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Monday, February 28, 2011

Soul Stalker by Laura Kreitzer

Title: Soul Stalker
Author: Laura Kreitzer
Published: 2010
Pages: 370
Rating: 4/5
Synopsis: Being the Illuminator is not all happiness and light, especially when everyone thinks you are dead. When Gabriella decides to finally let her angels know that she is alive, Joseph and an unexpected friend help her. The Darkness Illuminator is not as in control of her power as she believes, which makes for a very comedic and endearing relationship that blooms between the three. A fender-bender debacle, a run-in with the cops, and a hiccup at the airport seem to all be worth it until Gabriella finds out her plan has backfired.

The three angels are missing, more mysteries pile up, and a new evil is brewing--so terrifying, in fact, that even the Soul Stalker herself is cowering in fear. Our heroine begins a jarring, romance-filled, heart-breaking journey that will lead her back to Italy, and ultimately to the answers she is desperately searching for. What will she do when they aren't the answers she expected? What happens when she unveils a truth, so deeply hidden, that it causes an angelic war?

There might be spoilers if you haven't read the first book!

Review: What a beautiful cover that's just as awesome as the book itself!

Soul Stalker picks up right were Shadow of the Sun left of. Gabriella needs the help of a friend to find Andrew and her other Angels. There are some new characters introduced that each play a part on things that happen and that help her reach her goals. Gabriella must decide what she has to do at every corner, especially when she learns some truth that might not be good.

I really like how Gabriella doesn't give up even if at times she feels like she has to. Even though most of the time she is told to stay put, she goes ahead and does what she's told not to. Another thing that I liked was that she wasn't always sure how to use her power. I think it showed that she may be powerful but that she still needs help controlling it.

Like I said, there are some new characters. I had my doubts about some of them but it was all explained. They were each different and I was happy that they were all there to help Gabriella. You also get to see how there is so much to the world that Gabriella was thrown into that isn't as nice or good as most might think.

This is a book different to most Angel books. Laura Kreitzer creates a world were she makes the Angels the way she wants to and not the way that most people see them. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to read this book! Even if the characters are all in their 20s, they manage to appeal to those who like reading about teenagers!

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