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Ebook  » Soul Taken ePUB í After life just got a lot complicated Maggie is a Soul Collector It s her job to transport souls from the Living Realm to the After but during a mission to New England to find a stolen soul, she ends up stuck in a teen mean girl s body Trapped, Maggie s soul is catapulted into Ally s life and the human world she hasn t experienced for one hundred yearsBut, as a descendant of the most powerful beings in the After, Maggie must rescue Ally before the girl s soul dies To survive, Maggie must uncover devastating secrets because with one soul taken by a terrifying enemy, Maggie s could be next The Life After seriesSoul Taken Soul Possessed Soul Betrayed SOUL TAKEN, by Katlyn Duncan is her debut novel full ofpretty bad ass angels with different kinds of jobs that create abelievable world of paranormal Soul Taken takes a completely new approach to angels and life after death for all different kinds of people A book filled with twists and turns and a plot that keeps you turning the digital pages faster than should be humanly possible Katlyn s debut novel is surely one that you will not easily forget When I got my hands on Soul Taken, SOUL TAKEN, by Katlyn Duncan is her debut novel full ofpretty bad ass angels with different kinds of jobs that create abelievable world of paranormal Soul Taken takes a completely new approach to angels and life after death for all different kinds of people A book filled with twists and turns and a plot that keeps you turning the digital pages faster than should be humanly possible Katlyn s debut novel is surely one that you will not easily forget When I got my hands on Soul Taken, I already had high expectations because full disclosure, Katlyn is my cousin, and she blew my expectations out of the water I ve read a quite a few angel themed novels and Katlyn s plot approach was completely unique, with characters that were entirely likable and realistic Having such amazing characters really made the story that muchincredible It s a rare thing to find books that have characters that are so realistic, well developed with spot on personalities Maggie is a soul collector, she helps human souls get to Gate Seven, which is where each human soul goes after death and based on what the soul calls for their Gate Seven is designed around them I found this version of heaven so creative and special I found myself imagining what my own Gate Seven would look like Maggie s personality was fantastic and Katlyn worked the fact that she is both a 17 year old and a 100 year old so wonderfully Maggie s 100 years of soul collecting gives her a personality that amature audience can relate to while still appealing to the teen audience I can t wait to hopefully get Maggie s memories back with her Jackson and Cooper were fantastic We didn t get to know Jackson very well like we did the other characters, but I am greatly looking forward to seeingof him, and his ties to Maggie Cooper was a nice character, sometimes I got the feeling that he was almost like a helicopter mom at times, and I understand he was in a position where it was necessary so I am excited to see him maybe not in helicopter mom role and hopefully learning someabout his past I am also hoping for some developments with both of these characters in the love department with Ally and Maggie, I m sensing some possible drama, maybe I like the difference between the angels, the soul collectors, the guard and the Caeleste It makes the story muchappealing that it s not just angels Everyone has a role and it s very exciting The book wasted no time in getting into the world that Katlyn has created flawlessly and very early on she has the readers wondering, Hmm, what is going to happen There was such little predictability which was such a great relief when so many books these days you can guess the ending from the beginning The plot has it all, action, mystery and a bit of love that doesn t completely dominate the story I am looking forward to what is going to happen with Maggie and the gang, and I am really looking forward getting to know Ally herself better and learningabout Jackson and his past, and his future as a good guy I would say Katlyn s debut was a raging success and I am eagerly awaiting the next as I am sure it will not disappoint Rock on Katlyn, you re in the big leagues now and I think you are going to fit in very well A little side note, the cover is absolutely beautiful and I thought it depicts the story excellently Read this book, it WILL NOT disappoint 2.5 stars This was so boring that I think I fell asleep with my eyes open whilst reading it The writing wasn t terrible I guess, nothing really jumped out as being especially good The world building was pretty damn weakon that in a minute and I wasn t sure if the main character was meant to be deliberately unlikeable or if it was just shoddy writing.Maggie is a Collector, a spirit which collects souls and take them over to the other side via Gate Seven Maggie wants a promotion though 2.5 stars This was so boring that I think I fell asleep with my eyes open whilst reading it The writing wasn t terrible I guess, nothing really jumped out as being especially good The world building was pretty damn weakon that in a minute and I wasn t sure if the main character was meant to be deliberately unlikeable or if it was just shoddy writing.Maggie is a Collector, a spirit which collects souls and take them over to the other side via Gate Seven Maggie wants a promotion though, she wants to become a member of The Guard, a group which protects humans This doesn t happen.Now, what I thought I was going to get from this book was a well written female protagonist that was very introspective about death and humanity and I figured she d join The Guard and fight evil spirits to protect humanity, but a mishap would get her trapped in a human body possibly sharing a body with another soul.What I actually got was a teenage angst fest melodramatic love triangle with a super confusing plot and flimsy world Maggie doesn t get the job because she basically doesn t care about humans as long as the souls are recovered properly, she has a hissy fit and then she s called to go help in some serious business.A girl, Ally, has lost her soul or has she someone stole her true soul, but it s never clear what a true soul actually is which is bad, but it s super bad for Ally because she s a Caeleste, basically a half angel or is that a Prognatum you won t know because they ll be used interchangeably at times and she s going to inherit her angel powers soon.At this point the plot gets so muddled Maggie gets trapped in Ally s body but it s pretty much impossible to tell if she s just inhabiting Ally s body and the true soul of Ally is gone or if they re sharing the body.she gets Ally s memories but Maggie frequently talks about her as if she s not there or dead or says they have to get her back Maggie is pretty much an unlikeable character from the off, a former assistant of hers gets the position of Guard and she doesn t, so she goes mad at him and she tells the reader how incompetent and horrible and useless he is, but you just have to take this at her word because Aaron doesn t actually do anything to warrant this treatment beyond grin at her On top of all this weirdness the other sub plot of who Maggie actually is, is muddled in She s lost her memories, because that s the oldest and lamest story telling trick in the book So you get weird scene of her remembering bits of her life, and this Jackson guy.Jackson, who is one of our love interest and he ssomething elsesome other kind of angel An evil something else anyway Or the people he s associated with are evil but he s not Lord, I don t know, following this story is enough to give you a headache if it doesn t put you to sleep first It takes a special kind of terrible to be brain bendingly confusing and also soul cripplingly boringOur second love interest is Cooper who makes the most sense He s a Guard, he s meant to protect Ally, Maggie s hot for him BLESSED SIMPLICITY Why have I given it 2.5 stars Because 1 Boring, but not terrible writing.2 Some really interesting concepts perhaps too many that were good but poorly executed.3 A lot of this book was so meh that it doesn t inspire enough passion in me to give it such a harsh review.4 I can see people really into the angel scene enjoying the crap out of this.Although after I ve slept on it I could easily change my mind.tl dr A book that I thought was going to be about a kickass grim reaper turned out to be a shitty angel novel full of love traingles and mean girl esque bullshit I read this drivel so you don t have to, avoid SOUL TAKEN was an interesting story but I wasn t floored by it It was entertaining enough to get through, but it s one of those books that doesn t really leave a mark It s just kind of so so.Maggie ends up stuck between a rock and a hard place when she gets sucked into the body of Ally while Ally s soul piece is stolen The notion that Ally is a mean girl is pretty irrelevant You don t see it at all while Ally is still intact you only see it in a couple memories that Maggie accesses once she SOUL TAKEN was an interesting story but I wasn t floored by it It was entertaining enough to get through, but it s one of those books that doesn t really leave a mark It s just kind of so so.Maggie ends up stuck between a rock and a hard place when she gets sucked into the body of Ally while Ally s soul piece is stolen The notion that Ally is a mean girl is pretty irrelevant You don t see it at all while Ally is still intact you only see it in a couple memories that Maggie accesses once she s in Ally s body.And the human world doesn t seem to have as large of an impact on the story as I think the blurb would like it to have Maggie loves to eat and the feel of things and while she does make a friend with Jamie her work appears to be consumed with things that exist beyond the human world And rightly so but it refocuses the story a little bit beyond what the blurb intoned.It wasn t necessarily a bad thing either I enjoyed the story enough I wasn t attached to the characters, though They were engaging enough to read about but I was reading a story I was only mildly interested in The best parts, I think, were Maggie s memories from her human life Those were the most interesting of the lot The whole soul collecting business came off ascorporate, less supernatural than I would have liked and I m not the biggest fan of the trope that denies someone information for their own good That was done here and it was used as part character development for Maggie and part suspense for the story, but it didn t lend enough to either of those.I did like how the Seth issue was linked to Maggie and not just Ally and how Jamie came to play a role on all of these shenanigans But ultimately I was nonplussed about SOUL TAKEN It didn t grab me the way I wanted it to Plus it had a lot of odd punctuation, mainly commas that didn t belong or were missing entirely Made for a kind of jerky reading experience.The book s okay, just nothing to write home about.3I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review The first book in the Life After trilogy is apparently one of those books where the results or the sequels, per say could be either good or badThe concept is fantastic I particularly loved the idea of the dead collecting souls and guiding them to the After after death note that was not a mistake After is a place While the general c I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review The first book in the Life After trilogy is apparently one of those books where the results or the sequels, per say could be either good or badThe concept is fantastic I particularly loved the idea of the dead collecting souls and guiding them to the After after death note that was not a mistake After is a place While the general concept does sound a little similar toEphemeral , there s really not enough to deem it a complete carbon copy Duncan gives the idea with her own twist in having Maggie being stuck in a mean girl s body while looking for a True Soul and having time running against her as the others search for Ally s missing soul.The world building is as equally fantastic as the concept it s obvious that Duncan is quite thorough, complete, and detailed with developing the After as the author introduces us to Maggie s life from early on in the book, from the different roles to how they all worked to even the possibility of reincarnation.Duncan s writing, however, did feel a little awkward at times throughout the process of reading Soul Taken Some sentences didn t seem to flow along together seamlessly, and made the reading a little bumpy Apparently the inner editor in me questioned a few things.The formatting is also a little odd Though it s similar to the problem I had while readingFire and Shadowthat was a horrendous ride , I don t really have as much as a problem as there s an eenie weenie break between paragraphs and not looking as though words were bumping words or so close to it, you couldn t even tell there s a break Not to stress anything, but I honestly didn t notice the little break when I eFlipped to the very first page Massive panic was involved for a few seconds.But much kudos to Katlyn Duncan on her characters they were highly intriguing Maggie s visions of her past is perhaps one of the things that kept me reading the story and turning the pages without noticing that Maggie spent most of her time in Ally s body doing a little stressing out over the amount of time getting shorter each day the Guards couldn t find Ally s soul A few of the characters were also highly unpredictable until the end a character well played, Katlyn Duncan Well played I definitely didn t see that coming a rarity, so I m doing a happy dance The ending what can I say about the ending without giving spoilers away Simply put, a character s exit was quite pitiful I say pitiful because three seconds after I literally praised the author mentally on a job well done, one of those characters makes a flail worthy exit along with the villains The victory seemed a little too easy and I m half afraid to pick up the other two books in the trilogy because the very end of the entire trilogy may be similar to the one inEver Aftera happy one Not that I actually mind a happy ending for all of the characters, but I do love it when the villain s makes a jaw dropping exit that makes you question what just happened Soul Taken was a highly enjoyable read, a book that is perfectly paced with intricate and surprising characters thrown into complex situations even after death.This review was 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