Review: Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
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.
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!