Monday, February 22, 2016

Of Mayhem and Misunderstandings | Review of Finders Reapers

About the Book

Marcus is a Cupid. Lena is a Reaper. Opposites attract in book 2 of the adorkable Switched At First Kiss series by the acclaimed author of The Dirt Diary.

Lena's not ready for any more supernatural surprises. Her new boyfriend, Marcus, is a cupid. She's a soul collector ("reaper" just sounds so harsh). And they just got their powers un-swapped. But things aren't as back to "normal" as they seem...

On his next assignment, Marcus's "love boost" is a little too powerful. (Baby talk is so annoying.) And Lena's soul sort of...escapes. The cause? Lena and Marcus's powers are still intertwined! Their emotions are affecting each other's power. So, basically the fate of the world depends on them getting along in their brand new romance. (Okay, just love and death, but still.)

No pressure, right?

Releases March 1, 2016!

My Rating


My Review

Finders Reapers is a cute addition to the Switched at First Kiss series! Lena has grown on me since her introduction in I'm with Cupid, and Marcus is as sweet as ever. (I just love the way he relies on the book his grandfather gave him on being a gentleman. How wonderful is that?)

Mayhem and misunderstandings abound in this story, but it's all fun! There's a prankster ghost who can't stop messing with Lena...the loyal ghost cat of Book 1 makes a few appearances...and the bonds of friends and family are tested as love crops up in unexpected places and in unexpected ways. Not to mention the drama that ensues with the school play and the arrival of new and familiar faces.

Potential Spoiler/Warning: There's a very quick (and, in my opinion, rather gratuitous) reference to homosexuality at the very end of the story involving a couple of minor characters. I wish it wasn't included, and I'm hoping it's not an indicator of the direction of this series. End of Spoiler.

All in all, Finders Reapers was another sweet read. I love the lesson about finding your "perfect" match with imperfect people. For some middle-grade fun, this is an enjoyable series!

*With thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Jabberwocky for providing me with an e-ARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.*

Curious about Book 1? 
You can read my review of I'm with Cupid HERE!

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