Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Review: Souled by Diana Murdock

Souled by Diana Murdock

Goodreads Discription:
Power and Control…

What 17-year-old boy wouldn’t be tempted by the promise of power and control - no matter what form that promise came in?

Seth knew exactly what he would do with power and control. He’d be well on his way to a wrestling scholarship, his dad could stop working so hard to make ends meet, and he’d forever have the heart of his girlfriend, Sandpoint High’s most beautiful girl.

For Seth, the temptation was much too strong to resist. And why should he? The way he saw it, he had everything to gain.

But when he unknowingly invites another soul to share his body, Seth discovers that not all power is good – especially when it was never his to wield. And when the soul reveals its true intentions, will Seth have the strength to fight it or would death be less painful
My Review:

Seth is captivated by an online ad on eSouled, which offers power and control. Unknowingly, he offers another soul into his body that gives him magical powers and control. Once Seth finds out what the soul really wants, he does everything to make it stop, but it isn’t easy. The soul—Maksim—is there on a mission and now he will make Seth fall through with is will.

His girlfriend, Dani, must find a way to save the boy she loves; she must take risks in order to regain their relationship, and most importantly, to save Seth’s life. With the help of some friends, together, they go on a remarkable adventure to find out what this particular soul is, what it really wants, and how to get rid of it. Once they find out Maskim's true intentions, they must fight together to save Seth’s humanity, but it might be too late.

The story itself is well-written with an unforgettable plot that will leave you wanting more! I fell in love with the story from the very beginning and couldn't put it down. The characters are amazingly well-developed and likeable—they have their own unique agenda that stands out from the norm. I just love them all, even Maksim, who is the poltergeist in this story.

Seth is the first POV in this story and he is easily likeable. All he wants is for everything to be normal and to give more to the people he loves most in his life.

Dani, Seth’s girlfriend, is another POV in this story. She is smart, kind hearted, and loves animals but she also stands up for what’s right, and not afraid to kick some soul butt! I was in awe of her courage and commitment to save Seth.

Alyx was my most favorite character. She is a Goth girl, who ‘knows’ something is wrong with Seth. Her character was funny and unpredictable. She was quick to help Dani in her adventure, but there is something about her that lies underneath, and I hoping to hear more about her.

The plot provides twist and turns that will keep you on the edge. Once you start on the first page, it is hard to stop—which makes this story fast and exciting to read. We’re left with a cliffhanger and I can’t wait to see what’s next!

Overall, we experience love, courage, commitment, suspense, and action. I am a fan of YA and I must say that this book hit the main points. I would definitely recommend this book for young readers and adults that would love to read this amazing story—believe me, you won’t regret it.

Diana is a remarkable author and I love her work. It is so easy to get into her books because they are well written and captivating at the same time! I’m sure you’ll love her also. Her other book Again is out now, which is an adult novel about reincarnation—you can read my review here:

Five Beautiful Butterflies*****

Print Price: $12.99
Number of Pages: 314 (print)

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