on June 6, 2014 :
Originally written for NaNoWriMo, which is enough in itself to warrant a medal. (I know, because I have tried it) Reclaiming Souls is the unusual story of Devalynn, a girl whose life was brutally ended. She finds herself in the afterlife, with a job as a Soul Collector.
She quite likes the responsibility of her new job and meets some interesting people. Along the way, she meets someone she thinks she once loved on Earth, stirring up all kinds of forgotten and confusing sensations. Added to which are the feelings she has discovered for another Soul Collector.
This is a story with a strong moral message of good versus evil, and also a complex love triangle in a place where physical love is unecessary.
Devalynn finds herself choosing between a good friend and the one she might have loved on Earth. A hard decision, considering she doesn't remember the half of it. You follow Devalynn as she fights her way through the afterlife as she tries to save the lost souls and the people she loves, and find yourself cheering her on.
Reclaiming Souls is written with a lot of humour and engaging dialogue. The fact that it is destined to be a trilogy means we will enjoy following Devalynn on her journey for a better, happier life. I, for one, will pre-order the next installment as soon as possible.
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
on Feb. 28, 2014 :
This book may be an earlier write of Ariele's but I thought it was as great as any of the others I've read so far.....it had me up till early morning thinking 'just one more page and I'll go to sleep'...I love an author who thinks outside the box and comes up with something different than what was already done...I will be buying every book she puts out...this author is one you have to put on your to- read list....you'll be glad you did. Great writer=grear reads!
(reviewed the day of purchase)