Thursday, March 8, 2012
Review + Giveaway: Shattered Souls
Let's start with the characters. Lenzi, the protagonist, was awful. She was whiny and weak and I swear she cried on almost every page. Zak, her alcoholic boyfriend, was no better. He was annoying and every time I read his name, I wished Lenzi would just tell him to leave. Forever. But of course, she didn't. Did I mention she wasn't the smartest? Alden, Lenzi's protector, I liked. I didn't love him, but I liked him. For the most part he was a gentleman and I enjoyed reading about him, but their were times when I wanted to hit him as well.
The plot was not so typical and hasn't been done 10,000 times which is always good. Lenzi is what's called a Speaker, someone who has to help spirits move on to....wherever they go...(Heaven/Hell?) And Alden is her Protector which is pretty much like a guide/guard. I really liked reading about the idea of soul sharing and helping the dead do things that they didn't have the chance to do when they were living.
So, I found myself actually really enjoying this book. Sure, the characters weren't the best and they fell in love too fast, but It was fast paced and had a fun story line. The writing was fine, nothing special but nothing terrible, and the concept was very interesting. It was definitely a page-turner for me, despite it's flaws, and I would recommend it to everyone. Which is why I've decided to give away a copy!
The Giveaway: An ARC of Shattered Souls
The contest will be open for 10 days and everybody will get one free entry. Unfortunately, I am a teenager with no winter job and cannot afford international shipping, making this contest open to the U.S. only :(
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