Wednesday, February 10, 2016
BOOK REVIEW: "The Revenant's Soul" by H.G. Lynch
Lani is struggling with grief and guilt over the death of her brother. Then she meets Ferrin, a guy who seems as broken as her in his own way. But he is a Revenant, a counsellor to the spirits of the deceased, neither alive nor dead himself. Bound together by death, can they save each other and themselves?
I received an ARC copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
By now, I know that when I get a book from H.G. Lynch, I should expect nothing less than excellence. The Revenant's Soul is a wonderful, quick read. I finished it in an hour or so, because not only is it short, it is enticing.
It starts out with Lani, a girl consumed by grief and blaming herself for the untimely death of her brother. Ms. Lynch's grasp on the self-defeating emotions that comes with grieving for a loved one is strong: your heart will break for Lani from the moment you meet her.
Ferrin (love that name, by the way) is somewhere between dead and alive, an enigmatic yet totally transparent (no pun intended) character. He is a shrink to spirits, in a way, and he is drawn to Lani because of her brother's death.
This is a heartfelt story with some creepy moments, but mostly it is very touching. It is written with simplicity, emotion, and a lot of heart.
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