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Book Review: Death has a Daughter, by Candice Burnett

27 Apr

Death has a Daughter by Candice Burnett

Death has never been so funny!

So I was lucky enough to get a chance to read this before it went out to the printer, but it now available on amazon for all to read.  Death has a daughter is a young adult paranormal fiction. Published March 31st 2014.


Synopsis: Cendall, history’s first female Grim Reaper, has until her eighteenth birthday to prove she’s worthy of the role.  The only obstacle in her way are those pesky

cover Guardian Angels who protect human souls, but Cendall is certain she can handle any Guardian who gets in her way. However, nothing could have prepared Cendall for Lacie—a soul that is protected by multiple Guardians, wanted by Demons, and, most startling of all, can see Cendall.


Cendall uses every trick in the book to try and slip past Lacie’s Guardians and collect her soul, but a Demon interferes at the last moment.  In the chaos, Cendall accidently saves Lacie’s soul, along with one of the injured Guardians.  Realizing Cendall fears termination for her mistake, the Guardian blackmails her with an offer she can’t refuse: in exchange for his silence, Cendall must keep Lacie’s soul safe from the Demon, until he recovers from his injuries.


Cendall agrees—with the intention of checking Lacie’s soul off her list, the instant the Guardian is healed.  But as the three of them are forced to work together, Cendall begins to question why Lacie is wanted by the Demons and if her name actually belonged on Cendall’s list in the first place…


Overall impressions: 

I loved death had a daughter. Burnett creates a realistic world where even the grim reaper had bad days.  The characters were fun and interesting. Cendall’s spirit and determination to be the best Grim reaper the word has ever seen makes it a fun read.

Cendall is a grim reaper in training and the story opens with her trying to pass her reaper classes at the top of her class. Then it’s onto the real world where a name on her list of souls to collect gives her a little trouble, in the form of guardian angel Trevor.

Not only does Trevor stop her from collecting his charge lacy, Cendell, finds herself becoming attached to the human soul she is supposed to collect. A series of demon attack force the trio into hiding, but they can’t sun forever. Cendell isn’t the only ones that wants Lacie’s soul and you better believe she’s going to fight for it.


My favourite part of this book was definitely the characters. They were fun, practical and very amusing. They really kept the story going and made for great reading. second favourite thing would have to be the humor, it was just plain funny.


My least favourite part was that Cendall could never seem to admit that, she was attracted to Trevor, even though it was blinding obvious to us all, she was clueless.


But overall this was a very run read, that was would definitely recommend you check out. readers of YA fiction, people who love strong female characters and people looking for a bit of a laugh will love this book


My rating: Four book monsters! Great read!


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Important links

Where to buy:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Death-Daughter-DHAD-Candice-Burnett-ebook/dp/B00J8ZI4R4/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1396800582


Candice’s Social Media


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Death-has-a-Daughter/606947926007765

Twitter: @cburnett1987

About Candice

Candice Marie Burnett  graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Marketing.   She’s loved writing better picfrom a very young age, but has only recently pursued publishing her debut novel Death Has a Daughter.  She grew up in Woodhaven Michigan on a small farm with her mother, father, brother and sister.  She now lives in Atlanta Georgia, with two fluffy pugs and her husband, who has an overworked, undefeated, guardian at his side.




Read my inter view with Death has a Daughter’s MC in the link below!



want me to post a review, interview or character interview? shoot me an email at justatasmanian(at)hotmail(.)com(.)au (No SPAM!) 😛


Happy reading!




The affect of crappy voices on fictional boyfriends :P

1 Jan

wow sorry it’s been so long since our last post!

it’s a hectic time of year and I haven’t had time to sit down and write anything, not even a small post 😦

thankfully the lovely Lauren  has come to my rescue with this small post she has been thinking about.

i hope you all  have a awesome Christmas and a amazing new year, (i know i did!)


Ok guys so you know how when you start to read a new book and your brain builds this image of the characters, what they look like and how their voices sound. Well I was recently listening to an audio book and the whole time I kept thinking that the main characters voice was just wrong, it wasn’t even close to what he sounded like in my head and it kind of made me dislike the poor guy. Now I’m not sure if this has ever happened to anyone else, but it was like my brain didn’t want to listen to the audio book readers voice and after a while I just couldn’t stick with the story because I was so distracted by his voice. I mean come on the main character was supposed to be a twenty something fit guy, not someone who sounded out of breath and pushing half a century! Ok that’s probably a bit mean, with a different book and an older character it might have worked, but with this book it almost destroyed my image of my newest fictional crush! :\

So anyway enough complaining not all audio books are like this one. I have listened to a lot, that have both an interesting story and readers (narrators?) whose voices are well matched to the characters. I honestly think that when the reader enjoys the story, it then becomes more enjoyable for the listener too. Reading the book in a monotonous voice with no emotion, isn’t what I would consider a job well done. Not that I would ever be able record books for a living, I would probably be fired for yelling at characters who do or say stupid things.

Clearly the author sometimes has an image in mind when they create a character that is totally different to what the reader sees. An example is Shannon’s book Into the Night, for some reason I always see Damien with dark brown hair, no matter how many times Shan tells me it’s dirty blonde. It even says that multiple times in the book! I guess what I’m trying to say is everyone is going to have their own impression of a character, so we will never fully agree on one voice or one ‘look’, do not get me started on book to movie transformations!

Anyway like I said we are all different so that is why I bought the paperback version of  offending audio book. I read it, enjoyed it but sadly my fictional bf has now been replaced by the hero of my newest read. What can I say I love a good book 😀


Review: Into the Night by Shannon Pearce

2 Jul

An awesome Review by Morphybooksblog!
Yay! glad they liked it!

Morphy's Book Blog

Into the Night by Shannon PearceTitle: Into the Night

Series: Stand Alone

Author: Shannon Pearce

Genre: Paranormal

Release Date: March 21st, 2013 by Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN-10: 1622123379

ISBN-13: 978-1622123377


Vampires, she can handle. Werewolves…No problem! Demons? Nothing a little holy water can’t fix. Damien and his hunting partner? Well that’s a whole other story!

Misty West knows the rules, and has been taught them her whole life. When given a chance to escape, she takes it, knowing better than anyone that her past won’t stay buried forever.

After years of a so-called normal life, Misty is confronted by the news that her brother, Damien, is missing and that it’s up to her to find him. With the aid of Xavier Connor, her brother’s tall, dark, and handsome hunting partner, Misty is thrown deep into the supernatural underworld, fighting vampires, other hunters, and her desire for Xavier, all the while discovering things about her…

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