Nadine Nightingale did a wonderful job with the plot for Book of Souls!
First thought – thank you so much to Netgalley for providing me a copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Really, I feel like authors are on to me lately. I love a good story involving mythology and especially Egyptian. I wholeheartedly blame “The Mummy” movie from the 90’s for this addiction and I have zero regrets. Give me all the history and myth!
ON TO THE THE ~no spoilers~ REVIEWING! 🙂 haha
I’m going to be a bit more streamlined this time with my review and break it down per my ratings. So let’s talk plot and story. The plot was fantastic! The story follows a woman named Nisha Blake. Nisha sees death. Not your traditional grim reaper of death but Anubis the Egyptian God of Death. She’s spent her life attempting to block out this gift but her cozy Shepherdstown locals won’t let her forget and make her a legend. THEN enter’s a new player, whose name is Blaze. He doesn’t care for the legend and instead cares for the woman.
Nadine Nightingale did a fantastic job with all her characters. Blaze was a fantastic side lead. A little hard headed but overall sincere and you root for him a lot. Nisha would sometimes frustrate me with her denial but I understand why she wants to block things out. I also really loved the side characters in this book. Her cousin and school friends really rounded out the novel and made it for me.
Dialogue was excellent. I enjoy good banter and also sassy friends. This book has both! hahaha In my opinion, when characters show lots of fight or angsty – it adds a bit more to the book to me. This didn’t disappoint~ ALSO! The references to pop culture are frequent and fantastic. I loved it. <3
Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys mythology and also action. Maybe if you enjoy a little mystery as well. If you too enjoyed The Mummy growing up, give this a go! It’ll make you nostalgic at the very least. 🙂
- Overall Rating: 3.5 Stars
- Plot: 4 Stars
- Character Development: 3 Stars
- Dialogue: 4 Stars
- Writing: 3 Stars