Review: Redemption (Soul #1) by C.J. Barry

October 29, 2013 Review 0

Review: Redemption (Soul #1) by C.J. Barry

Reya Sinclair is a Redeemer of Souls. Her mission is to give Earth’s most depraved sinners a shot at redemption just before they are slated to die. Her own redemption is on the line as she fulfills her duties, leaving a trail of dead bodies in her wake. It’s all going perfectly well until one detective takes notice, possibly bringing her salvation to a halt.

Thane Driscoll is a good cop who’s seen too many bad guys get away, including the man who murdered his father. He exacts his own style of justice, even if it costs him his humanity. A string of mysterious deaths leads him to a woman who’s not quite human and might hold the key to finding his father’s killer.

When death and shadows descend, New York City becomes a battleground for the forces of light and dark. As the body count rises and sparks fly between them, Reya and Thane race to uncover a terrible truth. Can one man hell-bent on revenge and one woman determined to save her eternal soul be enough to keep the planet from spiraling into darkness?

Title: Redemption
Author: C.J. Barry
Series: Soul
Published by Forever
Source: Publisher
Published: October 1, 2013
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 336
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: three-flames

The first book of the metaphysical fiction Soul Series is a unique and intriguing story of ghosts, demons and enlightened beings and a butt kicking heroine.

Reya’s only shot at redemption is to be a Redeemer, someone who offers the soon to be dead one last shot at atonement for their sins. Thane is a detective who compromises his own soul by carrying out his own brand of justice. When good people start dying the two will have to work together to uncover an evil plot.

This unique story grabs the reader’s imagination from the very beginning and doesn’t let go. The author portrays a very interesting and engaging world with an intensity that brings the world to life and makes the reader feel as if they are fighting for the souls of the human world right along with Reya and Thane.

The strong characters are captivating and draw the reader deeper into this smooth flowing plot. The emotions and charisma of the hero and heroine are vivid and breathtaking real. The reader easily gets caught up in their individual plights as well as the overall conflict. The romance between the two is slow building throughout the story and appropriately paced.

I loved this fast paced book and once I started it, I couldn’t put it down until the end. The story does have one drawback, the metaphysical content can get a little confusing if you are not paying attention, so pick a time that you are less likely to be interrupted and curl up for a great entertaining story. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Forever Yours

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