Saturday, December 29, 2012

ARC Review: Grave Intentions by Lori Sjoberg

Title: Grave Intentions
Author : Lori Sjoberg
Source: NetGalley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Release Date: January 3rd, 2013
Reviewer: Cerridwen

He’s handsome, reliable, and punctual—the perfect gentleman when you want him to be. But this dream man is Death’s best agent—and now he’s got more than his soul to lose…

One act of mercy before dying was all it took to turn soldier David Anderson into a reaper—an immortal who guides souls-of-untimely-death into the afterlife. But the closer he gets to atoning for his mortal sin and finally escaping merciless Fate, the more he feels his own humanity slipping away for good. Until he encounters Sarah Griffith. This skeptical scientist can’t be influenced by his powers—even though she has an unsuspected talent for sensing the dead. And her honesty and irreverent sense of humor reignite his reason for living—and a passion he can’t afford to feel. Now Fate has summoned David to make a devastating last harvest. And he’ll break every hellishly-strict netherworld rule to save Sarah...and gamble on a choice even an immortal can’t win

Lori Sjoberg's  debut novel has made me a fan and a follower. I was drawn to this book on Netgalley and could not have been more happy with it.  She has done an excellent job of intertwining a wonderful story of love and sacrifice that will leave readers turning the page and hoping it never ends.

The novel itself introduces the characters that seem to set a scene for later on ( a series in the making? I hope!) but also to creates a great genre for Reapers. Sjoberg has created Reapers of her own making and gives you enough tease to want to learn more about her creatures.

Not trying to sound like the old perfume ads, but if you love Sherrilyn Kenyon you will like Grave Intentions. I have hope that Sjoberg can carve out her own niche of followers as Kenyon has done over the years. With this debut she has definitely set that bar high for her self. Bravo and I bow down, you gave a book I have been in search of to take me away.


  1. Couple of things :) I also made the same comparison to Kenyon :

    "To be honest this book reminded me quite a bit of early (really good) Dark-hunter books."

    and we both reviewed the same book LOL mine was 2 weeks ago

  2. It was bound to happen sooner or later and I am glad we both had the same opinion of this excellent novel.

  3. Sounds good I'll check the book out!

  4. I've been meaning to get this one. Thanks for the review.

  5. "get this one in my wish list." is what that was supposed to say. My computer stopped typing for some

  6. "get this one in my wish list." - that don't sound like you bought it, sounds like you hit the "Add to wishlist" button

  7. It's not due to be published until January. It's hard to jump into a new series before you know if you like it. I do the same thing with books, either borrow or rent them first, then if the author is a hit, I make the purchase.
    I really dont' like to compare authors thats why I hope that this one makes her way. Sherrilyn Kenyon is one of my favorites. I have 3 of her latest ones I still haven't read because then they'll be over until Spring. I also do that with George RR Martin books.

    Thank you for reading the review. I try to be as honest as possible with them. It was nice to have a different charcter to read about. I like vamps and shifters but I like variety.

  8. I'm so happy you enjoyed Grave Intentions. Thanks for the wonderful review!


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