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Death Watch

(Soul Reader #2)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  1,018 ratings  ·  102 reviews
A prison break. A secret admirer. And a boatload of lies.

Just about everything Sloane Cabot knows about her past is a big old pile of malarkey. Couple that with the blank spot of how her family died, and she needs answers, like, yesterday.

But when a man shows up dead on her family’s grave, she knows it somehow has to be tied to that fateful night a year ago.

Too bad you can
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Published July 2022 by Annie Anderson (first published April 27th 2021)
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Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
I can't say I liked this book. It was okay. I would even say it was meh for the most part. The so-called mystery was nowhere to be found. Nothing moved forward for that storyline. All the worrying and the huge time jump didn't make for a particularly memorable story. Heck, it's been only a few days since I've finished this book and I'm having a hard time recalling what it was that I actually read. That's how not-good it was. My brain is already working to erase it from my memories. I don't care ...more
Shirley Cuypers
Apr 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Annie Anderson!

Death Watch is the second book in the Soul Reader series and continues the story of Sloane and the night watch.

I really enjoyed reading the first book, Night Watch, and when I got my hands on an ARC of Death Watch I was so happy! Annie Anderson is such an amazing author and she keeps creating these interesting worlds and characters. I also really liked the fact that the Soul Reader

Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
5 Cranky Stars

Ho. Lee. Forking. Shirtballs. I didn’t see that coming like not at all not even a little bit. Maybe I should have picked up on it but I didn’t. When I got to that moment and if you read it you know my mouth dropped open. Kudos girl you pulled a fast one. You also ripped my darn heart out for a bit as well. I want to be like Sloane when I grow up.

Sloane is just getting used to having a team at her back. She doesn’t know what to make of her newfound life but she’s adjusting. She is s
Apr 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sloan and Bastian plus third wheel Thomas =🤣👌👌

I love this series so much! Sloan and her squad are back and what a freaking roller coaster it is !! There is something so special about this team that it just brings the best out of everyone! Together they rock !! I seriously cant get enough! The chemistry is on point, the bickering is endearing and Sloan has the best laugh out loud comments ever! Simon too even when he is an a hole. Get ready so much shenanigans and revelations to die for! 😅 best c
Rhiannon Chillingworth
This was a decent sequal. Sloane continued to be a hoot and the overall plot moved on nicely.

I felt that things with Sloane and Bastian were a bit rushed, which put me off a bit, but I still enjoyed it.
Apr 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This series keeps getting better and better. There is a lot more we find out about Sloan. It’s all starting to come together. I can’t wait to see what comes next. It is sooooooo good!!!!!
Courtney  Ripoll-McBride
This series needs to be in your reading pile. I loved this book and read it in a day. It is so hard to put down. Death Watch is the second book in the Soul Reader Series by Annie Anderson. The characters are just as amazing as in book one. You get to watch Sloane and Bastian have chemistry that is on fire through all the different hurdles they experience. In this book you will get to see more of their relationship. I love how strong Sloane is and how you get to see her evolve over the course of ...more
Imee Benzon
May 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***Brilliant Witty and Action packed***

What more do u want this book packed a punched to your heart and makes you giggle at the same time. Ok I might have cried when Celeste and her cronies attacked night house but Sloane step up and everything turned out ok (alive) oh and being an embodiment of the female opposite of grim reaper is no fun but it has its perks knowing your daddy dearest is the grim reaper. Ok I've rqnted enoughed just buy this book you won't regret it I promised because Sloane k
Janice perry
May 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Oh I absolutely love Sloane. She may be a little confused by her life in the beginning, but she is really starting to get a grip of who she is and where she belongs in this world. I also enjoy Bastien, he's such an interesting character. Can't wait for more.
Feb 03, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just recently I've started ordering audiobooks to utilize my drive time to and from work. I must confess that I 've never thought about finding out who the narrator is before I order an audiobook but after reading and listening to "Death Watch" I will be more mindful of this in the future. While I truly enjoyed the storyline for Soul Reader #2, I absolutely loathed the narration. The narrator"s voice was whiny and grating and making the listening torturous! However, I promise that I did not let ...more
Dec 19, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

I don't know what I just read🧐 Everything was so confusing and blurry!
Sloane acted like a teenager saying one time "I leave" and one minute after "I stay with my family", I HATE that with FMC. It was frustrating reading how her "family", the Night Watch, kept distrusting her and being unfair and then watching Sloane forgiving everything.
About her relationship with Bastian, there wasn't any "normal" development like in any relationship, especially when it's a hate to love one. You know,
K.A. Graham
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Death Watch (Soul Reader series #2)
by Annie Anderson

***5 fantastic stars***

Sloane is at it again and let me tell you - you want to be on this crazy train! With the gang by her side, they get into a whole mess of chaos and it's utterly fantastic!

If you've read Annie's Grave Talker series, let's just say you'll be super excited for some of the surprises thrown your way. I'm still bouncing off my seat!

Now let's talk about Bastain for a minute, shall we? This dark and sexy as sin man has taken ove
M Will
Apr 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Woo! Book two was everything I thought I wanted and so much more! Sloane is still dealing with the aftermath of waking up at her grave. Establishing herself as part of the Night Watch, she has to learn to open herself up to not only a new life, but friends and the reality that she is hunted. Annie has crafted one heck of a story with this series. I love how Sloane isn't a perfect character. She's bruised. She struggles with her past, her present and her future.
I love this world. It is bursting
Apr 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Death Watch”, the second installment in the “Soul Reader” series by Annie Anderson, is solid classic procedural/urban fantasy story, whose main character (Sloane Emerson Cabot) who lost almost everything after being murdered one year ago (‘Night Watch’ Book 1) and has slowly adapted to her new situation and somehow reluctantly joined the Night Watch. However, Sloane is still looking for clues about what really happened to her the night her all family was murdered and the reasons behind it. Now ...more
J Young
Apr 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A note written in blood…
A note written in blood unleashed a powerful curse on Sloan. She will need all Emrys’ skill to create a glamour to conceal the effects from the other Night Rangers and the vampire nest that she will be visiting with Thomas when he introduces her to the Vampire Queen. Sloan finds herself in the crosshairs of “X”, a powerful and evil individual that may have played a part in her parent's deaths and may now be trying to orchestrate hers.

This book is packed with plot twists
Ani Conda
Apr 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can not stress enough how good Annie Anderson is at merging series together from the same story world. You do not need to read the Grave Talker series to enjoy this one but you’ll love it just as much.

From the get go she drops little Easter eggs which tug a smile from you. Whilst simultaneous providing answers and infinitely more questions, she hands out little treats which make the story that much better. Each time you think they are level footing with the enemy they find themselves on a new
So this was fun. Non-stop action. Fast paced, no room for breathing let alone digesting info. Poor girl gets a lot of truth bombs thrown at her.

The insta-love is still ridiculous. She even says at the end how she doesn't even know the guy but they are absolutely, ends of the earth, bonkers over each other. The reasoning he had for his insta-love? She spiked his head to the ground back in the last book... At least they joked about it afterwards, but it's still weird. They don't even know eachoth
Apr 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sloane and crew are back in the thick of things, fighting the bad guys, trying to find who left her in the graveyard and killed her parents, and keep people safe. She's learning more about her powers, more about how she became the way she is, but there are some new surprises along the way. She's introduced to new characters that bring in new story lines for future books! Great read and great ending!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Melissa Kitano
Apr 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolute page turner

A couple of quick thoughts, first I absolutely appreciate that Annie either has a good editor or proofreader. I read many indie authors and her books are the cleanest, with the fewest typos of all of them. Her books are all well written, this is certainly no exception, and she deftly weaves characters from different series into another. I absolutely recommend every single word she has written.
Sharon  Wingo
Apr 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sloane is ready to kick some major butt to get answers. Bastian just wants to keep her alive and safe. He has a problem keeping tabs on her at times, but what’s a guy to do? Sloane is searching for the guy who killed her family and has been stalking her. Annie Anderson has done an amazing job writing this series and that ending ... I definitely need the next book ASAP, need to know everything! No wonder I have an issue deciding who I love more... Highly recommended!! I received an advance copy f ...more
Kathy Wideman
This is the second book in the series and they must be read in order. Sloane just can’t seem to catch a break. She has been through so much already. Then she wakes up and finds out someone has tried to kill her once again. They can’t figure out why she didn’t die. She knows this must be tied her what happened a year ago. Then they find a body on her grave. Sloane needs answers. Things only get more interesting when a prison break happens. They are tasked with bringing in those who escaped. Could ...more
Sandy Schleich
Apr 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

Sloane was just getting settled into her new home when her parents killer left a note on her pillow. The spell on that note cursed her and made her look verry scary. She had a house mate glamor her, so she didn’t scare the occupants of the house and her boyfriend. They finally found the trader from their house, Sloane finally found out who her father was, that she had more family than she thought, and that a family member was trying to kill her. This was a book that was hard to put down.
Apr 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow.. I loved this book so much.
Sloane is exactly the type of leading lady I enjoy reading about. Her life hasn’t gotten any easier. It’s actually a little more complicated but Sloane never backs down or runs away from the fight. She’s strong, determined, courageous and has a wonderful heart.
I really liked seeing her grow through out her journey.
I can’t wait to find out what happens next.
Caroline Doig
May 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book 2 in the Soul Reader series and it was everything I thought it would be and more now I’m anxiously waiting for book 3. Sloane is now a part of Night Watch she has her friends and is part of a kick ass team she knows that the person who murdered her parents is after her too. Sorry guys I can’t get too much into this story because I don’t want to spoil this amazing story, there’s plenty of action, adventure, suspense, danger, twists and turns, mystery, passion and so much more to keep ...more
Apr 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book! Death Watch is a great follow up and picks up right where the first left off and I have to say I really love Sloane.
Sloane is a strong, feisty and strong woman and believes she will get her new friends killed but instead they show her they will do anything to help her because they care for her too.
Sloane finally gets her memories back from the night she and her parents died. She learns who and what she is and I have to say I really wasn’t expecting that little twist.
Death Watch wasn't as good as the first one, but it's still really awesome. Sloane learns the truth about who she really is and her relationships with everyone progress as well. I'm super excited to read more now. ...more
Ashlee Olson
Apr 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been (im)patiently waiting for this book since finishing book one and this author did NOT disappoint! She really hit it out of the park with this one. As always, it was wonderfully written and literally impossible to put down. Spun with the magic that exists in this amazing world. Never boring or dull.

Sloane is back and is better than ever! She’s learning more about herself as a person and watching her grow was one of the best things throughout the book. We have a lot more crossover in t
Lene Blackthorn
Sloane's life (joke totally intended for everyone who reads the book) is full of secrets and surprises, and the more she learns about her past, her family, and her identity, the harder it is to comprehend what is going on and how to deal with the situation. Even though her relationship with Bastian took a sharp turn and is now promising, it does not mean all problems are fully gone. And with the latest attempts to kill Sloane, she has to get creative with disguises and manage to secure powerful ...more
Apr 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sloane finds out her parents were murdered and that the murderer is coming after her. More revelations about family and battles ensue. Annie Anderson is wonderful at writing kick ass, snarky heroines and fantasy stories. I love everything I have read of hers and can't wait for the rest of the series to see how it ends. ...more
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Annie Anderson is the author of the international bestselling Rogue Ethereal series. A United States Air Force veteran, Annie pens fast-paced Urban Fantasy novels filled with strong, snarky heroines and a boatload of magic. When she takes a break from writing, she can be found binge-watching The Magicians, flirting with her husband, wrangling children, or bribing her cantankerous dogs to go on a w ...more

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