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The next Angel of Death has been chosen...

Before his fourteenth birthday, ordinary Elijah Dart would have never gone snooping around in a graveyard, joined an old ghost for tea, or battled Hellhounds with a scythe. If only he hadn’t followed the Reapers through the graveyard on All Hallows Eve, he would have never been in training to take his father’s place as the next
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Kindle Edition, 128 pages
Published May 29th 2014 by Jonathan Ferrara
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Dan
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Really, realy like it. When I needed to take a break I found myself saying Ok just one more chapter.
Darlene Cruz
May 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My review: Elijah Dart Angel of Death

Are you ready to follow Elijah Dart into a world of shadows where things goes bump in the night? What? Angels, demons, trolls, walking dead, now are you scared? Surprisedly so this tale will help you find that courage you will need just like Elijah Dart to journey through a new role in an old war, a heavenly war of ancient. The story breeze by like ravens flying through the air and along it's way the anticipation will grasp your earthly mind. A huge burden
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Sara
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, blogged
3.5 Stars

Elijah Dart: Angel of Death by Jonathan L. Ferrara is a delightful story about an ordinary boy, bored with life, who realizes that the world is not as it seems and his family is anything but ordinary - him least of all.

I loved the setting. It began as a humdrum scene that reminded me of a long, quiet wait at the bus stop or a slowly dripping faucet - this is Elijah's world before everything changes on All Hallow's Eve. Before you know it, this world comes alive and Elijah begins
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Teresa
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Title: Angel of Death
Author: Jonathan L. Ferrara
Publisher: Puppet Strings Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-99093-420-2
Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Elijah-Dart-Ang...
Reviewer: Teresa Fallen Angel
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The next Angel of Death has been chosen...

Before his fourteenth birthday, ordinary Elijah Dart would have never gone snooping around in a graveyard, joined an old ghost for tea, or battled Hellhounds with a scythe. If only he hadn’t followed the Reapers through the graveyard on All Hallows
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Pallavi Sareen
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I got an ARC of this book from the author im exchange of an Honest review.

Elijah Dart is a scrawny little boy who has no friends, a messed up family and laziness. I can relate to this character soo much.
This book was so captivating. There are Angels, Demons, Goblins, imaginary friends and talking dogs. There are so many interesting elements in this.
Elijah just turned fourteen and has been set on the path of his destiny. He has to learn the secrets of his family and fulfill the task he's meant
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The Reviewer
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
When I was fourteen, my mom wouldn't even let me have a Nerf gun. Apparently they're too violent.

Elijah Dart got a scythe for his fourteenth birthday (SO UNFAIR!!).

He also got some crazy extra responsibilities, like, oh, ferrying souls to Heaven. Elijah was Chosen to be a Reaper, one of the people who transports these souls. As you can imagine, this was quite the shock to a fourteen year old kid. Unfortunately, discovering that you can summon a scythe at will and travel through shadows doesn't
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Hannah Givens
Jul 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, middle-grade
3.5, bumped up to 4 because I found myself really wanting to read the sequel!

I really enjoyed the worldbuilding. This would be a great choice for any young gothic/supernatural fans who aren't quite old enough for something like the show Supernatural or YA horror. It's relatively simple, but decently creepy and it feels all-encompassing -- that "veil has been lifted" feeling rather than just a few add-ons to our own world. I also LOVED Grim the old dog and Bertha the ghost. I could read a whole
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Darryn
Jan 30, 2020 rated it did not like it
I couldn't keep reading this... The premise is interesting and I want to know what happens but I just can't get past the terrible, terrible writing! There are many words used incorrectly - the author may have heard them before but clearly had no idea what they actually mean. This story could be so much better once it goes past an editor.
The hyperbolic style and frequent grammatical errors keep taking me out of the story and I just can't immerse myself in it.
This is a great first draft but it's
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Tony Williamson,jr.
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read!

This is my first book from Mr. Ferrara and I must say it was highly enjoyed. I am hoping for a 2nd book as this one, while not ending with a true cliffhanger, does leave one with questions and wanting more.
Tony Jacobo
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved the book. Would definitely recommend to friends.
Lauren Hester
Jun 07, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review from the author, Jonathan Ferrara.

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Meet Elijah Dart, fourteen. He leads a fairly ordinary life, in the shadow of his older twin brothers, a mother who can’t cook and a younger sister with an imaginary friend she won’t stop talking to. Then on All Hallows Eve, everything changes. He learns that creatures called Reapers carry the souls of the dead into heaven, and that there are those powers most
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Adrienne
Review also available on my blog The Shameful Narcissist Speaks.

This novel is by the author of The Ghost of Buxton Manor, and it contains the same sweet charm. It's an earlier work, and there are some editing issues in terms of grammar, punctuation, and a few sentence structure foibles.

The story is cute. Elijah is kind of a precious, cinnamon bun, so there's an adorable incongruence with him being the new Grim Reaper/Angel of Death, which is the role he'll eventually take over from his father in
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Kristi | Hidden Staircase |
When we meet Elijah Dart, he is celebrating his 14th birthday, which also happens to be Halloween. Throughout the day strange things begin to happen to Elijah, and he starts to realize that his family may not just be your typical “normal” California clan. (Especially when you realize you’ve got a talking dog and find that your father isn’t who you thought he was.)

This was a nice entry to a new series. There are lovely illustrations at the beginning of each chapter, which just add to the story.
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Katarina
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favourite books this year, and since I've read 132 books YTD, that means something. Yeah, I know....last year I read a lot more, and this year I'm slacking.

Now about the book. I seriously loved it. It's the perfect blend of coming-of-age, suspense and mystery. Throw in some spookiness, magical creatures and excellent writing, and it sure looks to me like Jonathan Ferrara has a winning combo.

I thought this book is perfect for the intended age group. It's spooky, but not scary.
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Brandy
Nov 12, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
As the description states, this novel follows a boy (turning 14) as he learns about the supernatural aspects of his family. As with many novels of this type, Elijah is a misfit with nearly no friends. He makes mistakes as he comes into his knowledge / power and suffers the resulting consequences. The story is humorous, but also dark. This novel establishes the basis for follow-on novels covering Elijah's rise. I felt like
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Umbreen
May 25, 2015 rated it liked it
I received an electronic copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.

Excerpt from my full review: Overall, I feel that the novel has a wealth of potential, but it still needs to be cleaned up. While reading it, I couldn’t think of it as a finished novel; I kept reading it as a work in progress, and that kept me from fully enjoying it. Having said that, I think the storyline is great, and I can see it going places after a bit of fixing up.

Full review can be found here.
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Hello there! My name is Jonathan L. Ferrara, author of THE GHOST OF BUXTON MANOR, a YA LGBT Paranormal romance based off of the real life inspiration of Peter Pan. I live in Los Angeles with my husband, a cartoonist and creator of our comic "Husband & Husband", updating weekly at http://www.tapastic.com/series/husban.... I love making new friends and spreading positivity within the community, ...more