REVIEW: Serpent’s Storm by Amber Benson (@Amber_Benson)
Calliope just wants to make it big in the Big Apple like any other working girl. But Callie is also Death’s Daughter, no matter how much she tries to stay out of the family business. And now her older sister has made a deal with the Devil himself to engage in a hostile takeover of both Death Inc. and Heaven-once they get Callie out of the way.
Ok, seriously?!?!?!?! I read Death’s Daughter (book 1) and Cat’s Claw (book 2) and laughed my way through most of both. Not in a bad way. In a totally good way. Boy, was I in for an unexpected ride with Serpent’s Storm.
Sure, it had it’s funnies that we all love Callie for. There were a lot of those moments. However, Serpent’s Storm is a much more serious book than the previous two. Things for our girl Callie have reached a turning point and there’s no going back. She has to learn to deal with the problems and face them head-on. There is just no other option.
There are also some real tear-jerker moments in this book. Callie faces loss on a grand scale in the middle of the tornado that has become her life. Between Amber Benson’s writing and having grown to love Callie over the previous two books, the reader is forced to feel those emotions with her. My heart went out to this fictional character and I admit that I teared up pretty good at four separate points in this book.
Riddled with plot twists and turns, Serpent’s Storm is a fantastic glimpse into the life of Calliope Reaper-Jones. Right up until the very end, Callie’s future is uncertain and I was kept on the edge of my seat!
Great writing. Great plot lines. Great character composition. Great book. I loved it from beginning to end and I can not WAIT to read the fourth book in the series – How To Be Death (available on 2/28/2012). I was lucky enough to have received an advanced copy of it and will be posting a review for it on the release date.
I give Serpent’s Storm 5 very well deserved stars! Really. A fantastic read all around!