Sep 22, 2011

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Review: Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey

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Shattered Review: Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
December 8, 2011
Philomel

Synopsis:
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.

My Review:
Shattered Souls completely blew me away. I loved everything about this book! Lindsey has weaved a wonderful story full of mystery, paranormal, and romance. Her writing is gorgeous! I fell in love with all of her characters, especially Alden. He has to be one of my favorite heros of YA! He is so scrumptious! I am so happy that I didn’t have to wait until December to read this. The only thing I have to complain about is I have to wait that much longer for a possible sequel.

Lenzi is a sweet yet complicated girl who has started to hear voices. Her dad recently died when he committed suicide and she is afraid that she is becoming schizophrenic, just like he was. She doesn’t want to look like a mental patient to her mom and boyfriend Zak, but she can’t stop her reactions to the voices. She just wishes they would leave her alone so she could live in peace. When Alden shows up, she is thrown completely for a loop and everything that she has ever known changes.

I felt so awful for Lenzi and all the things she had to go through with her dad. I could feel the pain she held whenever she thought of him. She loves him so much but fears that she is schizophrenic, just like him. Her boyfriend Zak is everything she thinks she could ever want. He understands her and puts up with her weirdness. Problems arise between them when Alden comes around though, and she begins to harbor feelings for him. She doesn’t want to fall for Alden but she can’t seem to stop her self. He knows exactly what she is going through and aids her with the spirit resolutions. They are the perfect team together.

Alden is muey caliente! He is such an amazing guy and puts up with Lenzi even when she denies what she is. He thinks about her in ways that he shouldn’t and doesn’t want to distract Lenzi. He is so torn! He doesn’t at all understand the new Rose that Lenzi is. Lenzi is warm and affectionate and isn’t at all aloof. He can’t hold back his feelings for her no matter how hard he tries. The chemistry between them crackled on the pages! They are the perfect couple for each other and I could feel the centuries worth of history between them.

Shattered Souls is a magical debut that had me on my toes throughout the entire story! Lindsey is a wonderfully talented writer! I could picture the scenes crystal clear and could feel the emotions coming from the characters. I wish I had taken my time with the story but I just couldn’t help myself! Once I started reading, I was sucked in and I couldn’t stop for even a moment. You do not want to miss out on this magical debut!


My Rating:

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  1. Amber Elise says:

    Thanks for your review, it sounds great! And a drool-worthy love interest is always a plus! :D

  2. This one sounds amazing and I've been hearing nothing but good things. I can't wait to read it when it comes out. Great review!

  3. Mimi Valentine says:

    I just LOVE the cover for this book and everything inside sounds absolutely AMAZING! I wanted to read this book before, but reading your review only makes me want to pick it up more! :)

    Awesome review, Bailey!

    • This book sounds rellay interesting. I always love a good struggle between destiny and normalcy. Thanks for stopping by my blog! It seems we are both attracted to pretty covers! I just love this one, so ethereal. ~Nikki

  4. Loretta @ Between The Pages says:

    I have been loving this book since i 1st heard about it. The cover is phenomenal!! & your review of course makes me want to read it so much MORE now!! :)
    Happy Reading.

  5. Is it really that good?! It looks like I may have missed out on an opportunity to read an awesome book. Great review, Bailey! I'll be sure to pick this one up when it debuts ;)

  6. I didn't love Shattered Souls quite as much as you did, but I definitely agree that it was a fun read! Alden was…*fans self* hot! Haha. Thanks for the great review, Bailey! :)

  7. Okay, first off Jealous! I want to read this book badly! But I loved your review! Makes me excited to read it!

  8. Fabulous review Bailey, I enjoyed this one as well! I felt really bad for Lenzi too as she was trying to figure out if she was crazy or not. I can't even imagine not being able to trust your own mind:(

  9. Cinnamon (A Thousand Little Pages) says:

    Oh no, a love triangle? But hey, if you loved it, it must have been well-executed, at least. :)

  10. I've wanted this one since I saw that gorgeous cover! Now I just want it MORE! I'm so glad that it turned out to be just as amazing as the cover suggests it is. I can't wait to read it!

  11. Mary @ BookSwarm says:

    Ooh, a hot boy? Love! It sounds absolutely amazing (plus, that cover's gorgeous!).

  12. A Canadian Girl says:

    I love the way you've described this, Bailey. I thought this one sounded interesting but you've made me really excited about it. The romance in this one sounds pretty good and I have a feeling I'll fall for Alden too :)

  13. hahaha, B! I didn't have to make it far in your review to add this one to my wishlist. When I got to "He is so scrumptious!" I was sold! Then you added that he is "muy caliente," and well, I moved the book to my TBR! LOL

    Thanks for sharing about him. I'm super excited to meet Alden for myself.

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