blo Teens Read and Write: Teen Fiction Review: SHATTERED SOULS by Mary Lindsey

Monday, November 14, 2011

Teen Fiction Review: SHATTERED SOULS by Mary Lindsey

by Mary Lindsey
release: 12/8/11
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.
With plenty of twists and turns, SHATTERED SOULS will keep you on the edge of your seat! 

Lenzi is a tough, brave heroine, struggling to help others while keeping herself from falling apart, and evading nasty spirits set on destroying her. In the midst of figuring out her new role as Speaker, she's torn between boyfriend Zak, and new, mysterious hottie, Alden. 

Zak tries, and he seems to truly care for Lenzi, but he has some serious baggage which puts him in the "Girl, quit hanging on and get rid of him before he hurts you" category. Alden is such sweet fellow. Madly in love with Lenzi but doing his best to do what's right by her. Ah, the torture of forbidden romance!  

Mary Lindsey's writing has a haunting quality that lends beautifully to the steady build up and slow reveals that wind through the path of this captivating plot. It also compliments how the romance between Lenzi and Alden develops into a deep emotional connection that has transcended time. 

With plenty of intrigue, mystery, ghosts, evil spirits, reincarnation, and an intense surprise ending that that will have you holding your breath, SHATTERED SOULS is a fantastic addition to your Christmas list. Look for it's release December 8th! But FYI, Mary is having a giveaway on Goodreads!

And I can't do a review without gushing over that amazing cover! It's even better in person. So gorgeous, and kudos for how it captures the feel of the story. 

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Mary's writing is a natural expression of her love of reading and a fascination with the flexibility of the human imagination. Books make the impossible possible.

Prior to attending University of Houston Law School, Mary received a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Drama from the University of Houston. She has taught drama and playwriting in a large public high school and English in a private school. Currently, Mary teaches acting to children and teens at a private studio in Houston, Texas.

Mary lives in Houston with her husband, three kids, two dogs, her daughter's pet rats, an Australian Bearded Dragon and dozens of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. (The roaches are long story—don't ask.)


Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Okay... no one enter the goodreads giveaway. It's mine! Sounds like a good read that matches the beautiful cover! Oh I want!

Anonymous said...

Goodness, the cover is absolutely breathtaking!

Great review and this is one I'll probably try to read.

Unknown said...

Oh, this was really that good?? I've been putting it off as I'm not a fan of the cover, but you've certainly changed my mind!!

Jenny N. said...

Thanks for letting us know about the giveaway. I just entered since its open to Canadians too.

Small Review said...

"With plenty of intrigue, mystery, ghosts, evil spirits, reincarnation, and an intense surprise ending that that will have you holding your breath, SHATTERED SOULS is a fantastic addition to your Christmas list."

HECK YES! I'm totally adding this to my Christmas list now :)

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