June 2, 2014

Review: My Soul Immortal

My Soul Immortal (Fated Eternals #1) by Jen Printy
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: February 15, 2014
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Book Description:

An endless love, for an endless price Jack’s immortality is exposed when he prevents a liquor store heist, forcing him to flee to protect his secret—a secret not even he understands. 

But when he meets Leah Winters—a mirror image of his decades-lost love, Lydia—his very soul is laid bare. He begins to question his sanity. Is she real, and if so, what does that mean for Jack and his secret

Jack’s not the only mystery man in town. A stranger named Artagan hints at knowledge Jack is desperate to possess. But can he trust Artagan, or does the dark newcomer harbor deadly secrets of his own

As Jack’s bond with Leah grows, so does the danger to her life. Jack must discover just how much he is willing to risk in order to save the woman he already lost once.

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"My Soul Immortal" was a book that could have went either way for me. Reading the description, I was intrigued, but didn't know how I would ultimately feel about it when everything was said and done. I'm glad to say that it did end up being something that I enjoyed and was a pleasurable read.

This book is about a guy named Jack, who just happens to be immortal. When a lot of people look at the word "Immortal", the word "Vampire" comes to mind a lot. However, that's not Jack's case. Jack just can't die (and believe me, he's tried). He has been "gifted" with a long life without any of the vampire tendencies of having to drink blood or only go out at night or any of that nonsense.

While some people might think that that sounds like a great bargain, Jack doesn't see his immortality as a gift, but instead sees it as a curse (and not just because he's perpetually stuck looking like a 19-year-old and is stuck getting carded all of the time when he wants a drink). He's lost the love of his life decades ago, and has just been wandering around heartbroken ever since.

That's sort of where this story starts off. Jack is just going through life, living as an empty shell ever since his Lydia died all of those years ago. He doesn't get close to anyone anymore, and doesn't even live in one place too long because he doesn't want people to realize that he doesn't age. It's not until his newest move that things start to get interesting for him and life is breathed back into his immortal body.

While walking around the neighborhood, Jack runs into a girl (literally), who reminds him of his Lydia. It's not like she's a carbon copy of her, but she does have the exact same eyes, and Jack can't shake the feelings that stir up as a result of her. The girl ends up being our female lead, Leah, and a good chunk of the beginning of this book is Jack working out his feelings for Leah and why she reminds him so much of Lydia.

The book actually had a pretty slow start for me. The first part seemed to be all about Jack's infatuation with Lydia and the things he was willing to do to get the girl. It wasn't really until the second half that the stakes were considerably raised, and the book finally turned into something besides a "boy likes girl" story.

However, after that midway point, it became hard to put the book down, and it was finally able to hold my attention and leave me turning the pages for more.

Since the book is dealing with an Immortal, obviously the idea of Death comes into play. I really enjoyed the back story that was created in order to explain the immortals (because, of course Jack is not the only one). There's even a "council of death", which was interesting to read and think about.

Even though it took awhile for me to get into it, I did enjoy reading "My Soul Immortal". I liked the dynamic between Jack and Leah, especially since even once they got together, they acted like a regular couple complete with fights, and didn't lose themselves or their personalities to the relationship. I look forward to seeing what new adventures book two will bring.

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Author Bio:

Since childhood, Jen Printy has been writing. Whether stories about a fantasy world or everyday life in Maine, Jen loved losing herself in the worlds she created on paper.

The arts in all forms have always been an important part of Jen’s life, a love instilled in her by her father. When Jen isn’t writing, she’s sculpting as a freelance doll artist.

Jen lives with her husband, two daughters, and diva dog Cookie in southern Maine, where she loves spending time friends and family, finding treasures along the seashore, or enjoying a Guinness at her favorite local pub.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reviewing My Soul Immortal, Melissa!


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