Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Review: Splintered Souls (A Runes Universe Story) by Raye Wagner @RayeWagner

Splintered Souls
A Runes Universe Story
(Kindle Worlds Novella)
by Raye Wagner
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Published: April 16, 2017

Blurb:

Aricela trusts no one.

At seventeen, she learned that promises are nothing more than lies, honored only by the weak or naïve. And Aricela is no longer either.

After Narcos destroyed her innocence, they took her life, but Aricela escaped death with a new purpose. As Valkyrie, she is charged to take the souls of fallen warriors and athletes to Valhalla to await the final battle. But souls need to trust her before they’ll follow, and Aricela has no trust to give.

When collecting failures, instead of souls, draws the attention of the Norns, they give Aricela an ultimatum. If she can’t collect, she’ll be stripped of her powers and sent to Hel.

But when she meets Chase, everything changes.

Forced to face the myths of her past, Aricela will also have to decide the fate of her future.



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My Review:

Aricela Topaz is seventeen years old and a Valkyrie which means her job is to take souls to Valhalla to await their final battle. Aricela likes to go in right before the tragic accident happens get her names and take her souls to Valhalla. She’s not like others who likes to go in hang around with her souls you know get to know them so they will trust her which makes her job easier when it comes time for them to follow her to Valhalla.

With the souls not knowing her or trusting her; Aricela has lost quite a few souls in the past; no one following her to Valhalla. Now she has the eyes of the Norns on her. If she doesn’t get her act together she is going to be in big trouble with the Norns and I really don’t think that is something Aricela really wants.

When Aricela is sent on her next job she is sent in earlier than she likes where she has lots of time to get to know a couple of guys Chase Adymn and Kai Cipriano and becomes to like very much especially Chase. This could be the hardest job Aricela has ever had to do with getting to know everyone and then learning who the souls were that she has to help cross over.

I have enjoyed reading and following along with Aricela on her journey of collecting souls and also being with her when she met Chase and Kai and watching their relationships grow and watching Aricela open up and start letting other people in after all that she has suffered. I would like to know what Aricela’s life will be like now after she has met Chase and Kai. Where will she go now? What is in store for Chase and Kai? What will their lives be like? I can’t wait to see what Raye has in store for Aricela, Chase and Kai in the future. I can’t wait to read more of their world.

If you have not read Splintered Souls then let me suggest that you do. I just know you will love it as much as I did. 



Author Bio:

Raye Wagner grew up in an urban fantasy just outside of Seattle, Washington. As the second of eight children, she was surrounded by monsters, demons, and her sometimes mortal parents. She read heaps of fantasy while locked away in the upstairs room of the family cottage.

Raye studied the art of medicine long before she had an interest in the Gods on Mount Olympus.

One sunny afternoon, the history of Apollo’s ancient curse and the myth of the Sphinx dropped into Raye’s consciousness. She writes young adult fiction for teens and adults.
Curse of the Sphinx, a YA urban mythology, is her first novel. Demigods and Monsters, the second book in the Sphinx series, will be released April 2016.



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