Series: Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. #1
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Createspace on September 25, 2009
Also in this series: Pocket Full of Posies
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The Inferno has Evolved… Lana Harvey is a reaper, and a lousy one at that. She resides in Limbo City, the modern cpital of the collective afterlives, where she likes to stick it to the man (the legendary Grim Reaper himself) by harvesting the bare minimum of souls required of her. She’d much rather be hanging out with Gabriel, her favorite archangel, at Purgatory Lounge. But when a shocking promotion falls in her lap, Lana learns something that could unravel the very fabric of Eternity. If the job isn’t completed, there could be some real hell to pay.
Reaper Lana Harvey lives in Eternity and is just trying to get by day by day collecting souls. She’s content flying low enough under the radar to prevent anyone from expecting her to do more than the bare minimum. But her career plans are thrown to the wind when her boss, Grim, decides that he wants to promote her for reasons unknown. She’ll now have to go on a crazy mission to collect a very special soul where she will learn information that could unravel everything Eternity stands for.
Roquet definitely brings a whole new world to life and I loved the way she turned the question ‘What happens when we die?’ into a vivid world where everything strange is actually pretty…normal. I liked Lana immediately. She’s the average working girl—doing a job just to pay the bills and finance her down time with her two best friends, Josie (another Reaper) and Gabriel (an angel with a penchant for booze). She hates her boss, tolerates her co-workers and is totally not interested in moving up in the current corporate food chain, something I think we can all relate to in one way or another.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Eternity without a cast of colorful characters. Josie is a Reaper who loves her job and is determined to keep Lana out of trouble. And Gabriel is the beer slugging, bar singing angel who keeps Lana on her toes. We also meet Maalik, a potential love interest for Lana. The story really doesn’t focus on any intense moments between Maalik and Lana, instead choosing to center the story on Lana’s journey for the special soul. I was ok with that, because Lana’s mission was far too interesting for me to be concerned with anything else.
Graveyard Shift is a highly entertaining book and is very addictive! I found myself finishing Graveyard and then reaching for the second book, Pocket Full of Posies immediately (and the third installation For the Birds is sitting on my Kindle right now, can’t wait to sink in to it!).
This is a great read and I highly recommend it. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.