Reaping: The Start of an Ending

Reaper 1 Nick Cross

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
357 Pages
Reviewed on 01/01/2014
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Dark R. Reaper is the alter-ego and compatriot of the 20 year-old De'Andre R. Richardson. He resides in the Undrworld and in Denver, Colorado.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite

Black clothing-wearing, skull-toting, Mohawk-sporting Nick Cross has a bad attitude and believes not even death can touch him. But when Angelina Asmalia, Lady of the Underworld, comes calling, he somehow can't help but accept her offer of becoming a powerful....something. Her cold and wrenching grip is the first step on a crazy journey that has Nick reaping souls for his life. With the help of his mentor, guardian, demon frenemy Kre, he adopts the name Necross and starts figuring out what it means to be the king of the underworld. He soon finds out that things aren't as great as he thought they were going to be and that there really are some things that can be worse than death. The simple perils of the underworld like ghouls and monstrous spiders are nothing to the sinister conspiracy that is winding its way through the heart of the underworld. Dark R. Reaper tells the tale in Reaping: The Start of an Ending.

Reapers are a cool field of the paranormal genre that is rarely given its time in the spotlight. While vampires and werewolves might seem like the more adventurous of the supernatural creatures, there is always something hauntingly eerie about the specter of death coming to get unsuspecting mortals. I liked Nick Cross. He was a bit disagreeable, but his story was cool and he really grew along the way on his journey. I believe Reaping would be better suited for a younger audience. The writing was a bit childlike and fits best with the tween or preteen audience. While the content sometimes dabbles in the teen realm, many teens would be put off by the young-sounding dialogue and story, while preteens wouldn't mind it as much. Reaping was a darkly entertaining adventure that will thrill and terrify kids to their heart's content.