Hi everyone!Today I’m reviewing My Soul Immortal & Council of Souls by Jen Printy.
An endless love, for an endless price.Jack’s immortality is exposed when he prevents a liquor store heist, forcing him to flee to protect his secret—a secret not even he understands. But when he meets Leah Winters—a mirror image of his decades-lost love, Lydia—his very soul is laid bare. He begins to question his sanity. Is she real, and if so, what does that mean for Jack and his secret?Jack’s not the only mystery man in town. A stranger named Artagan hints at knowledge Jack is desperate to possess. But can he trust Artagan, or does the dark newcomer harbor deadly secrets of his own?As Jack’s bond with Leah grows, so does the danger to her life. Jack must discover just how much he is willing to risk in order to save the woman he already lost once.
I haven’t read a whole lot of male leads lately, so I was really excited to read My Soul Immortal. Plus the synopsis was really intriguing.
My Soul Immortal has themes of love, loss and second chances. I absolutely love Jack as a main character. As a reader, I could feel his lonliness. I could feel his longing for death that never comes. He is a strong person, but a person can only take so much and has dealt with all of it over and over as the years go by.
I love the romance in this novel. Part of the reason I hesitate with romance is sometimes it can be cheesy or happen too quickly, but Jen Printy knows how to write romance.
The last thing I’d like to point out is just how beautiful Jen Printy’s writing style is. I can vividly imagine everything she puts down on paper. I’m a new fan! Check this one out!
After surviving the perils of an ancient family feud, Jack Hammond and Leah Winters believe only happiness lies ahead. However, their future isn’t as secure as they think. When Death and his council arrive to welcome Leah into their treacherous shadow world, the couple discovers that Leah’s immortality has come with a high price.With Artagan’s help, Leah slowly learns how to navigate the dark waters of the Concilium Animarum—the Council of Souls. As their world starts to unravel further, their love is all Jack and Leah have left. Will that be enough?
Council of Souls takes place after My Soul Immortal and builds from there.
In this novel, Artagan’s character is more of a player and so his character development is fantastically done. Jack, still strong, is devoted to Leah and he will fight to protect her. Poor Leah is going through quite a bit in this novel, but she reluctantly absorbs everything that is thrown at her.
The pacing of this novel is great and Jen Printy’s writing is still beautiful. I love the themes of this novel, and as a reader we are given a very different view of Death to think about.
I’m a fan of this series and am looking forward to more from Jen Printy. I highly recommend checking this out, but do read the books in order.
Since childhood, Jen Printy has been writing. Whether stories about a fantasy world or everyday life in Maine, Jen loved losing herself in the worlds she created on paper. The arts in all forms have always been an important part of Jen’s life, a love instilled in her by her father. When Jen isn’t writing, she’s sculpting as a freelance doll artist.Jen lives with her husband, two daughters, and diva dog Cookie in southern Maine, where she loves spending time friends and family, finding treasures along the seashore, or enjoying a Guinness at her favorite local pub.
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