Reaper Promo by Kristi R. Johnson + Review
Genre: Young Adult
About the book:
Ana “Reaper” Keating has moved onto the Hugo Liberal Arts College campus, forty minutes away from her hometown. Dorm life will be incredibly different from her life in the cave at the quarry. Not only will there be reliable air conditioning and a roommate, but Reaper also believes she will no longer be threatened by the powerful and wealthy Goldwater family that adopted her mother, Sue, when she was a child. Neither Reaper nor her father, Jim, like to talk about Sue’s death. And Mr. Paul, the Goldwater patriarch, still blames Jim for what happened 16 years ago.
When Reaper learns that Mr. Paul’s son, Ian, has also enrolled at HuLAC, she realizes that her days of dealing with the entitled and vengeful family are nowhere near over. It is Jim’s worst nightmare, but it also what he has been preparing Reaper for all of her life.
I always enjoy a book that makes me want to turn the pages to see where the story is headed. I really enjoyed following Ana (Reaper) through the story. Her relationship with her father at times seems strained, but with her mother passing away 16 years prior, he is her only parental figure.
With Reaper going to college at a liberal arts college, she will not have to fight with her father over keeping the house cool, among other things. She will have a roommate to share the experiences with. She also feels she is finally free of the rich entitlement family that was her mother’s by adoption.