Review: Reaver by Larissa Ione

Posted January 14, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 5 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 20 Comments

Review: Reaver by Larissa IoneSource: NetGalley EBook Review, Physical Book Purchase, Provided by Grand Central Publishing

Format: Paperback

Reaver by Larissa Ione

Date Read: 2014

Genre: PNR, Romance


Reaver is an angel with a past, a record, and a less-than-heavenly attitude. Powerful enough to fight alongside the fiercest battle angels-and crazy enough to risk his wings on a one-way mission to hell-he's agreed to go where no angel has ever gone steal the most seductive and dangerous prize of Satan himself.


Harvester is one of the Fallen, a once-heroic angel who sacrificed her wings to work as an undercover agent in hell. But now her cover has been blown, and she's been doomed to an eternity of agonizing torture. Even if Reaver can snatch her away from Satan's lair, even if they can fight their way out of the underworld's darkest depths, there is one thing Harvester can never escape-her newfound thirst for an angel's blood...

More Information:
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Series: Lords of Deliverance #5

Also by this author: Eternal Rider, Immortal Rider, Lethal Rider, Rogue Rider, Bound by Night
Also in this series: Eternal Rider, Immortal Rider, Lethal Rider, Rogue Rider, Revenant


Read for fun (Physical Copy)
Overall Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
Character Rating: 5.00

First Thought when Finished: Reaver was freaking Amazing and now begins the countdown to the next book!

Story Thoughts: Holy Kick Ass trip way down under (and I am not talking Australia)! I had so much “fun” (seems wrong after all the things Reaver/Harvester/and a few others went through) going on the “Rescue Harvester even though it is possibly the worst thought out plan EVER” journey! Seriously, remind me to always hire the assassins he did but never let Reaver do the planning. The best part of the story was how Larissa took me from “loving to hate” Harvester to “loving to root” for her. That character growth through the storyline arc was most impressive. I wanted a little “smack upside the head” to Reaver from her. Hey they guy deserved it even if he wasn’t the same person anymore. We all grow and change but in this case, a little bit of kick ass is sometimes needed to make the harmed feel better. I didn’t say I was rooting for a knock-down drag out just a few well placed “you ass” moments πŸ™‚ I got that and some action, suspense, and story-arc that made me roar!

Character Thoughts: I should have never doubted that Larissa could make me love Harvester (though I did have my doubts). However, I never expected to love and root for Harvester more than Reaver. That’s right people, in the end I just had one hope for them: That Reaver would continue to prove that he was worthy of Harvester. That really floored me. However, let’s talk about Dr. Blaspheme: BEST.CHARACTER.EVER! I would have used her quote that ended with “toodles” for the quote jar but this is Reaver/Harvester’s story.

Final Thoughts: The wait for the next one is likely to kill me *sigh*

Quote Jar (everything above a 4.75 gets a quote):

Conversation between Wraith and Reaver:

“So,” he said, “you really think having archangels string you up by your halo is worth saving this Harvester chick?”
Yes. “Even if stopping Lucifer’s reincarnation isn’t a good enough reason to rescue her, she still deserves it,” he said. “She saved the world.”
Wraith shrugged. “So did I, but I don’t see you offering up your holy ass to save me.”
“Are you suffering unspeakable horrors at the hands of Satan?”
“No,” Wraith said, “but sometimes I have to eat hospital cafeteria food.”


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Story Rating
5 / 5
Character Rating
5 / 5
Felicia S
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20 responses to “Review: Reaver by Larissa Ione

  1. I loved it too,I just wish I’d had read it instead of listening πŸ™
    the narrator’s interpretation took away from an awesome story. I knew this was 5 stars reading experience.
    Larissa is awesome!
    Great review!

  2. What?! Did I hear you right? You didn’t like Harvester until, say, now? Like maybe at the end of the last book? I liked her way before that! She was like the bad guy I liked! She never really did anything bad along the way, unless I’m conveniently forgetting stuff! She was helping sometimes… Okay, blowing up the one castle was bad but (I think that was her!).

    I have this one sitting and waiting for me but I thought it was the last one!!! What are you saying, who’s next????? Ahhhhh!!! Review books need to get read on their own πŸ˜‰

    Btw… NICE read reading Kresley!!! I own that one and still need to get caught up on that series!!! I think I’m 5 books in πŸ˜€

    • Nope! I didn’t even like her at the end of the last book though the ice was thawing. I just couldn’t get over how she treated Reaver even if she had a reason to do it. That being said, I loved to hate her. I thought she was the best written bad guy though now that goes to Remenant (spelling). She was fascinating!

      You need to read this and I can’t tell you the next because it would spoilery. Other than you will love Blaspheme —she is a smart ass extraordinaire πŸ™‚

      I am loving the Cole series–I am back to it today πŸ™‚

  3. Already book five… sigh! How am I going to get this series read? I know it is a fav or yours. I love it when an author totally makes me change my mind about a character!

    • She is pretty smexy so I don’t know if they would be up your alley. She writes great stories but I would be on the fence recommending them to you (since I know your reading likes)

    • Oh this series is full of quotes like that. The one I didn’t use (that I wanted to) had a gal verbally smacking down someone and walking away while saying “Toodles”. It was fantastic πŸ™‚