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Never Fear the Reaper

(Never Fear The Reaper #1)

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She’s been to the other side and back again . . . But she’s never met anyone like him.

He can see things no one else can . . . But he only sees her.

From the moment he witnesses her do the impossible . . . he is obsessed.


When Chase hires the mysterious ghost exterminator, Ryder, to cleanse his house from a pesky poltergeist he gets way more than he’s paying her for… There’
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Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published April 23rd 2017 by Inkspell Publishing, LLC
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Minx
True rating 3.5 stars!

I am a fan of stories that surround circumstances of the “what goes bump in the night” variety and Never Fear the Reaper drew my interest in that genre. There is some serious paranormal extermination that takes place in this story and Ryder’s techniques for dealing with ghosties and ghoulies is quite interesting. So interesting in fact that once Chase sees exactly what Ryder is capable of, he can’t stay away. He wanted to learn all that he could, especially because after
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Ian Miller
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An interesting and original premise. A young woman specializing in martial arts, etc, meets the grim reaper, and steals his scythe. She then becomes a ghostbuster. Chase hires her to get rid of something in his old house, and it turns out to be a poltergeist. The odd thing is, Chase can see it, and ordinary people can't. So Chase ends up accompanying Ryder for two more experiences – one a ghost, and then a demon. Of course, only Ryder can actually do anything about them, because none can ...more
Alice Bye
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
4/5
This was a highly entertaining book! I don’t get to read a lot of reaper books, so this was a awesome treat. I want to read more of them. I seem to always learn new info from them.
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Jenny
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, 4-stars
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This read is chock full of action and the paranormal.

I loved that the lead character had a background in martial arts and it starts off with her stealing a grim reaper's scythe and becoming a ghostbuster.

I loved her devil may care attitude and how she was so strong and straight forward. She (literally) kicks death right in the face.

It also surprisingly has some romantic moments, which were unexpected, but welcomed. It played out in a very
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E.A.
Never Fear the Reaper (Never Fear The Reaper #1) by Ashley Pagano was a action packed, fun, and entertaining read that had me hooked form start to finish.

My first read by this author and this series, I was intrigued not only by the name, cover but, the synopsis. I was not let down and quickly devoured this book. Being that it comes in at 176 pages, it didn't take me long at all to finish getting lost in Ryder's and Chase's world.

I loved Ryder as a character, he was blunt, straight forward and
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Billie
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In a world filled with darkness…
can true love spark just enough light to save it?
When Chase hires the mysterious ghost exterminator, Ryder, to cleanse his house from a pesky poltergeist he gets way more than he’s paying her for…
There’s just something about Ryder that has him mesmerized.
Is it the fact that he’s witnessed her do the unexplainable? Or the fact that she’s absolutely breathtaking? Or perhaps it’s that eerie familiar feeling that they’ve met before, perhaps in another lifetime.
Chase
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Jennifer
Ghosts, Poltergeists and Demons abound in our world and a pair of reckless humans are determined to either help them move on, or make them. While this isn't my usual genre, Pagano deftly delivers a fun mashup of paranormal horror with witty banter.

Perhaps the strongest aspects of this novel, besides the fun you can expect with hunting bad spirits, are the lead characters, Ryder and Chase. I loved Ryder's origin story and her perfect blend of kick-ass confidence tempered with hidden
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TSN ☮
I have always liked stories that uses a strong and very-driven female as one of the lead characters, and I wanted to like this one. But I had a hard time connecting with it, a lot of it felt a bit too juvenile to me.

This was a short'ish book at less than 200 pages. It was a nice and fast read with lots of action, and with likeable, but not very well developed characters. I had some difficulties distinguishing between them, and could have used more individual recognizable qualities.

There is some
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Kristy Centeno
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Never Fear the Reaper was a quick, fun read.
I enjoyed the originality of Ryder's background and thought that she made for a strong female lead. I found that the POV coming from a young male was refreshing, as so many stories I've read the story is usually being told by a young woman. This was a nice change of pace.
I would have liked to learn a little more about Chase's abilities and how/where he got them, but I'm guessing I'll have to dive into the next books to find that out.
Overall, an
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Heather
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A quick read with lots of action and paranormal activity.. a young man trying to save his sister boldly strides into an unknown world with the girl who saves her. Think this is first in a series as lots of cliff hanger questions left unanswered.
Angela
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Never Fear the Reaper is the first book in the Never Fear the Reaper Series by Ashley Pagano. It is a great paranormal story with supernatural elements, action and adventure- and has a Buffy the Vampire Slayer vs Ghostbusters feel to it.
Ms. Pagano is a new-to-me author and I have very much enjoyed my first experience of her work. I was initially attracted the book by the intriguing cover, then when I read the blurb, I knew I had to read it. I will happily read anything she produces-
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Laura Furuta
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Never Fear the Reaper (A Never Fear the Reaper Series Book 1)
By: Ashley Pagano
5 out of 5 stars

The story Never Fear the Reaper (A Never Fear the Reaper Series Book 1) by Ashley Pagano is an amazing paranormal/fantasy book. I loved reading it. I was hooked from the very beginning and found myself lost in the pages. It not only has a wonderful storyline it has characters that I loved reading about. Ryder is a mysterious character that is asked to help out when Chase needs help getting rid of a
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Liz
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am so fracking excited that I picked up this little gem of a novel from Ashley Pagano! I honestly was drawn to Never Fear the Reaper with the cover. I was even more pleased with the gripping story between the covers! Ashely Pagano is a new author to me, but I will be one-clicking the rest of her novels as soon as I finish up this review!

Chase’s sister has been being tortured and driven mad by a poltergeist. He, as the big brother, will do whatever it takes to keep his little sister safe. This
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Ashleigh
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Never Fear the Reaper by Ashley Pagano is a the title sake first book in her new series, Never Fear the Reaper, and what a great read this one was. In the paranormal/fantasy genre there has been allot of different books lately but so far this one has been one of my favorites. Pagano hooked me from the first page and didn’t let go after that. Following the story of Ryder and Chase, we are met with some very unique and diverse characters that are willing to go the distance to keep each other. ...more
Erin
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I give Never Fear the Reaper (A Never Fear the Reaper Series Book 1) by Ashley Pagano, 5 stars.

Chase's little sister is being terrorized by a poltergeist. He will do anything to stop it, and this leads him to Ryder. He has been told that she is the best at getting rid of ghosts and such. She is nothing like he imagined and there is something about her that draws him. He needs to get to know her better. So he convinces her to take him on as his apprentice. Little does he know the adventures this
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Krystal Gregory
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Never Fear the Reaper, a Never Fear the Reaper Series, Book 1 by Ashley Pagano
4 out of 5 Stars
I love this book. This introduction into the world of Chase and Ryder is off to a fantastic start. Chase is trying to get rid of a pesky ghost that seems to be intent on haunting his sister. Ryder just so happens to be an expert in getting rid of pesky ghosts.
Chase is drawn to Ryder. She is pretty, fiery, and has a supernatural talent that would draw any blue blooded man.
Ryder is reluctant to say that
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Mary Dean
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Looking for an awesome paranormal adventure with a little dose of human emotion? This is the book for you! This is the story of Chase who hires a ghost exterminator Ryder when his little sister is being targeted by a poltergeist. Right away he is amazed at her. Especially when it comes to light that he isn't so normal after all. He has a gift. With much pleaded and persuading he convinces Ryder to let her teach him her trade. The adventure begins.
I had so much fun reading this story. It jumps
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Kerry Baker
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Never Fear The Reaper by Ashley Pagano is he first book in the Never Fear The Reaper series. This is an action packed story that will keep you hooked through to the end.
All chase wants is for the poltergeist in his house to be gone. So, to that end, he hires Ryder, the mysterious ghost hunter. What he never expected was to be drawn to Ryder and the work she carries out.
Convincing her to let him go with, he joins in her adventures and she hunts down the paranormal.
And when Chase starts to
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Emily
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Never Fear the Reaper” is the first gripping story in the Never Fear the Reaper series by Ashley Pagano. The book starts with our main man, Chase, meeting a mysterious woman, Ryder, to help him rid his house of a violent entity. Ryder is not what he expected and in all the best ways. She’s guarded and he spends the rest of the book trying to break down her walls. Without giving away any details, what follows are a few hundred pages of near nonstop action! Just when you catch your breath, Ashley ...more
Jenni Bishop
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Never Fear the Reaper (A Never Fear the Reaper Series Book 1) Ashley Pagano is an original read that is full of non stop action and the paranormal/supernatural. What happens when you cross humans and ghosts, poltergeists and demons? Fun, yes fun, helping them move on in some cases but making them move on is the more difficult task. The witty banter, the sarcasm, the unusual and the romance make for one interesting and engrossing read. The Reaper has never looked so good and what doesn’t kill us ...more
Roxana
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Never Fear the Reaper by Ashley Pagano was an interesting read for me. Anyone that knows me knows that I love reading Paranormal. Anything Paranormal. Let’s just say that this book gives the reader a good dose, and provides an interesting storyline.

I absolutely fell in love with the characters. I loved Ryder and everything that she had offer. I think what won me over was the fact that they were riding around with the Grimm Reaper’s Scythe. She was a likeable and approachable individual. As for
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Katie
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Never Fear the Reaper
By Ashley Pagano
4 stars

So overall I thought that this was a good read, although this isn’t my usual read I was intrigued by the blurb so thought that I would give it a read. I could see YA’s really enjoying this book, it was easy to read and whilst I didn’t really find myself lost in it I would absolutely like to read more from the series. The pace of the book is good and I really liked the characters, I did at times find the switch between the person it was written in a
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Katie Kearney
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Never Fear the Reaper (A Never Fear the Reaper Series Book 1) By Ashley Pagano. This was my first book by this author and definitely won’t be my last. I was a bit worried because sometimes I really have to be in the mood for a paranormal/ supernatural type books. I had absolutely no need for worry the author had me completely hooked from page one. This story has plenty of action and a side of romance. The characters are interesting and their story comes alive right before your eyes. There’s a ...more
Erica Fish
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For the first book in the series, Never Fear the Reaper series was FANTASTIC book to start the series. If you like paranormal/fantasy book, this is perfect book for you. Ashley Pagano is an amazing character developer. This story has you all over the place. Twists and turns, exciting and frightening, happy and crying just to list a few emotions you may have while reading this story. Chase has been called to get rid of a poltergeist. She is a strong female character which she shows through her ...more
Kaitlynn Taylor
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Never Fear the Reaper by Ashley Pagano

4-stars

Never Fear the Reaper by Ashley Pagano is the first book by this author that I’ve read but it won’t be my last! This is the first book in the Never Fear the Reaper series, it’s intense, captivating, unique, funny and action-packed. I was able to read this in one sitting as it is a shorter read yet there was plenty of detail that it was easy to jump right in and follow along with Chase and Ryder as they start their adventure together!

From the very
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Faith Howard
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Never Fear the Reaper is the first instalment of the series and I absolutely loved it! I was immediately captured in the story and couldn’t put it down. I really enjoyed how dark and mysterious it was and how many twists and turns there were throughout the novel. My favourite part of this book was the powerful main characters! I really appreciated how Ryder’s character was equal to Chase and, at some points, possibly more powerful and in control. For example, she was the more experienced one in ...more
Leanne
Jul 29, 2018 rated it liked it
If i was between the ages of maybe 11 and 16ish I think i would probably have rated this a bit higher. It's a fun yet spooky read, with 2 good main characters, reversing the traditional brains versus muscle stereotypes.
The story is a quick read and kept me turning pages but i just didnt find enough to really have me gripped. I just needed a bit more umph.
For me its all just a little too messy. Character perspective is confusing in some places, flitting from third to first and then a mismatch of
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Sunday
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Never Fear The Reaper by Ashley Pagano
Four Stars

Never Fear The Reaper is the first book in the Never Fear The Reaper Series by Ashley Pagano. This is the first book I have read by Ms. Pagano, but definitely be the last. This paranormal/fantasy grabbed my attention on the very first page and I couldn’t put it down till I read the last page. I fell in love with the characters and the interesting plot line. Chase hires Ryder to get rid of some pesky poltergeist and things start getting interesting.
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Heather
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Never Fear the Reaper is the first in the series by Ashley Pagano. This is a science fiction/fantasy story that edges the boundaries of what is real and what is just beyond what you thought truly existed. Ashley Pagano has crafted an intriguing story line and a small cast of characters that spin this story in a way that stands away from other stories within this genre. While the story is predominantly science fiction, it is woven with a steady dosing of humor, sarcasm, and attractiveness. Chase ...more
Sue
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Never Fear The Reaper ( A Never Fear The Reaper Series)
By Ashley Pagano


Never Fear the Reaper is book one in the Never Fear the Reapers series by Ashley Pagano. This is the first book I have read by this author and I have to say that I really enjoyed the read. This book has everything you can want to have an enjoyable read. If you like books with a bit of a dark storyline then you really need to get yourself a copy of this book. This book contains everything you could want from ghosts to demons,
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