Saturday, June 27, 2015

Requim For the Living

Requim for the Living
by A.J. Locke
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Book 2 in series
Must be read in order

Selene is slowly dying...too bad that’s the least of her problems.
You could say that Selene Vanream has a lot of problems. First there’s the Rot that’s slowly killing her, despite everything Ilyse and Micah are doing to find a way to save her.
Then there’s Andrew, the ghost of her boss who is anchored to the living world. Selene would like to ignore him, but anchored ghosts with unsettled business turn into anchored beasties, so she can’t write him off. The government has sent a team to post up at Affairs of the Dead and keep an eye on her, which includes making sure she plays up to Andrew to keep him from turning.
On top of that, someone is using Selene’s new power to create anchored ghosts for their loved ones to keep around. Not good since the culprit doesn’t have a clue about that whole anchored beastie angle. Now Selene has a criminal to catch while trying to stay out of the hands of government goons who have stripping her reanimation power on their agenda.

When Micah and Ilyse finally find a way to save her, Selene thinks she can cross one bad thing off her list--until she learns the terrible price that must be paid to keep her alive. Full plate doesn’t cover it. Overflowing plate doesn’t cover it. Selene’s plate has damn near exploded.

Requiem for the Living (The Reanimation Files Book 2)
Requiem for the Living (The Reanimation Files Book 2)
Price: $5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Original plotJune 26, 2015
*I received this book free in exchange for an honest review*
I enjoyed Affairs of the Dead. Picking up this book I was so excited to see what happened after the excitement of that story! I was angry with Micah, but then felt awful for him. Seeing the consequences of Affairs of the Dead in this story, I couldn't put it down!
We have Renton taking a larger role in this book. I really liked him, but then hated him! I won't spoil the story, but let's say this book has more twists and turns than I expected. I will say that the ending was completely unexpected. But now I'm dying to read the next story.
It was interesting to see more of Ethan, Andrew, Cecilia and characters that I liked reading about in the first book. Yes, these should be read in order, but I think the author did well explaining things to someone who picked this book up before the first.
Let's just say, this is one original plot for a Paranormal Romance that I'm looking forward to the next story!

Help ghosts, stop a thief, and try not to die…

Necromancer Selene Vanream helps ghosts settle their affairs so they can move on. But when breaking the rules gets her in trouble, she’s bumped down to tracking ghosts trying to avoid the afterlife. Ghosts like Ethan Lance, who claims he was kicked out of his body when someone else jumped in. Which might be plausible—if such a thing were possible. And if Micah, Selene’s partner, didn’t pull her into an investigation of brutal murders that lead directly back to Ethan.

But when the whole mess puts Selene’s life in danger, she suddenly has very personal reasons to get Ethan’s body back. Between her uncomfortable relationship with Micah, and problems with her boss, Selene learns just how much trouble it can be when you don’t follow the rules…

4.0 out of 5 stars interestingOctober 24, 2014
This review is from: Affairs of the Dead (The Reanimation Files Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
So, this was an interesting book. An agency that helps ghosts cross over. Let's just say, the opening of the book was hilarious. I really got into it right away. As the book moves along, there are some parts that drag. A few times I felt like the timeline was wrong and had to go back to re-read areas. But that's a simple editing fix and not hard to change. There were times I really detested Selene. (You'll see why when you read) But she was still a strong character. She stood up for herself, for what was right. I loved that about her.

Either way, this was a great interesting book. It's fun, witty, and different from other paranormal books you read. This is certain to make waves in the Paranormal read section because it's different. Pick this up, I doubt you'll be disappointed!
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A.J. Locke is originally from Trinidad and Tobago but has resided in New York City for over ten years. She knew early on that she wanted to be a writer, penned her first novel at fourteen, and hasn’t stopped since. Creating is her passion, and other than writing she enjoys drawing, painting, graphic design, and any other creative whim that may take her.

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