Title: Death Has A Daughter
Author: Candice Burnett
Series: DHAD Series#1
Cendall, history’s first female Grim Reaper, has until her eighteenth birthday to prove she’s worthy of the role. The only obstacle in her way are those pesky Guardian Angels who protect human souls, but Cendall is certain she can handle any Guardian who gets in her way.
However, nothing could have prepared Cendall for Lacie—a soul that is protected by multiple Guardians, wanted by Demons, and, most startling of all, can see Cendall.
Cendall uses every trick in the book to try and slip past Lacie’s Guardians and collect her soul, but a Demon interferes at the last moment. In the chaos, Cendall accidently saves Lacie’s soul, along with one of the injured Guardians. Realizing Cendall fears termination for her mistake, the Guardian blackmails her with an offer she can’t refuse: in exchange for his silence, Cendall must keep Lacie’s soul safe from the Demon, until he recovers from his injuries. Cendall agrees—with the intention of checking Lacie’s soul off her list, the instant the Guardian is healed. But as the three of them are forced to work together, Cendall begins to question why Lacie is wanted by the Demons and if her name actually belonged on Cendall’s list in the first place.
We’ve all heard of the Grim Reaper, the spirit who takes a human soul at death. This book is a great take on that story. Grim Reaper’s have always been male. They mate with human females who produce the next generation of male Reapers. That is until Cendall is born. Cendall is the first female Grim Reaper and it is not easy. No one except her dad thinks she should be allowed to train to be a Grim Reaper, but it is her birth right. The pressure is on her to succeed, she can’t just pass; she has to prove herself and her worth.
WOW, I LOVED this book. What an amazing plot, the creativity of this author is incredible! The story plays out much like that of a teenaged girl’s life, except for the collecting of soul’s part. At age sixteen, the Reapers graduate from training and are given their first assignments. While on earth they are allowed to look for “the one”, the person they fall in love with but they must wait until they are eighteen before they can approach that human. Well, with Cendall being the only female, she is not limited to only choosing a human, could there be a spark with another Reaper?
The explanation of what a Grim Reapers’ purpose is, is wonderful. It brings a whole new understanding of death. There are other creatures of Hell in this book, demons, collectors, researchers, judges and others. There are also heavenly beings in this story, guardians, angels and judges amongst them. They all have some powers and all are explained in a very believable way. I truly can’t say enough about this book. Typically I don’t read paranormal, but I am SO glad I chose to read this one and I CAN NOT wait for the next one. I give Deaths Daughter 5 stars. Great job Ms. Burnett!!