She just wants to fit in and make friends.
He just wants to hide from the world.
Demons just want to rule the world – and for that, they need both of them.
All that 17-year-old Katie Death wants is to be normal. She just started a new school and would really like to make some friends, for a change. But how do you make friends when you have to hide how weird your family is?
How weird? Well, her father’s a two-thousand-year-old Immortal and happens to have the day job of Grim Reaper, making her literally the daughter of Death.
Matt doesn’t want to make friends. He had them and pulled away from all of them after his mom became sick. Sick, as in, repeatedly saying some really bizarre and impossible things about his absent dad, and insisting they were true and then ending up in an asylum. Is there a way to just hide from the whole world, pretty please?
As it turns out, neither having a normal life nor hiding are options. Demons – real demons – are after both of them, and they will have to figure out a way to defeat them. Because if they don’t, the entire humankind will become enslaved to demons. Great. Just great.
Does anyone know how to stop demons when you’re just 17?
Hello everyone! Today it’s my pleasure to be featuring Katie Death (Previously titled ‘Katie: The Daughter Of’) by @emgreen_author 😇 It’s been fantastic working with EM, an anaesthetist by day and author by night, whose work clearly showcases a vivid imagination and admirable affinity for storytelling! 📖
Synopsis: Katie is seventeen years old and starting another new school. For once she’s hoping that she’ll fit in; she’s hoping that her new schoolmates won’t find out anything about her weird family. How weird, I hear you ask? Well, her father is a two-thousand-year-old Immortal and happens to have the day job of Grim Reaper, making her literally the daughter of Death. Her Dad tries so hard, but everyone who meets him can sense there is something very strange and scary about him. Add the last name of Death, and a lot of Mortals come closer to the truth than they should and necessitate moving to yet another new town. Following the move, everything starts so well, but soon Katie gets dragged into a millennium old battle between the Angels who reside Upstairs and the Demons who inhabit Downstairs. A battle where the outcome will change the fate of every Mortal alive...
Thoughts: ‘Katie: The Daughter Of’ is a gripping YA tale that undeniably boasts a unique and peculiar concept - a protagonist who is the daughter of the Grim Reaper - that immediately piqued my curiosity. Through the utilisation of a host of complex, multi-layered characters, gripping dialogue and immersive scene construction, EM has done a wonderful job of carving an enthralling juxtaposition between a girl who craves normalcy in a family that is anything but normal - an intelligent overarching theme that serves to hook the readers attention whilst continually highlighting the originality of the plot. The pacing of the story is well constructed - jam-packed with a sequencing of fast-paced scenes that propel the story forward in a fluid, gripping motion, leaving the reader ever-hungry for the next chapter. Overall, I think ‘Katie Death’ is a commendably original story that highlights EM is one to watch!
Katie Death by EM Green is entertaining, clever, and humorous. Katie Death's life has been a series of moves and friends left behind whenever her family relocates to somewhere new. All she's ever wanted is to have a normal life with friends, but the last time she let anyone in on her family's secret, it did not go well. Her family has a rather unusual secret. Her father is a Grim Reaper. This makes it hard for her to have anything resembling normalcy, so when she moves to another new school, she falls into the usual routine of trying to make new friends. Then she befriends Matt who is facing his own family drama when his mom gets sick and starts saying things that couldn't possibly be true. The two are quickly brought together and learn that they have more in common than they thought. Demons are chasing after them, and now the fate of humanity is placed on their shoulders.
Katie is an ordinary teenager who wants a regular life with friends, but her family is anything but normal and she soon learns that she isn't as normal as she thought. The beginning of the story finds her firm in her attempts to have the normal life she longs for after yet another move. All she wants is to be like everyone else and hang out with her friends, play field hockey, and go to games. Her dad's secret job pushes her to keep a distance between herself and her normal life. She sees the opportunity to have everything she's ever wanted when she's welcomed with open arms by new friends. Jodie is the first real friend she makes who greets her with a warm welcome. Her new friend provides her with a way to get a taste of normal life until she discovers a shocking truth about herself. The story weaves between the high school, supernatural elements, and her family in a fun urban fantasy about coming of age. The story is grounded within Katie as a teenager with the supernatural elements woven into her journey in action-packed moments, demonic showdowns, and divine intervention.
EM Green places a unique spin on the mythology of Grim Reapers with death being a day job that allows them to interact with archangels and demons. Green captures the supernatural elements within a high school setting that has an eerie undertone and the rule of the Shiny Girls (aka popular girls). Katie's journey takes her from the idea of normalcy to learning to embrace the other part of herself, which allows her to become a hero, make genuine friends, and find a place for herself within the world of Reapers. Katie Death is an entertaining read that puts a supernatural twist on the high school setting with a world of reapers, demons, angels, and the teenager caught between it all.