Death Wish is the first book in the Reaper Reborn urban fantasy series by Harper A. Brooks. I was deeply entertained by this fun, action packed adventure. Jade Blackwell is a paranormal reaper who helps supernatural beings cross over after death. But we soon discover there is something more to who Jade is—or was before becoming a reaper.
As she goes about reaping souls, she is snared in a web of intrigue and betrayal. Hoping to cure her best friend from a deadly demon pregnancy, she teams up with a group of unlikely allies, including the sexy and arrogant, Cole Masters, a dangerous demon halfling with his own personal agenda. But as secrets are unraveled, Jade discovers she is a pawn in a much deeper scheme. Those closest to her might be her biggest threat.
Harper A. Brooks is a new-to-me author who has quickly become a favorite. Her writing is crisp and witty. Jade is a spunky and kick-ass heroine readers will connect to. The tension between Jade and Cole is electric, and the fast-paced action will keep you turning pages through the night.
I did a read/listen combo and loved both the ebook and audiobook. Eugenie Danglar did a phenomenal job narrating as Jade. She brought forth her humor and sassiness. I would highly recommend the audiobook.
While this book is part of a series, it does not end on a cliffhanger which is a plus for a lot of readers. However, the author does a great job at planting Easter eggs throughout the entire story, clearly paving the road for the rest of the books in the series. I’m definitely looking forward to the next installment, Death Trap, releasing August 2nd.