Title: Suvivoring Year One
Series: Grim Reaper Academy #1
Author’s Name: Cara Wylde
Genre: RH Bully Romance
Page Count: 237 Pages
Author or Book Website: http://carawylde.com/
Link to Amazon purchase page: Surviving Year One
Link to Goodreads: Surviving Year One
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: ARC
Summary of the Book:
You thought there was only one Death? Aww, that’s sweet…
Just like all little girls, I hoped I was special and that one day my powers would be revealed. My parents would be bewildered, my friends would equally worship and envy me, and my bullies would run away in terror! Nothing happened when I turned 10. I didn’t grow wings at 12, still wasn’t able to make things move with my mind at 14, and at 16 I was already too old to believe in such nonsense. Well, what do you think happened the day I turned 18? I got the confirmation that I was only human. In the mail! Oh, and also an invitation to apply to the Grim Reaper Academy. Because, apparently, humans can be Grim Reapers, too.
Fast forward to day one, semester one, year one. There’s a test! No one told me I’d have to take a test to enter! But there are only 22 Grim Reapers in the world, the competition is tough, so I guess it makes sense? If I pass, then I will be sorted according to what kind of Death I’ll make if I survive the rigors of the Academy. Merciful Death? Neutral Death? Oh, please God, don’t let me be sorted into the Violent Death Cabal! All the A-holes are there! And I don’t think I can compete with Holier-Than-Thou Sariel (cause he’s an archangel, you see), Jerkface-No-1 Pazuzu AKA Paz (cause all demons are major morons), Mr. Bow-To-Me GC Apis (ugh, false gods are the worst), and Francis (no idea what his deal is, he doesn’t talk much).
But this is my chance, dammit! This is what I’ve been waiting for all my life! Okay, so I’m not a princess, or a mermaid, or Sailor Moon. But I can be a Grim Reaper one day. I’ll take it!
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This was something that I never thought to read because I never knew there could be such a place for training Grim Reapers. This was a very strong start for a series. The world building was really well. I feel like I could picture it all in my head and that had me reading and turning the pages on my kindle as quick as I could read. I wanted to know what happened to Mila on her journey to become only one of 22 reapers in the world. She is the first human to do it and this what she wanted all of her life.
My Rating of the Book 4 Stars.