Reviewed By: Siobhán
Published: 20th Aug 2014
Publisher: Hallowed Ink Press
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Description:When it comes to death and love…only one is guaranteed.Four decades ago Nora died. A tragic event for someone so young; however, four decades ago Nora was also given a second chance to walk among the living.A Death Warden with a mysterious past, her job is to escort the newly expired towards the light, battling with the Soul Hunters who want the freshly dead to help with their own evil purposes buried in the dark.When Nora’s charges suddenly become targets, she realises that the hunters are after far more than just souls. A shift in power between good and evil threatens to change everything, risking the lives of the only family Nora has ever known.Devastated and angry, she’s forced to face the man she once loved - a man who chose darkness over her - in order to find the answers she needs to stop the horror from escalating. Yet, while a lost relationship still haunts her broken heart, a new Warden with secrets of his own will enter the mix and quickly alter everything Nora believed to be true.Death is unavoidable…but sometimes, so is love. - Goodreads
As soon as I seen this on Netgalley I knew I wanted to read it! The cover is what first attracted me because it's very eye catching and intriguing looking. After I read the blurb I was super excited. I thought it was going to be a very interesting and gripping read. Unfortunately for me, it wasn't.
Soulless has a very intriguing and unique storyline that I thought I was going to love it. It had all the right elements to make a fantastic book. But for me it just falls flat. I felt like they story was all over the place and that made me lose interest a lot. The characters just irritated me and their "relationships" just felt rushed. Especially Nora and (goes to kindle to get characters name because he was so forgettable......) Jason! Urgh! I just felt like they didn't work together. I hate relationships that are rush in books. Why can't they feel more real by gradually making characters like each other. Nora and Theron on the other hand, I got it. They had been together for years before Theron went to "the dark side" The chemistry just felt real.
The story had so much potential. The idea of Death Wardens and Soul Hunters captured my interest enough to keep me reading. And by the end I thought it was an "OK" read and I probably will read the next book when it comes out. Just as long as we read more about Theron rather than Jason.
Now I am not saying this is a bad book! It just wasn't for me. And reading others review I am definitely in the minority. So give it a try if you think it will be something you will like. Just because I didn't love it doesn't mean you won't! :)
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