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My Tethered Soul

(Reaper's Rite #2)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Months have passed since Zadie faced her sister’s Reaper, during which time she's been under her mentor's magical protection. But now that she's turning 17, that protection is about to run out. When dark forces lure Zadie to wander at night, she's manipulated into committing unspeakable acts. With her friends and family at risk, Zadie must try to use her powers to break fr ...more
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Published August 19th 2014 by Month9Books, LLC (first published June 10th 2014)
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Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
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4.5 sad and bittersweet stars...
I missed the characters so much after book one and I was jumping of joy knowing I was able to continue their stories with this one. Hunter is hilarious. I think he was my favorite. He had me crying with laughter at the most random times and I love him so much for it.
I don't know if I mentioned this before, but Zadie and Gavin are such an adorable couple. They are perfect for each other and I love how they respect th
Katie O'Sullivan
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
Dorothy Dreyer continues the fast-paced, heart pounding journey she started in My Sister's Reaper, delivering a YA paranormal romance filled with believable characters battling unbelievable odds. I love the rich, new mythology of Villas (the offspring of witches and fairies) that Dreyer creates, while grounding it all with the real teen angst, self-doubt and high school situations of her main characters.

Zadie and her older sister Mara defeated a Reaper the year before, but now that Zadie is turn
Holly (Holly Hearts Books)
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Dorothy Dreyer does it again.

This is what a second book in a series is supposed to be like. Dorothy has created beautiful character development we didn't get to see in the first book. We finally get to see Mara's true character after being released from her Reaper in the first book. I loved reading the relationships intertwined in this gang of friends. It was like the glue that kept this book together and the characters dialogue made me laugh out loud and it's rare for a book to do that.

It was
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Psychocat Reads Review of MY TETHERED SOUL by Dorothy Dreyer

(I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)

I was lucky enough to line reviews for MY SISTER'S REAPER and MY TETHERED SOUL up so I could read them back to back. Since I loved the first book, I had high expectations for book two. Let's see how it stacked up.

The Characters: Picking up with the familiar names from the first book, Dorothy was able to continue their development. Zadie is just as awesome (or maybe
Erika Messer
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is definitely darker and much more sinister than the first book. I really liked it because I LOVE dark and sinister though! Now that Zadie knows she is not the normal teenager, she has her mentor but there are dark forces at work making her do terrible things. Can Zadie overcome these forces and do the right thing? And now on top of everything else, she also must decide whether to fight the reaper again for her own life or surrender.

Again, loved the character of Zadie - it is very eas
Stuart West
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As a fan of Ms. Dreyer's first book in the Reaper's Rite series, I looked forward to the second entry, yet also dreaded the "sophomore slump." So many follow-up books in series prove to be disappointing in that it's a lot of the same thing; wash, rinse and repeat. I'm happy to report that not only is My Tethered Soul a terrific read, I believe I enjoyed it more than the first book. Ms. Dreyer has upped the ante in terms of characterization, suspense, some down-right spooky scenes, and a playful ...more
Christine Juckett
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad to have read it, but so sad that I am finished! This was an excellent read! So many wonderful characters and a story-line that kept me going until the very end. I can't wait for the next book!
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Zadie may have saved her sister Mara from a reaper, but now a reaper is after Zadie, controlling her and making her sleepwalk and do... things. Horrid things. And it was just totally freaky! Will Zadie surrender to the Reaper's Rite, or will she somehow manage to beat this curse? Dun, dun, DUN!

This book was pretty darn awesome! As I mentioned in my review of the last book, I LOVED the mythology behind the Vila! It's just something I've never read about before, and
Nay Denise
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, blog-tours
This was such an awesome sequel. This follows up excellently to My Sister's Reaper.

Zadie is now seventeen years old which means that her protection spell from Lilura is no longer capable of working. She is now open to the Reaper's Rite. Her sister Mara lost her magic in book 1, but it mysteriously returns. Zadie must now fight two Reapers: her mom's and her sister's. In the mist of this battle people get hurt, lives are lost but in the end the battle is won.

I totally enjoyed Zadie once again. Sh
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book free for an honest review which I've given. This review originally appeared on my blog Christy's Cozy Corners.

In this fast-paced sequel to My Sister's Reaper, Zadie and Mara are back, and so is the reaper. In the past few months, Zadie has been protected. She's been training with Chase and Lilura. Training for the day she turns seventeen. Because that is when a reaper will come for her as he does for all seventeen year old Vilas.

Dorothy Dreyer has created a really
Holly Newhouse
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I will start by saying this book series is absolutely fantastic and I want to thank the wonder author, Dorothy, for the privilege of letting me read both books! I'm trying to be patient in waiting for the third book lol! I read both of these books in one sitting all night long, I just could not put these down! The story and plot are unique and yet, very engaging. The books are very well written and I have to say I have fallen in love with Chase, Gavin, Zadie, Mara, Hunter, and Liluria! They have ...more
Amy Shannon
Sep 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Incredible read!

Great second volume in the Reaper's Rite, and follow up story from My Sister's Reaper. I liked this one better than the first one though the first one was pretty amazing. Some sequels have a hard time living up to the first book, but this one did not. I enjoyed every action packed twist and turn that Zadie took. I love the characters and the courage that Zadie has, especially with the threat of losing her protection and having to do whatever it takes to survive. If you love YA pa
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So what do you do when some evil creature has it out for you and will hurt all those you love to get to you? That's Zadie's dilemma. With a few twists and turns along the way, Zadie has to find a way to not only free her soul but that of her mother. With a few bumps in the road she fights for everything that matters to her. Dorothy Spins a fantastic tale about growing up, love, loss, and finding ones self. Definitely a great YA paranormal read!
Elizabeth Holloway
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A solid addition to the Reaper's Rite Series, My Tethered Soul is chock full of relatable characters, page-turning action, and chill-inducing creepiness. I highly recommend this book, and can't wait for the next installment.
Aug 24, 2014 rated it liked it
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I actually found the storyline for My Tethered Soul much more interesting than My Sister's Reaper. I feel like part of that is because while things are very similar, we're experiencing everything front and center now. We didn't quite get a good grasp on the seriousness of the reapers and what they could do in My Sister's Reaper because the main character herself wasn't experiencing it, someone else was. But in My Tethered Soul, we get to see how reapers and wha
Valicity Garris
Another awesome story by Dorothy Dreyer. I read the first Reaper’s Rite book and I was completely taken in by it, that being said, the second book did not disappoint. It’s just as dark as the first with the same amount of suspense, thrill, and adventure. Not to mention a growing romance that definitely takes a stronger stand in this book than the last.

Everything seems so much more mature in this book. Even the opening gives you a taste of the growth not just from the characters but from the auth
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Zadie has battled and defeated her sister's reaper. She has vowed to keep their mother safe as well. When her own reaper also comes after her together with the reaper who has taken the sanity of her mother she has to train harder than ever before. Together with the Black family, her sister Mara and her Cation Gavin she is doing everything she can to be better equipped, stronger, more skilled and more alert to bring down the reapers once and for all.

It turns out that the reapers do have some sk
Nicky Peacock
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the 2nd book in a series and you do really have to read the first to get to grips with this one. Okay, so the premise of these books are great, reapers are definitely an under-used paranormal entity in the world of books (unless you count the Dementors in Harry Potter) so big tick there. My criticism of the books is that neither strayed too far from the traditional YA formula, so it was a bit predictable and tired in that sense. Although, to be fair to the author, formulas are there for ...more
Kathy Collier
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome read

I enjoyed this story immensely. I liked the characters and found it to be an unusual story about reapers, and witches. She held me spellbound until the end. Great book. Can't wait to read her next one.
A. Rolland
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another great YA paranormal and such a solid sequel. I love Dreyer's fast-paced writing- this one is even creepier than My Sister's Reaper. Favorite aspects: vilas and their history and Liluria.
Phil Frontuto
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing story! Best sequel ever!
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