Thursday, May 28, 2009

Death's Daugther by Amber Benson

Title: Death's Daughter
Author: Amber Benson
ISBN: 9780441016945
Publisher: Ace Books/2009
Pages: 359

Book Blurb:

Calliope Reaper-Jones so just wanted a normal life: buying designer shoes on sale, dating guys from Craig’s List, web-surfing for organic dim-sum for her boss...

But when her father—who happens to be Death himself—is kidnapped, and the Devil’s Protege embarks on a hostile takeover of the family business, Death, Inc., Callie returns home to assume the CEO mantle— only to discover she must complete three nearly impossible tasks in the realm of the afterlife first.

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Taking that book blurb, it ought have made a good read. but somehow the heroine did nothing to help the reader. Calliope is an empty headed female, who is more into goofing than anything else. She is given responsibility but she thinks everything is funny. Under no circumstances she gets serious. Then we see her being attracted to any male. One moment she starves for them, next moment hating them.

At evey page I wished for the heroine to get serious but she doesn't. Runt, the pup is the only redeeming feature of this book. The concept is good, fantasy, religion, mythology all have been taken into the story line. It starts well but goes kaput because of the airhead heroine. She is an immortal yet she doesn't know how to take care of herself or does nothing to save her skin. The devil's son and Indra along with Kali protect her at every step. I wish they hadn't. She deserved to do it under her own steam and maybe it would taught her to be serious.

And I had predicted the evil persona right in the middle. Not much of a novel, this! At least not for me! I took a while to finish this.

2 comments:

Missy said...

As soon as I saw the dog on the cover, I knew that he would save the book! LOL

SmallWorld at Home said...

Sounds dreadful! Love your review!