REVIEW: Death’s Daughter by Amber Benson (@amber_benson)

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.


Ok, I cant review this book without mentioning how cool I think the author is.  Years ago, I was a Buffy the Vampire Slayer addict.  I have seen every episode of that show an obscene number of times.  When I found out that Amber Benson, a.k.a. Willow’s witchy girlfriend Tara Maclay, was an author, I was ecstatic!  I immediately Googled to my heart’s content to find out all I could and decided right away that I NEEDED to review one of her books.   

Death’s Daughter is the first installment in the Calliope Reaper-Jones series.  Callie is your normal every day average girl with one teensy weensy exception – her dad is Death.  As in the Grim Reaper.  The basics of the novel are intriguing enough.  When I started this book, I was also pleasantly surprised to find out that Callie’s character is hilarious to read.  She’s funny, sarcastic, a little dorky and 100% relatable.  Every person on this planet has some sort of issue with their parents.  Even the nicest parents on the planet will occasionally make their children’s lives miserable – whether it be intentional or not. 


Death’s Daughter introduces you to Callie’s world and quickly brings you up to speed.  You are not left in the dark for too long on who Callie is and the goings-on leading up to the big reveal at the end of chapter one will have your literally laughing out loud.


This book is fast paced with non-stop action and mystery…..and one hell of an unexpected turn!  I dont want to say too much because I want to avoid giving spoilers!  Check out Death’s Daughter!  You wont be disappointed.  Overall I give this book 5 stars!  I wasn’t disappointed at all and I cant wait to read the next in the series! 

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Coming soon I have an interview with Amber Benson so keep your eyes peeled for that!



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