Sunday, 16 June 2013

June alternate/#2 pick:

Title: Death's Daughter (Calliope Reaper-Jones #1)
Author: Amber Benson
First published: 2009

About the novel, as presented on Goodreads:

Calliope Reaper-Jones so just wanted a normal life: buying designer shoes on sale, dating guys from Craig’s List, web-surfing for organic dim-sum for her boss...

But when her father—who happens to be Death himself—is kidnapped, and the Devil’s Protege embarks on a hostile takeover of the family business, Death, Inc., Callie returns home to assume the CEO mantle— only to discover she must complete three nearly impossible tasks in the realm of the afterlife first.

Why we chose this book and what we expect:

Amber Benson wrote this, she's good on twitter, she was great on Buffy (Tara!) and you know she seem like a nice lady so getting friendly with her novels were the logical next step really, and when they're about death's daughter, well, that just makes them more interesting.

Kiwie: I've followed her tweets, and now the Bloodkiss movie kickstarter (where she'll be a singervampire, along with Neil Gaiman or other pick, who will also be a vampire!) and thought "why not read her novels?" and now I am going to give them a shot. I've been reading a lot about heaven and hell so why not add some more? Probably not the deepest book I'll read this year, but I love stories about Death so. Light, fun and deadly?

Katastrofekat: This sounds like a nice summer read. I'm always into paranormal stuff and this sounds like something fifteen year old me would have loved to either read or write so I guess this will be a good pick for my taste.

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