Review: Mistress Grim by Jane Redd

About the book:

The Grim Reaper has been collecting souls of the dead for hundreds of years, but even the Master of Death has to pass on his reign. Unfortunately, his progeny is not quite ready to replace him.

Cora Grim, daughter of the Grim Reaper, is suddenly thrust into her father’s role. Leaving the Underworld on her own to bring back the dead souls, she discovers that the Master of Death neglected to tell her one thing. She can still fall in love.

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Review by Katy Haye:

It was so interesting reading Mistress Grim and A Reaper Made back-to-back. Both use reaper mythology, but Liz Long and Jane Redd have taken utterly different approaches, and ended with dramatically varied stories.

Mistress Grim was a pacey supernatural adventure with a very strong fantasy/medieval feel to it. It also featured a lovely romance as a central pillar to the story. There was danger, huge stakes, and wonderful sacrifices.

If I’m being completely honest, I feel the story lost tension occasionally when events were telegraphed to the reader – if I know the character’s going to be safe ahead of time, then I’m not as invested in the outcome because there’s nothing to really worry about.

However, I did enjoy the gloriously satisfying romantic ending.

Jane Redd is taking over the Shattered Worlds Facebook read-along for the next three days. Join in to chat about the book and for the chance to win book swag!

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