Lissa's Review: Waking the Dead by D.B. Sieders
PUBLISHER VIA NETGALLEY
PUBLISHER: City Owl Press
RELEASED: March 28, 2017
GENRE: PARANORMAL, ROMANCE
LENGTH: March 28, 2017
FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK
The road to hell begins when the reaper darkens her door. A chance encounter with a dying stranger opens an empathic connection between down-on-her-luck caregiver Vivian Bedford and the world of spirits. Lazarus Darkmore, a grim reaper in a charming and seductive package, seeks to recruit her as a soul broker. Guardian spirit Ezra and his new apprentice Zeke offer protection from the reaper—so long as she works on their side of afterlife management. But these guardians are no angels, and their methods leave Vivian fearing the price of their protection. Her ability to channel conscious energy from the living, something no guardian or reaper can do, could be a game changer. If she can control it, she can use this power as leverage. And she needs a bargaining chip, especially when she discovers that incapacitated living mortals can supply energy for the spirit realm, making her disabled sister Mae a prime target for guardian and reaper alike. Can she move from pawn to major player in order to save Mae, and herself, from a horrific fate beyond the simple and fleeting terrors of death?
TWO BOUNDLESS STARS
Waking the Dead caught my attention by the cover and the synopsis. So I jumped in.
Vivian is involved in a really bad car accident/pile up. She stumbles upon a victim, that’s about to pass. But during that moment something happens to her, that forever changes everything.
I wanted to really love this. But it is written in the Third POV and it was really difficult for me to connect with the characters on an emotional way. On the other hand, I feel that it was a really cool concept.
I don’t think I even really liked Vivian. She was very all over the place and jumped to conclusions frequently. The Soul Brokers that are on her side, seem to speak in riddles. They don’t give her all the information about what's going on in their world. Only certain things, which in all honesty would drive me crazy. There is the whole good vs evil going on as well.
Overall, I give this Two Boundless Stars. it was okay for me.