Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Review: Soulkeepers




Title: Soulkeepers (Book 1)
Author: G. P. Ching
Rating: 4 stars

Summary:
When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother's car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can't find his mother's body. A beautiful and mysterious neighbor offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. But in exchange she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a protector of human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother's disappearance. But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths, and questions her motives for helping him.
Review:
This Story starts out with a 15 year old boy being taken to live with his uncle he had never met after his mother goes missing. He experiences a lot of prejudice and bullying at this small town high school, and finally befriends an Indian girl, who gets bullied just as much as he does. After throwing a fit and breaking a window of the neighbor’s house, he has to work off the cost in her garden. However, this neighbor has many secrets.
He learns about his past and his talents as a Soulkeeper, with the help of the neighbor Dr Silva, and sets out to find his mother at all costs.
Plot- This story was very unique. I have read a lot of
 fallen angels or nephilim books, but have never heard of a twist like this. It weaves historical evidence, and biblical references to fit the story perfectly. I will say that at first, it took me a while to really get into the story, but by about half way through, I was fully vested. I did at first feel that I was not going to like the story because I felt the author would end up discussing the negatives of God and religion, however it was the opposite. So-be forewarned, this book is heavily imbedded with religious references.
Characters- I loves each character in this book. It was very refreshing to read a story from a male POV. I wasn’t sure if I would like it, but I did! Jacob, the MC, is honest, but still flawed, like a normal teenage boy. You see him grow, make mistake and learn from those mistakes. He is dependable and loyal, fighting to find his mother and to protect his friend Malina. Malina is a breath a fresh air. She is so genuinely good! Dr Silva has a twist, and towards the end, I was getting upset I didn’t know what was up with the Cat Gideon, but you do find out, and it’s GREAT!
Romance- The romance between Malina and Jacob was sweet and realistic of a teenage romance. It wasn’t love at first sight; it was a growth from a friendship of things shared in common. It was probably the romance I liked the best out of this whole book. There was no triangle; it was just the two of them. They liked each other, then respected each other, then had issues that they worked through and fell in love. GREAT romance. Very clean though.
Overall- there was a small amount of grammatical errors, and though I am ok with the religious tones, not everyone would be. I think this book is refreshing and great! and I would highly recommend it!

2 comments:

  1. oh, wow! look at that cover! *-* religious tones, huh? not sure about that. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. Another angel book? I feel like they're the new craze or something. I don't know if I'll this book up though, it doesn't really catch my attention for some reason.

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