All Calliope Reaper-Jones ever wanted out of life was a fabulous job in New York City and a really hot boyfriend. But now, she's the brand-new President of Death, Inc. With the Board of Death breathing down her neck and her dad's copy of How to be Death (A Fully Annotated Guide) unopened, Callie's really feeling the tension. And when the guide book is stolen at a fancy formal dinner, Callie has to figure out how to be the boss—before the powers held within the book get out and destroy humanity forever...
Calliope Reaper-Jones has stepped up to fill some big shoes. She is the newest Grim Reaper, after the death of her father. With the new position comes great responsibility. Lucky for Callie, there is a guidebook for her to learn from. It is called How to Be Death: A Fully Annotated Guide. Unfortunately for Callie, she has not read the book. Besides who has time to read when you are the host for the annual Death Dinner and Masquerade Ball? In addition, if anything were to go wrong, Callie has her mentor Jarvis and her hellhound Runt.
How to Be Death is the forth Calliope Reaper-Jones books. I just jumped into this series and have not read the prior novels. However, this book can be read as a standalone novel. I got the concept of how Callie became the Grim Reaper. I like that this series features Callie as the Grim Reaper. It is not often that a woman is portrayed in the position of the Grim Reaper. Callie is a bit of an airhead but I mean this in a good way. It is a good thing that she has Jarvis and Runt as her companions. If it was not for these two then Callie would just be a very fashionable Grim Reaper.
Which speaking of, I would have liked to see Callie utilize her skills as the Grim Reaper. I know she was learning but still, showcasing some of her abilities as she is learning them would have been nice. However, I enjoyed the witty banter between Callie and Jarvis. She knew how to push his buttons and he was not afraid to tell it like it was. Runt is my favorite hellhound. She is so loyal. Plus, who would not want a hellhound who spoke with a British accent? I hope the next book features more of what Callie has to offer
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