I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: The Immortal Gene #1
on October 1st 2015
Genres: Dystopian, New Adult, Supernatural
Source: the author
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Welcome to Soulless.
We are the generation that laughs at death.
Reincarnation; what was once considered a gift of immortality has become an eternity of nightmares.
Nadia Richards lives in a world plagued by reincarnation, a system of recycling souls where all past memories, personalities and traumatic events are relived daily in disjointed sequences. Trapped within their own warped realities, not even the richest and most powerful are saved from their own minds unraveling. Madness is the new human nature, and civilizations are crumpling beneath themselves trying to outrun it.
Within a society that ignores death, Nadia appears to be the one exception to the reincarnation trap. Born without any reincarnated memories and with printless eyes, the hot tempered 19 year old quickly becomes the ultimate prize to all those wishing to end the vicious cycle, or for some, to ensure they could evade death forever.
Readers discretion: Adult language, violence and some adult scenes. For mature audiences only.
Yet another killer Aussie author! I love seeing such amazing talent coming from Down Under!
The premise of this book was by far what drew me in, not to mention the cover. GORGEOUS! At the beginning, though… it wasn’t at all what I was expecting. It was a little disorienting, at first, and it took me a while to get my bearings. It’s pretty obvious that Nadia isn’t like everyone else. Besides the fact that she doesn’t have the same reincarnated memories as everyone else, she also still contains a small amount of hope, no matter how awful her life seems to be. Her parents (though I use this term loosely) are cold and calculating. Plus, she’s a hot commodity in the research market because of her oddities. I really wish that I had a better look into what her daily life had been like before it started to fall apart. Like, while Nadia obviously loves her little sister, I didn’t really get a chance to bond with her, before her role in the story changed.
Throughout my life, I’ve often found myself considering Reincarnation. This book definitely rekindled my musings! I found that because the whole world has all their previous lives at their fingertips, suddenly life didn’t matter anymore. Reincarnation diminished the value of every year, month, day, minute. If you’re having a bad day, don’t sweat it! Just kill yourself, and you’ll reemerge into a new life! Piece of cake! Except for Nadia… the conflict and fear she has to face was a welcome dimension to the story line.
There are a handful of other characters who come and go throughout the story. I didn’t get overly attached to any of them, with the exception of Diesel. He is probably the most conflicted character I have ever met in my life. He runs hot or cold, with very little room in between. At times, I felt like he had an obvious connection with Nadia, while others, I halfway expected him to knock her over the head and drag her to the highest bidder! It isn’t until quite late in the book that we get a glimpse into who he is, and his potential for the rest of the series.
Speaking of the series… HOLY CLIFFHANGER! GAH! It may have taken a few chapters for me to really get into the book, but by the end, I was hooked. Just in time for the rug to be pulled right out from under me! Can’t wait to see what comes next!
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Born in Melbourne Australia, Jacinta Maree considers herself a chocoholic with an obsession with dragons, video gaming and Japan. She writes a variety of genres including YA paranormal, steampunk, horror, new adult, dystopian and fantasy. Winner of 2014 Horror of the year and bestselling author, Jacinta writes to bring enjoyment to others while fulfilling her own need to explore the weird and the impossible.
- Winner 3: Ebook copies of Soulless & My Demonic Ghost: Book 1 + $5 Amazon gift card (INTL)
- Winner 2: Paperback copy of Soulless + $5 Amazon gift card (US/CAN)
- Winner 1: Paperback copies of Soulless, My Demonic Ghost: Book 1, and Soulless custom made notebook (US/CAN)