Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tour and GIVEAWAY: Reaper's Novice by Cecilia Robert

Author Name (Pen Name): Cecilia Robert 
Release date: 5th December 2012 

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Book Description: 
17- year- old Ana Maria Tei’s life has always been perfect: loving parents, good grades, and a future so bright it outshone the sun. But now words like “separation” and “divorce” are sending her world plummeting to hell. Determined to keep her family intact, Ana plans a family-bonding trip from Vienna to Tuscany. Except fate has other plans. Ana’s parents and siblings are killed in a car accident on their way to pick Ana up from school. 

Enter Grim, aka Ernest. He promises to relinquish the four souls if Ana agrees to trade her soul for theirs and serve a lifetime as his novice. In order for Ana to graduate from her Reaper’s Novice station to a Soul Collector graduate, Grim puts her to test. To her horror, she finds out becoming a Reaper’s Novice didn’t happen by chance. It was preordained, and she is forced to make a choice: save her family’s souls or come to terms with who she really is and complete the task set for her

Review: I loved this book. This isn't the first story I have read by Cecilia Roberts. I have worked with her before, and she is a very awesome person and author. The story she wrote is very fast paced, and exciting. There was times that I would get very frustrated or confused with the story. Then, I realized that the reason I was feeling those things is because the character was feeling those things. So I liked that I could feel her feelings. This was actually the first story I have read with a Grim Reaper theme, so that was definitely exciting. I know there are several others out there, but they just haven't crossed my path. You just keep wanting to know more of the story, and this story was a gigantic tease lol. Not in a bad way. You will think your about to find out a crucial piece of information, then have it snatched back lol. Your not kept in the dark forever I promise. I also love that it was set in Vienna, which is a place a never get to read about in books. So it makes it more interesting.

Character Breakdown:
Ana: She is very loving towards her family. She quickly learns just how much they mean to her. I liked her character. She wore her heart on her sleeve. She definitely learned how to step up.
Rolf: Jerk. That is all. lol Just kidding. I feel bad for the guy. Which side is his true side is the question.

Lea: She needs to chill out a little. She can't force people to talk about things they are ready to talk about.

Reiner: I don't know if I will ever be able to forgive him.

Grim: I don't feel like I got to know him too well. He was always in and out.

Zig: I LOVE LOVE LOVE him. Did I mention I love him? He is pretty awesome. I am already imagining little Ana and Zig babies running around lol.

I suggest this to anyone who is a fun of funny, romantic paranormal books.

Goodreads Reactions:

01/22page 175
58.0%"I say run away from the crazy person!"
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37.0%"Disclaimer: Teenage girls remember this is a work of fiction.. If a man ever hits you or so much raise a hand towards you, run away and never look back. Even if it is just a threat. It is not right, and never will be okay no matter what the reason is. It always starts out small and escalates. It will always escalate."
01/22page 57
01/22page 55
18.0%"I'd fake sick, and miss it having a morning like that."
01/22page 51
17.0%"She asks way too many questions to delay the inevitable"
01/22page 45
15.0%"My goodness, talk about jumping to conclusions"
01/22page 41
13.0%"Well that was a huge mistake"
01/22page 40
13.0%"He does seem a little off...."

Rating: out of 5

Rafflecopter Giveaway Codes: The author is giving away some super awesome stuff for this tour and we have broken it all down into three unique giveaways all of which will be open internationally!

Giveaway #1: 2 eBook copies of Reaper’s Novice: a Rafflecopter giveaway Giveaway #2: Two $15 Amazon gift cards: a Rafflecopter giveaway


Giveaway #3: The Swag: Violin magnet, violin pin, and a beaded necklace/bracelet: a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Hi Cara,Thanks for hosting me, and for reading and reviewing RN. Your character breakdown made me laugh. Oh, yeah Ziggie and Ana..LOL we'll see about those kids. haha. As always, you a rockstar, C! <3