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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Review : Soul Catcher by Leigh Bridger

Title : Soul Catcher
Author : Leigh Bridger
Genre : Urban Fantasy
ISBN : 978-0982175682
Series : #1 The Outsiders
Release Date : October 1, 2009
Rating : 4.5/5 - Very Good!

Description from Goodreads :

From the gothic eccentricity of Asheville, North Carolina to the terrifying recesses of the Appalachian wilderness, from modern demonology to ancient Cherokee mythology, SOUL CATCHER follows the tormented journey of folk artist Livia Belane, who has been stalked through many lives by a sadistic and vengeful demon.

Livia and her loved ones, including her frontier-era soul mate and husband, Ian, a Soul Hunter, have never beaten the demon before. Now, in this life, he s found them again.

Review :

Livia Van Belane has lived many, many lives. She doesn't know this , and when her friends try to tell her, she thinks that they are all crazy. What she doesn't know is that she is a Soul Catcher, and her job is to rid the world of horrible banes and demons. Her friends will have to convince her of her fate, or their lives will be at stake.

Ian is Livia's soul mate, and husband. He has followed her for centuries just to be by her side. Livia doesn't always remember him in her many lives, but now is time for her soul to reveal the secrets it has been holding onto for so long. The truth is both painful, and eye opening, but it is what they need to finally be free of the demon known as Pig Face.

This book had me hook, line, and sinker from the very first page. It was one of those books that when someone tries to pull me out of it, I just about snarl at them. Yes, I can be very violent when it comes to my books and reading. I loved this book, to the point where I was sad that it had to end. Thankfully this is only the first installment of a series, so I'm eagerly awaiting more from this author.

Soul Catcher was different than any other Urban Fantasy that I have gotten my hands on as of late. It had a whole new world that I found riveting. It is full of horrible demons, and their fearsome helpers, banes. It also had creatures that were there to protect the land or their buildings called boons and pogs, which were a new thing for me to read about. I'm excited to see where this series will go next and am very greatful to have been able to review this copy.

Read an excerpt of this book here.

Where did I get this book?

I won this ARC from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program.


Mishel said...

I've had this on my TBR list for a while and I think this may be the first review I've come across. I really enjoyed it. I think I'll really like the book too =)

KT Grant said...

Oh I haven't heard about this one. *marks down to be placed on monster TBR pile*

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you like this one! I have it on my review shelf.

gautami tripathy said...

I didn't like it much. I have linked your review with mine. Here is my review of Soul Catcher. You too can link to yours with mine, if you wish.