(Soul Keeper Series Book #1)
L. A Starkey
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Nobles
Disclosure: Ebook was sent free of charge courtesy of Xpresso Book Tours.
Synopsis: "They say a soul is the immaterial essence, the animating principle, the actuating cause of an individual life. But what if you had to share yours with the one person you hated the most? The soul mate principle states that for every one soul there is another that will recognize its match, hence creating the perfect union. But what if you had two soul mates, which would you choose? What if your choices had eternal ramification? Deceived, the debut novel in the Soul Keeper Series, is a modern day love story about the implications of having more than one soul mate, and having to choose between the two of them. The decisions of the gods has left the next generation, their heirs, torn between fate and reality, and the balance of the future hangs in anticipation of what's to come."
- I loved the cover of Deceived, it's what originally had drawn me to the book. It took me until chapter three to get really into the story though. Once I did, I couldn't put this book down, I had to finish it in one setting. Deceived is the first book In The Soul Keeper series, and I can tell, this will be a fantastic series. Samantha is our protagonist, she is unaware that her life will change soon. I liked Samantha as a character - she was strong, and beautiful. She didn't fawn over herself, neither did she pretend she wasn't pretty. She was comfortable in her own skin, and lived life as she pleased. Sam is quite sporty as well; she plays basketball. She was abandoned at birth, and she was adopted when she was a teenager later.
- I did like the fantasy mix with Greek mythology, Greek mythology isn't that common in novel these days so I'm glad the author has made it an important aspect of the story. I'm a bit sad the ending has a cliffhanger, however, I cannot wait to start reading the sequel of the story. The story was better off without a sequel when it could have easily been combined into one book; some scenes could have been shorter. The story line is well-written, and the novel is a breath of fresh air. I did like the other elements of supernatural. Deceived is made up of every Y.A cliche possible, such as a love triangle with the ordinary girl who is apparently exceptionally special. L.A Starkey seems knowledgeable, and has a vivid imagination which clearly shows in the novel. Deceived is a complex story though, however, I did enjoy reading the perspectives. It has a unique, fantasy story with a strong plot build up, it's something different.
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