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Manipulating The List (2012)

by K.B. Lever(Favorite Author)
3.75 of 5 Votes: 1
1478190027 (ISBN13: 9781478190028)
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review 1: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 'Manipulating the List', is a paranormal, young/new adult story. In it, a form of the Grim Reaper is a young boy named, Jonathan. Jonathan died tragically and became the collector of souls in the after-life. He follows a list to know whose soul to collect next.When the heroine of the story, Katherine, is six years old, Jonathan befriends her. He visits her every night to tell her stories about the people who's souls he collects. This goes on for years, until one night, he tells her that she's the next soul on his list. She begins assisting in the deaths of the people who follow her on the list so that she can put off dying, thus, manipulating the list.I think the concept of this story is very original and I w... moreas really looking forward to reading it. I thought the idea behind the list was intriguing, especially having a human being privy to it. Unfortunately, I found the beginning to be pretty confusing and I wasn't really sure how Katherine avoided dying by helping the next people on the list, die. There's also a lot of back story which, though interesting, kind of dragged in places.The book picked up about a third of the way though and I was again intrigued by the possibilities. Once again, though, I found myself wondering how and why things actually worked the way they were. I kept expecting that maybe Jonathan and Katherine would get together romantically but, by the time she's on his list, she's in her twenties and he's, just a kid. I thought, well maybe he'll 'grow up' somehow but it never happened. I really try to keep an open mind with paranormal books as they're mostly based on legends and pure imagination. The imagination part of this story is terrific and so is the writing. I didn't find typos or errors, either, which is unusual lately. I guess the story just didn't catch my interest. That's not saying it's a bad book, just not my cup of tea. I am looking forward to reading more from this K.B. Lever. Though I wasn't really into this particular story, K.B. is very talented and the next book may be the one that captures me.
review 2: Katherine figured out at a young age she was different. She could see Jonathan a 'collector' of souls. After becoming friends with him she realizes her time is up, but he does everything he can to save her. While sending her on a mission to find soneone else he could collect, Katherine falls in live with Liam. Lets just say this story ends on a major cliff hanger. I really hope the next book comes out soon! WaAR less
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It was an interesting story just not what I usually read. Someone else might like it though.
Well done. Fast-paced with a rich storyline and surprise ending.
Very nice to read!! Love it
very good book
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