Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Book Review: Fragile Spirits

Fragile Spirits (Souls, #2)Author: Mary Lindsey
Publication Date: January 23, 2014
Publisher: Philomel
Series: Souls # 2

Paul has always known he was a Protector, fated to serve a Speaker who could hear the voices of spirits lingering after death and help those souls find peace.

Vivienne ignores the voices of the dead.

Paul has always followed the Protector’s rule book, preparing diligently for the day when he’d be matched with his Speaker and fulfill his destiny.

Vivienne never does what she’s told.

So when Paul is matched with Vivienne, they both find the pairing less than satisfactory. But a kidnapping, a malevolent spirit and power stronger than both of them may just prove that they are two halves of the same whole.

In a stunning story about the beauty of fate and the power of secrets, Mary Lindsey returns to the world of Shattered Souls with a breathtaking thrill-ride of a novel.

After meeting Vivienne, I’d been certain things couldn’t get worse. Man, oh, man, had I been wrong.

I hated feeling out of control, and it was as if every ounce of control had been sucked away the minute I met Vivienne.

If nothing else, she was genuine…and prickly, harsh, obnoxious, and an overall pain in the butt.

“Are you okay, Vivienne?”
“Ghosts suck.” Her fear spiked and zapped through me, causing my heart to pound.

After I had gotten about two or three chapters into this book I realized that this is not the first book in a series! However, when I checked on Goodreads there was a nice note from the author explaining that the first book is not required reading for this addition! I just love books like that and authors that explain this to you. However, now that I have read this book I am definitely going to pick up the first book, Shattered Souls, because a lot of bloggers that I trust have given it high ratings. This book starts almost where the last one leaves off. This story follows Paul who is a Protector, a law abiding citizen, and a Speaker named Vivienne, love the name, who doesn’t care one way or the other whose law she is breaking! These two were sure to make a great combination right from the start.

Vivienne was definitely my favorite part of this book. Getting to know her was well worth picking up this book. Her attitude and tone throughout the entire book was enough to put her on my “Favorite Character Shelf.” This type of heroine was just what I was in the mood for. I know this may sound crazy, but I loved that I had the picture on the front cover of this book to remind myself what Vivienne was supposed to look like. She even looks awesome. I loved seeing her interact with other characters, especially Paul. They were definitely polar opposites, but still had enough in common to connect on a personal level.

Paul had his awesome character traits as well, however. Vivienne brought out a side of him that at first you think is impossible. He is a rule follower and always wants to do what is right. When I said that he and Vivienne had enough in common, I was referring to their back stories. Paul’s is unexpected and definitely draws you closer to him while you are reading.

This is a must read for anyone who loves supernatural novels!

***A copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Philomel in exchange for my honest review***

1 comment:

  1. didn't know much about this series but i'm surely going to check it now....

    thanks for this amazing review

    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex