Filipino author Kate Evangelista’s follow-up to her debut novel, Taste, is yet another YA paranormal romance with an interesting premise.
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?
Publication Date: 30 October 2012
Wow, this is yet another exquisite work by artist Liliana Sanches, who also created the cover of “Taste”. I like that the aesthetic consistency with “Taste” despite the different publishers gives Evangelista’s books a signature look and feel.
But what’s with guys named Niko and themes of death/the Underworld? (See also: Nico di Angelo)
More info on Kate’s website: click!