Unnatural Souls Synopsis:
It’s been almost a year since the night of the accident that should have killed Grace. Nearly a year since her brother, Ash, sold his soul to save her. She survived, but that wasn’t the end of their story.
Not even close.
In the months since, Grace’s life has turned upside down. She can move objects with her mind, teleport in a blink of an eye, see dead people … and that’s just the tip of the crazy train.
And that would be fine, really … if she had any idea how to control it.
Instead, she’s stuck in a body that does things she doesn’t understand. And now, the contract her brother made for her life is drawing to a close. Which means he’s running out of time before the demon comes to collect his soul.
Unless Grace can find a way to save him.
When an angel named Michael shows up with answers and an offer to help her, she jumps at the chance—and agrees to help him with his own mission as the price.
Then she finds out that Michael is working with another demon. That the deal she’s made … is no better than the one from which she’s trying to save Ash. And she’s faced with a choice: turn and walk away, or try to save her brother—by working with the very monsters who have nearly destroyed them both.
I was given a copy of Unnatural Souls by Linda Foster for an honest review.
Gotta say I was intrigued from the beginning. The story description caught my attention and the book didn’t disappoint. She makes a good case for how the afterlife may actually work. She creates a story about the gray area between right and wrong, but it is on a less than literal plane. She allows both the good and evil sides to bend the rules.
The main character finds herself brought back to life by her brother’s deal with a demon. So let’s just call this demon a bad Angel. When she discovers that his soul will be taken in one year as part of the bargain she is determined to stop that. As the year progresses she discovers she has angelic powers of magic because she was brought back from her true path to heaven. Both good and evil want to own her, but she sides with the the one that can save her brother. There are lots of angels, demons, and magic in this one and sibling love rather than romance.
If you are looking for romance or young love or angst, this one isn’t for you. If you like a good story with meat and some sense of reality, this is it. She lets her characters be real and feel like real people with a conscience. The story is pretty straight forward, it is the character development and the magic that give it a few turns. Not to disappoint, there is a cliff hanger.
Hopefully the next installment comes out quickly cause I can’t wait to see what magic she has up her sleeve. This read is appropriate for both young and old and is an average read time of about six hours altogether. Happy Reading!!
Linda Foster Bio:
Linda Foster was born and raised in Colorado, where she still lives with her (very patient) husband, two (very spoiled) ferrets and (equally spoiled) dog. Linda became an avid reading enthusiast the moment she picked up her first book, and has grown steadily worse.
By the time she was fifteen years old, her library had become too big for her shelves, and she was forced to donate all her books to the local school, just to make room for new ones. She started writing short novellas for her friends in middle school, and expanded into full-length novels several years later.
The Realm of the Claimed novellas are her first published work.