When sixteen-year-old Riley is injured in a car crash and sees a girl stealing a boy’s soul, she’s convinced she’s hallucinating. But when she sees the same girl at the hospital later, she knows she wasn’t dreaming. That’s when Riley learns her secret heritage and who she really is: a halfling Angel of Death.
Riley must come to terms with her new reality and supernatural abilities, but before she can do this, girls her age start dying in mysterious circumstances. It’s up to Riley to figure out why, what the innocent victims have in common, and what she can do to stop them.
Title: The Soul Thief
Series: Angel of Death #1
Author: Majanka Verstraete
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Publication Date: November 1, 2014
Publisher: Booktrope PublishingDisclaimer: I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This was one of my #ARCAugust reads!
I really enjoyed this one. I probably would have given it more stars if I was okay with the romance, but I found myself a little ... creeped out by it. He was literally thousands of years older than her and I was not okay with them even attempting to pursue a relationship. At all.
I did like that Riley wasn't a fan of how Leander wanted to limit her and her ability to make her own choices. I thought the ending was a perfect reflection of this and I really approved of that.
I thought she should have trusted some people more and others less. I think there is going to be some conflict in the next book and I am really excited to see how Riley deals with being pulled in the direction of using her powers for good vs evil. Because I think she probably has a lot of ability and is going to be persuaded to use them for evil. I think she probably already has a stain on her that will mark her as not quite good but also not quite bad either.
Overall: 4/5 I thought the world building could use a little more but the characters were fairly well developed and the plot had me hooked from the first page!