November 2, 2015

Death Becomes Me Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Death Becomes Me (Call Me Grim #2)
Author: Elizabeth Holloway
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release Date: November 3, 2015


Libbi and Aaron are Grim Reapers on the run. They may have escaped their hometown of Carroll Falls unscathed, and are together and alive (well, more or less), but they’ll soon find there’s a price to pay. A deadly one.

By escaping Carroll Falls, Libbi and Aaron have broken the Reaper’s covenant with Abaddon, aka Death himself – and now they’re right at the top of Abaddon’s Most Wanted list. There’s nowhere to hide, and not a single person, alive or dead, they can turn to for help.

But just as it's looking like the end of the line, Libbi hears word of a Reaper in hiding – a Reaper who once escaped Abaddon's wrath. Finding this mysterious Reaper might be the perfect solution… if Death doesn’t find them first.
Death Becomes Me is the exciting second book in a fun young adult paranormal series. It continues to follow our main character - Libbi - as she and fellow Grim Reaper Aaron break out of their hometown of Carroll Falls and are now on the run with nobody to help them. By leaving their town, Libbi and Aaron have broken a covenant between Reapers and Abaddon (Death himself) - and now they're at the top of his hit list. With their options dwindling quickly, it seems like Death will win the final battle of their souls - until Libbi hears a rumor about another Reaper in hiding who has escaped Death as well. This could be exactly the information they need to stay alive - but only if Death doesn't get to them first.

I was really excited to read this second installment after loving the first book in the series. Although Reapers have been a bit of a trend lately, this one stands out from the rest - which is definitely an accomplishment. The story has a fast pace, detailed imagery and vivid descriptions, and a main character who is realistic and easy to identify with. Again, the plot may not be the most original, but it certainly has it's own unique charm. I adored the inner dialogue and comments that Libbi makes throughout the story. She continues to be the epitome of the average teenage girl with her character and attitude, along with the everyday issues she deals with - school, family, friends, dreams, and fears. I easily reconnected with Libbi from the beginning of the story and it felt like I was experiencing everything right beside her throughout the entire book. Aaron's character is more complex in this book and I liked watching his character take shape and personality. Of course, there's the romantic aspect between Libbi and Aaron, and I loved watching their relationship grow and change throughout the book. The story had a conversational tone which made it easy to re-immerse myself into and I ended up flying through it in one sitting. It's a great mixture of fun and deep - dealing with serious and troubling issues like death with a light hearted and witty flare. I'm so glad that this book was everything I had hoped for and then some - sometimes series with great potential end up burning out after the first book. This definitely isn't the case with this series! The book was incredibly well written with complex characters, an exciting story line, and fantastic attention to detail on all levels. Overall, this is a original YA paranormal novel (and series) that fans of the genre will definitely want to get their hands on! Very highly recommended!
Elizabeth Holloway is a writer of young adult fiction living in Southern Pennsylvania with her two teen children and their growing number of pets.

In addition to writing, she is a registered nurse, an avid reader, an out-of-practice artist, a karaoke singer, and music lover. She is still trying to decide what she wants to be when she grows up.

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* One (1) winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card and a digital copy of Death Becomes Me by Elizabeth Holloway (INT)

* Four (4) winners will receive a digital copy of Death Becomes Me by Elizabeth Holloway (INT)



  1. This sounds like it would keep me on the edge of my seat and I wouldn't be able to put it down.

  2. Look forward to reading. Thank you for the giveaway.