Monday, November 4, 2013

Unchosen by Michele Vail

Author: Michele Vail
Title: Unchosen
Series: The Reaper Diaries #2
Publication: October 29, 2013
Publisher: A Freeman Publication
Source: Blog Tour

I thought the worst of my reaper training was behind me… turns out I was wrong. Dead wrong. 

Molly Bartolucci has done a lot of growing up but after being accused of using illegal magic at her school for necromancers, reaper-in-training Molly is treading lightly. As the destined leader of Anubis’s Chosen, she needs to study hard, train harder, and stay out of trouble. 

Uh, right. 

It doesn’t help that she’s feeling more than academic about her melt-your-bones hot reaping instructor, Rath. And if her relationship drama isn’t enough to drive her over the edge, she has to deal with mother issues, nosy little sisters, suspicious friends, and an unnamed force stalking her at school. 

Then her family is attacked, and her bio-dad ends up comatose in the hospital. Now, Molly has to uncover who’s trying to hurt her loved ones—and all without the help of Anubis.

Molly is the chosen one to lead the prophesied war against the god Set, who is now locked up in the underworld. She's keeps having visions of him escaping and that troubles her because she isn't ready to be the warrior everyone expects. The pressure to keep her secret from her friends is weighing heavily on her and as more of her time is designating to train, study and prepare for the Kebuchet challenge, she begins to notice them distancing themselves from her. Molly has so much on her plate between balancing her friendships and her blooming feelings for her trainer Rath; she'd think the gods would give her a break. Yet as her prayers remain unanswered...someone tries to send her a message, they want her dead, now. So many secrets surround her and she must find a way to decipher them before it's too late and all is lost. 

I like that Molly isn't the damsel in distress but the hero, well one that's gradually puzzling out the mess that she's inherited from both her parents. She tries hard to keep her composure but it's easy to tell that being a reaper scares her yet she wants to win. Her nemesis Clarissa and her father have it in for her to lose the challenge to become the rightful Kebuchet; however Molly proves that she is a formidable opponent for the title. Her Aunt Leila keeps trying to warn her about impending danger yet she's also bound to Set. Molly has to find a way to save her soul before it's too late. She has to rely on those that she's been neglecting to figure it all out but they are willing to help her discover the truth especially her reaper trainer Rath. He's mysterious and kind of yummy and I'm curious how the romance between the two will work out. Overall, Molly may be a pawn in an impending war but I think she'll figure it out. She's persistent and brave, which makes her an intriguing character. 

Favorite Quotes
"Don't give your trust to just anyone. Let them earn it."

"love is not earned, damn it.It's a gift"

Michele Vail is the author of The Reaper Diaries, a young adult paranormal series set in the modern world with a zombie twist. The stories center on 16-year-old Molly Bartolucci, a reaper-in-training who's learning to deal with love, destiny, and death.

Michele Vail is the pen name of national bestselling paranormal romance author Michele Bardsley (who also writes thriller mysteries under Michele Freeman). The Reaper Diaries consist of three books: Undeadly, Unchosen, and Unbroken. |

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  1. ty for the chance to win. i look forward to getting a chance to read your books.

  2. Good review. Nice quote. Thanks for participating.

  3. This sounds like such an amazing series. I need to catch up.

  4. Thanks for the review! Glad to hear you liked Molly, I thought she was a bit dense in the first book, but it's good to know she's working stuff out haha.


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