{Book Review} Shattered Souls (Souls #1)

Author: Mary Lindsey

Genre: YA paranormal fantasy
Published: December 8th 2011
Publisher: Philomel/Penguin
Pages: 336
Source: Purchased Hardback

Goodreads 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 Rating of this Book – 5 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

When I first began Shattered Soul, I really had my doubts about it. I didn’t like where Lenzi started or all the shattered pieces of her life. She seemed on the verge of cracking just in the first chapter. And I definitely had my doubts about Zak, her boyfriend. I didn’t like his influence and even though he was trying to take care of her, he was holding her back. It wasn’t until Alden appeared that some hope blossomed. I loved his character, but his connection to Lenzi made him subordinate. He had to follow her lead and her commands, a quality I generally don’t like in male characters. I prefer partnerships.

But as I wandered deeper into the novel’s pages, it turned out to be an amazing book. Lenzi and Alden grew dramatically in their relationship. Also the mystery of who Lenzi was in her past lives and the soul trying to kill her became addicting. I wanted to know more and I still want to know more.

Shattered Soul is a haunting tale and my first favorite novel of the year. I really loved it and I highly recommend reading it!