May 20, 2009

Review: Death's Daughter by Amber Benson

Three years ago Calliope Reaper-Jones put herself under a nice and comforting forgetting spell. Gone were the days of dealing with the craziness of the family business, Death, Inc. All Callie had to worry about now was finding the perfect man on Craig’s List and finding organic dim sum for her boss.

One bite of an organic cupcake later and Callie is right back in the middle of the family drama. Her father’s right hand man, Jarvis, has come to notify Callie that her father and older sister have been kidnapped. Callie being next in line must assume the role of Death or her family losses their immortality. But it’s not as simple as being the second oldest, Callie has to complete three tasks in order to take the reins and she has a competitor for the job… the devil’s incredibly “hot” and irresistible protégé.

I got a total kick out of this book. It’s very different from the usual fantasy/paranormal story lines and it was funny to boot. Among the characters Callie had to face off against where, a psychical detective, an evil sea monster, a bitter Goddess and the devil himself.

This was the first of a new series featuring Callie. It was a faced paced read and I look forward to many more books in this series. Highly recommended for urban fantasy or supernatural fiction lovers.


The Book Resort said...

I can't wait to read this one, too! I look foward to moving it up.

Thanks, Monie = ].

Terrific review.

Minding Spot said...

Glad to hear its good!! It's on mt tbr, but might be time to move it on up :)

Great review!

Unknown said...

It does sound different from other paranormal/urban fantasy books and definitely something I would love to try. Especially that it's funny too, I like funny, always makes me feel better.

Ladytink_534 said...

It sounds neat and I love that it was written by a Buffy cast member but I've heard such bad things about this one... I might have to check it out since you enjoyed it though!