Monday, October 20, 2014

Soulless by Crystal Collier and Giveaway

Maiden of Time Series, #2
by Crystal Collier
Raybourne Publishing
Young Adult (YA)
Paranormal Historical
281 pages

The Soulless are coming.

Alexia manipulated time to save the man of her dreams, and lost her best friend to red-eyed wraiths. Still grieving, she struggles to reconcile her loss with what was gained: her impending marriage. But when her wedding is destroyed by the Soulless—who then steal the only protection her people have—she’s forced to unleash her true power.
And risk losing everything.


After reading MOONLESS and loving it, I was really excited to get my hands on SOULLESS to continue the journey. And I was not disappointed.  
First, it's important to say that although one can start the series with this book, I wouldn't recommend it. We start there where book 1 left off. Alexia lost many of her loved ones, including her favorite aunt to the Soulless, and her father is finally allowing her upcoming marriage. From beginning on, there's a mixture of emotions, but also the never-ending threat of war with the Soulless. The story grasps and doesn't let go until the very end.
In this book, Alexia gains a deeper understanding of herself and her powers, and of course, continues a sweet romance with a hero worth drooling over. She gains self-confidence and takes more control of the situation around her as she's forced to fight her own emotions and realize that the war isn't broken into a clear black and white, but includes more gray areas than anyone else is willing to see. I had no trouble fevering for her as she battled her way from one adventure into another, and faced unexpected twists and turns.
In other words, this is a magical, fast-paced, romantic adventure that will keep paranormal YA lovers glued to the pages until the very end. Can't wait for book 3!

Praise for SOULLESS: 

"With a completely unique plot that keeps you guessing and interested, it brings you close to the characters, sympathizing with them and understanding their trials and tribulations." --SC, Amazon reviewer

"It's clean, classy and supernaturally packed with suspense, longing, intrigue and magic." --Jill Jennings, TX

"SWOON." --Sherlyn, Mermaid with a Book Reviewer
And here she is. . .
                              Crystal Collier!!!
Crystal Collier is a young adult author who pens dark fantasy, historical, and romance hybrids. She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, four littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. You can find her on her blog and Facebook, or follow her on Twitter.

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Crystal Collier said...

Yay! Thank you so much for the fabulous review. You totally rock!

J Lenni Dorner said...

Great review. Well written.