Review: The Reaper's Sacrifice (Deathmark #2) by Abigail Baker
It’s been two years since I tried to overthrow Death...
Now, all I have to show for it is a life in exile without my lover and personal Grim Reaper, Brent Hume. He bargained his soul for my safety. If I could get him back, I would, but I don't don't have the first idea how. So I live for the night when Reaper’s bring nightmares to the living—and Brent visits me in mine. Doesn’t make for a good night’s sleep, but I’ll take what little of him I can get.
When Death comes calling, sending me into an old foe’s camp as a spy, my inner rebel awakens once more. If I play my cards right, I might improve upon my growing Master Scrivener powers and finally free Brent so that we can be together for good. I know he’ll do anything to keep me safe—even if it means I’ll never see him again. And that scares the Hell out of me.
An interesting read! I'm sure it would've been more fun to read if I had read book 1 first, still it was pretty good. First few chapters were hard to digest, after that I caught up with the story, and it is a good one. I loved all the characters. The plot is amazing. It is full of fantasy-world, action. adventure, romance, some drama, a little mystery, and some amazing funny scenes which made me laugh. Over all I loved the book, can't wait to read the next one.
Olivia has been living in exile, along with her father, for two years now. She misses home and she regrets failing at her rebellion. In any case she has a kind of life in Montana now. She tries not think about Brent and the time they have spent apart because of the Head Reaper. Her father is keeping the rebellion alive. They think that some day they might get another chance to over throw cruel Reaper who has banished them from Quebec. For now though they must follow his rule and keep a low profile as much as possible.
Things start to get messy when first someone copies Olivia's Deathmark and then send Trivials after her. She must return to headquarters and face the music. what she didn't expect is to be send to a master Scrivener and negotiate for peace, on the behalf of her worst enemy no less. Master Scrivener is also not what she expected him to be. And things definitely didn't go exactly as planned. Soon she realises that they're in 'kill or die' situation. Brent comes to her aid but they must kill the Death Reaper behind this mayhem before it's too late.
Will Olivia and Brent ever get the chance to be together? What will this continued rebellion bring to them? More death or perhaps victory? A lot is still to be done.
This book can be read as a stand alone. But only a part of the story ends here. There is more to come. I can't await to read about what happens next in Brent and Ollie's life.