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Reaper's Justice (Shadow Reapers, Bk 1)
Reaper's Justice - Shadow Reapers, Bk 1
Author: Sarah McCarty
A breed of werewolf soldiers engineered to kill on command, the Shadow Reapers went rogue at the end of the Civil War. Now, exacting justice by their own code, they long to feel human as they contain the beast within... — When the War Between the States came to its end, the battle inside Isaiah Jones raged on. Neither fully human nor fully wolf, ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425236680
ISBN-10: 0425236684
Publication Date: 2/1/2011
Pages: 294
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 61 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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ladybird avatar reviewed Reaper's Justice (Shadow Reapers, Bk 1) on + 44 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I am a Sarah McCarty fan, but this book didn't work for me for several reasons. 1) I just didn'g get into the plot (what little there was). I was confused throughout a good bit of the book, and I thought the storyline was very weak. 2) There were a lot of short choppy sentences that didn't flow very well. I think the sentences were supposed to indicate the disjointed-ness in Isaiah's mind, but it didn't work. I couldn't connect or relate as there was no depth to either character. There were a lot of missed opportunities where Ms. McCarty could have gone into more depth about Adelaide's rituals and state of mind since her previous abduction, in addition to more info about Isaiah. And the developing romance is VERY unbelievable. After having been abducted as a younger girl by indians and not rescued for 2 years, then just abducted by outlaws (for what reason, we never really know), she decides to jump in bed with the scary, rude man who rescues her (that night) because she wants to experience 'making love' before going back to her life in town. Really??!! 3) My biggest complaint, and I have had this complaint before with Ms. McCarty's books (although this one is the worst), is that she frequently fails to identify the speaker during dialogue. This will go on for a whole page and I find myself having to go back and re-read the page, mentally keeping track of alternating speakers every other line. It really gets challenging when there are more than two speakers. And with the short 4-5 word sentences, it's hard to figure it out via context. This could be alleviated with a simple 'he said' or 'Isaiah replied' every now and then.

All in all, this book falls really short of the mark in many ways (character development, plot development, cohesiveness, believability, flow) and I will not be continuing this series. For those wanting to read a good series by Sarah McCarty, try the Hell's Eight series. Smoking hot, and better written.
reviewed Reaper's Justice (Shadow Reapers, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 1
Not one of her best. Cloying storyline may be setting up for future books, but it lacked something for me. I will try the next book though.
griz1girl avatar reviewed Reaper's Justice (Shadow Reapers, Bk 1) on + 78 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I agree that this book was lacking. I kept waiting for more explanations about his wolf side, but they never came. I kept waiting for some plot action, but it never came.

A decent story, but the characters didn't grab me, and the plot felt recycled. Not enough paranormal to make it a good paranormal read & not enough historical detail to make it a good historical read.

Her Promises & Hell's Eight series are both better historical western reads. This start to the Reaper's series just falls flat.
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reviewed Reaper's Justice (Shadow Reapers, Bk 1) on + 929 more book reviews
This was a lot like her vampire series which I disliked as well. The writing was confusing and the dialogue was dull. I know McCarty tried to pass Isaiah as the strong, silent, tormented type but he just came across as really wooden. Kind of like K. Reeves in "Dracula" minus the bad accent.

I really couldn't even finish it pass several chapters. Definitely skip it.


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