Book Review: The Ghost Seekers by Devon Taylor

Synopsis:

There are worse things than death.

The Harbinger is lost, sunk to the bottom of an otherworldly sea. Every soul that ever died and was protected within its hold has been lost along with it. But at least that precious cargo is out of reach of the demon Urcena and her army of soul-devouring monsters.

For now.

The soul keepers are broken, scattered, and barely clinging to existence without their ship or any way to collect or protect the souls of the newly dead. If they are to have any hope of stopping Urcena’s horrifying plans to destroy the fragile balance between living and dead, they will first have to survive long enough to locate the ghost of one of their own, who sacrificed himself to save the rest of the crew.

Devon Taylor’s cinematic and pulse-pounding duology comes to a thunderous conclusion in The Ghost Seekers.


My Review: I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. This book is filled with an even blend of despair and hope and keeps the reader at the edge of their seats after the ending of the first book. The world building is imaginative and mirrors an afterlife that mirrors our very own while incorporating interesting parts of different beliefs attributed to death from different cultures. The book is definitely a slow burn and takes some time to get into but if you wait patiently you’ll find yourself unable to put this book down and will finish it needing more.

While the world is creative and the characters are all different and lovable in their own unique ways this book suffers in part of the deadly second book syndrome. So much has happened since the first book so I expected this book to be filled with more information and mythology building with the Syllektors but the reader does have to be patient as nothing seriously interesting happens until about 30% of the book. If you stick with it and can get past the more informative parts of the book you’ll definitely eat this read up in one sitting I know I definitely did.

One thing I wish had stayed the same was the lovable qualities of the characters. The characters are facing some seriously messed up things so I can understand not having a cheery disposition but what made me connect with the characters in the first book I was missing from this one.

I know this book ended the duology but I want so much more and while I wasn’t left with any question I wish a 3rd book was going to be coming out.

Overall this book was very good I just wish that some of the elements of the first novel found it’s way further into this book.

Devon Taylor was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and currently lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters. His day job consists of sneaking around the house with ninja-like stealth to avoid waking up his kids. When not writing, reading, or tediously typing out text messages with all the correct spelling and punctuation, he spends his time with his family. THE SOUL KEEPERS is his debut novel.


Author links: https://devontaylorauthor.wordpress.com/https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17100470.Devon_Taylorhttps://www.facebook.com/taylor.devonwrites/https://twitter.com/devontwrites

Purchase:Amazon: https://books2read.com/u/mBOGAD?store=amazonB&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-ghost-seekers-devon-taylor/1129098201#/iBooks: https://books.apple.com/ca/book/the-ghost-seekers/id1451507388?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/the-ghost-seekers-1Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=WFmGDwAAQBAJ

Well thats all for this review I hope you guys enjoyed this review. If you did hit that follow button on my website and also check out my second blog that I am a coauthor on called Pencliff. Peace out!

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