[Review] Soulless

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Title: Soulless

Series: The Immortal Gene #1

Author: Jacinta Maree

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction

Published: October 1, 2015

Source: Copy provided by NetGalley

Quicklinks: Amazon | Goodreads

Welcome to Soulless.

We are the generation that laughs at death.

Reincarnation; what was once considered a gift of immortality has become an eternity of nightmares.

Nadia Richards lives in a world plagued by reincarnation, a system of recycling souls where all past memories, personalities and traumatic events are relived daily in disjointed sequences. Trapped within their own warped realities, not even the richest and most powerful are saved from their own minds unraveling. Madness is the new human nature, and civilizations are crumpling beneath themselves trying to outrun it.

Within a society that ignores death, Nadia appears to be the one exception to the reincarnation trap. Born without any reincarnated memories and with printless eyes, the hot-tempered 19 year old quickly becomes the ultimate prize to all those wishing to end the vicious cycle, or for some, to ensure they could evade death forever.

Readers discretion: Adult language, violence and some adult scenes. For mature audiences only.

For a long while now, I've always been attracted to the idea of reincarnation and indeed believe it. So when I came across Soulless, I just knew I had to read it. From the moment I read the summary, I needed to have it in my collection and hoped for the best.

Ms. Maree is a wonderful author, writing poetically to describe the environment. On top of that, the characters were very well thought out. I loved Nadia for both her weakness and her strengths; caring for her sister and wanting nothing but the best for her, caring for someone who was unstable even when he scared her, and living in a world filled with nothing but hopelessness. Diesel was greatly thought out as well along with both of their character development.

The world Ms. Maree builds is completely believable and vivid, putting you into the darkened world of theirs plagued with insanity, greed, and the constant need to survive.

When it comes to the plot, I just have to say I'm really enjoying it so far. There's always something going on to keep you on your toes. At times, this can be exhausting because there are some points where I'd just need to take a breather, relax, and get gather my thoughts. Other times, it is thrilling, engaging, and doesn't fail to keep you hooked. But seriously, there's enough action going on that you won't even care that there's a lack of romance in it (I honestly didn't even notice about the lack of it until the end).

I have to throw in a bit of honesty here, the ending did feel a bit sudden. I'm not saying it was bad in anyway, because it certainly is a cliffhanger for sure, but with the suddenness, it felt like plummeting from a cliff only to hit solid ground immediately (hahahahah ahh.. you'll get it if you read the book).

Anyway, I really enjoyed every bit of this book. The whole premise is interesting and with Ms. Maree's writing tied in with the intriguing plot and thrilling scenes, I'm so ready for the next book. I absolutely hate that I need to wait for the next one to come out. If you're ready for a thrilling, action-packed story, this one is for you. Get ready to be at the edge of your seat for over 300 pages. You won't regret it.

1 comment :

  1. I'm so glad you liked it! I'm really looking forward for Soul Finder to come out... It should be a nice birthday present :)

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