Friday, 6 April 2018

Shattered Souls - Book Review

Shattered Souls (Souls #1)
by Mary Lindsey

What is it about:
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.

What did I think of it:
This was an entertaining read.

I will confess I was glad that Zak was the starting boyfriend (and we all know what happens to relationships that are already established at the start of a YA book: they're doomed!), because let me tell you: Zak is a really unfortunate name when you speak Dutch. Let me say that it's an insult, and unfortunately enough for Zak, the name suited him. He totally was one!

Lenzi herself really should get her priorities straight. She finds out she's some sort of Ghost-whisperer, but is too busy with pining after Zak and thinking how hot Alden is, to actually try to deal with the ghosts. Still I had a good time with this story. When I started the book I had wanted a bit more ghost-whispering and less angsty hot boy drama, but once I figured out what the focus of the story was, I just sat back and enjoyed the drama.

There were some storylines that tried to make the story more suspenseful, but felt forced to me. Still I was entertained enough to finish the book. I won't pick up the next one though.

Why should you read it:
It's an entertaining Paranormal YA read.

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Demented Wench said...

Google Butcher (Translate) told me that "Zak" is Dutch for "Bag". ;)

Sullivan McPig said...

That's the nice translation. Let's say the literal translation is sack and the insult refers to something anatomical.

Demented Wench said...

So, basically Zak is a nut sack.

Sullivan McPig said...

When you use it as an insult it is.