Jenseits GmbH 01: Lieber Tod als Teufel (Calliope Reaper-Jones #1)
Buffy fans will go wild!SHE WAS TARA ON BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER.Now she's the author of Ace's hottest new series— killer novels featuring Calliope Reaper-Jones, who doesn't want to be daddy's little girl anymore...Calliope Reaper-Jones so just wanted a normal life: buying designer shoes on sale, dating guys from Craig's List, web-surfing for organic dim-sum for her boss.....more
1) Calliope put herself under a forgetting spell. Tara from BTVS fell under the prey of a forgetting spell. It's kind of hard to ignore that.
2) Calliope likes to make sizeable ironic statements and then deadpan, "NOT". It's not 1996, this is not a ...more
I came at this one from the wrong point of view & with the wrong attitude. Like any first installment, quite a bit of background info must be introduced & that can slow a storyline down to a crawl. As I read this book, the character grew and I grew right along with her. Now, I find that I care about the characters & want to see how they develop. And there are so many places this one can go! I eagerly await the next installment!
Review version 2:
The more I read thi ...more
For starters, there is exactly one mildly likeable character in a cast of dozens, and it isn't the heroine. The "heroine" mostly sits around and whines, and waits for other people to save her. Also, she's pretty much obsessively attracted to anything with a penis...as long as he's no ...more
Let me just say that I really wanted to like this book the concept is really interesting. The daughter of death! How cool is that. I mean Terry Prachett writes about Deaths grandchild and does it well so I was looking forward to something at least that good. Unfortunately, that didn't happen.
First, I didn't finish the book. I made it half way through and realized if I tried to read any more of it ...more
It took me a little while to get into the style of first person inner monologue, perhaps because Calliope - also known as Calli to her friends & family - has such different aspirations from me... I ca ...more
Calliope Reaper-Jones so just wanted a normal life: buying designer shoes on sale, dating guys from Craig's List, web-surfing for organic dim-sum for her boss... But when her father -- who happens to be ...more
Before I begin this review, a confession: I'm a sucker for any novel containing cute hellhounds.
Calliope Reaper-Jones is living the life of a typical New York office flunky, dealing with a diva boss, less-hunky-than-advertised blind dates, and a lust for designer clothes she can't afford. That is, until her father, who happens to be the Grim Reaper himself, is kidnapped and Calliope is swept back into a dangerous supernatu ...more
Calliope Reaper-Jones is literally Death's Daughter. Add the Devil sulking about, and his son, plus God kinda makes an appearance, and all sorts of gods and mythical monsters (I want offspring of Cerberus I can name Runt), and I really can't wait to read the rest of the series. The ending of this has me wondering about the other books, since it ends in a very defined way, and hopefully Amber won't keep using kidnapped Death as the catalyst for everything.
" I mean, I hadn’t had a real date in, well … It was so pathetic an expanse of time that I didn’t even want to talk about it." -- ...more
That being said, I am not sure I'll go out of my way to read the next ones, and there's really o ...more
The story weaves numerous pop culture references with a first person point of view that quickly lets the reader identify with the main character.
The writing style makes me wonder ...more
But there's so much other stuff getting in the way. In short, the protagonist is an unlike ...more
'Nipping her attack in the bud, I stuffed my fingers in my ears and began to hum the theme song to the Smurfs cartoon like some passive-aggressive two-ye ...more
The premise of the story is interesting but has some glaring errors. IF Calliope had been at a job for over a year she'd have some personal leave time, or pai ...more
I do not like Calliope Reaper-Jones. I thought she was too slow on the uptake to be believed and too "woe is me" in her outlook on the tasks set before her. Yeah, she didn't c ...more
I read Death's Daughter as it is the alternative pick for The VFH this month.
I have to be honest I didn't have all that many feelings about this book. It was ok. I wanted to like it more than I actually did.
I found it difficult to connect with the main character, Calliope Reaper-Jones. She lacked depth for me. Plus she moaned constantly throughout the book, which got on my nerves a bit. She did grow-up by the end, through the various tasks (which I didn't wholly understand the point of) ...more