I Call Death Dad

TA Chase
I Call Death Dad
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Featherweight Press
Release Date
January 2011
LGBTQ, Young Adult Romance

When Death's your dad, you never look at life the same way again.

Okay, figuring out you're gay is hard enough, right? I mean I've barely admitted the truth to myself. Forget about telling anyone else about liking guys. I thought it would be the most difficult thing I had to deal with, until my dad showed up to claim me for the summer.

Did I mention I hadn't seen him for more than twenty minutes each birthday? Seriously, he couldn't be bothered to visit me any other time, yet now he expects me to welcome him with open arms.

Well, did I mention he's Death? And his plans for me will change my life.

Book Review by Dee
Jul 14, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
169 people found the following review helpful
Being a teenager is hard enough…but what do you do when your dad is Death?

Growing up with just his mother, Kyle only sees his dad once each summer, on his birthday. As his sixteenth birthday and summer vacation approaches, he, like most teens plans to spend time with his friends. Until he finds out that he has to spend the summer with his father. Not only does he have to spend summer with the father he barely knows, but he soon finds out that his father is Death. The result is a summer that he won't ever forget.

I've read books by TA Chase in the past, so when I saw this one pop up, I was intrigued. The title of the book caught my attention and I eagerly picked it up. The writing was well-done and I enjoyed reading it. However, if you are looking for a romance, then this isn't really the book for you and for that I had to get rid of a star. This is more of a coming of age novel that I would recommend teens should read, and aside from one small scene at the end, there is no romance through the book, but there is some teenage sexual tension that was entertaining to read about.

TA Chase did a good job telling the story of Kyle, who finds out on his 16th birthday that his dad, Dexter, is also Death and responsible for keeping away the Grim Reapers (the bad guys) from the world. I loved how Norse mythology (Odin) was worked into the story and would love to see another book to tell more about Kyle's experiences training with his father and the other people who work with him. The way the mythology was worked into the story made me want to go and read some more books featuring the Norse mythology, however, it seems that the majority of books out there that utilize a mythology base feature the Greeks and not any of the other various cultures out there, so it is something that I will be keeping an eye out for in the future.

Overall, I recommend this book for people who are looking for an adventure/coming of age type book and will continue to read more by this author in the future.
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