Series Name:
The Death Chronicles, # 1

Review By Veronica

Death is My BFF is an addictive YA paranormal read that is bound to keep you up until the wee hours of the morning because you will have to know what happens next.

Favourite Quote:

A cold sensation spread through me, licking up my spine. I clutched my stomach against the sharp sting of a phantom wound, which spread like a coverlet over my skin. 

And that’s when I saw him. 

A cloaked man stood at the other end of the pool, leaning against the ladder of the high diving board. In his right gloved hand, he flicked a lighter on and off. And in his left, he held a scythe with a blade at least the size of my body. It almost looked real too. 

No, thank you. 

It was time to hide elsewhere. Spinning around, I strained to open the pool door, but the lock wouldn’t budge.

The lights dimmed with a hiss. Cursing, I peeked over my shoulder. The guy with the Grim Reaper costume was gone.

Goodreads Synopsis: 

When Faith Williams almost loses her life during a robbery, Death is there. While he spares her soul, he makes a promise to return when she’s eighteen and collect it.

Now it’s the eve of that special birthday, and Faith has no recollection of that fateful day. But echoes of Death appear in her art―his intense eyes, his intriguing demeanor―and she can’t get him out of her head. When he arrives in person, Faith is drawn into an epic supernatural battle where her very existence is questioned at every turn.

To add angst to agony, she meets the infamous David Star at a Halloween party, and he begins to show an interest in her. He’s handsome, rich, ambitious, and every girl’s dream, but Faith doesn’t know if she can trust him.

As Faith learns more about who David really is, and as Death pushes harder for her soul, an ancient prophecy emerges. When she discovers the secrets that bind all three together… all hell breaks loose.

This is one of those books that grabs onto you and doesn’t let go. I quickly became obsessed with this dark paranormal world that Kat created, and when I was finished reading it, all I wanted to do was get my hands on the next installment. It is easy to see how this series gained millions of online readers on the Wattpad platform. It’s just such a good, entertaining story. Death is My BFF is creepy; there is some delicious teenage angst, and you get to explore this dark paranormal world that is so darn interesting. This book basically has it all. 

This book was far creepier than what I was expecting. This one scene in this book reminded me of the fun house scene in the IT movie, and I just loved how it gave me the heebie-jeebies. I also really enjoyed how Kat created this paranormal world that grows in detail and depth as the book progresses. I thought her paranormal world would only focus on Death, but that is not the case. There are warlocks, demons, angels, and this complex world that Death operates in that is mind-blowing. Kat leaves this wonderful little trail of breadcrumbs that you cannot help but follow because you want to know where she will take you. I also love a book that keeps me guessing. Whenever I thought I had things figured out, Kat would throw in this twist that would throw any theory I had out the door. I loved it. 

Faith is a character that is easy to love. She is smart, witty, and just so relatable. Faith is dealing with all those common everyday teenage problems: boys, school drama, and what she will do with her life after high school. She feels lost and doesn’t know what her next steps are. She wants to experience her first kiss and do those things those normal teenagers do. The problem is she finds herself the sole focus of Death, who has his own hidden agenda. Faith’s life is starting to become more and more complicated and dangerous. She realizes that those monsters that go bump in the night are real, and they want her dead for some reason. I love how Faith dealt with the paranormal world around her. She is brave, sassy, and has the occasional breakdown ( and who wouldn’t). 

Death’s character was surprisingly more complex than I thought it would be. He has some serious layers going on. Just when I think I have him figured out, Kat peels back another layer and my opinion of him changes. If you like a main character who is dark, dangerous, and a misunderstood bad guy, then you are going to love Death. 

I highly recommend Death is My BFF to bookworms who love dark, fun paranormal books. 

Thank you, Wattpad Books, for sending us an ARC in exchange for an honest review.