Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
A Pirate Princess Review
“Lenzi hears voices and has visions – gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can’t help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she’s a reincarnated Speaker – someone who can talk to and help lost souls – and that he has been her Protector for centuries.
Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn’t make a decision soon.”
Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Philomel; First Edition edition (December 8, 2011)
REVIEW: 5 STARS–NOT TO BE MISSED!
Lenzi..or Rose, thought she was going crazy when she heard boogie baby crying out to her. Turns out that she wasn’t nuts. She can hear ghosts. And helping them figure out how to move on is Lenzi’s job.
Then there’s Alden. When he showed up, Lenzi got pissed. She had no memory of who he was and the story is interesting as she finds out. This book is written in 1st person, so the reader learns about stuff at the same time as Lenzi.
Zak is supposed to be Lenzi’s boyfriend, but he ain’t a good one. Let’s just say that he’s got issues.
The character’s personalities were consistent throughout the book. Lenzi is sarcastic, smart, funny, and gets mad. Alden disobeys, obeys, and is unpredictable. Zak is whack. He gets drunk, gets jealous, and……ick. Other yucky behavior.
SHATTERED SOULS takes place in Texas. It ties in the historical event that leveled Galveston Island in the early 1900’s, so it has a bit of a historical fiction element. I think that lent to the story. I also liked the paranormal stuff going on in this book. It has ghosts and it’s Lenzi’s and Alden’s jobs to help the ghosts out.
The pacing was great and the ending didn’t disappoint.
Recommended for people who like ghost stories, soul stories, paranormal, and past lives.
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