When unassuming college student Emery Sutton wakes up in the morgue, it takes him a few minutes to remember he has magic (superpowers, damn it!) and free himself from the refrigerated drawer. And the body bag. (God.) It doesn’t take long, though, for him to remember the hot guy with wings he ran into just before a city bus ran into him.
Junior Reaper John must explain to his supervisor how his first solo assignment went so wrong. All he knows is that he happened upon Emery quite by accident, that Emery saw John when he shouldn’t have been able to, and when they accidentally touched, a bus came out of nowhere and plowed Emery under. (John really does feel bad about that.)
Hot angels, annoying demons, hijinks, absurdity, drunk siblings, a dash of silly romance, an inordinate attachment to wings, and a highly disorganized bid for world domination—Don’t Fear the (Not Really Grim) Reaper follows Emery and John down the rabbit hole where they find that moms are scarier than demons from hell, a goat is not a puppy no matter what Emery’s sister says, and awkward romance can happen anywhere.
Honestly, I loved this funny, quirky novella.
Don't Fear the (Not Really Grim) Reaper was my first book by Carole Cummings, but now I want to read every single thing she's written.
The story read like a T.J. Klune book, if his comedy books are to your taste. I was actually snicking out loud while reading in bed (my husband was not pleased), and I couldn't put it down. At only 70 pages, I blew right through it, and I left the story wanting MORE.
The family dynamics were adorable, the cast of characters was perfect, and the chemistry was squee-worthy. It was a light, fun, pick-me-up read that will not disappoint. My only complaint is that I wanted 200 more pages. Carole Cummings did something very right.
*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*
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