Book: SOUL SEARCH
Author: AMBER SCOTT
Published: September 2011
Source: author via Bestseller For A Day, no other compensation given for honest review
From Good Reads:
Three years ago, one horrific night changed his life forever. And now the wolf soul that was invoked to save him is taking over his body, day by day.
Can he master his animal instincts in time to discover who is stealing children's souls before the delicate balance we all depend upon is shattered?
Or will he reject the one woman who can help heal his body and his soul?
SOUL SEARCH combines a curious collection of elements that somehow work perfectly for the novel. There's a historical feel to the setting, but the rest of the book is pure fantasy. Leigh Hamilton is a spiritualist that really can see ghosts, and experiences visions that have no earthly explanations. Grant Connel was just a man, until the day his nephew was stolen in front of his eyes, and he gained the ability to shapeshift into a wolf. The two are pushed together when Grant's sister enlists Leigh to help them find her son, Tristan.
Though the mystery of Grant's "malady" and the search for Tristan are the main plot, the romance that develops between Grant and Leigh, as well as the friendship between Leigh and Beatrice (Grant's sister and Tristan's mother) drive much of the emotional aspect of the novel. As this is not my first time reading a book by Amber Scott, I was happy to see that that aspect of her writing was present in this book. Scott has a way with words, filling her writing with thoughtful, powerful moments. The romance is certainly great, but she always has other relationships between her characters that develop throughout.
SOUL SEARCH is definitely a fresh look at what can fit into the paranormal genre. You don't have to go any further to find a great read once you pick up this book. Scott knows how to deliver a page-turning novel that is one part mystery, one part romance, one part magical and all parts riveting.
4/5 for plot
4/5 for characters
4/5 for language
My Rating: 12/15 (3.5 stars) Highly Recommend
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