Jun 062013
Review: Soul ThiefSoul Thief (Angellion Series #1) by Alison Lorimer
Published by Mills River Publishing on May 15, 2012
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Format: Paperback from BEA 2012
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: two-stars

One Love That Changed The World For All Time

Dr. Katherine Gerrian has few illusions about her failing sanity. As she slips further into the grey space between the living and the dead, visions – impossible visions of twisted, imposing evil – are becoming her reality. When patients begin to die unexpectedly, Katherine reaches her breaking point. Fleeing to reclaim herself in the quiet of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Katherine finds that her imagination has not only followed her to the sleepy town of Lake Lure. It’s waiting to claim her life…and her soul. Everything she knows of love, Heaven, Hell and even her faith will be challenged. Soul Thief is the first book in the acclaimed Angellion Series, author Alison Lorimer masterfully crafts a twisting, tantalizing story of eternal love, betrayal, evil and redemption. Legend mixes with reality; nightmare with waking. What would you live – or die – for? Nothing can prepare you for the worlds about to collide.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I wanted to like this book, I really did. But I was too confused and unbelieving. I never got a good grasp of Katherine’s situation, partly because her history is never really explained. Her character in the beginning few chapters doesn’t seem to match who she was after she left the city. They are just too disconnected.

I was also unclear on some of the ideological and religious points. I felt like there were some explanations left out or assumed, and without a strong religious background, it’s hard to understand what is going on.

The dialogue between the characters was wildly inconsistent. The dialogue between Kat and Lucien was simply unbelievable. People just don’t talk like that. It was better between Kat and Michael though. The dialogue was filled with love and humour, however it seemed incredibly teenager-y, not adult-y at all. In fact, Kat and Michael’s relationship overall was that of teenaged siblings, not responsible adults.

Overall, I was disappointed in the story. There was too much that felt unexplained and unresolved. The final scenes with Corey were too fast and neat. I expected drama, but I got basically nothing. It was fairly indicative of the entire book overall.

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