Book Review: Reaper (A Soul Screamers Novella) by Rachel Vincent

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....

I have not read the rest of the Soul Screamers series, except for book one and now both novellas, but I really enjoy the world Rachel Vincent has created.  I like her writing style and creativity.  Plus, the books are set in Texas.  I love reading books taking place in my home state.  

This was one of the shorter novellas I've read.  The ending felt a little abrupt and definitely left me wanting more.  While I've never been one to read about ghosts or dead people, the content of Reaper did not bother me.   

This book is a must-read for fans of the Soul Screamers series.  There are no spoilers, so if you want to give Reaper a try to see if you'd like the series as a whole, go for it.  Just don't expect a full length novel. 

Just One Gripe:
There seems to be some repetition: Vincent keeps telling us the same characteristics of the bean sidhes in each book.  I know that this is so readers who are new to the series don't get confused, but it gets old to keep reading the same thing over and over.

The Best Thing About This Book:
I like Tod as a character so I enjoyed learning more about his life before he became a Reaper.

Appropriate for a younger audience:

Characters: 4/5
Plot: 3/5
Setting/Imagery: 4/5
Originality: 4/5
Ending: 3/5
Total Score:  18/25



  1. Kelli, I have three of the SS books on my shelves, but haven't read them yet. When I saw this one offered as a free download, I grabbed it but was wondering what order to read it in.

    I have to say, when I read your reviews, I really look forward to your Just One Gripe section because I really appreciate your honesty on what didn't work for you.

    This one sounds every interesting.

  2. I haven't had a chance to read this series yet. But the fact that you mentioned that I could give this a try without having anything in the actual series spoiled really sold me. :) Thank you for your review of the novella ♥

  3. I haven't begun the series yet, but I really should try this. I'm thinking I should give more novellas a chance. I just worry they won't be fulfilling enough, you know? Excellent review though! :)


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