Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Nineteen-year-old college student Levi Reed has spent his life with hollow emotions and a darkness so deep that he’s convinced he’s losing his mind. He’d give anything to feel something, anything, real.
When a mysterious stranger appears, Levi is convinced the man is trying to kill him. When he’s near, Levi experiences head-crushing pain and something surprising—real emotions for the first time. Jeb Monroe is arrogant, self-assured, closed-off, and handsome, but he isn’t the harbinger of doom Levi assumed. Jeb’s mission: help Levi find his missing soul.
Levi is pulled into the secret world of Seers and Keepers, those born with the innate ability to manipulate souls and tasked with balancing the negative energy they can produce. Levi learns he possesses a rare gift, and he’s in danger. As Jeb and Levi grow closer, they discover a group of zealots who want to harness Levi’s power to cleanse the world of damaged souls. Everyone Levi cares for is threatened unless he agrees to become their tool of death. But agreeing could spell the destruction of humankind. With no one to trust and nothing as it appears, it’s up to Levi to save them all.
JC Wallace did a wonderful job with this story. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with this story, but it went above and beyond what I was thinking. There were enough twists and turns that I didn’t want to put the book down just so I could find out what would happen next.
Levi has never felt any real emotions in his life until he comes close to Jeb. Unfortunately they aren’t nice emotions and it has Levi thinking the worst. When Levi and Jeb connect and then learn that the person they have been relying on for answers isn’t who she says she is their world is turned upside down again.
This story is from Levi’s point of view and I would feel how soul crushing everything he has been through has been. When he connects with Jeb and finally sees some good he immediately thinks the worst when Jeb closes himself off again. I could feel his confusion over his situation and what to do, but he quickly figures out what must be done.
Cover art by Brooke Albrecht is nice and gives a good idea of the main characters in the story.
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ebook, 330 pages
Published June 22nd 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN 163477261X (ISBN13: 9781634772617)