Stone Cold Magic by Jayne Faith

Ella Grey, Book 1

Synopsis: Something is eating Ella’s soul . . .

Demon patrol officer Ella Grey was pronounced dead after an accident on the job. Eighteen minutes later she woke up on a gurney bound for the morgue. But she didn’t return to the living alone. The soul of a reaper followed her back from the grave, and it’s not just along for the ride. The reaper gives her glimpses of the brother she feared was dead, but it’s also trying to use her for its morbid work. The reaper could be her biggest ally in her battle for her brother, if it doesn’t eat her soul first.

Review: Here’s a novel that intrigued me. I’d seen the author’s name come up several times, but I’d never had the opportunity to immerse myself in one of her stories.

Ella Grey never had much power and that’s why she joined a demon patrol. But that’s not the only reason: she hopes to find the trail of her brother who has been missing for years. So far, she hasn’t found any information about him. So when she dies to come back to life, she doesn’t expect to have visions of Evan, alive. A reaper’s soul has invaded her soul, and if she can eventually finally allow her to learn more about her brother, her soul is also being eaten away, piece by piece. But can she use it to find her brother while still alive?

It was a pretty cool novel. I enjoyed discovering this universe a little different from the others, seeing the links that united Ella to the other characters and I was curious to see how she was going to do to save this little boy trapped in a gargoyle, an almost impossible mission and yet…

It’s a short series, because it has four volumes. So I’m curious enough to read the second one to see how it is.