Saturday 27 June 2015

Book Musings - The Soul Thief by Majanka Verstraete

Title : The Soul Thief
Author : Majanka Verstraete
Series : Angel of Death, Book 1
Genre : Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source : Free copy from the author via Enchanted Book Promotions 

Blurb :

When sixteen-year-old Riley is injured in a car crash and sees a girl stealing a boy’s soul, she’s convinced she’s hallucinating. But when she sees the same girl at the hospital later, she knows she wasn’t dreaming. That’s when Riley learns her secret heritage and who she really is: a halfling Angel of Death.

Riley must come to terms with her new reality and supernatural abilities, but before she can do this, girls her age start dying in mysterious circumstances. It’s up to Riley to figure out why, what the innocent victims have in common, and what she can do to stop them.


My Musings : 

I had seen this title on a few blogs being reviewed and I was,at first, eager to get a chance to read it but later on, as usual I got struck with what I call the familiar books indifference syndrome. Yes, you read it right, sometimes I lose interest as I keep on seeing a book almost everywhere. Then I saw it at Enchanted Book Promotions and I requested it for review purposes and I am still kicking myself for NOT getting the book faster.

As far as I am concerned, the book cover is very good and it has captured the main "element" of the book. The blurb is also attention grabbing with the mystery associated with Riley and the deaths respectively.

This is one book which doesn't start slow but is at a flat out run from the beginning to the end. The story is well crafted keeping me immersed in the action of the characters. The plot is solid and has very few potholes. The story flows easily and there are no hiccups between the scenes. The book has all the markings of a good paranormal fantasy with the Angels and Reapers and add in suspense and mysterious deaths and you are in for a treat.

The characters aren't that many so I wasn't confused at all at any point in the story. The protagonist, Riley made a good impression on me with her adaptability and her loyalty to her friends. Mich was my favourite among the supporting characters while Leander made me wince many times with his indecisiveness. I think I almost got a whiplash because of his actions.

The beginning of the story is intense but then death is always intense, and moves onto a fast paced tale. The thing I liked about it, was that it was a well rounded book with the right amount of world building. The ending was kind of surprising because of the book's villain's actions and well the cliff hanger made me groan in frustration.

In short, this is a book every paranormal fantasy lover would enjoy with a smattering of romance and copious amounts of adventure. Now I am awaiting the next book with eagerness!

My one line review : A paranormal tale with a smattering of romance and copious amounts of adventure.

My rating : 5/5

My reread factor : 5/5


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