Tuesday, December 11, 2012
After Reading: Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
Lenzi hears voices and has visions - gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can't help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she's a reincarnated Speaker - someone who can talk to and help lost souls - and that he has been her Protector for centuries.
Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn't make a decision soon.
This one has been on my TBR list for ages, and I'm so glad I finally picked it up! While it took me a bit to get into the story (I was totally repelled by Zak from the start and he creeped me out at the beginning) as soon as Alden showed up the story really picked up and I was wrapped up in the story. I loved the unique nature of the story and the fun world Lindsey created. I love a spin on the general talks-to-ghosts themes, and I think Shattered Souls was just that, along with a crazy organization that needed some rules changed--another favorite theme of mine. Plus, Lenzi totally managed to pull off how creeped out all of the things she was seeing would have given any person. I would have totally gone nuts! Looking forward to the next book :)