Review: Prayer for the Dead (Revenants in Purgatory, #1) by Nicki Scalise
A story about a girl who lived, died, and met a guy… in that order.
Is it possible to find true love and happiness, while condemned to purgatory until the end of days?
Olivia Brennan wasn't eager to find out. Working for a division of Purgatory and Associates, her job consisted of one headache after another, caused by the impatient souls waiting to move onto eternal paradise. After a hard day at work, she was most content to stay home, watching reruns or reading a book. Aside from a few friends occasionally
forcing socialization, her afterlife was nothing special.
That all changed the moment Drake walked into her life. He was handsome, charming, and had a sadness behind his eyes she could relate to. It seemed that Fate had finally brought her a kindred spirit…
But could Olivia move past her own dark regrets of the life she left behind or would falling for him demand the ultimate sacrifice—herself?
I received this book to give an honest review.
I enjoyed the story line a lot. You are thrown into the world of Purgatory but it isn't like you would think it to be. The people who are there have jobs, live pretty much like people who are alive. Now I would call this paranormal but it doesn't have the vampires, werewolves and so on. It has normal people and of course Reapers which I think is pretty damn cool.
There is a bit of romance within the story but it isn't all gooey I love you, lets have sex, okay the end. No there is more to this story than just a romance. You get a bit of back story with not only Olivia and why she is in Purgatory but also with Drake. There was a twist within the story that I did not see coming and it was like OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOOO why did you do that. But it all worked out, for sure. The ending has me wanting more I really need to get book two because I am very much intrigued with Olivia and what has happen in the story that left the ending with some questions.
This is one author you need to keep your eye on. I see more books that I will be reading by her in the future.
Nicki Scalise lives in Colorado with her husband, Jon. They share their home with four dogs and a chinchilla. When not dealing with the chaos her four-legged critters bring, she spends her time reading, re-watching Firefly, and gazing out the window at the scenic mountain landscape… or staring at the wall. Prayer for the Dead, book one of the Revenants in the Purgatory series, is her debut novel.