The Soul Thief (The Angel of Death Series #1)
by Majanka Verstraete
Genre: YA, Paranormal
When sixteen-year-old Riley is injured in a car crash and sees a girl stealing a boy’s soul, she’s convinced she’s hallucinating. But when she sees the same girl at the hospital later, she knows she wasn’t dreaming. That’s when Riley learns her secret heritage and who she really is: a halfling Angel of Death.
Riley must come to terms with her new reality and supernatural abilities, but before she can do this, girls her age start dying in mysterious circumstances. It’s up to Riley to figure out why, what the innocent victims have in common, and what she can do to stop them.
Firstly I want to thank the lovely author for kindly providing me with a copy of “The Soul Thief” to read and review for this blog tour.
This is the first book I have read of Majanka, but I’m fairly sure it won’t be the last.
Riley is a 16 year old girl who was involved in a car accident, whilst waiting to be taken to the hospital she saw something out of this world, a girl stealing a boy’s soul. Yep, you heard right… This in itself sparks the beginning of Riley’s journey at finding her true self and her heritage. She is one of those characters with plenty of flaws, Yet it is this flaw that lets us identify her.
Can Riley learn how to be Angel of Death?
Or will the council decide she is too dangerous and end her life?
The characters are so well drawn that you actually feel like you were sitting in the room eavesdropping in on their conversations.
The story flowed and kept you interested in what was going to happen next.
About the Author
Majanka Verstraete begged her Mom to teach her how to read while she was still in kindergarten. By the time she finished fifth grade, she had read through the entire children’s section of her hometown library.
She wrote her first story when she was seven years old, and hasn’t stopped writing since. With an imagination that never sleeps, and hundreds of possible book characters screaming for her attention, writing is more than a passion for her.
She writes about all things supernatural for children of all ages. She’s tried to write contemporary novels before, but something paranormal always manages to crawl in.
Majanka is currently studying for her Master of Laws degree, and hopes one day to be able to combine her passions for law and writing. When she’s not writing, reading or studying, she likes watching “The Vampire Diaries” and “Game of Thrones,” spending time with her friends, or playing “World of Warcraft.”