Review: Death's Daughter (Calliope Reaper-Jones, #1) by Amber Benson

Death's Daughter (Calliope Reaper-Jones, #1)Death's Daughter by Amber Benson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I came into this book with absurdly high expectations, which was totally unfair to Amber Benson. Like most, I loved her in Buffy and expected Joss Whedon-esque humor and darkness and campy fun.

What I got was...different. Because she is not Joss Whedon (stay with me here, I don't plan to Captain Obvious my way through the whole thing) and well, she's also not a bad writer. It's just that I have no interest in reading about a self-absorbed fashion glutton with a mediocre sense of humor. But I finished the book. And then I read the second.

Positive aspects of this book include the array of mythological creatures employed, and the original concept. That is one good book blurb. The book itself? Meh. Not for everyone. Especially the snobbish ones who have pretensions of literary taste.

Will I continue to read the series? Possibly. I'm tempted by the romance cliff-hanger and Callie's evolving personality (it IS evolving!) but I imagine the series will always take a backseat until I get really bored.

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