Book Review: Soul Crossed (of Demons and Angels #1) by Lisa Green Gail

soulcrossedRelease date: 25th February 2015
Publisher: Full Fathom Five Digital
Source: Netgalley
Rating:★★★☆☆

Synopsis

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 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.

 

The Review

I read the synopsis for this book and yes you guessed it, more angels and demons.
Grace didn’t expect to die when she was sixteen, she also didn’t expect to get to heaven. As an angel in training there some tasks she has to accomplish before she can get her wings. But all Grace wants is to see her family again. So when she is sent to earth on a task to stop Cam’s soul from being corrupted, she thinks it would be a really easy job. This is until she meets Josh, the handsome play boy who is constantly trying to corrupt Cam’s soul.
Josh has always lived a reckless life so when he dies, he is given the choice to burn in hell or become a soul corrupter for the devil. Josh takes the obvious choice and is sent to earth to corrupt Cam’s soul. It seems like a fairly easy task to complete the task but spending time with Grace seems to make him rethink his choices about who he really is. Can Josh make the ultimate sacrifice in time?
What did I like? It is a story about choice, forgiveness, kindness and love.
This book really seemed cheesy but don’t let it fool you, there is a lot more to it than that.
It was funny that the author depicts Grace who is training to be an angel as someone who doesn’t even believe in God or a higher being but just the fact that she has a good heart and the ability to love is enough. Somehow I think that just speaks volumes about the way people need to be with one another. The plot was well thought out and to be honest, I didn’t expect how it turned out. One thing I learnt is that a person’s twisted logic no matter how well meaning it is can have major negative effects on the people around them. Also how the environment a child is nurtured in has a massive impact or influence on them when they grow up (pretty deep stuff huh?)
I really enjoyed the pace of the story and characters were, for the most part, likeable. Grace seemed pretty naive when it came to Josh, I mean angel training 101 is that you must be able to detect a demon from 3 feet away right? I would talk about Cam but there isn’t much to say except that the dude was a crazy twisted dude.
I like how the book ended, no cliff hangers but a promise for more in the next part of the series.
Overall this was a really good read and I definitely would recommend it.

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