering the world of Unchosen and it’s the FIRST reaper story I’ve ever read so for me it was unique and refreshing. When you have magic, reapers, necromancy, zombies, ghouls and more rolled into one book every page is intense!

This is book #2 in The Reaper Diaries series and follows 16 year old Molly and her life as a newly discovered reaper and ……. zombie maker! There’s tons of mystery surrounding Molly and her f
Oct 22, 2013 Dianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-tour-review
Molly is growing up, feeling more vulnerable and clueless as to how she is supposed to save the world. Coming to terms with previous mistakes, but still overwhelmed by lay before her, Molly begins to allow people into her circle and even into her heart. Perceived enemies just may be strong allies, while those she should be able to trust may not be who they seem. Everyone has an agenda and somehow it all comes back to Molly. Where is Anubis when she needs him? Who is this aunt who comes to her, i ...more
Nov 07, 2013 Sabrina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

This is the first time that I’ve read a story about a reaper. Great and interesting one as well. It’s intriguing how sometimes authors can get such amazing idea and put it so wonderfully on paper. For me the whole process and the story itself it’s fascinating. Michele Vail managed to create a new world, a new concept and it’s written to perfection. Really loved the book!
This is the second book, I recommend you read the first one in
Amanda Masters
Nov 02, 2013 Amanda Masters rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the story, Michele Vail captivates us with magic and supernatural creatures like - necromancers, ghosts, zombies and reapers while amazing us with Egyptian gods like set, anubis and more! this was truly a tale of wonder!

Molly Bartolucci is the destined leader of Anubis’s Chosen, As the only daughter of the god Anubis she must train and work hard to prove herself worthy of the task. As a student at the school for necromancers, reaper-in-training isn't all it's cracked up to be, but Moll
Crossroad Readers
Nov 11, 2013 Crossroad Readers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think Unchosen was a great follow up book to Undeadly. I really enjoyed the first book but I actually think I enjoyed Unchosen even more! I really liked the way this book was written because it was almost like we were reading Molly’s journal. I also liked that between each chapter there was an entry from Molly’s Reaper Diary and quotes about zombies, reapers, magic and other pieces of information that relates to this book. Molly’s sense of humor was refreshing in a book with reapers, zombies, ...more
Jacquelyn Smith
Nov 08, 2013 Jacquelyn Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Unchosen: (Book 2 the Reaper Diaries) I was given this book by the author exchange for my honest review.

Just when my nights was slowing down I picked up Unchosen by Michele Vail and the magic began…
This was a quick and amazing read for me; I could not put it down. After reading book one I was looking forward to seeing where Molly story was heading in this book. The mystery surrounding Molly and her family wasn’t the only thing that I enjoyed about this story, it was a little love, humor and da
Lade Tawak
Free copy for blog tour

This is a great paranormal story.

I like the storyline and the characters are great.

Molly is very funny and sweet. She has an undefined relationship with Rath that isn't properly developed.

I haven't read the first book in the series (Undeadly) but I wasn't confused or lost or anything like that.
It was pretty easy to follow and understand.

“You want good advice? If something big, bad, and ugly is chasing you, don’t trip. Dumb ass.”
~Secret History of Reapers, Author Unknown

Mar 21, 2014 Nina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spoilers!!!!!Love , love this series.What molly has to go through is insane and a lot of dedicated work that has to be done espically knowing your the daughter of anubis is mind blowing.But I also like the mollu keeps her relationship with her dad who raised her u can't forget that so easy.I really think mollu and rath are right for eachother.To find out your mom leaves when yoir young then to come back and trys to kill you is heartbreaking and sad.Definitely can't wait for the next one
Sabrina  Govender
Feb 16, 2014 Sabrina Govender rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-reads
Whoa. This series just gets better and better. I love the romantic-teasing-funny relationship between Molly and Rath. It's just like so awesome. And don't get me started on the storyline. It's so beautifully put together, each climax or important moment is given enough time and is not over written. You also get to learn a lot more about the rest of the characters, and you also find hot that Molly's mums a A-Grade bitch.
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Michele Vail writes young adult paranormal fiction about zombies and reapers.

She likes reading, dogs, cats, board games, ghost-hunting shows, and Halloween. She believes in magic, in the impossible, and in the restorative powers of chocolate.

Michele lives happily-ever-after with her Viking and their family.
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The Reaper Diaries (3 books)
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