Review: The Reaper's Daughter (The Reaper's Daughter Series #1) by KM Randall | Blog Tour | Giveaway

Author: KM Randall
Publisher: Booktrope
Publication Date: 9th May 2015
Source: ebook (provided by Bewitching Book Tours)
Genre:  Paranormal/Dark Fantasy

I've always felt like an average girl ... except for my strange relationship with death. You could say I like to court it. Whether I'm soaring through the air as a flyer for Specter University's cheer squad, or speeding down the steepest mountain with only grace and balance keeping me from an icy end, I've always needed to feel a rush. But now Death is courting me―in more ways than one. First, there's Rishi, a rogue death deity who has a penchant for annoying me nearly to my grave and whose intense gaze has the power to see right through me. Then there's Hades, who I'd rather had stayed just a myth. Now that he knows I exist, he's not going to leave me alone until I meet the same end as my mother.
Oh yeah, did I forget to mention her? I spent my whole life thinking she had died when I was a baby, but now I've found out she's much more than dead. Fifty years ago, Hades banished my mother from the underworld and took away her ability to cross over souls―souls that have wandered lost through the world ever since. Now she wants me to clean up the mess.
You may have heard of her before...
They call her the Grim Reaper.

Blake is just a normal girl with a normal dad, a normal best friend and a normal boyfriend going to a normal university except that she isn't normal at all! She's an adrenaline junkie that has never met her mother... until recently...
She discovers that her mother is a death deity and just not any death deity, she's the Grim Reaper and she's one of the most ancient and most powerful death deities!
Blake has to deal with the 90-degree turn that happened with her life and learn to live as the Grim Reaper's daughter and even save her mother's dominion of Hell because Hades is taking control of it!
I have to say that I love this book! The blend of mythologies present in this book and the main character, Blake, made me fall in love with it! 
The fact that the book not only talked about love interests but also about friendship and family with lots of paranormal and extraordinary elements made the perfect recipe for this exact story.
Through the story, you can feel really connected to these characters and sometimes you even feel that you're in their shoes, doing what they're doing and fighting with them against evil.
This book made me laugh and cry out loud and scream to the skies to please give me the next one because the story is so addicting and so evolving that you won't put down until you're finished!
If you like paranormal with friendship and family values, and also really hot and steamy death deities, you'll certainly love this book!

About the Author :
As a girl, K.M. always wished she’d suddenly come into magical powers or cross over into a Faerie circle. Although that has yet to happen, she instead lives vicariously through the characters she creates writing fantasy and paranormal.
When K.M. is not busy writing her next novel, she serves as a freelance editor and writer. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in English-Lit from Nazareth College of Rochester. K.M. lives in Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region with her husband, her extremely energetic little boy, and their crazy goldendoodle Luna (short for Lunatic).
Learn more at: Website | @KM_Randall |Facebook | Goodreads

1. Can you tell us a little about your book in 25 words or less?  
When Blake finds out her mother is the Grim Reaper she embarks on an adventure that leads to self-discovery, romance, friendship, and family.  

2. How do you describe yourself as a person? 
Sensitive, Nurturing, Stubborn. 

3. How did you become an author? 
I have been writing since I was a small child with a typewriter and an archaic computer. I used to print out my stories and poems on old-school, perforated computer paper. I became an author through the act of writing, through pursuing my dream, and making sure I found a publisher. It’s always been my dream to write books, not just one, but many. So here I am, world!

4. What inspires you? 
I am inspired by the simplest of things: dreams, crows in my backyard, the flutter of a butterfly, the leap of a dolphin. Almost anything can turn into something magical, into a story I want to create.

5. What are your writing and reading essentials?  
I need time! I need peace, and quiet. Night time is my best time to write or read. I’m a mom of a young child, and It’s hard to find that time until he’s asleep. So my days are filled with giggles and shouts, and my nights are filled with the quietness of night, the turn of a page, the soft click of the keyboard.

6. Are you currently working on anything else? 
I am currently, and primarily, working on Shattered World, the second book in the Dreamer Saga trilogy. The first one was Fractured Dream, an epic fantasy novel. I’m also working on the prequel in the same series, which I’m currently posting to Wattpad. The second book to The Reaper’s Daughter, tentatively, The Song of the Scythe, is also working itself out in my head, and meanwhile, I have finished the first rough chapter of a Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel I’m currently calling Sea Shifter, which will be a stand alone.

7. What is your favorite book?  
It’s hard to say because I have no one favorite book. But off the top of my head some of my favorites include: Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman, the Fionavar Tapestry series by Guy Gavriel Kay, Summer Sisters by Judy Blume, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, Tanya Huff’s Child of the Grove and The Last Wizard, Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle, and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

8. What do you like most about writing? 
I love getting lost in my characters and the worlds I build. I love when the characters take over and take the reins and things I never knew were going to happen before suddenly come to life on the page.

9. What would you like to say to your readers? 
I love you all. Like seriously. I don’t know all of you, but I do know some of you. I may be a little biased, but I’m fairly certain you’re all amazing. I don’t ever have the right words to say how much I appreciate you for picking up my books and choosing me. It’s truly a dream come true. I don’t think the novelty will ever wear off. 

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1 comment

  1. Thank you so much for participating in the tour! -KM