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Monday, June 16, 2014

{Blog Tour} THE REAPERS by Jacinta Maree

The Reapers by Jacinta Maree
(My Demonic Ghost #2)
Publication date: September 17th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

The day you die is meant to be the end, but for 18 year old Jordon Hastings, his death was only the beginning.

In a dark and twisted world, lost spirits known as Reapers remain behind after death to help collect the spirits from the realm of the living. A new Reaper, Jordon struggles to accept his fate and lingers in the shadows of his mortal life. But when a demon wolf starts to live through his shadow, hunting his family and friends Jordon has no choice but to leave. As soon as he accepts his new role the truth behind the relationship between Reapers and Angelic Hunters is revealed. His loyalty is tested, making him choose between a corrupted God and a single Banished Spirit.




Self confessed chocaholic, Jacinta was born and raised in Melbourne Australia with her loving family of five. Even as a child Jacinta had an itch to write. Writing was the one constant hobby she clung to, also trying her hand at piano, flute, tennis, horseback riding and drama.

Jacinta works full time in the family business and spends her afternoons either playing basketball, reading, writing or hanging out with friends. She is always happy to try something new; getting her real estate license, practicing ninjitshu, Zumba and parkour to name a few.

For her future, Jacinta sees herself writing. It is a large part of her identity and something she hopes to continue. Aside from her love of stories she loves Japan and its unique and beautiful culture and history. From their delicious sushi dishes right down to their wooden sandals and kimonos. She is also a huge cat person and loves to snuggle up in front of the fire for a good movie or book. Her favorite genres are paranormal and fantasy but she also loves anything written by thriller writer, Stephen King.

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I had the opportunity to read MY DEMONIC GHOST first before reading The Reapers.  And really...I recommend it. While you won't be lost while reading The Reapers, I think the story is more powerful after you've read MY DEMONIC GHOST. I was envisioning reading them in opposite order and this way was much more powerful and emotional!

In MY DEMONIC GHOST you are introduced to the Banished, the Reapers, the Hunters, the Royals, etc. and come to the harsh realization that the afterlife is nothing more than the hell that was junior high or office politics at work or society at its worst. It's visceral, recognizable, and a bit wrenching at the unfairness of it all. Whether you were a cheer leader, the head of the student council, the bookworm, the jock, the drama star, the popular, or the unpopular, you will find someone to relate to in this story. And you'll find yourself wondering about the afterlife.

In THE REAPERS , you will find yourself on the same timeline as MY DEMONIC GHOST but from a different perspective. The way Jacinta Maree handled this was unique or at least one that I had not read before. Rather than showing concurrent events, you also got the WHYs and HOWs as information is shown to you through the actions and experiences of Jordon. Again, I found myself sympathizing and empathizing with these characters. At one point, I won't mention which but it does involve an animal, I even teared up.

I'd like to see what happens further, although I'm wholly satisfied with the story at this point. Jacinta nicely wrapped it in a way that I could walk away with different future scenarios in my head without driving me insane with wanting to know EXACTLY. I loved the different representations of the Sins, the Mother and her character and how it is built, the Creators, and the vicious stupid head on the throne who is just a greedy bad person/entity/whatever. Life after death isn't what you expect, it isn't fair, and change is a'coming! 

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