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(Soul Screamers #3.5)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  6,751 ratings  ·  574 reviews
Tod Hudson was a typical teenager. He liked girls, sports, food and tolerated his younger brother, Nash. In fact, he had his whole life in front of him--and due to his bean sidhe heritage, it was going to be a very long life indeed. And then the car accident occurred.

Suddenly Tod's future wasn't so sure, and he had to make a choice. Life... Death... or something Between...
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Published October 1st 2011 by Not Available (first published December 1st 2010)
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Wendy Darling
This is a great bonus story for fans of the Soul Screamers series. Unlike many of the discounted/freebie novellas that authors release, this one really enhances the story arc and provides a different and more balanced perspective. It's fun to be inside Tod's head and I was surprised at how touching some of the scenes were. I've always liked this character, but this novella made me understand and enjoy him even more.

This novella is a especially meaningful for fans as the series heads into If I D
Per Rachel's blog: "It's come to my attention that "Reaper" is up for pre-order for the Nook at Barnes & Noble. Which would be cool, except that it's listed with a price of $2.99. That will eventually be the right price at e-book stores, but for the first few months, "Reaper" will be free in most formats, in most places. And it will stay free in PDF format on my website."


Reaper is Tod's novella. I wish he'd get a full novel, but I'll take what
Annie Brewer
I love Tod, end of story.
The Flooze
A 3.5, but I'll round up because Tod is my favorite character and having him as first person narrator was a thrill. Getting a look at how and why he became a reaper did much to solidify my opinion of him. He's a smart-ass, a practical thinker, and no matter how gruff he comes off, he cares for his family very much.

Although Tod's reactions to his afterlife were telling, I only wish Vincent had seen fit to drop some of the recapping. Readers of this story are likely aware of her universe, and so
Jan 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
It was interesting to be in Tod's head for a change and we finally found out how he stumbled into this unusual job of his.

I don't know what to make of all the information I got, but I guess I'll find out sooner or later.
Lisa Howe

Laura Kreitzer
Oct 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lovers of Tod
Shelves: audible
I adore Tod, and now . . . well, I can't get enough of him! Rachel knows exactly what I need when it comes to her characters. She can equally make me love one character while hating another all while bowing down to her story-telling greatness. Even in the two novellas I've read for this series, I couldn't get enough. If you haven't started this series, DO! There is no reason not to. ...more
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it

Tod, the reaper...

Jessica (a GREAT read)
Dec 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I love just about everything Rachel Vincent writes! No joke! Her Shifters series was amazing and I so can't wait to read her next adult series that should come out some time next year if I remember correctly. And her YA series, Soul Screamers is amazing as well! And the short novellas that Rachel has now written that take place before My Soul to Take are incredible! You get to know the backstory behind certain events.

The first novella, My Soul to Lose, told us of Kaylee's time in the hospital w
Oct 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Publisher: Harlequin Teen (December 1, 2010)
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Tod Hudson was a typical teenager. He liked girls, sports, food, and tolerated his younger brother, Nash. In fact, he had his whole life in front of him—and due to his bean sidhe heritage, it should have been a very long life indeed.

All of that changed in one horrible moment and su
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Honestly, this is not the Tod story I was hoping for, at least not all of it.

REAPER tells the story of Tod’s last day alive, his recruitment by the Reapers, and his first few days on the job, so to speak. It is fun seeing the relationship between Nash and Tod while they are both alive, and finally learn the details about how Tod died. Plus there is an interesting twist at the very end that I’m betting will come into play in the future.

Free is free, and
Maggie ☘
Sep 15, 2016 rated it liked it
*3,5/5 stars*

“The scythe was a little tricky at first, but—much like golf—turns out it’s all in the swing.”

Sad but still fun short story in Tod's typical humor, about one car accident and how he became the reaper. Tod is clearly the best character in Soul Screamers series, and this novella just once again shows who is the 'better brother'.

“So, you reap souls and crush hopes? Is that part of the job, or just a service you offer for free?”

If you love Tod and want to know more about his cha
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Nov 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing

I've read this book in about one hour and let me tell you that it was one hell of a hour. Everything about this novella was intriguing and right on target. If anything, it made me want Tod even more.

This novella is base on Tod and the events leading up to his death. Ms. Vincent wrote a wonderful story fulfilling everything I wanted to know about Tod. There were some things that were revealed that would help me understand My Soul to Steal better. Although it does make me weary to read it seeing t
Nov 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
Read and reviewed November 22, 2010:
In a nutshell, Reaper gives us the back-story on how and why Tod came to be a reaper, his very first introduction to Levi and his first visit home after his death. But it also reveals just a little something else…but you’ll have to read it to find out.

It is nice to be able to see things from Tod’s perspective and get a bit more insight on who he is – as a son and and older brother – and learn that his sarcasm wasn’t something he developed postmortem.

And it’s a
Jan 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
I started reading the 5th book in The Soul Screamers series (If I Die). About 1/4 of the way in I had to stop and read this book. I had a sudden desire to learn more about Tod. I've always liked Tod but as he started to take a big role in I was compelled to learn more about him.

If you are a Soul Screamers fan this novella is a must read. It's a short read but provides so much vital information within its pages. This fits in as book 3.5 in the series but I would recommend reading book 4 first and
Nov 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Jessica by: Mel
Shelves: 0-faves, 24-ebooks
This is a must read for all Soul Screamers fans, IMO. I feel like I understand Tod so much better now and to my surprise, I also like him much better now.

That's NOT Tod on the cover! The cover is unpleasant!
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book! Loved it! Can't wait for more from Rachel! ...more
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Its not a secret that I'm a huge fan of Tod. So it was nice to have him be the narrator for this one. ZIt told the story of how Tod became a reaper. (view spoiler)

I feel bad for Nash kind of, too. He's just trying to get through his day to day life and now he just has this awful knowledge of his brother trading his life for him
Teresa Barrera
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the POV of Todd and getting a look at how he ended up a reaper. This story has made the character grow on me more and I look forward to seeing where he ends up in the series.
Aug 29, 2020 rated it liked it
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📗 If I ignore my hatred of Rachel Vincent's obsession with repeating everything I already know about the book, it's a very good book, an excellent book in fact. But it's short, so short in fact it stops dead and leaves me wondering if I was missing some pages.
Mar 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Dying is the easy part! The one who SURVIVES, who LIVES, got the harder part!
Reaper is a short story, centered on Todd. It was good to understand Todd and I got to see a different side of him. However, this doesn't change how I feel about him. The best I can come up with is I’m indifferent when it comes to Todd. He is an enigma.
1st off, Todd’s choice brought Nash misery! He would live with the guilt of killing his brother for a long time; worse Nash’s mother did blame Nash for his brother’s dea
Kat  Hooper
Oct 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Originally posted at Fantasy Literature.

Rachel Vincent’s Reaper is a novella set in her SOUL SCREAMERS world. I read it because it was free for members at Audible during one of their promotions. I haven’t read any of the SOUL SCREAMERS novels, but I’m familiar with the premise because I’ve read Kelly’s reviews (at FanLit) of the series.

Reaper is the story of how Tod, sacrificing himself for his impulsive younger brother Nash, became a reaper. We get to know Tod, Nash, and their mom pretty well.
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-happy-place
"Just FYI, in your case, I think it's okay to fear the reaper."

Reaper was exactly what I needed. In fact, it's what every Tod fan needs! I've always loved Tod in the Soul Screamers series and getting the chance to read on how he became a reaper, and why, is priceless. I would suggest, however, not reading this book until after you read a couple of the Soul Screamers series books because it will reveal a major secret of the series, plus the read will be that much more sweet if you have read the f
Review also found here: http://lili-lost-in-a-book.blogspot.c...

All I have to say is that I have totally fallen in love with Tod! I absolutely loved this was amazing!

This novella tells what happened the night Tod died and became a reaper. We see how much Tod cares for both his mom and Nash. (view spoiler)
Dec 27, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, age-ya, paranormal
I've been eying the Soul Screamers series for a while, but the last thing I want is yet another paranormal romance series. However, when I got a Nook for Christmas and saw this novella listed as a free download, I figured this might be a good way to dip my toe in the water.

Tod, his brother Nash, and his mom are all banshees. It doesn't seem to matter much in their day-to-day lives, but when Tod and his brother get into a car accident and Nash dies, Tod knows enough about the paranormal world to
I'm technically reading this out of order for the "Soul Screamers" series, but when I read this was a novella about Tod, I jumped at the chance for reading it since I loved his character from the first book (despite how little scene time he had in spurts). I received this as a free download for the kindle.

The novella tells the story of how Tod became a reaper, exchanging his life for his younger brother in the event of a terrible car accident. Rachel Vincent has a wonderful blend of humor, emoti
Nov 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, young-adult
Since I'm playing favorites, and due to my undying love for Tod Hudson this novella deserves 5stars! :)

first of all, it's so nice to see Tod's perspective and how much he loves his mother and his brother. I love how he's always calculating and doesn't do something in a total rush. He's a good boy with ordinary faults. Being able to give up his life for his brother is another quality that makes him a wonderful person or should I say reaper. :) The way he cares for his mother is another big thing.
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
Nov 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own, e-book
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Evelyn Amaro
Jan 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on Paromantasy

Reaper was a free download so I'd thought I'd give it a whirl, and I'm glad I did. I was instantly drawn into their world and wanted to find out more the minute this short story ended. This is the back story to a character named Todd from the series.

Todd is part of a normal family, other than the fact that their bean sidhe and supernatural. His almost ordinary life changes the day his mother leaves him to watch his younger brother Nash. His brother is in love, but
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Other books in the series

Soul Screamers (9 books)
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  • My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3)
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“She's fifteen!"
Nash shrugged. "That's just a number. It doesn't say anything about her."
"It says something pretty damn funny about your IQ!" I said, and he opened his mouth to retort, but I spoke over him. "Fifteen is too young to drive, too young to get a legal job, too young to sign a lease, and obviously too young to pick a boyfriend with half a brain.”
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