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I’ve always felt like an average girl ... except for my strange relationship with death. You could say I like to court it. Whether I’m soaring through the air as a flyer for Specter University’s cheer squad, or speeding down the steepest mountain with only grace and balance keeping me from an icy end, I’ve always needed to feel a rush. But now Death is courting me―in more ...more
Published May 9th 2015 by Booktrope (first published February 1st 2015)
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Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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For eighteen years Blake has been the girl who liked to “live life on the edge on planet Thriller.” If there are chances to take, she is the go to girl, the one who dared to defy Death. Little did she know she has been on Death’s radar and the moment is right for her to come face to face with the Grim Reaper, and holy deities of the underworld, Grim is her very own Mom
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The author definitely has a creative imagination. I think she needs a good editor for content shaping, honing, and flow. I was excited about the story concept - death's daughter coming into her powers and finding out that powers have shifted and the transfer of souls is not going as it should. There were moments I really enjoyed the characters and scenes. However, a lot of the time I was not IN the story and was aware I was reading. Also, as another reviewer noted, the word "soft" and all it's f ...more
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was ok

Publisher: Booktrope
Publishing Date: may 2015
ISBN: 9781620158418
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 2.3/5

Publisher Description: Fifty years ago, Hades banished my mother from the underworld and took away her ability to cross over souls―souls that have wandered lost through the world ever since. Now she wants me to clean up the mess. You may have​ heard of her before …They call her the Grim Reaper.

Review: “DUN, DUN, DUN!!!!!….”. Take a look at that cover art. Besid
Sophia Sardothien
Apr 14, 2015 rated it did not like it
This. Book. Is. Extremely. Boring.

It's just your typical everything :(

Just no.

NETGALLEY provided me this book in exchange of an honest review.
Iva Kenaz
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Eureca Laurice

The scythe's voice was like music in my head, and I knew beyond all doubt that it was mine.

This reminds me a lot of Master Sun, a Korean drama with the same concept. I love that drama; it’s one of my A-List. It's one of the books that many people wouldn't hate, it’s a matter of hit and miss, and I fall most likely on the latter one. I have been contemplating for too long, (still contemplating until I finished this review) on what was wrong with me and this book.

It has:
1. Strong-willed heroin
Kariny 'Books of Fandom'


Blake is an adrenaline junkie in the eyes of everyone. Her dad is constantly trying to get her to pipe down her death wish but nothing seems to be working. Everything is going great in life, she's in the cheer leading squad, has an amazing best friend and is seriously in love with her boyfriend and he with her. But everything changes one night when she cheers for a school game and she meets the eyes of a smoldering young man staring back at her from the bleachers. Blake i
I received a free ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review via Lovers of the Paranormal Goodreads book group by the author.

This author brings you into such a different world of unstoppable action, love, friendship, and family with an awesome paranormal twist. The Reapers Daughter will keep you flipping pages up until the very last page. K.M. Randall does not disappoint!

I really loved how this book started out in the present, and then goes back to how it really all started, it gave
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A deliciously addictive page turner is what I've found in K. M. Randall's The Reaper's Daughter. Blake is the Grim Reaper's daughter and had no idea she was half deity until her 18th birthday where a guy appears to be stalking her. We learn the stalker is named Rishi and is another half deity who was raised by Blake's mother. The two struggle to deal with one another because Blake doesn't feel like she can trust Rishi, but it doesn't stop her from becoming attracted to him.
The story weaves Gree
Oct 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Who knew the Grim Reaper is a woman. And she has a daughter.

I was exited about the concept of the story and I loved the idea of this book.

Rating the book was hard. I was going back and forward between 3 and 4 stars. So I decided to settle for a 3.5 rating.

The reason:
I didn’t fall completely in love with this story.

I liked Blake, her bff Shelby, and her boyfriend Geoff, but Rishi just worked on my nerves right from the start.

However, the author definitely has a creative imagination and the s
Kimberly Vanderbloom
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I loved this novel. It has a very interesting concept. I have never read a story about the Grim and to add the legacy of a daughter was mind blowing. I felt like I was Blake. It was well written. I am going to recommend this book to all my friends. Thank you for sharing it with me.
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
Originally posted on my blog, SpecFic Junkie. I received this ARC from NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Blake just turned 18 and found out her mom's not dead—her mom's actually Death. And needs her help. Seemingly self-aware and not taking itself too seriously, The Reaper's Daughter could have been a rather good book. Unfortunately, it suffers from plot holes, cardboard characters, and writing that just kept getting on my nerves.

All-in-all it's pretty stock-standard fare for its genre, s
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
NetGalley. Thanks for the copy.

YA Paranormal, The Reaper's Daughter is the first of a potential series (I haven't found out the exact details). The synopsis is definitely interesting, and I find myself drawn to the book. I can't pinpoint the exact feeling and reaction to this book, but let's go digging. Maybe I can find what I think about this book.

Blake, our narrator (who remains nameless in the synopsis), is our heroine. She is thrown into the "Grim Reaper" madness and business when her mother
(free copy for review)

Blake lives with her single father and loves her life with her handsome boyfriend. But that all changes when tragedy strikes and she discovers she's the daughter of the Grim Reaper. Thrust into a world she doesn't know or want, Blake must come to terms with her loss and her new responsibilities.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story from start to finish. It has strong characters and world-building. Blake is a very strong female character without being a “bad-ass”. I love how she
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
-I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review-

Wow, what great book. The concept for this book is great, I mean I don't think I have ever seen a book about the Grim Reaper's daughter. Besides that, this book was wonderfully written and had a wonderfully developed world.

One of my favorite things about this book is the main character, Blake's friendship with Shelby. In books nowadays I've noticed that the protagonist almost always ditches their old friends for either their, boyfriend/girlfr
Pallavi Sareen
Apr 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Thanks to netgalley for a copy of this book.
Firstly, let me just say this. This book was completely awesome. From the beginning to end, it had me intrigued. No dull moment at all. It was fast-paced yet detailed and the story was great.
The Grim Reaper's daughter has a normal life till now. As normal as it is for a girl who seeks adrenaline rush from time to time. She has a boyfriend, a best friend and a loving father. But as soon as she turns eighteen, things begin changing. Her life is turned
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Enjoyable read about a girl thrown into a destiny she wants nothing to do with.

Blake's whole world is turned upside down beginning with one fateful day. There is nothing she can do to change it although she tries to find a way. She fights the rules at every turn and does what she feels she should, not necessarily what others think she should.

Shelby was an awesome friend through all of it in so SO many ways and Rishi, my goodness...the tension, the smolder, the support...yes please!

The story is
Apr 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf

When I first saw the title The Reaper’s Daughter, my hopes soared that this was going to be an awesome book. I saw several four and five star reviews on Goodreads with only a small amount of anything less. The star count wasn’t that high, but I didn’t think anything of it since this book hasn’t officially been published yet. However, my hopes were soon dashed once I started reading.

Blake, an 18-year-old from New York, is an adrenaline junkie cheerleader wi
I so enjoyed THE REAPER'S DAUGHTER by K.M. Randall! What a fun read it was! I mean, it wasn't all fun and games - there were tears, I cannot lie - but overall it was a blast. I'm so glad I read the book and can't wait to read more of Blake's adventure.

Blake is a sophomore at the local college, an adrenaline-junkie who joined the cheerleading team just so she could be a "flyer" (you know, the one who goes all the way to the top of the human pyramid and then jumps or is thrown down). She has an aw
Danni Dicks
Jun 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
For the record, this book is a 4.5 for me, not a 4.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)

Incredible, this book was actually incredible. Instantly, this book made it into my top 10 favourite books of all time and I’d read only 20 pages of it, I was enthralled, mesmerized, intrigued and sucked in to this amazing world that K.M. Randall created. It was unique and incredibly original, I was quite literally in awe of this story, the characters, the plot tw
Danielle (Danniegurl)
3.5 stars

When the book first started out I had a lot of difficulty getting into it. It starts off with a scene in "present day" then we go back 6 months and for some reason I was annoyed with the backward timeline. I just wanted to jump into the story. The main character Blake annoyed me, she was supposed to be in college yet she acted like someone in high school. Then I found out that she is 17 (almost 18) in college. I wish she was more mature. A series of events happen and she finds out she i
C.J. Anaya
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was an intriguing take on the subject of the Grim Reaper. I found the author's voice easy to connect with. Her characters are well developed and the plot is original, adding elements of Greek and Roman mythology into the mix which is definitely a clever twist. It opens up so many possibilities for the plot and the characters.

Blake is an awesome protagonist. I really enjoyed the fact that she was such an adrenaline junky. The tight situations she and her friends found themselves in was more
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect by feelings towards the book.

My Impressions:

I really didn't expect to like this one as much, thinking it would end up to be another YA romance pretending to be a Fantasy/Paranormal but surprise! It's actually a new adult and while there is something romantic happening, it's only in the background.

They were secrets and plot twists that I couldn't see coming. There were times that I really felt emotional ove
Apr 11, 2015 rated it liked it
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. On her eighteenth birthday, Blake gets a few big surprises, and none of them are particularly good. Surprise number one: Her dead mom? Yeah, not dead - she's the Grim Reaper and she needs Blake to help move souls over to the other side. Surprise two through ten? Well, I don't want to spoil anything. Dead Like Me made me a big fan of Grim Reapers, so I jumped at the chance to read this book. It offer ...more
Ruth B
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Reaper's Daughter presents us a girl who could be described as an adrenaline junkie, a sweet college girl, a loyal friend or a good girlfriend. However, none of those labels could really do justice to her heritage because Blake is Death's daughter.

There’s not much introduction or preambule because Blake discovers this new world just a few chapters after the story begins. The general picture is quickly described and from then on we join Blake in this new life.

At first the book takes a dark
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, lop-r2r
~~ I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP)~~

Oh my GOODNESS!!!! This book was incredibly good! It was so well written, to the point that I almost cried at one point. It had me worried, and laughing and aching right along with the characters. Even though this is a bit of a paranormal romance with LOADS of romantic tension, it is also filled with action.

So quick summary:
The story pretty much begins with college cheerleader Blake a few days before her 18th birthday. She lost her
Jennifer Reposh-Krieger
This is a hard review to write since I have mixed feelings about this book. I got the book from Netgalley and kt sounded interesting......Blake is the daughter of the Grim Reaper and after finding this out, she goes on an adventure to help restore the passing of souls into the underworld (trying not to spoil too much here).

The first few chapters I was really into the book....I liked Blake, her bff Shelby, and her boyfriend Geoff. After the first main tragedy in this book, I am not sure what hap
Ana Beatriz Esteves
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Blake is just a normal girl with a normal dad, a normal best friend and a normal boyfriend going to a normal university except that she isn't normal at all! She's an adrenaline junkie that has never met her mother... until recently..
She discovers that her mother is a death deity and just not any death deity, she's the Grim Reaper and she's one of the most ancient and most powerful death deities!
Blake has to deal with the 90 degree turn that happened with her life and learn to live as the Grim Re
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
**First of all I would like to thank netgallery and the author / publisher for allowing me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. My review is as follows...**

This book was a pretty good, easy read, with great characters and a storyline that gripped me from the start. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will look out for this author again in the future.

The main character is Blake, a normal girl who has been living her life in the dark until her boyfriend dies and she learns th
Ernesto I. Ramirez
Mar 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Erika
Interesting take on death and the story is good... a little too much young adult for my general tastes, but its not that bad. Damn Harry Potter and all its school variations.

The things that hurt my sensitivities are 2, first: the fact that the book needed a bit more research in death deities... Hades is NOT the greek god of death... is the RULER of the underworld... the true god of death is Thanos, and not to fond of the option for the mexican goddess of death, while in mdoern times, yes, she is
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As a girl, K.M. always wished she’d suddenly come into magical powers or cross over into a Faerie circle. Although that has yet to happen, she instead lives vicariously through the characters she creates writing fantasy and paranormal. She is the author of Fractured Dream (The Dreamer Saga) and The Reaper's Daughter. When K.M. is not busy writing her next novel, she serves as a freelance editor an ...more

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