by Michele Vail
Book: The Reaper Diaries #1
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pub Date: Nov 20 2012
Genre: Young Adult
The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...
Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she's shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite boarding school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath.
Life at Nekyia has its plusses. Molly has her own personal ghoul, for one. Rick follows her there out of the blue, for another...except, there's something a little off about him. When students at the academy start to die and Rath disappears, Molly starts to wonder if anything is as it seems. Only one thing is certain—-Molly's got an undeadly knack for finding trouble....
My Review: So this was the first book I've read with zombies, necro, Egypt, reaper all mixed in it, and well it was pretty darn good. Concidering I don't like zombies, like my husband does. I do love Eygpt and that makes it cool. We have Molly a necro gifted girl in zombie making training. Yup a normal thing out in her world. She and her sister work at zombie imporium, a family run business. So far her day is normal, but then she gets biten by a zombie, gets a ride home from a cute guy who wants to be her new boyfriend, oh and has a dream with Anubis in it. You think it's okay, but Ally explains that people who are visited by the God on their 16th birthday are meant for something great. Molly is now 16 and it's time for her birthday party. All goes well until Rick and group of uninvited girls. The head girl is mad that Rick likes Molly, and so throws punch on her. Once that mess is cleaned up and Molly now longer punched covered, a whole new problem comes up. Rick has just died...well sort of but I won't say about that. The following day Molly gets a huge surprise. Her grandparents from her mom's sides show up and they want to take her away. They went and found out what her destiny is and want to take her to this big fancy school that will help with her destiny. Oh and Al isn't her real dad, but he took her as his own. The last chapter tells who the real dad is, and it's a big surprise! Now at this new school, Molly is still taking everything in. She got a fancy new wardrobe, a room that takes up nearly the entire floor, and her own personal ghoul. Oh yeah, she finds out that she is the heir of her family, plus she does make a group of friends in one day. Since she is special she gets to join a society, without having to apply for it, not that she even wants to be in it. She sorta HAS to just because she is a legacy. Sometimes being a legacy isn't all its made to be. At the end of the first wee she and the society take a trip to Vegas in order to find a soul eater, which turns out slightly dangerous. She sorta gets forced to steal a soul, locked up and then rescued seconds later. At this point she finds out Set is behind things and is only getting closer to being free. (Set arch rival of Anubis.) One of the captors gets killed and turned into a ghost. Molly follows him to a hidden room. He reveals where other stolen souls are, and then she gets rid of the guy and frees the trapped souls. Once that has been dealt with, Anubis shows up and takes Molly to her home, where she can spend some time with them. Soon she is taken to Rick, she had Henry save him. You'll figure out what he did as you near the end. To help him she must save his soul, by having his soul weighed. But first it must be made whole, then if worthy the soul will be free and move on to the next world. Now she must head back and continue to prepare for her destiny. This book was really good, and I was able to finish it fast. It's a quick read but full of detail and a kick-but story. I did like the style of the book, with the designs at each chapter and some cool quotes, but that's just me. I like those random things. Overall this book was super awesome, and I need the next book.