Review: Shattered Souls

Shattered Souls by May Lindsey

Publisher: Philomel/Penguin
Publication Date: December 8th 2011
Pages: 336
Copy: Hardcover
Source: Gift
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
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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.

 This book was a very engaging and exciting book about, love, souls, and a Speaker who cannot remember her past lives even though every speaker in history has been able to.

I loved the paranormal story line in this book. It’s unique, and well thought out. Lenzi sends souls on their way by helping them finish their unfinished business, while Alden, her protector, helps her relearn everything she would have known if she hadn’t lost her memory as well as doing his duties as her protector.

I love books about reincarnation, and this book has a strong theme about the reincarnation aspect of the book. Because Lenzi cannot remember her past lives Alden and other Protectors gives her flashes from her past that help her realize why she cannot remember her life as Rose, who she was in her past lives.

There is a romance aspect in this book, and I like that it was added, but it seemed to be very forced and not very sincere. It was almost insta-love, but it took a little bit longer than most insta-love stories.

I thought this book was a little bit rushed in the beginning and ended up being shorter than it had potential to be.

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2 responses to “Review: Shattered Souls

  1. ooh I'm actually not a huge fan of reincarnations but I've heard this is an amazing book! can't wait to read it and great review!- juhina

  2. It was a really interesting concept and it was nicely paced, so it kept my interest as well. Great review! 🙂

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