Saturday, February 15, 2014

Blog Tour: Reaper’s Rhythm by Clare Davidson

Reaper’s Rhythm &
Broken Bargain

Reaper’s Rhythm by Clare Davidson
Book: 1
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

When everyone thinks your sister committed suicide, it’s hard to prove she was murdered. Kim is unable to accept Charley’s sudden death. Crippled by an unnatural amnesia, her questions are met with wall after wall. As she doubts her sanity, she realises her investigation is putting those around her in danger. The only person who seems to know anything is Matthew, an elusive stranger who would rather vanish than talk. Despite his friendly smile, Kim isn’t sure she can trust him. But if she wants to protect her family from further danger, Kim must work with Matthew to discover how Charley died – before it’s too late.

Broken Bargain by Clare Davidson
Book: 2
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

When you know magic is real, complacency is not an option.

It’s a new school year and ten months since Kim’s sister died. She wants to forget about magic, rebuild her life and start fresh. But it’s not easy when she has to lie to everyone: her family, best friend, Sophie, and secretive new guy, AJ.

But when Sophie’s grandmother falls ill, Kim can’t help but notice the parallels to Charley’s death. Convinced she’s the only one who can help, Kim sets out to discover what’s really wrong with Sophie’s grandmother.


My Review

For some reason I was really looking forward to starting this. Which I think is what played a part in my disappointment, it wasn't quite what I had expected. It had taken me a bit to get used to the writing style, and the first handful of chapters or two read more like a young adult contemporary than a young adult paranormal. I also feel that the book could have started with the second chapter, leaving the reader with the same knowledge as Kim.

However, the more I read the book, the more I got into it. I liked Kim and her determination to find out what had happened to her sister. I wanted to know what happened to Charley and who this Matthew is. I just didn't know what I should expect of anything, I just kept asking myself "What happened? "What's going on here?"

Though it wasn't what I had expected, I still liked Reaper's Rhythm and I hope to get to the sequel sometime in the future. I'd give it a 3.5 out of 5.


About Clare Davidson

Clare Davidson is a character driven fantasy writer, teacher and mother, from the UK. Clare was born in Northampton and lived in Malaysia for four and a half years as a child, before returning to the UK to settle in Leeds with her family. Whilst attending Lancaster University, Clare met her future husband and never left. They now share their lives with their young daughter and a cranky grey cat, called Ash. Clare juggles family life with writing, teaching and a variety of fibre craft hobbies.

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