i received a copy of year of the reaper from hachette nz in exchange for an honest review.
year of the reaper review
one of my favorite things about this book is that it’s a standalone. it’s hard work trying to keep up with series that are still being released (i mean, a year later, you can guarantee i won’t remember it). despite being a standalone, i felt the author did an excellent job portraying character development and wrapping the plot up nicely at the end. i didn’t think there were any plot holes and was satisfied with how things turned out.
the characters in this book were very well written, i don’t think there was a single one that i disliked. cas was likeable, and i enjoyed watching unravel the mystery, as well as how he changed over the course of the book. i enjoyed his friendship with lena. i wish we had a little more development between the two of them in regards to their relationship. but other than that, it was very well done.
i loved the mystery. although i did guess it early on, i didn’t think it was going to turn out the way it did. i found it fairly unique compared to a lot of other books. i enjoyed how things were slowly fed to the reader rather than in a large lump at the end. the mystery also felt realistic and believable.
overall, year of the reaper was a quick and easy read, and it definitely makes me want to pick up more books by the author.