A review by kaabtik
Taproot by Keezy Young

funny hopeful lighthearted reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Life and death is a balance - a message that Taproot touched on and executed beautifully.

The art is stunning, the color palettes between life and death really driving the point home. I'm a sucker for death as a character and it's no surprise the Reaper was my favorite character. It felt rushed, though, especially the end where I felt there was barely enough time for Blue and Hamal to process the events before having to say goodbye (and hello again). The epilogue/timeskip was nice though, as it explored more on Blue's duties.

There's a lot of potential for this to be made into a series, as I feel like there's a lot more that could be explored.

 Big thanks to the publisher for providing me this ARC via NetGalley. This does not in any shape or form influence my review on this book. 

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