Review: Reave (Reave Series #1) – C. Miller

Reave (Reave Series #1) – C. Miller

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Title: Reave (Reave Series #1)

Author: C. Miller

Release Date: December 4, 2013

Publisher: Createspace

Format: eBook

Page Number: 308

Source: Author

How far would you go to be free—to make your own choices without being subjected to punishment for doing what you felt was right? Could you kill for it?

After being abandoned by her father as a child, Aster spent ten years of her life as a servant for the leader’s House in the broken city of New Bethel. She’d known, even as a child, that the cities of her world were corrupt places with human monsters—assassins—running rampant between their high walls.

Thinking everything will remain the same as it always has there, Aster is startled to discover that one day . . . the cycle breaks. As a young new leader takes a strange and—at times—horrifying interest in her, will she be capable of discovering the reasons behind his actions and orders?

In a world where nothing is as it seems and all things are never anywhere near as simple as they appear at first glance, will she be capable of making the distinction between what is real and what is not? Will she find anyone at all she can trust? More importantly . . . Does she have the strength to do what is necessary to survive in a world filled with evil?

4 out of 5 stars

Plot:

Aster is taken from her father as a young child and is made a servant in a castle. She has her chores that she needs to do every day and they haven’t changed since she was brought there. Aster is now older and suddenly some of her duties change. She has to be a server at a party. The leader of the castle, Ahren, tells her to serve food to the Reaper. Reapers kill criminals and other people who have done bad things, but Aster gets assigned to be his personal servant/housemaid. He stays in one of the guest rooms in the castle and Aster brings him breakfast every morning then cleans and straightens up his room. At the beginning she doesn’t allow herself to speak to him, but eventually she allows herself to say two sentences to him each day. She continues to clean his room until one day he just gets up and leaves the castle. Only then is it that she realizes she’s in love with him… Oh my lord. I loved this book. I contacted C. Miller to ask her if I could read and review this book and I’m so extremely glad I did. This book was honestly exceptional. Thank you to C. Miller for sending me this book! I cannot wait to read anything she writes in the future. Beautiful writing style and beautiful story.

Characters:

Aster is really reserved and scared of almost everything at the beginning of this book, but then she discovers who she truly is and opens up a little bit. She got taken away from her father at a young age and is put into the castle with no one to look after her. She eventually finds Agatha and she becomes the only motherly figure in her life, but the best part of this whole book was when Chase is introduced. Chase is the Reaper that stays in the castle that Aster is told to look after. He’s so perfect. New book crush. He’s nice and sweet and he loves her. He is the best possible match for her.

Who Would I Be?:

I will choose to be Aster. Even though she doesn’t have a dad anymore, she meets Chase and Ahren. Ahren becomes her friend and somewhat of a fatherly figure, but Chase becomes her best friend and lover, which is the perfect way to form a relationship. Because she becomes friends with Ahren she then finds out information about the castle and oh my gosh just read it. Do yourself a favor and read this book.

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