*WARNING* there may be spoilers
“Soul thieves, spiritualism, and one swoon-worthy alpha hero make Soul Search my next recommended read.” -ParaYourNormal,5/5 Stars, Reviewer
Three years ago, one horrific night changed his life forever. And now the wolf soul that was invoked to save him is taking over his body, day by day. Can he master his animal instincts in time to discover who is stealing children's souls?
What did you think of Amber's take of the wolf soul "attaching" to Grant?[Jesi Lea Ryan] I liked this idea of the wolf soul co-existing with Grant’s soul, because it felt like a fresh take on the whole werewolf idea. I always give authors credit for doing something new with an existing mythos. Now granted, I don’t read a lot of werewolf books (unless the wolf is a supporting character in one of my beloved vampire novels), but I have not read anything exactly like this before. Used on combination of the soul thefts, it created an intriguing world. I can’t wait to see how this plays out in the next two books of the trilogy.
[Miranda] I loved this twist to the age old myth of werewolves. I have read many paranormal books that try to put their own twist to it, but this by far is the best I have read. Include the fact that the wolf soul had an agenda of his own that he used Grant for, it really upped the game in this book.
What is your take on Leigh and Jacob?
[Jesi Lea Ryan] I really liked Jacob, and I am dying to know more about him. Why is he the one to serve as Leigh’s spirit guide? How does he really feel about her? Their relationship is so loving and supportive that I can’t help attaching romantic ideas on it. Will this turn into a Leigh/Grant/Jacob love triangle at some point? Will Jacob find his own “happily ever after?” I think there is so much more to his story.
[Miranda] Jacob had me wondering for a while, if they had been together for so many years, why was he still having difficulty getting things across to Leigh? then when he just up and left Leigh to go chase after the wolf, working on some mystery and didn't even say a be back soon, yeah I kinda got ticked at him for that. I do wonder how things will turn out though, seeing how each soul that the wolf finds and frees seems to bring Jacob further into reality. Interesting addition to the plot and can't wait for the rest of the series.
What part of the story stands out in your head, was a favorite?
[Jesi Lea Ryan] The chemistry between Leigh and Grant scorched the pages! It was interesting that both his human form and his inner wolf were attracted to her. But my favorite part has to be the bond between Leigh and Jacob. Even after decades together, their verbal communication is still difficult and cryptic, but the emotional and supernatural bonds that hold them together are very tight. This can be hard for an author to portray, because so much of our communication is verbal and clear. I don’t know if I’m explaining this right, but with Jacob, sometimes Leigh will get a word or phrase—sometimes it even makes sense—but other times, she only gets feelings or images. This could give the impression that the connection between the two is weak, but that isn’t how they comes across at all.
[Miranda] I have to say the scene that stands out in my head is when Leigh sees Grant as a wolf for the first time. She proves how strong she is to us then, or so I think. I love how she stands her ground and how she doesn't seem to care what anyone thinks. You go girl!
Overall thoughts on this book?
[Miranda] Once again Amber doesn't disappoint. I loved the book, it was a quick read and honestly it kept me wondering till almost the end "who dun it" A must read for all our paranormal romance/mystery lovers. I give it 4 stars overall.
[Jesi Lea Ryan] I definitely recommend this book to paranormal romance and paranormal mystery fans! Overall, I give Soul Search…
Plot – 4 bookmarks
Character development – 4 bookmarks
Love story – 4 ½ bookmarks
Mystery – 4 bookmarks (If figured it out a little early, but it still help my interest.)
World building – 5 bookmarks
Dream cast (otherwise known as who I pictured while reading) – Scarlett Johansson (Leigh), Henry Cavil (Grant), Jessica Chastain (Beatrice), Justin Timberlake (Nick), Maggie Grace (Eliza)