17- year- old Ana Maria Tei’s life has always been perfect: loving
parents, good grades, and a future so bright it outshone the sun. But
now words like “separation” and “divorce” are sending her world
plummeting to hell. Determined to keep her family intact, Ana plans a
family-bonding trip from Vienna to Tuscany. Except fate has other plans.
Ana’s parents and siblings are killed in a car accident on their way to
pick Ana up from school.
Enter Grim, aka Ernest. He promises to
relinquish the four souls if Ana agrees to trade her soul for theirs and
serve a lifetime as his novice. In order for Ana to graduate from her
Reaper’s Novice station to a Soul Collector graduate, Grim puts her to
test. To her horror, she finds out becoming a Reaper’s Novice didn’t
happen by chance. It was preordained, and she is forced to make a
choice: save her family’s souls or come to terms with who she really is
and complete the task set for her.