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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Review of My Soul to Keep

My Soul to Keep (Rise of the Fallen, #1)

My Soul to Keep
Rise of the Fallen #1
Sean Hayden
Untold Press 202
Kindle Edition

   Connor is not the type of kid that the girls flock to or the popular kids want to be around. As a matter of fact, he is not too great in school either, especially algebra. He would probably rather sit in a dentist chair then have to do algebra. He likes nothing better then being alone at home. One evening he is procrastinating doing his algebra. He is playing with his favorite pencil and scrapes his arm on a staple that is partially sticking out of his desk. Blood starts rolling down his arm. He writes a message on his math paper in his own blood and gets a brainy idea. He takes his note and his black candle and gets to work. Be careful kids, be very, very careful what you wish for. You just may get more than you bargained for.
   This is a YA paranormal read that is absolutely wonderful. It is a short fast read that can be read in one sitting. Our protagonist Connor is not as dumb as what you initially think. Even though he gets more than he bargained for, he gets exactly what he wants. That which is forbidden. That which has never been given before. On the other side of the coin, we have  Connor's sister, Caelyn. The sister from hell. It is not until the end that we see she may even have any feelings. The story line flows smoothly and keeps the reader engaged throughout. The author's witty and sarcastic humor shows throughout the book. It is a story of friendship, honor, caring, and first love. Of course we can't forget the fighting scenes and our  creatures. The ending was just a bit of a surprise, but ended beautifully to prepare the reader for the next book. This is a wonderful story for young and old alike. I highly recommend it.
   I wish to thank the author for providing a copy for reading and reviewing purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in any way except to receive the book to review.

I give My Soul to Keep 5 out of 5 stars 


  1. Loved this book! Can't wait for the next one :)