Saturday, February 19, 2011
Book Review: Soul in Love
Soul in Love by Vone Savan.
Soul in Love is a fictitious paranormal romance that centers on a seventeen year old girl named Amber Olive. One evening, after spending time together, Amber and her boyfriend, London, end up in a horrible car accident in which she somehow survives, but her boyfriend does not. Then, while Amber mourns his death, she begins to see and feel London again. At first, she questions her sanity, but then starts to believe in him. Through this newfound belief, she takes a metaphysical journey which ultimately answers the questions to London's appearances and her own reality. This book deals with the issues of loss, grief, and love. It challenges the idea of how far we will go to try and get back the person we once loved; even after something as profound as death. Soul in Love also raises questions relating to what each of us will truly believe after something tragic happens-spiritually and otherwise.
What would you do to stay with the one you love? Soul in Love is a wonderful debut by Vone Savan. I have to admit that I was expecting a sweet, young adult paranormal romance, but was pleasantly surprised by the depth and chilling nature of this novel. After Amber loses her boyfriend London in a tragic car accident she doesn't know how to move on. Savan's description of heartache and loss is believable and adds to the realism of Amber's experience. When Amber begins to communicate with her dead boyfriend, she sets into motion a series of unexpected, life changing events. Soul in Love is a haunting tale of love, remorse, grief, and obsession. Due to certain tragic themes (see "sensitive reader warning" below) this novel may be more suitable for more mature YA readers and adults.
I recommend Soul in Love to readers of paranormal romance, paranormal suspense, and especially to fans of young adult fiction with darker themes. Soul in Love may appeal to fans of the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, Romeo & Juliet, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, and the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater.
Sensitive reader warning: violence, sexual situations, and mixed messages concerning teen suicide
Source: This book was provided by the author or publisher for honest review.
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Soul in Love on Goodreads.
Don't miss our interview with Vone Savan here at From the Shadows.
E.J. Stevens is the author of the Spirit Guide young adult paranormal romance series, the Hunters' Guild urban fantasy series, and the award-winning Ivy Granger urban fantasy series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.