Customer Reviews for

Stray Souls

Average Rating 4.5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted August 28, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    This is a spin-off from the Matthew Swift series but Magical Ano

    This is a spin-off from the Matthew Swift series but Magical Anonymous is a stand-alone series. I will probably back up and read the Swift series even though it's not necessary for Magical Anonymous.

    This is Urban Fantasy (maybe anti-UF, given the British humour) revolving around a support group for paranormal creatures in London. The paranormal characters have (very) human flaws that don't mesh well with supernatural abilities. This was a unique spin on a genre quickly becoming known for the theme becoming-supernatural-solves-problems. Still, the paranormal critters (may I call them that?) save the day despite their personal issues that, for many of the characters, aren't resolved at the end of the book.

    Telling the story through the support group means that there's a lot of characters and a lot of set-up. This makes the plot drag, but I never felt like this or that part should be cut. Everything felt necessary for this book to spawn a series. I found myself stopping several times, wondering if this or that was a set-up for a future book (and imagining how it might play out, which is part of the fun of series). It took me longer to work through the material because the story lacked the action that drives a plot forward. Don't get me wrong - there is a lot of action in this story; it's just broken up by a lot of set-up.

    There's a love interest that might be developed in future installments but there's no erotica or sex in this book, which I enjoyed because sex scenes are pages that I skim. I hope the author keeps that in mind if and when she develops the romantic interest.

    I received a free copy of this book from GoodReads First Reads in exchange for a review.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1