Review: Soulless by Jacinta Maree

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Publisher: Inked Rabbit

Publishing Date: October 2015

ISBN: 9780994383907

Genre: SciFi

Rating: 3.3/5

 

Publishers Description: Nadia Richards lives in a world plagued by reincarnation, a system of recycling souls where all past memories, personalities and traumatic events are relived daily in disjointed sequences. Trapped within their own warped realities, not even the richest and most powerful are saved from their own minds unraveling. Madness is the new human nature, and civilizations are crumpling beneath themselves trying to outrun it.

 Review: The cover art is really good. This started off so malignantly dystopian that I couldn’t put it down. People killing for places in line, dead bodies in the streets and robotic enforcers shocking the shjt out of malcontents.

Nadia is soon captured due to her unique qualities and liberated by a feral terrorist. What follows is a not too believable (and constant) scrape with death at the hands of raiders and the constant death threat of a terrorist whom Nadia hates but soon is swimming in his “earth brown eyes”. Fug.  Nadia is either starving, shot, stabbed or barely conciouse for most of the novel. The lucid moments she does have is spent ruminating on her predicament.

Although Nadia’s plight is not believable, the world building and character development are exacting and fantastic. If the novel resists being trended into a YA mewling love splatter, then I look forward to this series and a more believable interaction between Nadia and her world.

 

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