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Dead Girl Walking (Royal Reaper)

Dead Girl Walking (Royal Reaper) - Ruth Silver I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Doing so does not sway my review in any way.

I was so excited to get the chance to read this book. The cover is intriguing, the premise original and being YA, it was right up my alley. Unfortunately, I didn’t love it. I liked it; yes, but from the get go I had such a hard time getting in to the story.

When I started reading it, the originality of the story wore off quickly. On top of that, the characters didn’t feel as developed as well as they could have been. There was a stiffness and awkwardness that needn’t have been there. When I started to get in to the story or start to get into the characters, something would happen, be it an editorial mistake or just lousy choices by the characters.

It also felt that the story, as soon as it started, pretty much ended. I would have liked a much longer part of Ophelia, alive. I think there is so much that the author could have touched on and strengthened the character but was missed out on by killing her off so soon.

Having said this, there is so much more to the story that many will enjoy. It just wasn’t the book for me.