The Soul Thief

The Soul Thief

by Majanka Verstraete

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When sixteen-year-old Riley is injured in a car crash and sees a girl stealing a boy's soul, she's convinced she's hallucinating. But when she sees the same girl at the hospital later, she knows she wasn't dreaming. That's when Riley learns her secret heritage and who she really is: a halfling Angel of Death. Riley must come to terms with her new reality and supernatural abilities, but before she can do this, girls her age start dying under mysterious circumstances. It's up to Riley to figure out why, what the innocent victims have in common, and what she can do to stop them.

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ISBN-13: 9781620155585
Publisher: Libertary Co.
Publication date: 11/07/2014
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Soul Thief 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Montzalee Wittmann More than 1 year ago
The Soul Thief is a fascinating teen tale of a girl that finds out she is a Halfling, half Angel/ half human. She is in a car accident at the age of 16 and sees an Angel of Death come for a little boy to take him away. She shouldn't be able to see the Angel but she does and she also speaks to her! Our girl, Riley, thinks she hit her head too hard in the accident but soon finds it is real. She has to face the Angel Council, assigned to a Guardian to teach her to learn about her new powers, try to find out why she didn't have them before, deal with those reasons, deal with school, friends, vampires, a serial killer that now wants her, and a possible romance with her Guardian. A lot to deal with in a short time. The plot is great with lots of imagination, twists, surprises, laughs, and creative developed characters. A fun read. Looking forward to the next book. I received this book for a honest review and it has no impact on my rating or review content.
Girls_Heart_Books More than 1 year ago
The Soul Thief is the first book in the Angel of Death Series by Majanka Verstraete. From the moment I read the synopsis I just knew I had to read this book.  It sounded like a kick-ass television show that would collect a cult following in no time and I was not disappointed when I started reading.  From the very first scene, I was pulled right into the story. It's told from the point of view of the main character, Riley; a 16 year old girl who survives a horrific car crash and then witnesses something even more disturbing mere seconds later. The action starts there and never really ends and the story simply flies by. It was impossible for me to put this book down once I picked it up. I had to know what would happen next but at the same time I didn't want it to end. I absolutely loved every moment.  There is so much to love about this book, I don't even know where to begin honestly. It was jam-packed full of awesomeness--action, suspense, intrigue, paranormal beings, the bonds of friendship, and some romance, too. The writing flows fast and helps you become engulfed in the drama unfolding in the pages.  I read until I could barely keep my eyes open and then when I got to the end I yelled out loud, devastated that the author was leaving us hanging without knowing what Riley would do next.  The characters were well developed and flawed, which I love. It makes a story that much easier to get lost in, in my opinion. I loved Riley and her friend Mich, especially--I thought they were a great example of true friendship and the strength of that bond. Leander-Riley's guardian angel and potential love interest- was sweet, protective and mysterious in turns but mostly I found myself wanting to kick him. A lot. He's immensely likable, but he has a little trouble making up his mind about things sometimes. No spoilers here, read for yourself and see what I mean!   I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good YA paranormal adventure story. The Soul Thief is one of the best books I've read recently and I say you should grab your copy today. *I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
ReesesSH More than 1 year ago
As amazing as The Soul Thief cover is, it doesn't compare to the actual story. I found the characters amazingly relatable despite the who supernatural aspect of the book. Majanka Verstraete did an amazing job creating the story around Riley and the rest of the characters. You will definitely fall in love from the first pages. I don't want to give anything away so I will just say you need to check out this book, ASAP.
RoxyKade More than 1 year ago
This book reminded me of why I enjoy the YA PNR genre so much. With plenty of excitement and mystery as the protagonist learned that life was not as normal as they had always believed, and as they set out to really discover themselves and their new abilities. And although this book had many of the usual cookie cutter aspects of this genre, it was also filled with enough twists and turns to keep me interested and guessing.  I enjoyed going along for the ride as Riley learned about her new abilities and discovered more about this new existence that was suddenly thrust upon her. There were many intriguing characters in this story and I wanted to know more about them. It was great to see that Riley had a happy home life with two loving parents, even if things were a bit more complicated under the surface.  This was an easy read that flowed well and sucked me in with each flip of the page. The ending definitely left me wanting more, and I'm eager to continue on the journey with Riley and her friends. I only hope that the conclusion she came to at the end of this book is the right one, although, I have a feeling there's plenty more adventure and chaos waiting in store for her.
Emily4EK More than 1 year ago
****Full Disclosure: Like many of the books I review, I was very generously given a copy of this book in return for an honest interview. The generosity of the author/publisher does not affect my review***** Witches. Vampires. Angels of Death. These are just a few of the characters/paranormal creatures you’ll be treated to in The Soul Thief, which will make it a favourite for paranormal lovers. In The Soul Thief, Riley gets into a horrific car crash. During the car crash, she sees a girl steal a young boy’s soul. Naturally, she thinks that she’s hallucinating, or it’s all a dream, but then she later encounters the same girl at the hospital who informs her that she is a Halfling angel of death. Afterwards, Riley tries to come to terms with her new identity (and the fact that her father isn’t actually her biological father) all while going through intense training with Leander, a handsome angel of death who has already lived for centuries. Her training also means lying regularly to her parents and friends. However, Riley soon has even more to worry about when teenage girls who are around Riley’s age start to die under mysterious circumstances, and Riley has to figure out why. Majanka Verstraete certainly is a whiz at starting things off running. The novel opens to Riley’s car accident, a powerful and intriguing scene that had me immediately captivated. The rest of the book continues much in this manner, moving from event to event, and not lingering in any one place for too long. For my personal taste, although I appreciate movement, I also enjoy having time to develop both main and secondary characters as well as develop the protagonist’s stasis. In particular, I would have loved a bit more build up between Riley’s accident and her learning that she is an angel of death, which would have given me a chance to feel out her personal and family life, and maybe get more acquainted with Riley as a character. However, if you like your books to move at a speedy, breathless pace, with every scene mattering a great deal to the plot, then you will find that this novel does that, in effortless style. As far as characters go, I enjoyed Riley. She’s a very conscientious character, yet she has a wicked sense of quirky humour that keeps things from getting too serious. Leander at times veers toward getting a little too “pretty-boy,” but he matches Riley’s sense of humour and contentiousness with his own, which allows him to still be engaging. Secondary characters felt a bit thin at times, but this also kept the plot focalized on Riley and her strength as a character. Plot-wise, this is a paranormal-lover’s dream. Verstraete crafts an engaging and thought-out paranormal world, with no noticeable cracks. In addition to the angels, we also encounter other paranormal figures, such as witches, casters, and vampires, which is sure to make any paranormal fan happy. Ultimately, The Soul Thief is a promising beginning to a series. While readers who prefer lots of character development may feel a little overwhelmed by the speedy pace, paranormal fans who love a plot-driven novel with lots of supernatural goodies will love it.
skstiles612 More than 1 year ago
This was an on the edge of your seat story.  The action starts on the very first page.  You think you know someone only to find out that they were not who you thought they were and things were not the way you perceived them to be.  Told from the perspective of a sixteen year old girl, this book is sure to grab the attention of those who love YA books.  Anyone who has loved reading angel and demon book series will definitely love this one. As far as I'm concerned, this is the best out there.  Riley is one of those characters with plenty of flaws. Yet it is this flaw that lets us identify with her. She is motivated into action by her love for her friends, and her determination to protect them.  This is what will lead her in all of her endeavors.  The characters are so well drawn that I actually felt like I was sitting in the room eavesdropping on their conversations. There was no over the top voodoo type things that gave it an out of the world, hard to believe fantasy feel.  Even the mention of vampires was explained in a realistic way, based on the context of the story. I have some students at school that I know would love reading this book.  I will definitely need to buy it for my shelves at school and a copy to give away to those students I know would want something like this in their own personal library.  I have a love hate relationship with series like this.  As much as I love the book, I hate having to wait for the next book in the series to come out. I will definitely be looking forward to the next book in this one. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this book tour.