Sunday 25 January 2015

Call Me Grim by Elizabeth Holloway Audiobook Review!

The truck should have turned Libbi Piper into a Libbi Pancake - and it would have, too, if Aaron hadn't shown up and saved her life. The problem? Aaron's the local Grim Reaper - and he only saved Libbi's life because he needs someone to take over his job. Now, Libbi has two days to choose between dying like she was supposed to, or living a lonely life as Death Incarnate. Talk about a rock and a hard place.
And the choice goes from hard to sucktastic when her best friend shows up marked: condemned as a future murderer. Libbi could have an extra week to stop the murder and fix the mark - but only if she accepts Aaron's job as Reaper, trapping herself in her crappy town forever, invisible and inaudible to everyone except the newly dead. But, if she refuses? Her best friend is headed straight for Hell.

My Thoughts : 

What drew me to this at first was the awesome cover, then when I read the blurb, well I knew I'd read it!! Even better though, I got the chance to listen to the audio of this instead of reading! 

What would you do if faced with the choice of dying or becoming the local Grim Reaper? Well that's the choice Libby is given. She is supposed to die but someone saves her. It's the same guy she has been seeing around for the last few days. This boy tells her that she can either die or take over from him as Grim Reaper. He tells her that he has a job to do then he will die and she will be the Reaper. 

It may seem an easy choice but could you live forever and see everyone you love die, with no way to help them. Could you live forever where no one can see you until they die? Libby doesn't think she can but when her BFF turns up with a tear in his soul, Libby has no choice but to accept and hopefully find some time to help him. 

I loved Libby! She has such spunk and is a well rounded character. She was a no nonsense kind of girl. She is offered the choice to die or live forever and chooses to die, but when she see where her BFF is headed she immediately takes the offer and tries to do what she can to help. She is also so level headed, she doesn't just fall for the hot guy but thinks everything through. 

Aaron is so mysterious and aloof at first but it's still hard not to like him. Finding out his story was heartbreaking!! I loved his loyalty too. He hates that he has to get someone else to take his job but he knows he doesn't have any other choice. I loved seeing Aaron and Libbys friendship grow.

Anyway, Call Me Grim was such an awesome read. It was a fun yet grim read. The choices we make can not only affect you but everyone else too. It was fascinating learning about the splits in the soul and how and why they were there :) I loved that spin on the Grim Reaper story, I also found it intriguing when Aaron was showing Libby how to take the soul and what happens at the gateway. This isn't just a story of the Grim Reaper, it's about loyalty, friendship, hard choices, right or wrong choices and consequences. 

Overall, I loved Call Me Grim. Its such an intriguing and captivating read. From it's lovable characters to it's enthralling world, Call Me Grim is a must read. I can not wait to see what happens next!!

I listened to the audio of this and Kelly Collins Lintz did an amazing job. She really brought Libby to life and had her spunk and fun spirit down perfect. She delivered some of Libbys sassy lines perfectly. I will definitely check out more narrated by her.

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