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Review: Drip Drop Teardrop by Samantha Young

ddtDrip Drop Teardrop
by Samantha Young

 

Even Death Can Fall in Love…

Avery hasn’t had it easy.

When she was ten years old her parents died in a car crash. Now nine years later her Aunt Caroline is the only family she has left. And Caroline is dying.
So when Death comes knocking (quite literally) in the form of the damaged and dangerous, Brennus, Avery makes a deal with the reaper in order to save Caroline.

Brennus is an Ankou.

One of the many, once mortal men and women, who were given the choice to become an immortal in exchange for ferrying the dead over into their afterlife.
Nine years ago Brennus took Avery’s parents and tried to take Avery, but she fought him and won. Amazed by her strength Brennus followed Avery and has watched over her.
Now he knows Avery is the one to offer him freedom from his obligation to the dead.
And he’ll stop at nothing to have her.

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Brennus was an Ankou which acted like a Grim Reaper who led the souls of the dead to where they belonged. He had traded his mortality to the woman he thought he loved. Until he learned the truth about her. And both had become Ankou for the next thousand of years.

Avery was a mortal girl who occasionally went to a dance club with her friends, to appease her ailing aunt Caroline. Her own parents died when she was twelve and it was her aunt who took care of her throughout the years, until they discovered that Caroline had cancer. She met Brennus in a club and was shocked to learn about his real identity. Have you ever heard about a Grim Reaper falling in love with a human? You are about to find out.

I thought this was an okay read. The premise sounded like a catch, a mortal girl fell in love with an Ankou, an immortal that guided the dead to their rightful place.

But as I perused the book, I had a hard time keeping myself interested with the story. It jas lost its glamour as the pages went. In the end, I thought the other characters did not need to exist in the book. Avery and Brennus and the third party in the triangle – Annonna basically ran the whole story and the others weren’t really needed at all, in my opinion.

This isn’t my first Samantha Young book, so I am kinda surprised that Drip Drop Teardrop didn’t live up to my expectations.. This could have been better.

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