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Series: Maiden of Time #2
Published by Raybourne Publishing on 2014-10-13
Genres: Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult
Alexia manipulated time to save the man of her dreams, and lost her best friend to red-eyed wraiths. Still grieving, she struggles to reconcile her loss with what was gained: her impending marriage. But when her wedding is destroyed by the Soulless—who then steal the only protection her people have—she’s forced to unleash her true power.
And risk losing everything.
After reading and reviewing Moonless back in April of this year, I immediately signed on to review the sequel, Soulless, when it came out. I don’t know if it was a case of the wrong book at the wrong time or the book itself, but unfortunately, it just did not live up to Moonless for me.
Part of my problem was that I couldn’t remember much of Moonless, so I was a little lost when I first started out. Most of the big stuff came back as I read, but I was still a little confused on some of the smaller stuff. Also, I knew one of the major events from reading the description, so I spent a lot of my reading negatively anticipating it, rather than just enjoying the ride.
Once it really got into the story and we got to learn more about Alexia’s powers, I found it more interesting, but there were still some scenes that just fell apart for me. Some things just felt like they were rushed or not explained well, and I was left confused. Even looking back, there are still some things that I don’t understand.
While reading some of Soulless, I was seriously considering not continuing on with the series, but the ending definitely changed my mind. It was a little bit predictable, but I still need to see what happens next!
Overall, I found Soulless to be okay. My assumption is that it would probably be better read right after Moonless since everything is still fresh in your mind, but it just kind of fell flat for me.