I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Fallen Souls by Linda Foster
Series: Realm of the Claimed #0.5
Published by Glass House Press on 8th April 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Source: from Netgalley
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Ash never thought going to a party could be dangerous. He certainly never thought it would change his life. But when a man with red eyes begins following him – and his sister – he realizes he was wrong. Soon they’re running, leading the man on a desperate chase over icy roads. When Ash crashes his car, nearly killing his sister, the red-eyed man offers Ash a choice – save his sister, but pay the highest price possible. Bring Grace back to life, at the cost of his own soul. Suddenly, Ash is facing a choice he never sought. But will he use that choice to save his sister? And if he does what will it mean for Ash himself?
Someone has started a revolution in Heaven, his betrayal and lies tearing the fabric of the angels apart. Things are coming quickly to a head, and before long the angels will find themselves at war with each other. Friends and allies will turn against each other, each choosing their own side of right and wrong. If that happens, the world as they know it will end. It’s up to Kali, protector of angels and humans, to stop the treachery before war breaks out and peace is shattered forever. But how far is she willing to go to save the lives of the angels? Will she turn against her own dearest friend to save her world? And if she does will anything be left for her to come home to?
Join Ash and Kali on their individual adventures as we see what – and who – led them to find each other in Soul Bound, the first book in the Realm of the Claimed.
I requested this book on Netgalley a while a go but this is the first chance I’ve had to read it. I love fantasy books so the blurb hooked me quite easily.
To be honest if felt like there were two stories here. The first was about Ash and his sister. Ash and Grace are at a party where he sees a man with red eyes staring at his sister. He goes into protective mode and decides to get here out of there this however has disastrous consequences which Seraphine tries to stop.
Seraphine is an Angel from heaven sent to protect the humans but something is amiss in Heaven. This is where the second story begins. Seraphine and Kali are trying to stop a revolution in Heaven that will not only kill the angels but also every single human. Things however do not go to plan.
While the two stories are vaguely linked it’s not quite clear how Ash fits into the revolution I’m sure this is going to be explained in the next book. This was a great start to what I hope will be an excellent series. I just wish the next book was sooner than 2017.
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