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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Virtual Book Tour - A Glimpse of Her Soul by Stuart Jaffe

Author: Stuart Jaffe
Format: ePub
Release Date: February 7, 2013
Pages: 212
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal/Young Adult

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Synopsis from Goodreads 

When 16-year-old Gillian Boone discovers that a secret message has been etched into her soul, her world of normal teenage life is destroyed. Now, bizarre monstrosities seek to kill her so they can read this message as her soul departs and use its information to escape back to the world they came from.

Though she has the aid of her father and some new friends, there is only one who has the real power to help. A rogue monster named Jackhammer Jack. But he might want her secret, too, even as he helps her evade the clutches of those pursuing her. With threats surrounding her, Gillian will have to lead her allies in a struggle for survival - a struggle all the more treacherous when her allies are just as dangerous as her enemies.

Filled with action, excitement, magic, romance, and mystery, A Glimpse of Her Soul is a pulse-pounding ride you're sure to enjoy. And just the kind of genre bending you've come to expect from a writer whose motto is Fantasy Knows No Bounds!


      A Glimpse of Her Soul is a YA/Paranormal read that follows a young girl named Gillian. Gillian has made a very frightening discovery through the eyes of someone else. She saw a girl die through her eyes. What is worse is that the girl who died was killed by something she has never seen before. She wants to know how and why it happened. But she doesn't need to search that long when the monster comes after her. Now Gillian is in for the fight of her life.

      Wow, what a read. Jaffe really has given us something quite fresh and new. I loved this read a lot. I really liked Gillian. She was a great lead. She wasn't whiny and her head wasn't stuck in the clouds. The girl had spine and smarts. She had moments when she yelled at her dad that I wasn't a fan of. I don understand, but I see things the way he does and I felt really sorry for him. He lost his wife and he mourns her everyday in the shrine he built for her. But this was as much about the monsters as it was about Gillian and her family. I really liked that.

      As I said, this is such a unique read. There wasn't anything predictable about this book and it made this book even more enjoyable. I love the monsters in the book. They aren't your typical, run-of-the-mill kind of monsters. And the way to kill them is actually quite unexpected and quite disturbing. Definitely not the kind of weapons I would want to touch. I love the idea about Gillian's soul and what it means. I won't say what it is, but again, it is a great idea. You will love the twists and turns Jaffe will throw at you.

      This read was pretty quick. The action starts of from page 1. But you don't feel like you are being thrown into foreign territory. It is never overwhelming. The book is full of action and very likable characters. I think a lot of people will love Jackhammer Jack. He was loads of fun. The read may have been fast, but it will still leave an impact. There better be a sequel. It definitely feels like there will be. I can't wait. Highly recommended for those who want something new, action packed, and suspenseful.


*This book belongs to the following challenge*
BCC's 100 Books In A Year Reading Challenge 2013!
BCC's Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance Challenge 2013!


Excerpt from A Glimpse of Her Soul

Gillian Boone watched the funeral from the safety of an ancient oak tree. As somber black forms surrounded the grave, drizzle dampened the headstones. She wanted to get in close, to check the body before they lowered it forever, to know whether or not what she had seen was real or just a dream, but she knew she wasn't welcome. Julia Gomez, the most popular girl in school, had died, and no friends of hers would dare let the likes of Gillian attend the funeral.

But the dream haunted her. It had happened a week ago. She woke — she thought she had woken — but was not in her bed. Or her room. Or her house. Confused, she tried to rise, but her body wouldn't respond. Then without her command, she somehow walked into a bathroom — every motion felt wrong, off-balance, out of proportion with where her body should be. In the mirror, she saw the face of Julia Gomez. That's when Gillian knew she was dreaming. And that's when she heard the breathing creature — a sickening sound like air shoved through a tube of mucus.

About Stuart Jaffe:

Stuart Jaffe is the author of The Max Porter Paranormal-Mysteries, The Malja Chronicles, The Bluesman series, and much more. His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. He is the co-host of The Eclectic Review - a weekly podcast about science, art, and well, everything. For those who keep count, the latest animal listing is as follows: one dog, four cats, one albino corn snake, one Brazilian black tarantula, three aquatic turtles, one lop-eared rabbit, twenty chickens, and a horse. Thankfully, the chickens and the horse do not live inside the house.

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April 3 - My Reading Addiction - Review
April 5 - Texas Book Nook - Review
April 8 - Pixie Dust Reviews - Review/Interview
April 9 - Taking it One Page at a Time - Review/Guest Post
April 10 - Known to Read - Review
April 11 - Owlnestly Reviews - Review/Guest Post  
April 12 - Waiting on Sunday to Drown - Review
April 13  - My Cozie Corner - Review
April 14 - Lets Get Booked - Review
April 14 -  Offbeat Vagabond - Review/Guest Post
April 15 - The Solitary Bookworm - Review
April 17 - The Fiction Connection - Review
April 20 Gimme the Scoop Reviews - Review
April 21 - Books, Authors, Blogs - Review/Guest Post
April 22 - Bookworm Lisa - Review
April 23 - Musings of a Blodger- Review/Interview
April 24 - Books and Their Worldly Realm - Review
April 25 - Frankie Blooding - Review
April 26 - Read-A-Holicz - Review/Interview
April 27 - Book Referees - Review
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April 28 - Total Book Geek - Review
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