This weeks book for review was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review.
Adams has high hopes for life as a normal teenager but when you can see people's "shadows", can tell when someone is about to die, and have a crazy demented spirit woman haunting your dreams, life just can't be that simple. His father is less than helpful. Always away on business, most likely as a member of the mofia, or something? After his dreams start to become a little too real, Adam is whisked away to a boarding school....for soul guides. Playing catch up is hard, and something stalks Adam in his dreams. When you are warned everyone is out to kill you, who can you trust?
Overall this was a very entertaining read. Adam was a likable character. I couldn't help but see a lot of myself in him; sarcastic, riddled with self doubt, loyal. He was relatable and interesting and kept me rooting for him from page one.
Being whisked away to soul guide school with different warring houses was very Harry Potter-ish but the writing tone, and plot line were unique and held it's own. More grit and grim than magic and whimsy for sure.
There were some revelations that were not really very big shockers for me, perhaps they weren't meant to be. This book is one of a planned series and I will say my interest is piqued- I will have to keep up with the series to see what happens next. Although confusing at first, I did enjoy how the book alternated from current events from Adam's perspective, to a council meeting of some sort with the ruling body of soul guides, telling a story of a forbidden love between two warring clans (think Romeo and Juliet). This gave the reader a little insight into Adam's parents backstory which helped explain current events and plot points, and which I felt was a great way to dole out information in way that made it feel natural to the progression of the plot. I am going to go ahead and recommend you all snag a copy of this book when it releases today, October 3rd!
See you guys next week!!