How do you live with yourself when you decide who dies?
Ava Parks would have killed for an iPod for her sixteenth birthday. Anything would have been better than coming into her birthright of being a seeker for the Grim Reaper, an arrangement made by her fallen angel ancestor in exchange for his re-admittance to heaven. And she isn't just any seeker—she finds souls that have the potential for becoming angels and sentences them to death. A year and two souls into her role as a seeker with her conscience overflowing with guilt, Ava comes up with a plan to thwart the system. When it goes awry, she is forced to submit the name of a classmate, Cole Fowler, an ornery, rough around the edges guy who always seems to come to her rescue, whether she likes it or not. Her feelings for Cole prompt her to intervene, and she saves him from death, upsetting the Grim Reaper's agenda.
While Ava schemes to find a way to save Cole, she learns he has some secrets of his own. She lets him believe he is protecting her, and not the other way around, until a final showdown with the Grim Reaper forces Ava to make choices Cole may never forgive.
I really enjoyed reading this book! I was really intrigued by the synopsis, and it totally represents this book! This whole world of Grim Reapers and Seekers, was so fascinating! I just had to know more, and I'm so glad that this is a series so I'll get more!
I really enjoyed Ava, she's only know about the whole seeker business for a year, and it's caused a strain on her relationship with her mom, who kept it all from her until she was 16. And was still keeping things from her. Because of the job description and so-called perks, I wouldn't want to be a seeker!
I really enjoyed her relationship with Cole. She was awkward, and he was pretty stand-off ish, but that was more how he seemed to be, not who he was. They were just so great to read about! And again, yeah for more!
That was a tricky ending! And it's going to cause problems in the long run, and I know that because a) we already have a synopsis for book 2, and b) things can't stay like that. Because that was a pretty big game changer, what he did, what she decided for him!
Loved reading this book, and I can't wait for the sequel!
Author: Jessica Ruddick
Series: Legacy #1
Read: March 14th, 2017
Source: YA Bound Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Jessica Ruddick
Expected Publication: March 20th 2017
Jessica Ruddick is a 2014 Golden Heart finalist for her new adult novel, Letting Go, which was inspired by her own college experiences. She lives in Virginia and is married to her college sweetheart—their first date was a fraternity toga party (and nothing inspires love like a toga, right?). When she doesn’t have her nose in a book or her hands on a keyboard, she can be found wrangling her two rambunctious sons, taming two rowdy but lovable rescue dogs, and battling the herd of dust bunnies that has taken up residence in her home. To learn more about Jessica, please visit her website at www.jessicaruddick.com.
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