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The Grim Life

(The Grim Life #1)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  21 reviews

The Grim Life: Book One

Max Shaw is dead.


Well, sort of.


After dying on prom night, Max was recruited by a mysterious tattooed angel named Slade to join a group of teenage reapers. Cocky and sarcastic, Max thinks he has his afterlife together, but the moment Slade assigns him to his first suicide case, everything changes.


Christian college student Kody Michaels is

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Kindle Edition, 180 pages
Published March 12th 2015 by Harmony Ink Press
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☆ Todd
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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UPDATE: Now *FREE* with Kindle Unlimited:

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And the long-awaited book 2 is finally out on Dec. 12th, 2017! : )

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When I saw The Grim Life on Dreamspinner's list of available ARC's, I was immediately taken with the cover, then with the blurb and I'm extremely glad that I decided to take a chance on this M/M author.

I truly enjoyed the book's take on religion, a topic that I
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Rebecca
So... I finished this book days ago and actually started writing the review and got side tracked and now I think I'm just going to start over from scratch even though I saved what I'd already written because I honestly don't even with this book.

*Sigh.*

OK, so. Let's see how this attempt goes. I'm just going to write and hopefully it comes out better than just stream of consciousness.

So I'll preface this review by saying I was raised Catholic but I was always a doubter, even as a little kid. The
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Arch Bala
I abso-freakin’-lutely loved this story! It started when Max lost his life on prom night and he was recruited as a ‘reaper’ by a very mysterious ‘angel’ named Slade. Three years after joining the group of teenage reapers, he was assigned his very first suicide case and that’s when he defied the number one rule of his job – saving a life!

After failing his first suicide attempt, Kody is determine to end it all by jumping off a bridge. Until Max intervened and made him realized that there’s got to
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Ami
3.5 stars

I think my reading experience with this book is what I call "a case of wrong expectations”.

You see, when I asked for an ARC of this book, I was intrigued by the idea of “teenage reapers” and “evil wraiths”. I am a huge fan of urban fantasy/paranormal series, although most of them are from the non MM variety. I thought stories about harbingers of Death were far and between. I was expecting an action-driven supernatural/fantasy story with gay young adult lead. Unfortunately, THAT I didn’t
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Steph ☀️
Ohhhhhhhh......

***4.25 stars***

Warning: Suicide attempt.

I really enjoyed this book And it’s interesting take on the afterlife. Not to mention, the chemistry between Kody and Max was so sweet. I understood and enjoyed the writer’s insights on religion. I thought it was a nice change from some of the books I have read that seem to beat the subject to death. I do see that other reviewers feel that it is a bit too preachy. I however will have to agree to disagree.

See, both boys come from varying
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T.M. Smith
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Max Shaw is frozen in time having died at the age of sixteen, on prom night of all nights, he now lives his afterlife as a reaper, collecting souls at the time of their death. The job has always been simple enough and Max has never broken any of the rules, but his latest charge changes everything. When Max finds a guy, not a boy but not quite yet a man, about to jump off a bridge, something inside him shifts. Instead of leading Kody into his afterlife, Max saves his life and puts them both in ...more
ItsAboutTheBook
Mar 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Review can be read at It's About The Book

I’m not religious or typically that fond of YA stories so it’s kind of a surprise how much I liked this book. I was intrigued by the reaper aspect and I like the author’s work under her other name so I decided to snatch this one up when offered up for review. DO NOT let the religious aspect scare you away. It is a very big part of this book but also it’s sweet and funny. The angels curse and joke, which I of course love. There’s also a beautiful
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Jenni Frencham
Because of my work on the Stonewall Book Award Committee, I cannot publicize my opinions regarding any book with LGBT themes. I may update these reviews after the announcement of the 2016 Stonewall Book Awards.
Roclaf Alter -Ego
A fun read with a great story line. Fun characters.

I hope there is a second volume which continues the story of the fight of good versus evil.

**Kaycee**
**3.5 stars**

It was difficult to rate this. It was shorter than I normally read. And, as suggested by the title, it's not an entirely happy little story.

First, I admire authors who take on somewhat controversial topics. Religion is one of those topics.
I'm relatively new to the MM genre and in my experience, when religion is brought up, it's quite negative. And I understand why this is. In society, the bible is brought up to make a point as to why homosexuality is EVIL. Fire and Brimestone and
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Teresa
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Grim Life
Author: K. D. Worth
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
ISBN: 978-1-63216-890-0
Buy Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/stor...
Reviewer: Teresa Fallen Angel
Blurb:
Max Shaw is dead.

Well, sort of.

After dying on prom night, Max was recruited by a mysterious tattooed angel named Slade to join a group of teenage reapers. Cocky and sarcastic, Max thinks he has his afterlife together, but the moment Slade assigns him to his first suicide case, everything changes.

Christian college student Kody
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Qin
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While I was completing this short paranormal tale with a gay twist, memories of the egregious Z-grade movie The Frigthening by David de Coteau kept pestering me (teen reapers bending the rule of their function by taking on a charge from the same age class in your generic high school environment, yeah right !). In so many words, this is neither a good paranormal book nor a great new adult romance. Sweet as the two main characters are, reapers mimicking guardian angels amount to nothing more than ...more
Brandilyn
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm, read-2015
Reviewed for Prism Book alliance

I don't know that I am the right person to be reviewing this title. There is an awful lot of religious dogma in this story. If that offends, you might want to stay away. However, I found it all fascinating. Worth took a much-loved mythos and built her story. That story centers around two points. First, what happens after you die? Second, does God really care if you are gay?

http://www.prismbookalliance.com/?pos...

Amber
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-paranormal
3.5 rounded up. This one starts out a little slow for me but by the end I was crying. All through the book I kept thinking what Max was doing was hopeless and a little bit cruel. There was no way the Max could stay with Kody forever or even long enough to truly help him through his issues. I was fairly sure I knew how this was going to end but I still ended up crying. I do wish there was a little bit more work with the world building and Max's relationship with Slade at the beginning of the ...more
Crownoyami
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one hits you right in the feelings. For a novel that starts with the main character dying, you would think I would have been a bit better prepared for the setting of the book. I wasn't. I'm not going to spoil anything, but there was a scene where I found myself bawling my eyes out.

Thank you K.D. Worth for making this an emotional journey! I'll be sure to read the next installment.
Dave
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A take on religion, God and gay mixed with the supernatural realm breaking through. Positive in outlook and with some affirmative depth around being who you are, it makes a good read without preachiness.
Carey
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to the author and publisher for the Twitter giveaway. I enjoyed this story, it really picked up pace when we got to the first of Kodys POV. Definitely leaves room for a sequel.
Whit
Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review coming soon to It's About the Book.
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“A real Christian preaches with deeds and discussion, not accusations and condemnations. You should never listen to the person shouting the loudest in anything." ~ K.D. Worth, The Grim Life” 0 likes
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