My rating: 3 of 5 stars
ARC provided by Full Fathom Five via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
‘Soul Corrupted’ is the second book in the ‘Of Demons and Angels’ series. If you haven’t read ‘Soul Crossed’, the first book, then you can check out my review of it here . It’s for those who love anything angel or demons related but it’s not your everyday ‘angelic’ story, this novel really is very cruel, intense and evil at moments (which surprised me once again) yet completely kind, easy and good at others. Be warned that the biblical side of the story is sometimes different in some areas, but had to be created so to make the story.
I gave this book a three star mostly because it seemed to be suffering from the dreaded second book syndrome…until the very end that is. Whilst I was reading it I felt that its was not the WHOLE story in a novel, but rather the first PART and the SECOND would be continued in the following novel. I have to point out some flaws:
1. The book is mediocre.
2. It had LITTLE by the way of tension and anticipation.
3. It was NICE but not GOOD.
The book kind of felt like it was a gap filler in the series and most of it just dragged on and kept spouting all this stuff that I think did not have significance to the storyline. What I mean is: we follow Grace and Josh as they do all these actions and royally fail. This leads to…the ending.
The author did little to create tension or anticipation which would have really helped the book in its pace and flow. This made it seriously monotonous.
There were too many nice qualities to the book but not enough good; the ones that make you go ‘WOW’. It was sweet at moments and then completely horrifying as we changed from the perspectives of the characters, which leads to…
The book was written with alternating perspectives AND in first person for each character. This made it seriously complicated to read at times. You had to make sure to look at the chapter title to know who you were reading about, though sometimes it was pretty easy to guess. Grace the angel, Josh the demon turned angel and Keira the demon are the three main storytellers with Noah, Grace’s brother, having one chapter of his own.
The grammar and spelling were both good but I DID spot two typos.
Overall, a solid three. Congratulations to Lisa Gail Green on publishing ‘Soul Corrupted’!
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!