Friday, July 18, 2014

Death Has a Daughter Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Death Has a Daughter book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for copies of Death Has a Daughter. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Death Has A Daughter
Release date: March 31, 2014
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Cendall, history’s first female Grim Reaper, has until her eighteenth birthday to prove she’s worthy of the role. The only obstacle in her way are those pesky Guardian Angels who protect human souls, but Cendall is certain she can handle any Guardian who gets in her way.

However, nothing could have prepared Cendall for Lacie—a soul that is protected by multiple Guardians, wanted by Demons, and, most startling of all, can see Cendall.

Cendall uses every trick in the book to try and slip past Lacie’s Guardians and collect her soul, but a Demon interferes at the last moment. In the chaos, Cendall accidently saves Lacie’s soul, along with one of the injured Guardians. Realizing Cendall fears termination for her mistake, the Guardian blackmails her with an offer she can’t refuse: in exchange for his silence, Cendall must keep Lacie’s soul safe from the Demon, until he recovers from his injuries. Cendall agrees—with the intention of checking Lacie’s soul off her list, the instant the Guardian is healed. But as the three of them are forced to work together, Cendall begins to question why Lacie is wanted by the Demons and if her name actually belonged on Cendall’s list in the first place.

My Rating: 3 Roses

An action-packed, enjoyable YA read, Death Has a Daughter was great. With the light, yet sweet romance and the unexpected secrets, this book was lovely.

All the characters were great. Cendall was very tough, very clever, and definitely a formidable opponent. She had her own mind and her independent thinking led her to unexpected secrets. Lacie was fun. She was carefree and a lighter presence. Trevor was the guardian angel and he was sweet. All the other characters, Drake, Dave, Cendall's father, were interesting as well.

The romance was light. The potential love interest was Trevor, but things were way too complicated for things to progress much farther than infatuation. And, after that ending, I wonder how things would work out. We'll see...

The plot was well paced and I was kept interested the entire way through, though I wasn't totally drawn in. Also, I wish the world of Reapers and guardian angels had been more fleshed out. Like, how is it that a reaper daughter was never born, in all the centuries of reaper history? I wanted more explanation. On the bright side, though, there were plenty of surprises along the way, quite a few secrets that I didn't expect. I enjoyed the story and the ending left me curious about book 2.

Death Has a Daughter was an enjoyable YA read. YA lovers, this is a book you might want to check out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Up for grabs are 5 e-copies of Death Has a Daughter.
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About the Author:
Candice Burnett
Candice Marie Burnett graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Marketing. She’s loved writing from a very young age, but has only recently pursued publishing her debut novel Death Has a Daughter. She grew up in Woodhaven Michigan on a small farm with her mother, father, brother and sister. She now lives in Atlanta Georgia, with two fluffy pugs and her husband, who has an overworked, undefeated, guardian at his side.


  1. I like best the photo of the author relaxing with her pooch. Lucky dog!

  2. Amy Livesay HartJuly 18, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    The excerpt

  3. Goddess Fish PromosJuly 18, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Thank you for hosting

  4. What I like best is your enthusiasm when reviewing these books. Death has a daughter sounds like a win. I would like to read it.

  5. You are so enthusiastic, and you read so many books! owo And the cover of this one looks absolutely amaaaaaazing. xx

  6. I love love love this book!

  7. love the cover and thanks for the giveaway :)