Publisher: Pendrell Publishing
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Challenges: 2012 Debut Author Challenge, 2012 YA/MG Fantasy Challenge
Rating: 4 stars
Jason Gouvas doesn’t want to believe he has special abilities or that he’s an Oldsoul– a vessel for the souls of people who have passed away, but the dead girl in his mind can be very persuasive.
Her name is Erin, and through her Jason is able to access the knowledge and skills of the souls within him. And with a group of power-hungry immortals bent on destroying the Oldsouls and overthrowing humanity, he’s going to need them all.
Oldsoul – what a cool concept! Oldsoul had a bit of a slower start, but really built into a a cool premise and action packed story. This was a promising debut from Dan Haring, and I can’t wait to see what he writes next.
The world setup was really neat. For the first portion of the book, there was a lot of world building going on and it was a bit disorienting, but I just loved the idea. It was so completely unique from anything else I have read, which was so refreshing. The one thing I would say is I wish several things had been explained a bit more, since I finished still not completely sure about some aspects.
With the second half of the story, things really start to pick up. There were quite a few twists I would never have guessed coming, which made Oldsoul that much more fun to read.
The characters were one of my favorite parts of the book. Erin and Solon were two of my particular favorites. Erin was just too funny, and Solon was so sincere and charming. I didn’t see a whole lot of build up to Jason and Mela’s relationship, so it appeared a bit odd to me at times.
Oldsoul by Dan Haring was quite an enjoyable read. I loved the premise, and while it had a bit of a slow start, it still was quite the read. I would love to see more from this fabulous cast of characters.
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