HOW TO BE DEATH
The fourth in Benson’s highly entertaining series finds Death’s Daughter preparing to take on the full responsibilities as Death. Naturally for Calliope Reaper-Jones, there are challenges involved, giving her character lots of room for witty dialogue, intelligent repartee and wild adventure. You may know Amber Benson from her stint on Buffy as Tara, but her talents are multifaceted, making this series a favorite.
Callie is now president of Death, Inc. Although it’s a responsibility she never really sought, it’s one she accepts. Except that her father’s guide book on all things death has been stolen. Now she’s got to take the reins and figure it all out before the book is opened, releasing the power that could destroy humanity forever. No pressure or anything. (ACE, Feb., 304 pp., $7.99)