Monday, December 19, 2011

Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey

Title: Shattered Souls
Author: Mary Lindsey
Release date: December 8, 2011
Publisher: Philomel
Pages: 336
Source: Publisher

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.

Shattered Souls is one fabulous debut from Mary Lindsey.  Full of romance, action, betrayal, and loss, this book has a little something for everyone.

Lenzi is not your average main character.  For one, she thinks she is going insane.  Secondly, she doesn’t immediately fall for the hot new guy that enters her life.  Oh and the best part is that she doesn’t rely on others to save her.  She is strong, brave, and above all, smart.  Lenzi made this book.  She is one awesome heroine.

The guys in this book were also fabulous.  Zak was sweet but he definitely had some issues.  I could understand why Lenzi liked him.  Alden was pretty much perfect.  He understood Lenzi, he cared for her, and he was willing to do absolutely anything to help her.  It was a touch decision to decide between them.  The rest of the characters, Race, Maddi, Izzy, Lenzi’s mom, were good but I would have liked a little more of them.  I really would have liked more of Race and Maddi’s histories.

The plot was fantastic!  I definitely had a hard time putting this one down.  The beginning was a little slow but things quickly picked up and didn’t slow down until the very end.

Overall, Shattered Souls is one book that I highly recommend for all you paranormal fans out there.  I can’t wait to see what Mary Lindsey does next.

Rating:  A

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  1. fishgirl182

    thanks for the review. it makes me want to read this book even more now. i almost picked it up over the weekend but i am on a buying ban for myself until after the holidays. if santa doesn’t bring it, you can be sure i’ll be heading out to buy it first thing the day after christmas.

  2. Al

    omg, now I want to read this book! I mean, the cover makes me want to read it to begin with, but now it SOUNDS awesome! 🙂 eep! *adds to wishlist*

  3. Christina Kit.

    I love it when a love triangle offers two viable and likable guys! Makes you sympathize with the main character 🙂

    The world sounds unique, and I love the paranormal concept!

    Lovely review 🙂

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