Series: The Soulkeepers

Average Rating: 3.5


Review: Awaken by Lori Adams

Posted 15 July, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Awaken by Lori Adams

Check out my review of Forbidden (The Soulkeepers #1) I enjoyed the first novel, Forbidden, and I wanted to see what happened with the characters. Awaken picks up where Forbidden left off after Dante has been sent back to Hell and Sophia has been united with her body. Unfortunately, I had high expectations for this novel and Awaken did not quite meet them. The pacing in this novel wasn’t nearly as great as that of the first. I often found myself skipping parts and having to go back to reread them. The plot didn’t get really interesting until the end, and even then it was easy to predict what was going to happen. I was able to predict the cliffhanger with 10% left in the book. It was a pretty uneventful read for me which was disappointing because I loved the plot of the first novel so much. Sophia was different in this novel. I’m not sure if it is just that I’ve come to judge main characters more as I read and review more books, but she was a bit whinier to me as a character. For the first half of the novel she was acting like she was hyped up on crack hoping to become a spirit walker, completely disregarding her normal life. She was also a complete pushover when it came to not wanting to let people […]


Mini-Review: Forbidden by Lori Adams

Posted 5 July, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Mini-Review: Forbidden by Lori Adams

“I’m hesitant to explain, still trying to figure out my feelings for Michael. Sometimes I sense a unique connection to him, like that night on the hill before things got weird. Sometimes I have an overwhelming physical need to be with him, need being the watchword; it consumes me until I’m trembling and flushed. I wake in the middle of the night covered in sweat. Other times I remember how he spoke to me, how bossy he comes across, how radical his mood swings. And I get infuriated all over again.” I really enjoy novels involving angels and demons so this was a given for me, especially considering it was published by Random House Flirt, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite publishing imprints. This novel’s plot kept me thoroughly engaged with its battle between good and evil. Sophia St. James moves to a small town in Connecticut, never expecting to see Guardian Angels in spirit form. In fact, she is the only one who can. “My days toss and turn like a restless ocean and I am adrift in quiet anonymity. A solitary buoy in the wake of passing ships, wanting to join them but somehow sensing something different is coming along.” Sophia was a great character. She was strong and brave and I loved her narration. Michael was the angel. He was moody, protective, and volatile. It […]