Monday, September 26, 2011

Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey [Review]

3 out of 5 Robots!
 
Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release: December 8, 2011
Hardcover: 336 Pages
Publisher: Philomel
My Copy: ARC Tour
Reviewer: Rex
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
Lenzi hears voices and has visions - gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can't help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she's a reincarnated Speaker - someone who can talk to and help lost souls - and that he has been her Protector for centuries.

Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn't make a decision soon.

My Thoughts:
Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey is captivating, creepy and dark- a fabulous addition to the young adult genre. Mary gives us a great mix of action and romance. I do think the book is a little dry here and there, but it didn't slow me down- I was too interested in the end result. I am quite enamored with the main characters and just had to know how their story ended.

Lenzi is a little hard to relate to- at first. Alden, on the other hand, had me hook, line and sinker right from the get-go. He's mysterious, over protective and knows the answers to all my questions. And it turns out Lenzi and Alden have a much more in depth history than she thought, it is completely engrossing. I loved finding out the ins and outs of their past together. The one thing that bothered me way too much was that Alden said 'Lenzi' almost every time he spoke to her- and Zak (her ex) addressed Lenzi as 'babe' way too much. These were relatively easy to overlook once the story got going.

This is a great read for Halloween, too bad it isn't coming out until December. Regardless, it is one of those stories you're going to want to curl up on a dark, wintery night to read. The mean ghosts were frightening and the other ones were just sad. The romance is absolutely adorable (though a little over the top for me at times) and the author gave me enough mystery and surprises to keep me flipping the pages. Unfortunately, this one is a standalone, I'd love to read a sequel! 

Refreshing- it was nice to read something unlike the majority of the young adult out there. I definitely recommend this one to anyone into young adult romance. Oh- and I have to mention this- that cover! Gorgeous.

2 comments :

  1. Wow, I will most definitely be sure to check this one out! Great review. :-)

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  2. Thanks for stopping by, Hannah :) This isn't one of my favorites, but it was definitely worth reading- Something a little different!

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