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4 out of 5 stars All her life Ruth has known she was different, especially with her ability to see other people s auras However, since she was twelve years old, when she witnessed her father s death, she has been alone keeping herself away from people and afraid of her ability Now, an adult with a PhD Ruth s life dramatically changes after her mother dies and Deacon a two hundred and six year old reaper inserts himself into her life to show her that she is a reaper too Yet, as their time to 4 out of 5 stars All her life Ruth has known she was different, especially with her ability to see other people s auras However, since she was twelve years old, when she witnessed her father s death, she has been alone keeping herself away from people and afraid of her ability Now, an adult with a PhD Ruth s life dramatically changes after her mother dies and Deacon a two hundred and six year old reaper inserts himself into her life to show her that she is a reaper too Yet, as their time together brings them from one extreme circumstance to the next and their connection exponentially grows, they ll have to decide what they are willing to do to keep on another safe Intense and dynamic with aunique setting then I am use to reading, it become intrigued from the very beginning Ruth is a surprising character because in the beginning she is not what I would have expected as a leader Readof my review, THREE TEASERS, an excerpt here TOUR POST WON T BE LIVE ON MY BLOG UNTIL AUGUST 18th 2015 Check out my blog and other posts reviews here Review originally published on WillReadForFeels.com I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I decided I wanted to review this novel because I was intrigued by the concept of reapers, and I have always been pretty interested in books about them I remember there was a TV show called Reaper back in the day that I followed just because the idea fascinated me so much I also read and enjoyed Amber Ben Review originally published on WillReadForFeels.com I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I decided I wanted to review this novel because I was intrigued by the concept of reapers, and I have always been pretty interested in books about them I remember there was a TV show called Reaper back in the day that I followed just because the idea fascinated me so much I also read and enjoyed Amber Benson s Calliope Reaper Jones series, and I thought Lisa Medley s Reap Repent would operate much the same way.The elements were certainly there hard working reapers looking to get ahead of the demons determined to take souls of the newly departed straight to hell without the benefit of judgment in Purgatory And we were promised a kind of reaper extraordinaire in the form of Deacon.I really wish I could say differently, but I found the character sadly lacking For one thing, some things just didn t make sense If Deacon is so experienced and there was a whole spiel about how old he is, how he s holding a territory that s usually divided up between multiple reapers, and so on, so one would expect this , how come he acts shocked when he encounters Ruby, who exhibits reaper like traits If there s as much bureaucracy in the business of taking people to their final judgment as is initially implied in the novel, why doessn t there seem to be a standard operating procedure for recruiting and training newbie reapers Plus, Deacon is established very early on as a non social reaper, one who looks down on the reapers who do stop to socialize So why does he just take on the job of training Ruby when it s clear he already has his hands full Then there s how they decide what Ruby is or maybe isn t When Deacon and Ruby meet, he asks her what she is, immediately rejecting the idea she s an angel, and then asking her if she s a reaper or a valkyrie Now, it s later revealed that a valkyrie has reaping skills but can carry manysouls than reapers can It s also mentioned that there are damn few female reapers and that most women who can reap are trained as valkyries Since Deacon was once friends with valkyrie, it s presumed he would know what a valkyrie can do So why is he so quick to make the assumption Ruby is a reaper Here s the part where he decides it Sure, it had been a little easier for him to juice her into submission than it should have been if she was a reaper On the other hand, the fact that she wasn t a blabbering vegetable after the amount of juice he d already poured into her also proved she wasthan human.So what other explanation was there His gut told him she was an untrained reaper.So at first he has his doubts, then he decides to go with his gut and treat her like a reaper What s then strange is that everyone, even the angel Rashnu, who is kind of like a boss figure for the reapers, just follows suit Why is that And you would think that other reapers would give Deacon a hard time about it But there s virtually no interaction at all.These aren t the only questions that go unanswered while reading this book, and it s odd that there is so many as there is a good amount of infodumping in the first few chapters But here s one example there s mention of something called Reiki energy that the reapers have, but what this is is never really explained.What s , the love story feels rushed and, as a result, not very believable I m not really sure at what point they stopped being teacher and student and started falling for each other, but frankly when they started making out and expressing their feelings for one another, my first thought was that it was kind of out of left field because they seemed to have very little chemistry before then.I had a hard time getting behind Ruby and Deacon as characters as they seemed a little one dimensional and a little too eager to throw away the habits of a lifetime I was actuallyintrigued by the two secondary characters, the demon ridden reaper Kylen and the witch, Nate.All in all, I think the idea behind the series is one with a lot of potential The execution, well, it just needs some work because the most frustrating thing about reading this book was seeing all the ways it could be made better, like being in a house where you could see where all the repairs needed to be made and could even visualize how it would be once it was restored, but not having the ability to actually get in there and start hammering FREE ontoday 10 6 2019 Well that was an okay read Some parts I loved some were just mere moments I liked the concept and the world I don t like the fact that she had no real training compared to other reapers but could basically do everything I m interested to see how this develops later on in the series. Reap Repent was an interesting story of a girl who s lived in chosen solitude for most of her life and the reaper who is going to train her to fulfill her purpose.Ruth has essentially shut herself off from getting close to anyone after realizing she has an unwanted gift She can tell what mood a person is in and if they re close to death by seeing their auras After a few failed attempts at dating and the devastation of realizing her father s white aura meant death, she s had enough.When Dea Reap Repent was an interesting story of a girl who s lived in chosen solitude for most of her life and the reaper who is going to train her to fulfill her purpose.Ruth has essentially shut herself off from getting close to anyone after realizing she has an unwanted gift She can tell what mood a person is in and if they re close to death by seeing their auras After a few failed attempts at dating and the devastation of realizing her father s white aura meant death, she s had enough.When Deacon comes to reap Ruth s mother s soul, he recognizes a kindred spirit in her and takes her under his wing to train as a fellow Reaper I enjoyed Deacon s character Parts of his past were interesting, and he was a good guy While there were times he took charge, it was because as a reaper with years of experience, he wasknowledgeable than Ruth I didn t feel like Deacon was overbearing or pushy unless they were in a life and death situation and Ruth didn t understand enough about the paranormal world to be able to defend herself yet He treated her like an equal and was open with her.Unfortunately, I thought the characters were simple and underdeveloped They were in their mid to late twenties, but I thought they actedlike late teens to early twenties The characters were very mechanical in their actions it wasabout what they were doing than how they were feeling, and there were parts where I thought the reactions weren t exaggerated enough.As far as the world building in this story goes, it was fantastic The descriptions were so detailed I could see things as they were happening This was my first novel featuring reapers, and I thought the process of reaping was well thought out and interesting Having said that, there were some parts that seemed to drag.Kylen, Deacon s friend from years ago who d bartered with a demon for his soul, was the most interesting character in this story I m excited to see his book is next Overall, I thought the story was just OK, but I did enjoy the world the author created and Kylen s character I ll be checking out the next one in the series This review was originally posted at Badass Book Reviews. His gut told him Normal was a town he d never see again 5 starsHOLY Now that was a HOT story snicker I thoroughly enjoyed this book and absolutely cannot wait forEven though this story starts off sad and blue, I was very quickly drawn into it While I can t say that I can relate to Ruth or her situations, or to Deacon or Nate or, well any one or their stories, it is a very real story By this I mean that there are enough normal or regular life stuff happening to give this story an His gut told him Normal was a town he d never see again 5 starsHOLY Now that was a HOT story snicker I thoroughly enjoyed this book and absolutely cannot wait forEven though this story starts off sad and blue, I was very quickly drawn into it While I can t say that I can relate to Ruth or her situations, or to Deacon or Nate or, well any one or their stories, it is a very real story By this I mean that there are enough normal or regular life stuff happening to give this story an almost grounded feeling to it Ruth is alone in the world, because of her freaky abilities that she can t understand and tries to keep hidden So she is withdrawn, no friends, never any boyfriends so she is used to being in the background and not really looking at anyone So when she runs into Deacon literally and he has no aura, she panics and runs Except fate has other things in store for her This easily could have been a horror tale, or a very unbelievable weak fluff type of story However Lisa has done a fabulous job writing one Hell of an engrossing story and now she needs to have a proud moment to reap the praise Which is what I hope to do here reap the praise on her ummm, I mean HEAP, heap the praise on her LOL The story line is very rich and deep with a lot of places world and character building to it There is much MUCHthat is left to be answered, lots of abilities to learn, problems to solve, souls to reap you know, the norm And of course, there are my guesses and theories to prove Or disprove as the case may end up being I loved the humor in this book Humor ranging from sarcastic to snarky, to puns to side splitting LOL moments all helps to lighten the story up but in a way that helps to add to the richness and depth All of the characters fit in well together and they all feel like they have a purpose None of them feel rushed or are there just for the sake of throwing in another race or species, it is not overloaded trying to fit in too many types with an interesting array of things like demons, imps, spirits souls, reapers and well, I could go on but why ruin it for you I completely loved all of the tricks, twists, turns, magic, abilities, friendships and of course the romance too I loved how even though there is romance involved, that is not the main focus It is there and a lot of decisions are based on or around the romance, but it very beautifully enriches and adds to the Paranormal tone of the story It happens along with because of the situations, not the other way around There was the odd moment where I was a little perplexed, I guess you can say But they did NOT affect the story in any way and I have this feeling that future books in the series will address or answer those questions for me This book has that awesome multiple book series vibe to it Rather sneaky of Lisa if you ask me You know it s a bad turn of events when you d rather go to Purgatory than have a hard conversation But I do have to say that those books are my favorite I like having the big story line that takes books to explore, where I have a lot of characters to love, hate, suspect, ignore, etc Lisa has me completely mesmerized and obsessed Mmmm, now about that bacon read the book It will all make sense to you then In Short Deacon is caught off guard when Ruth barrels into him in the hospital hallway Being a reaper generally means the normals don t pay him much attention, if they see him at all She is also aura less Only reapers lack an aura Is she new A rebel maybe She certainly forgot to do her job when she left this woman s soul lingering near her dead form Ruth is very used to being alone Her father passed when she 12 years old She isolated herself at a young age when she figured out not ever In Short Deacon is caught off guard when Ruth barrels into him in the hospital hallway Being a reaper generally means the normals don t pay him much attention, if they see him at all She is also aura less Only reapers lack an aura Is she new A rebel maybe She certainly forgot to do her job when she left this woman s soul lingering near her dead form Ruth is very used to being alone Her father passed when she 12 years old She isolated herself at a young age when she figured out not everyone can see auras and her mom pushed her away because Ruth s ability unsettled her She is a little curious about the guy she ran into as she exited the hospital He didn t have an aura surrounding him Stranger still, he shows up in her mother s living room while she is busy unpacking and sorting Together they discover why she is able to see auras and fight Deacon s very literal demon The only real drawback for me with this book is that is told in multiple persons Mostly it is just Ruth and Deacon, but sometimes we get something from the others too I prefer to stick with one character s angle The writing is pretty fast paced Lisa Medley dove right into the story from the get go, filling in details and history here and there I appreciated not sitting through chapter after chapter on past experience, old politics and mythology before getting to the present Her characters were solid Everyone has a past but it doesn t pull these guys down and it doesn t make them little sissies crying about their past I am getting so tired of overly tortured and torn, struggling and self depreciating heroes and heroines The Reapers Series pulled me in with book 1 I hope the good characters hold up into the next This was such a fun new story It s definitely clearing a path for a great series This one is about Ruth and the discovery of who she is and Deacon learning how to relive again And the world of reapers and angels and demons Ruth lost her dad at a young age Her and her mother didn t see eye to eye But now she lost everything And on top of that she s always seen a light surrounding people Their auras But she knows when someone s mad, sad, dying Yeah She when her mother dies and she runs This was such a fun new story It s definitely clearing a path for a great series This one is about Ruth and the discovery of who she is and Deacon learning how to relive again And the world of reapers and angels and demons Ruth lost her dad at a young age Her and her mother didn t see eye to eye But now she lost everything And on top of that she s always seen a light surrounding people Their auras But she knows when someone s mad, sad, dying Yeah She when her mother dies and she runs literally into deacon, it all opens the flood gates Ruth is a witty, kind, courageous She really has had a rough time with a lot of crap thrown at her for a quick period of time Deacon can t let things go He s got guilt and anger from long before So when Ruth knocks into him, she has no aura and she can see him Really see him And he follows her and scared the crap out of her then releases a bomb that she s an untrained reaper The plot is so intriguing The mystery and suspense kept me glued to the pages I loved the demon twist of possession I loved Grim And Kylen and Nate are fantastic characters that added so much to this story The writing is fantastic I thoroughly enjoyed this story I m so glad I picked it up and I can honestly say I will be picking up book two This is a fantastic paranormal romance with some fascinating twists on reapers and their ways 5 PAWS I am reviewing these individually because I feel that is fair to the author as she has taken some time writing these awesome books I never in my life thought I would enjoy books that involve grim reaping but I did This story did have a bit of inst love but hey I have personally had some insta love with a hot male before so I can t really fault someone for falling for Deacon now can I This book did a great job of story development right from the beginning Right from the first three pages we w I am reviewing these individually because I feel that is fair to the author as she has taken some time writing these awesome books I never in my life thought I would enjoy books that involve grim reaping but I did This story did have a bit of inst love but hey I have personally had some insta love with a hot male before so I can t really fault someone for falling for Deacon now can I This book did a great job of story development right from the beginning Right from the first three pages we were introduced to both characters and their unique abilities and it did not stop from there Their development is constant and never flat lines, Medley has done a fantastic job developing these characters that you really can t help but pull for them as individuals and as a unit.Hell even the side characters are complex and developed, and did I mention that this is book one in the series The plot is fast and I did not want to put this book down, but at 2am my eyes were heavy and I just couldn t fight it any, even though I really really wanted to I also like how the book clearly leads into book 2 but book 2 emphasizes on the side characters fantastic paranormal romance series so far I received a copy of all three books in exchange for an honest review They see death Can they share a life Ruth Scott can read the energy of every person she meets Then she meets Deacon Walker She can see his ice blue eyes, his black hair, and his gorgeous face But this beautiful stranger has no auraDeacon is just as unsettled by Ruth and, having spent than two hundred years ushering souls to Purgatory, Deacon is seldom shocked by anything As he helps Ruth to understand her true nature, she awakens desires that he decided long ago a Reaper can t affordA demon invasion forces Deacon to confront the darkness in his own past even as he fights to save the human souls he s charged to protect When he s taken captive, his first concern is for Ruth But Ruth just might be able to save herself and the Reaper she can t live without if she can learn to wield her newfound powers