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Oh, and the bracelet just happens to contain an ARC of my latest book, Lost Boys 2.0, along with backlist and samples from all three of us: Grant, Grant and Miller.
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Oh, my, I can’t remember the last time I read a book that had me smiling, chuckling. sometimes outright guffawing on every single page but Gina X. Grant has accomplished that very feat with The Reluctant Reaper. This is just one of the funniest books ever and here’s the weird thing—a LOT of the humor involves puns and I have never been enamored with puns. Until now.
Kirsty D’Arc has just been accidentally reaped by a guy named Dante who carries a scythe and struck her with it instead of her boss who was supposed to die. Since it was an accident, though, Kirsty is not exactly dead, more like undead (but not of the vampirish sort). Kirsty has no choice—she has to go to Hell and appeal her “death”.
Hell, it turns out, is full of interesting surprises, including Charon who ferries the river in full drag and a small, very cute kittenish animal who is actually a real life gargoyle. Her name is Jenni, short for Jenni-fur because she sheds so much. Then there are the vicious little creatures called gee-gnomes who can alter your DNA. Most are sort of countrified-looking except one that seems to be more sophisticated, known as a “metrognome”. Dante himself is a 700-year-old poet—yes, he’s THAT Dante.
Ms. Grant also has a great time skewering the very things we all love to hate, like this:
“Reaping is a precise art. It must occur only at the exact hour, preferably the exact minute, as ordained by Death. Or by our new software system, MS Death 2.0.”
“You have Microsoft products in Hell?”
Kirsty’s adventures in Hell keep her busy while she’s waiting for her trial but, when that finally comes, she’s in for a rude awakening. Will she be able to go back to her life or will she have to stay in the afterlife even if she isn’t really dead? Will she have to give up the hunky Dante? Will she really have to do something useful with her life?
I can’t help it, I loved this book and can’t wait to read the next one, Scythe Does Matter. Thank heavens—oops, Hell doesn’t appreciate that saying—it’s already on my Nook.
–Thank you Lelia Taylor! I’m so glad you enjoyed The Reluctant Reaper!
The Reluctant Reaper by Gina X. Grant was a really fun read! There are 80s and 90s references galore, and the wordplay made me snort so often I have too many highlights to share in my review that will be posted tomorrow.
If you want lots of good laughs and a sexy reaper, you should definitely pick this up as soon as it comes out!
~Found here: http://unconventionalbookviews.com/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-6