Series: Lana Harvey

Review: Pocket Full of Posies by Angela Roquet

Posted April 18, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Pocket Full of Posies by Angela Roquet
Pocket Full of Posies by Angela Roquet
Series: Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. #2
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Infinity Publishing on August 19, 2012
Format: Ebook
Pages: 252
Source: Author

Also in this series: Graveyard Shift
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Book Description:

Book Description

The promise of peace in Limbo City is threatened once again, but this time the terrorists have a more specific target in mind: Lana Harvey. The up and coming reaper thought passing her classes at the Reaper Academy was going to be her biggest challenge, but when a rebel demon sends her apartment up in flames, she realizes that her victories from the previous year haven’t gone so unnoticed after all… To make matters worse, the Afterlife Council has taken notice of Lana too. The Egyptian god Horus is blackmailing her into joining the Posy Unit so she can do an illegal side job for him, and Cindy Morningstar, Lucifer’s daughter, insists that she take a two week training course with the devilishly tempting Beelzebub, much to her angelic boyfriend’s chagrin.


Alisha’s Review:

Everyone’s favorite Reaper Lana Harvey is back again, funnier than ever! She has her plate full as Grim’s new go-to girl for harvesting souls while she attends Grim Reaper classes by day and trains with the Devil’s right hand man by night. Lana finds herself caught in the middle of saving Eternity once again when strange terrorist attacks start happening around the city. Can she save her home while keeping her sanity?

I love everything about Lana Harvey! Angela Roquet does it again by thrusting us into the political world of everyone’s afterlife and introducing awesome new characters that only make Eternity’s story richer. Lana grows up a bit during this book, finally having to come out from under the radar and play with the big boys and girls. She stays true to her character, of course, but following her in uncomfortable situations is a treat. She also has more of a love life, juggling her relationship with the angel Maalik and Hell’s bad boy Bezelbub. And it’s always fun seeing the different ‘harvesting’ situations that ends up on Lana’s docket. Her friends get more of the action too and they help round out Lana’s stubbornness along with introducing a few side stories.

Personally, outside of Lana I have to say my favorite character is Grim (that’s right, the original Grim Reaper himself). He doesn’t have too much to say and there’s not much of a back story, but I found myself looking forward to Lana meeting up with him throughout the book. Grim’s character has so much mystery behind him that you can’t help be intrigued!

Graveyard Shift introduces us to the ‘behind the scenes’ characters of the afterlife. It was interesting to note that Lana, in her own right, has become a reluctant messiah for the other deities of Eternity and in Pocket Full of Posies she finally has to come to full terms with it.

If you’ve enjoyed the first volume of Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc., you’ll love this addition! I absolutely devoured this book and I have to give it 5 out of 5 stars!

(Also, the third book For the Birds has just been released! Stay tuned for a review!)

Review: Graveyard Shift by Angela Roquet

Posted April 18, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Graveyard Shift by Angela Roquet
Graveyard Shift by Angela Roquet
Series: Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. #1
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Createspace on September 25, 2009
Format: Ebook
Pages: 241
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.


Alisha’s Review:

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.