Thursday 18 September 2014

Review: A Soul's Kiss by Debra Chapoton

20815743Title: A Soul's Kiss
Author: Debra Chapoton
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, YA
Publisher: Creative Prose Publishing
Publication date: March 15th 2014
Pages: 252 (paperback) 
Source: received from author

When a tragic accident leaves Jessica comatose, her spirit escapes her body. Navigating a supernatural realm is tough, but being half dead has its advantages. 

Like getting into people's thoughts.

Like taking over someone's body.

Like experiencing romance on a whole new plane - literally. 

Jessica learns an amazing truth as she struggles to return to her body before the doctors pull the plug, only she can't do it alone. Now the only two people willing to help Jessica's splintered soul are the two she's hurt the most. They must find a way to guide her soul back to her body... before it's too late.

I started this book thinking that it was a simple love story between a couple of teenagers with the usual high school drama. Boy was I wrong, this book took some very unexpected turns and I’m glad it did.

Jessica experiences an in between-state, she’s in a coma but her spirit is free to do what it wants. She finds out that she has the ability to get into people’s heads and look into their thoughts and emotions. This way she’s able to uncover some secrets that involve both her and her friends.

Jessica’s mind travelling ability crept me out sometimes. The idea that someone can really get in your head is a little disturbing. I wouldn’t want it to happen to me! But at the same time it’s a nice idea that when you are in a coma you are still able to see what’s going on around you.

I really liked that every chapter had a different point of view. We got to know the story from the different characters. The different point of views were very interesting since all the characters were so different from each other, some I liked some I hated.

There were times I got a little frustrated with some of the characters. Jessica for instance was a bit to ignorant at times. Something was laid out right in front of her but she still ignores it, it’s like she doesn’t want to see the reality. And some others well they definitely have some serious mental health problem. They behavior and most of all there lack of emotion was very disturbing.

Overall I enjoyed reading A Soul’s Kiss but it’s not a book that I would reread again in the near future. This book is perfect who want to read a contemporary YA book with a paranormal twist. 


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