I love to read, and ever since I purchased my new Kindle Fire, I have been DEVOURING ebooks like nobodies business.
I just have to tell you about an ebook that I downloaded, and finished reading, yesterday. The Soulkeepers, by G.P. Ching, is an astonishing read.
After moving from Oahu to Paris… Illinois, a beautiful and mysterious neighbor offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom.
But in exchange she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a protector of human souls.
He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother’s disappearance.
But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths, and questions her motives for helping him.
Will he find his Mom? And if he does, will he be able to rescue her from whatever peril she faces?
From the opening sentence, ” Death lived up to Jacob’s expectations,” G.P. Ching grabbed my attention and steadfastly refused to let go. I read the entire e-book, which is equivalent to 309 pages in print, in less than twelve hours. I literally could not put it down.
The Soulkeepers is told from Jacob Lau’s point of view, which is an interesting side-step from the traditional female point of view in young-adult supernatural/fantasy stories. The book is fast-paced, the characters are well developed and interesting, and the plot is intriguing. While firmly rooted in Christian tradition, this book does not preach at the reader, nor try to convert him.
While the ebook did have several grammatical and spelling errors, they were easily overlooked. The supernatural elements in the story were believable, and downright stunning. One of the greatest talents of any author is the ability to pick the reader up and plant them in the middle of the scene. G.P. Ching manages to do this brilliantly.
I cannot wait to read the second installment.