Dead Girl Walking (Royal Reaper #1)
by Ruth Silver
Release Date: 04/24/14
Summary from Goodreads:
Princess Ophelia Dacre sneaks out of the castle to visit her boyfriend in secret. A perfect night cut short when she’s brutally murdered.
Ophelia is given the rare chance to become a grim reaper. She must become Leila Bele, cut ties with her old life, and follow the rules of the reapers. Her greatest adventure begins with death.
Jasper walked over to Ophelia. “You didn’t think you’d still be Princess Ophelia, did you? Every neighboring kingdom knows who you are. The minute they saw you’re alive, it would change everything.”
“I’m confused.” Ophelia hoped someone would elaborate.
“Your soul stays intact, but the body you’ll be in will be different.” Wynter reached for Ophelia’s hand, resting it over his chest. “Do you feel that?” He had kind eyes and a warm smile. Ophelia nodded. He had a steady heartbeat. “But you’re dead?”
“We’re undead, technically, but the human body can’t sustain a soul without a working heart, lungs, you get the idea. We’re not zombies. We’re real people. We just have the ability to reap a person’s soul when they die, so they can move on.”
About the Author
Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She has written under three unique pseudo names and penned well over a hundred stories.
She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, “Deuces are Wild”, which she self-published in 2004.
Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.
Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling. Her favorite YA genre is a mix of Dystopian & Fantasy which is evident in the upcoming release of her latest book, Aberrant. Slated for release April 2013 by Lazy Day Publishing, it is the first in a trilogy.