Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clark, is a Reaper.
At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves. This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did?
I love so many things about Niko. I love how formal he is, it is absolutely adorable. I also love how new to love he is. He is just a really cool combination of fierce, loyal, and shy in his own way. I really enjoyed learning more about him, and I also really liked that we got to see how the other reapers saw him. I thought that was a great addition to the story. I love the idea behind Niko’s house. I thought it was awesome and I loved the detail and description.
I liked Ari too. She has a very unique set of problems and issues, and I think she handles them marvelously. I know they talk about how she wasn’t always good about handling her pain and sorrows, but I didn’t see any shadow of that mentioned girl. All I saw was strength. I admired that about her. She put so much faith and trust in herself and in Niko.
Reaping Me Softly has made me bump reapers up on my paranormal scale. I am really intrigued by them. Plus Kate Evangelista is an excellent writer and I love the detail she uses in describing the surroundings. I always had a clear picture of the scenes in my head while I was reading. The only thing I didn’t love about Reaping Me Softly was the ending. I certainly didn’t see it coming, that’s for sure! It just seemed a little out of place to me, but then again maybe I am just sad because I didn’t want it to happen. But I am super excited for the second book in the Reaping me Softly series.