Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers (#3.5)
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (December 1st 2010)
Buy your copy: Kindle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“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....An ebook exclusive Soul Screamers series novella.” GoodReads’ blurb
This is a short one, standing at around 60 pages, so I’m going to keep the review short as well. Besides, there’s not much to say, other than wallow on my Tod-love.
He’s my favorite character in this series, so I was so happy to see his own story... I liked his bad-boy attitude in book one, loved his determination and his drive to do what it takes in book two, was delighted by his reaction to the whole Nash-is-a-jerk debacle in book 3, and Reaper didn’t disappoint, not at all.
To be completely honest, I wasn’t very surprised by Tod’s choice. It was in character for him – which is very, very good. It also explained a lot of things about a certain sibling’s animosity toward him, and why he’d just take it with a good-humored smile.
I know that I’ve already read book 4, and I’m well into book 5 as I type this, so I’m probably cheating but who cares: if you enjoy the series, be sure to check out Reaper in reading order. So many things will be clearer in the following books, and you’ll have such a clear motivation by the time book 5 picks up that it’s totally worth it!
Also, I thought I should add: I’ve been whining about massive angst and hero complexes in Soul Screamers. Well, the traits won’t disappear, but I think this novella is the turning point. From Reaper on, things get much more interesting!