2.3.2013 | Sunday

Soul Control

category: Book Reviews

Soul Controltitle: Soul Control
author: C. Elizabeth
published: 2012-12-01
publisher: Wings ePress
genre(s): fantasy, romance
pages: 454
source: author, book tour
format: eBook
buy/shelve it: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

rating: four-stars

the blurb

“Lead us not into temptation, deliver us from evil.”

Words of truth for seventeen-year-old Saydi Gardiner upon discovering her ancestry. But if she has doubts, further confirmation is forthcoming and it comes in the form of a wickedly gorgeous Nathanael Braxton, when he steals her heart and cuddles into her soul – the last place the boy should be.

Nineteen-year-old Nathanael’s unrelenting good looks aren’t the only thing that make him dangerous – and he knows it! However, his caring human self struggles with a loyalty – a loyalty that binds him to the hunt for the soul that will give his family the power they seek. There’s only one problem: When he finds her, Nathanael falls in love with his prey – Saydi.

my review

This book was engrossing from the very beginning, with a great plot and great characters.  It was a fantastic take on the “good vs. evil” battle, with neither side being entirely good nor entirely evil.  That made all of the characters that much more believable, despite their obvious paranormal backgrounds.  I also liked that the story didn’t just center on Nathanael and Saydi the entire book, but included the other characters with true stories of their own.  The story line between Nathanael and his mom was one of my favorites, full of raw emotion and angst.  The struggles between Saydi and her three best friends were ever changing and their involvement with Nathanael’s brothers added a lot to the story.

Things to love…

  • The “good vs. evil” take.  The battle between good and evil is a standard in a lot of paranormal fantasy, but this was a completely different take on it.  The Tov’s and the Pyres, with lots of history/mythology included to make the entire concept seem plausible.
  • Saydi’s parents.  I liked that they, too, had a happy ending!
  • Nathanael’s struggles within himself.  The struggles between his love for Saydi and his Pyre side was fascinating and kept me wondering from page to page.

Things I wanted more of…

  • Job and Joshua.  It is the only part of the book that bothered me.  The story ended and somewhere between the end of it and the epilogue, Job and Joshua had lost their Pyre tendencies and were embracing their human sides.  I would have loved to know just how that happened.
  • The Magisters.  They were an eclectic group that we really didn’t learn much about, aside from Mora.

About C. Elizabeth

I live in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada with my family and work full-time as a paralegal. During my short writing career I’ve learned a lot about myself, sometimes to the point that I wonder how the heck I got this far in life and know so little about myself.

Have you ever had something happen to you that makes you shake your head in awe, wondering where it came from? Well that’s what happened to me with Absolute Obsession. For the majority of my life I had dabbled in many things, such as drawing, photography, sewing, only to find that after a while, I would lose interest, but writing was a different story — it found me and continues to be an addiction, as well as a most wonderful, incredible passion.

My characters are the storytellers, I simply narrate it for you, the reader. The goal is always to take you on an emotional journey where you are present in every room, feeling every emotion, being thrown in the throngs of the argument, witnessing the tenderness, and the like. I want you to laugh with me, cry with me, get mad with me, I want you to feel every emotion under the sun while reading my novels, because if you do, then rest assured, I’m right there with you.

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2 responses to “Soul Control

  1. Thank you for such a wonderful review — watch for the second in the series to address your question as to how Job and Joshua find their more human side and believe me that doesn’t last. Thank you so much for having me.

  2. Thank for such a wonderful review. Please watch for the second in the series to address your question as to how Job and Joshua find peace with their human side (I had to leave something out about them to enhance the second) and believe me that side doesn’t hold long. Thank you for having me

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