Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Shattered Souls

Love the cover though.
Original Title: Shattered Souls
Author: Mary Lindsey 
Release Date: December 8th 2011
Publisher: Philomel/Penguin
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A thrilling debut story of death, love, destiny and danger
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.

Man, this book had tons of potential! I really, really wanted to like this book. I did like it. I wanted to read it and waited unpatiently until the sun came down in order to pick it up again. It did have potential, but it just lacked something.

First of all, I thought the story was flowing, but the writing style did not flow at all. At times it felt like there were sentences missing or something. I'm one of those people who likes dialogs between people, communication 'n stuff, but it's funny when I feel like there're sentences missing. And these sentences are important because they let us know where the communication is taking place, how, what are the facial expressions etc. It felt all over the place, to be honest.

The story itself was beautiful, flowing and capturing. I didn't like all of the characters. I liked Alden. Didn't like Zak (didn't get him at all and thought he was weird, but I felt like he was made into this bad guy by force.. I don't know, maybe it's just me. And the ending of his storyline was really "what the heck just happened??"). Mixed feelings about Lenzi. She was new, had no memories of her past, had no clue what she was doing - all of that I can forgive, but I cannot forgive that she'd known Alden like two seconds and then ran back and forth between the two guys. What the hell? Yeah, yeah, they had this amazing connection - Alden and Lenzi - and I as a reader felt it too, but Lenzi did not remember him and I just found it hilarious that she didn't know what to do and pff.. Give me a break! She was a mess. A hot mess that is.

I don't know. Something was just off about this book. I really, really wanted to like it more than I did. I feel bad that I didn't like it as much as I wanted to.

I'm not going to say that I do not recommend this book, I thought it was fun and youthful and yeah.. It wasn't bad. Even though it wasn't a book for my taste, that doesn't mean you should not give this one a go. You could. I just didn't fancy this book that much, sorry.

Rating: 2/5.

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