January 26, 2013

Review: Soulkeepers

The Soulkeepers (The Soulkeepers, #1)           Author: G.P. Ching
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: June 24th, 2011
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Pages: 312
Format: Ebook
Source: Amazon
Series: The Soulkeepers

Other Books in this Series:
Book #2: Weaving Destiny
Book #3: Return to Eden
Book #4: Soul Catcher

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About the Book

When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother's car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can't find his mother's body. A beautiful and mysterious neighbor offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. 

But in exchange she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a protector of human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother's disappearance. But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths, and questions her motives for helping him.



This ebook came to me free way back when I first got my Kindle on Christmas of 2012. I finally decided I would start reading some of the super old ebooks I got way back then, and Soulkeepers seemed like a good candidate to try. The moment I started reading it on my kindle I was enthralled in the world of Jacob Lau, a delinquent who lost his mother and is trying to understand the newly insane world he is thrown into by fate, not choice.

"He wanted to tell her that the lack of minorities was only half as exciting as the overrun of idiots but thought better."

With a bad-ass attitude and some pretty cool abilities to boot, he storms through the novel with a voice that puts you on the edge of your seat. My only problem? How fast the plot went at some points, and how little information we found out about some interesting developments. I can assume we'll find out more in the next three books in the series, but I hate not knowing stuff when it has directly to do with the plot. Although the book has some very good characters, I think it lacked a little in plot and sometimes the writing wasn't as well done as I would prefer, but still a good read.

'Do you think a person is only as good as the worst thing they've ever done?' 

When I first picked it up, I couldn't stop reading and got halfway through the book in a few hours, but then I lost interest in reading and the book sat around for about three weeks before I picked it up and blew the dust off of the pages. I just didn't have the same love and appreciation for the story after that. Why is that? No clue, but the last few scenes definitely caught my attention. All in all it was a pretty good book and I think the next book or two will be better. If you want to try something new and excited for free then this book is for you.