Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Book Review: Naomi Grim

Title Naomi Grim

Series The Silver Scythe Chronicles, book 1

Author Tiffany Nicole Smith

Release Date September 30, 2013

The assignment:

Collect lifestones from humans after they die.

Rebellious, sixteen-year-old Naomi craves a normal life, but unfortunately, she’s a Grim by birth. That’s right, she sees dead people and hoards their living essence in a stone. Not a fun occupation.

In order to be good at her job, she must live among human teenagers for weeks at a time. But Naomi soon becomes attached to the kids she’s been assigned to watch over. And knowing that these teens are gonna die under less than ideal circumstances, she has the opportunity to prevent their deaths from occurring. Only one big problem—interfering with death is the worst crime a Grim can commit. If she intervenes, she’ll put herself and her family in danger.

Naomi must make the hardest choice of her career, go against the sacred covenant or watch her new friends walk blindly to their deaths.

Only one thing is for certain—Naomi has a grim knack for finding trouble and she’s about to break all the rules...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19385042-naomi-grim-complete-novel
Review

I really enjoyed Naomi Grim.

The story is original and interesting. Things moved quickly, but didn't feel rushed. I enjoyed the writing well enough. I liked the characters and the strange world of Nowhere. Overall, this was a pretty great read. However, it wasn't long enough. Well, I don't know that's so much a flaw with the book as it is a good thing. I want more! I want to know what happens to Naomi and all of Nowhere. I can hardly wait to find out.

One thing I noticed on Goodreads is this was originally available in parts. I don't care for/understand why stories that are released that way (why not just wait until the entire book is done?). However, you can buy the entire Naomi Grim book in one part (and I recommend that you do). I will definitely continue the series, but I'll be waiting until the next book is released as one whole book.

Rating

4 out of 5 stars

* This book was received from the author in exchange for an honest review. *

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