Review: Forbidden Mind by Kimberly Kinrade, Wings of Arian by Devri Walls, Soulkeepers by GP Ching

Review : Forbidden Mind by Kimberly Kinrade

Sam has been waiting her time to turn eighteen and get away from the establishment that has been raising her and renting her out to rich people that need someone that can read minds. Unfortunately, freedom is an empty promise at the facility.

This was a good paced book. Everything read really quickly. I think the biggest downfall of this book was that it was over. I felt like there was so much more that needed to be told. I would have liked more put into the story (but that is what sequels are for these days). Compared to some of the books I have read lately, this was considerably the shortest.

While it did seem a bit comic-book-ish, I thought the author did a good job putting a new spin on the tail of being abnormal with super powers. I did have to wonder, if all these kids had super powers, why were they all so complacent. They could have easily revolted.

I would recommend this book. It was a good quick read.

Review : Wings of Arian by Devri Walls

Kiora is the first female Solus and soon to be the last. I, a world where no one knew magic existed, Kiora, along with her protector Emane must stay safe and try to win against someone who has been practicing magic for hundreds of years. Kiora has some help from faeries, dragons, and shape shifters, but will that be enough?

The relationship between Kiora and Emane was fun. They started out hating each other, but found that they were just confused by each other. Kiora did not bow down and throw herself at Prince Emane, and Kiora was a commoner that held the magic to save mankind. I personally found that I liked the side non-human characters as much as the protagonist and love interest. The dragon was funny but sincere and the Pegasus was feisty. There was also the strange shape shifter that was on the side of evil for the last battle.

I thought this was a good high fantasy novel and a great start to the series.

 

Review: Soulkeepers by GP Ching

Jacob has relocated to live with family he never knew existed after his mother’s disappearance. Luckily, Jacob has a strong enough character to survive his new surroundings in a small town with small minded students. Slowly he begins to discover secrets about his new family, why they pretended he didn’t exist until now, and his destiny sealed by who his parents really are.

This is a topic covered in the book to some extent as Jacob loses his faith when his mother is taken and then what the soul keepers are and what they are doing is all faith based. This can turn people off to stories. So be forewarned that even though the book description does not state it, this is a story based on angels and demons.

From my own growing up experience I knew people that did not fit into the norm in our small town. While some people might find this bullying, I found that it was a good depiction of how teens tease other for reasons they deem different. If you find this hard to believe, you or someone you knew were probably never on the receiving end.

This was a good book and as long as you are not sick of the angel theme, I would recommend this book.

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