by Lisa Gail Green
Publisher: Full Fathom Five Digital
Release Date: February 25th 2015
Rate: Average (3 stars)
"A wickedly romantic story that will have you cheering for Lisa Gail Green’s addictive storytelling. SOUL CROSSED is devilishly delicious!" — Martina Boone, author of COMPULSION and the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy
"Soul Crossed blurs the lines between good and evil with addictive characters and plot that will have you eagerly turning the pages." ~Kelly Hashway, author of the Touch of Death series.
Josh lived a reckless, selfish life, so upon his death, escaping the eternal torments of Hell by assuming the role of a powerful, soul-corrupting demon is an easy choice. His first soul assignment doesn’t seem too hard: the mortal Camden is already obsessed with weapons, pain, and torture. If only Josh wasn’t distracted by Cam's beautiful friend, Grace.
Grace never expected to die violently at age sixteen, but now she’s an Angel, responsible for saving a soul. She can already see past Camden’s earthly flaws, so the job should be be easy. If only that handsome, playboy Josh would stop getting in the way.
It’s forbidden for an Angel to be with a Demon, so if Josh and Grace stop resisting each other, the results would be disastrous.
And only one can claim Cam’s soul.
Soul Crossed is a nice YA read with a love story similar to Romeo and Juliet's but with demons, angels and a possible apocalypse coming.
The story is pretty much what the synopsis describes. Josh and Grace died. They didn't know each other, but somehow their deaths are related and in their afterlife will get them the chance they didn't have when they were alive. However, their love is a forbidden one since Grace is an angel and Josh is a demon. And that just simply can't happen.
The character's in this book were good, but kind of predictable. Grace is everything's expected for someone who lands in heaven: good, kind and someone who'll never do anything wrong. Josh, on the contrary, is pictured as the bad guy, the one who got drunk underage and end up killing himself. They both were kind of naive. One to expect that everything on heaven should be made of feathers and good intentions and the other from expect a good trait from Satan and that everything would be a bed of roses. I mean, we are talking about the king of hell, Josh. What were you expecting?
The only character that shocked me a lot was Cam. He had the lonely and nerdy style going until we saw his true nature and it was beyond creepy. I was truly impressed by this character, because I didn't see the change coming. Not at all.
The plot was a good one. Maybe not an original one, but definitely a juicy one. I really knew that everything will be amazing, but the story was kind of low until the very ending when all the good stuff happened at all once. Don't get me wrong, I liked the story, but like I said I was expecting much more.
Like I said, every good stuff happened at the very end. I saw true love, sacrifice and real action at the very end. I was like: "Man, that's what I'm talking about." I just wish that all the story was as good as the ending.
I also felt a bit confused with the time in between chapters. Sometimes I felt a bit lost and uninterested by the first chapters (probably what I ended up thinking that all the good stuff was at the end).
This story is a good one if you like the stories where demons and angels fight against each other for souls and end up falling in love instead. If you're into these type of stories, give it a try. You might end up liking it.
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Lisa Gail Green lives with her husband the rocket scientist and their three junior mad scientists in Southern California. She writes books so she can have an excuse to live in the fantasy world in her head. She likes to share these with readers so she's represented by the lovely Melissa Nasson of Rubin Pfeffer Content. She has a parrot but would most definitely get a werewolf for a pet if she weren't allergic.
Lisa loves YA. She believes with all her heart that teen readers are ready and willing to experience things that some adults have closed their minds to, that books are the safest way to explore, learn, and escape, and that imagination is the key to just about everything.