Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The Reaping (The Fahllen #1) by M. Leighton
Every hell has its devil. And Carson is about to become intimately acquainted with hers.
Seventeen-year-old wallflower Carson Porter has always dreamed of being something special, but what she gets isn’t what she signed up for.
Yeah, a girl’s supposed to change as she gets older, but this is ridiculous! Shiny skin, greener eyes and a run-in with the flesh-eating dead are just a few of the changes Carson has to adjust to, not to mention the arrival of very hot and very dangerous Derek Hrolf. If all that wasn’t enough to turn her once hum-drum life into something unrecognizable, a twin sister that haunts her from the shadows and a wheeling, dealing collector of souls will definitely do the trick. The question is: what will her life become? And what will she become?
The cover is what originally drew me in to this book. It looked so dark! I have never read a book about a reaper. So, this book offered a very interesting concept that had me very interested. Carson was a very interesting character who had quite the life already. She was another strong independent female character. This seems to be a trend in M. Leighton's books. And I am completely ok with that! Bring it on!
I really liked Savannah. She was a good friend to Carson. It sucks what craziness happens with them later in the book though! I think it was a good idea for Carson to go look for certain family members. There are some questions that seriously need answers. And what would a book be without a super hunky dude!
Enter Derek. This guy has information that is very helpful for Carson. It seems like he has been through a lot and him and Carson just fit together. They have both been through bad situations and have had to make some hard decisions. I enjoyed their relationship and I will be reading the second book!