A Glimpse of Her Soul

A Glimpse of Her Soul

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by Stuart Jaffe
     
 
When 16-year-old Gillian Boone discovers that a secret message has been etched into her soul, her world of normal teenage life is destroyed. Now, bizarre monstrosities try to kill her so they can read this message as her soul departs and use its information to escape back to the world they came from.

Though she has the aid of her father and some new friends, there

Overview

When 16-year-old Gillian Boone discovers that a secret message has been etched into her soul, her world of normal teenage life is destroyed. Now, bizarre monstrosities try to kill her so they can read this message as her soul departs and use its information to escape back to the world they came from.

Though she has the aid of her father and some new friends, there is only one who has the real power to help. A rogue monster named Jackhammer Jack. But he might want her secret, too, even as he helps her evade the clutches of those pursuing her.

With threats surrounding her, Gillian will have to lead her allies in a struggle for survival - a struggle all the more treacherous when her allies are just as dangerous as her enemies.

Filled with action, excitement, magic, romance, and mystery, A Glimpse of Her Soul is a pulse-pounding ride you're sure to enjoy. And just the kind of genre bending you've come to expect from a writer whose motto is Fantasy Knows No Bounds!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482381894
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/08/2013
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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A Glimpse of Her Soul 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
ADropOfInkReviews More than 1 year ago
This book has the flavor of I Am Number Four by Pitticus Lore, and yet it was different. It just had that feeling. You have your teenage girl, Gillian, who’s stuck in this life she didn’t want or ask for and having to battle it out to keep the planet safe. That is how it’s similar. Okay, I Am Number Four did use a male main character, but the idea is still the same. And yet, it’s only similar. The story behind A Glimpse of Her Soul is different. It’s full of action from beginning to end and keeps you turning the pages to find out what is going to happen next. The plot twists and turns on you and you’re never quite sure where it’s going to end up. That makes this story fun and unpredictable. Characters do get introduced, only to be swept away by events now and then. I honestly was never ready when that happened. There was a small hint of romance in this book, but the story is mainly about Gillian and what she’s facing as she has her life tossed apart. She wasn’t popular in school and then everything that happens next makes her realize she has to take matters into her own hands and step up to the plate. Unfortunately, what we do want from a story, no matter how unbelievable it is in real life, is to be swept up into it and think it’s real. This story starts off well but then seems to fall short of its mark. I can pinpoint where it derailed for me, but I’m not going to say here because of spoilers. We don’t want that. ¿ Besides, you might think it’s spectacular and completely disagree with me, which is awesome. I just want to make sure I don’t give anything away. All in all, the book was a fun read and I don’t regret the time I took to read it.
JessaE More than 1 year ago
A great read. Couldn't put it down. Very excited for the next one.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Samantha Gregory for Readers' Favorite A Glimpse of her Soul (Gillian Boone) by Stuart Jaffe features young protagonist, Gillian Boone, a sixteen-year-old girl who discovers she is one of the Marked. Creatures named Callers from a place called Spirit are killing the Marked in a bid to read their souls and find a way home. After an attack at her school, Gillian learns the truth about her heritage and must learn to fight if she is going to survive. Along with her father, another Marked called Kyle and her very own Caller Jackhammer Jack, Gillian prepares to do battle for her very soul, armed with the only weapon that can kill a Caller - infant bones.  Stuart Jaffe has created a well constructed and detailed universe in A Glimpse of her Soul. Gillian is a typical teenage girl, dealing with bullies and the popular boy not knowing she exists, when she is plunged into another world she never knew was there. She handles herself well as she learns about the Callers and how to defeat them. The relationship between Gillian and her father is believable and well written. Pops, as her father is called, struggles between protecting his daughter and learning to look at her as an adult who can stand on her own two feet. The Callers are unique and effective monsters. Jackhammer Jack walks the line between good guy and bad guy and had me guessing until the end as to which side he was on. A great start to a new series.
MissMOLY More than 1 year ago
I’m an avid reader so I love when I’m introduced to new Authors. Even though I don’t read a lot of Young Adult Fantasy books – I was eager to start on this Review book. The cover caught my attention. I admit it!! I’m a sucker for a great cover. That’s the first thing that catches a reader’s attention, but what keeps a reader reading are the words they discover once they open the book. A Glimpse of Her Soul is a very fast paced, unpredictable, exciting, and spine-tingling read. I did wish the Author was more in-depth with some of the characters, but as the title suggests this is only Volume One. I can’t wait to see what the Author gives us in Volume 2. Even if you don’t read Young Adult Fantasy – I challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and give this book a try.
EMMacCallum More than 1 year ago
Right out of the gates it's obvious that Stuart Jaffe is no first timer. His writing is concise with a flow that had me stopping to think, 'wow, did I just read 50 pages?' The novel is go-go-go with hardly a minute to catch your breath. Gillian Boone is a strong, young woman but also a teenager. The two worlds smack together and showed a realism that I rarely see in teen books. The novel started out mysteriously enough, snagging the reader in the opening page. Gillian goes from a normal life to running from strange creatures called Callers whose main purpose is to kill her, read the message on her soul and reach their home. Having to think up so many varieties of Callers takes a massive stroke of imagination. Though if you look at his list of pets, it's easy to see where some of the influence came from. :) Jaffe has created an entertaining new world in Fantasy that I have never seen before and I will certainly be buying the next book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a book that has everything then this is the book for you- i found myself wondering what came next and i kept going back to it until I finished it- n excellent plot filled with intrique, fast paced excitement and characters you will remember- kudos to the author for his ability to make me believe every word of this fantasy book, loved it!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of all I just want to add that my reviews lack spoilers. If I like a book I will only reveal my reasons for liking it and vice versa. Within the first few pages of this book I knew I was going to like it and boy was I right about that. For one thing, Gillian is definitely my kind of character. She’s strong and quick-witted, which makes her interesting and more credible as a young female. I especially enjoyed her ability to stand strong even when the world around her seems to be crumbling down. The plot was a refreshing new twist I definitely was not expecting, but I found that this uniqueness worked well for me. So far, I’ve never read anything like this before, but I really got into the story and its characters. The author did an amazing job at creating a fantasy world that not was completely believable but kept me wanting to learn more about. The only thing I didn’t like about the entire story was…well, the loss of a certain character. Man was I bummed about that. Yes, I did pout a little bit at that. But overall, I honestly enjoyed this story. So much so that I’m anxiously waiting for the next installment.
coziecorner More than 1 year ago
Stuart pens "A Glimpse of Her Soul" in an original plot filled with twists and turns that kept me glued to my kindle. A dark thriller with well developed and extremely interesting characters that was a bit scary even to me, someone who thrives on thrills and horror. Highly recommended for all horror, fantasy fans. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
Danielle_C_Smiley More than 1 year ago
What I really enjoyed about this book (and indeed it drew me to it in the first place) was the crazy creative premise.  I just love the uniqueness of it all!  What a fun twist on the paranormal genre!  Unfortunately I felt this creativity went a little wrong with the monster descriptions.  While I truly love the creative and unique, the monsters came off a bit Scooby-Doo (I'm sorry, I hate saying it, but it's the best comparison). I did indeed gobble this book up in a few days.  It's fast-paced, easy to get into, easily glues you to your Kindle.  Lots of things happen quickly, but not so quickly that you're left with any confusion about what's going on. There's good characters throughout the book.  I love Jackhammer Jack!  He's the best -- so much fun!!!  Gillian is very likable and shows steady character growth.  I did feel like the characters were all developed at 80% and was just looking for that extra something to make them feel a bit more real. Regardless of a few hiccups for me, I gave this book four stars as the story completely carries the reader away.  Yay for good books!!! *Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author.  Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising* 
DanicaPage More than 1 year ago
Original but rushed My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. Disclaimers: I received an electronic copy of this book as part of the Reading Addiction Blog Tour for this novel. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.  My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I didn't really know what to think going into this novel. I thought the initial premise sounded good. This novel had great potential. The plot sounded really intriguing and original. Basically, I couldn't wait to see what Jaffe did in this novel.  The book was really interesting and quite original. I thought the plot was well-developed and that the characters were intriguing. The characters did annoy me during several parts of the book and at times I found myself feeling infuriated with them. I did wish that the pacing would have been slower. The plot seemed really rushed at parts and I felt like I was being jerked from  scene to scene at times. However, the book was enjoyable. I'd be interested to see what happens in the sequel. This wasn't my favorite fantasy book, but it was still really good and I'd recommend it to fantasy fans.  So why 3 stars? I enjoyed the novel, but at times it felt rushed and it wasn't my favorite in the genre. However, it was very original and intriguing.  In Summary: Stuart Jaffe's novel was intriguing and original and I enjoyed reading it. However, I felt like the novel could have been better developed.  Warnings/Side-notes: There were some instances of language, but on the whole this novel was very clean.  The Wrap-up: I enjoyed the novel and am glad I read it. The plot really was intriguing and original. However, I do wish the novel had been better developed. Like I mentioned earlier, I thought the novel's pacing was a little bit rushed in certain places. I'd be interested in seeing what Jaffe does in the sequel though.  Love, Danica Page