8 February 2015

Book Discussion of Organ Reapers by Shay West


Goodreads Synopsis:

Detective Elliott “Eli” Robinson and his new partner, Ava Aguilar, are baffled by a series of brutal murders happening in their fair city. No evidence, no eyewitnesses...only mutilated corpses with missing internal organs.When Eli and Ava stumble upon evidence of similar gruesome crimes around the globe, they realize there is more to the murders, but the answers continue to elude them. In a race against time, Eli and Ava must figure out who is behind the killings and stop them before more people die. But the answers will take them out of their comfort zone and into the realm of the fantastic: another world with a different set of rules, and a leader who has no qualms about killing.

Theme Song: How Far We've Come by Matchbox Twenty

Things I Liked:


  • The first thing I really liked about this book is the premise! The lines of good and evil in reality is not as black and white as in theory, but it's like precariously balancing on a very thin rope dangling in an abyss. The story explores that concept in a subtly dark way, so props for that!
  •  The characters! I really, really liked the characters, they were realistic and I cared & connected with them. Tani and Keena were really sweet! But, two in particular, Eli and Ava, I just LOVED them. They were an effective pair! Especially Eli, who is really a badass, he reminded me of Samuel L. Jackson in Snakes on a Plane (Yes, I love that movie!)
    Who can argue the epicness of that line?! JUST BADASS AS HELL...Just replace snakes and plane with Murders and City! I really would love it if the author continued this book as a series with Eli and Ava, with their detective adventures! Ms. Shay, you have a definite reader right here with me! Also, there were some unanswered questions which demands for a sequel, so fingers crossed :D
  • It was well written! I liked the Multiple POVs and I enjoyed & cared about every one of them. I'm usually not a fan of Multiple POVs, because it's very hard to balance and have the attention of the readers for each one of the POV, but I think the author did it very good and I like her writing style, so props to the author Shay West.
  • It's ultimately a detective story! C'mon guys, anyone loves a good detective book! It's also very realistic..I could believe that this was how it was behind-the-scenes in an investigation! It's not as glamorous as we think and the author portrayed well how it really takes a toll on everyone!
  • There is humor in the book, but not so much that it just distracts you from the story. I think it was well balanced with the dark tone of the plot. At the same time the story is not like punch you in the face depressing and dark, regardless of how the title makes you think.
  •  It's basically a Sci-fi/Fantasy and I loved it! I'm a huge fan of Sci-fi/Fantasy books and this is a solid book from my experience with the genre. 
  • The books wasn't as predictable as I thought it would be and it was refreshing. There were action sequences and they were pretty sweet, having me on the edge of my seat!! :D

Things I Didn't Like: 


  • The main problem I had with this book is that it lacked the amount of tension this sort of book should have. The prominent reason for that is that it lacked a strong antagonist. I understand that this book tried to send the message that the Good vs Evil is not as set in stone as it seems, but at the same time from my experience you can have a grey character who is pretty menacing. I didn't really feel that much tension, especially during the last 70 pages of the books, where there should've been a climax just filled with enormous conflict.
  • This maybe a minor problem, but the book felt short, I was just getting comfortable with the characters and then snap, The End. I would've loved if the book was 20 pages or so longer and I know it's a mark of a good book to want you craving more, but it felt incomplete in this situation..Just a few more pages to wrap it up slowly would've been good, because the ending felt a little bit rushed and I was like "It's over?! Um..okay". Granted, I was satisfied with the ending, but like I said just 20 more.

Side Note

It's the perfect balance of light and dark, it also doesn't have jarring amount of storyline, it eases into the story, so if you have a friend or you're new to Sci-fi or Fantasy, I think this would be a great book to get introduced with the Genre.. It's a short read, it took like 3 days at most for me to finish, so if you're a hardcore fan of the genre, but don't have the time to read a series or a big book, this would be the perfect fit for an afternoon read. 
I had a huge smile after reading it, it was such a feel good book and brought back the nostalgia of watching my first ever sci-fi movie :)

Organ Reapers is:


What do you think? Which is your favorite Sci-fi/Fantasy book or movie? Comment and Let me Know! 
Please share your thoughts!
Thank You for Reading :)
Until Next Post,


  1. I love the way Samuel L. Jackson says motherfucker XD
    That movie is so cool (It is from snakes on a plane right? :P)

    1. Yup! I LOVE that movie! I know right! It's one of my favorite lines! :D

    2. But my favourite Sam. Jackson movie will always be Avengers lol :P
      and 2nd fav. Winter Soldier :P

    3. Well, technically I haven't watched both of those movies, so I really don't know (Yeah, I haven't watched the Avengers) :P

    4. whhhhhaaaaaaattttttttt? O_O

    5. Yeah, well, when it came out in the theaters I didn't get a chance to see it, then I got lazy and kinda lost the interest to watch it..I rarely watch Marvel movies :P

  2. Lolol, that GIF. XD
    I love a good detective story, but I tend to go for the cozy mysteries more than anything. However, the Harry Dresden series by Jim Butcher always has a mystery element to it, as well as humor and magic, so it's definitely a great example of a good "harder" mystery. If you haven't read them, you definitely should. >.>
    But this one seems interesting, too! It's a shame that it ended right as you were getting into the character. Don't you just LOVE when that happens? #sarcasm
    Thanks for adding my button! I added yours and be sure to check out the giveaway I have going!

    Brittany @ http://www.spacebetweenthespines.com/

    1. I haven't heard of Harry Dresden! I'll definitely check it out then! I never pass up an opportunity to read a good detective story :D
      Yeah, maybe it's because I'm used to reading series a lot that I felt like this book cut-off early..but I felt the ending was a bit rushed though..
      Just LOVE it when that happens :/
      A giveaway?! Cool!! Gotta check it out :D


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