Monday, May 16, 2011

Mini Review: Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey

Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
Release Date: December 8, 2011
Publisher: Philomel/Penguin
Genre: YA Paranormal 

The Story: (from Goodreads) Lenzi hears voices. She also sees visions--gravestones, floods, a gorgeous guy with steel gray eyes. She knows she must be going crazy, just like her dad did. Her boyfriend, Zak, can't do anything to help, and the voices just keep getting louder, the visions more intense. But when Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, everything makes sense.

Sort of.

He tells Lenzi that she's a reincarnated Speaker--someone who can talk to lost souls and help them move on--and that he has been her Protector for centuries. But instead of embracing her abilities, Lenzi struggles between her life as the girlfriend of a sexy musician and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. Yet time is running out; a malevolent spirit has been trying to destroy Lenzi for ages, and he will surely kill her if she doesn't make a decision soon.

Her choices are clear: Destiny or normalcy. Alden or Zak. Life or death.

My MINI Review: Shattered Souls is an original and remarkable debut that had me on the edge of my seat for much of the book. Lenzi is a strong female lead that I instantly connected with and wanted to see succeed. I fell in love with Alden immediately. He’s handsome, devoted, confident and never puts his own needs before Lenzi’s. What else do we need in a man? And then there’s Zak. He may not be perfect but his character is built strong enough throughout the book that he’s impossible to forget and perhaps, you’ll fall in love with him a little bit too. He’s not perfect, but they can’t all be, can they?

I thoroughly enjoyed Shattered Souls and am keeping all my extremities crossed that we’ll get a second book to follow-up with. It’s exceptionally well written, fantastically disturbing and head over heels romantic. I simply cannot wait to read more by this extremely talented author!


  1. I love this mini review! it's everything I want to know. Did you like the book? Did you like the characters? Awesome. This book sounds amazing, can't wait!

  2. I love when there is a strong female lead in young adult novels! I think we need more of them.

  3. I love strong female leads! They totally rock! Loved your review!

  4. Thanks for the mini review! I can't wait to read this book. I love Paranormal Romance and i love the cover! (:

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