Friday, April 26, 2013

BLOG TOUR: A Glimpse of Her Soul by Stuart Jaffe [REVIEW & EXCERPT]

Publication Date: February 7th 2013
Publisher: self-published
Pages: 212
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Source: eBook provided by tour host
Summary from Goodreads (here):
When 16-year-old Gillian Boone discovers that a secret message has been etched into her soul, her world of normal teenage life is destroyed. Now, bizarre monstrosities seek to kill her so they can read this message as her soul departs and use its information to escape back to the world they came from.
Though she has the aid of her father and some new friends, there is only one who has the real power to help. A rogue monster named Jackhammer Jack. But he might want her secret, too, even as he helps her evade the clutches of those pursuing her. With threats surrounding her, Gillian will have to lead her allies in a struggle for survival - a struggle all the more treacherous when her allies are just as dangerous as her enemies.
Filled with action, excitement, magic, romance, and mystery, A Glimpse of Her Soul is a pulse-pounding ride you're sure to enjoy. And just the kind of genre bending you've come to expect from a writer whose motto is Fantasy Knows No Bounds!
Going into this book I wasn't expecting much, really the cover was the thing that caught my attention the most. That guy in the background looks friendly in a menacing way! I'm super glad that I took a chance and read it because I REALLY liked this book!
I knew from the first page that this book was going to be a thriller and adventure. Seriously it enveloped me in a world that was both real and terrifying. The first scene is a funeral about a girl Gillian had a nightmare, a very real nightmare, in which a paper samurai kills her with his hair O_O. Yup, his hair that act like snakes and BURN. Throughout the story there were creatures like these called Callers. They come from spirit and take any shape. I actually really liked this world because I never knew what was coming after Gillian Next!
Now Gillian, she was my kinda girl :) She went to a mental ward after a certain accident at school. And boy I thought we were BOTH going crazy! I liked that even though she was being thrust into this new and scary world she kept her strength and calm. I really liked her father he was protective and at times he got a mysterious/dangerous feel to him. And like true father & daughter they had arguments, cried, and were there for each other. Now, I finally read about the odd guy from the cover, I think he's Jackhammer Jack. A Caller that seemed more evolved than the rest and comes to Gillians rescue multiple times.
Another thing I LOVED about this book was that it wasn't just stuck in one place and had nothing going on. This book was action packed!! It happened when you least expected it and completely hooked you to want MORE! There is also a road trip in the book for those who like road trips :) Some road trip this was, I really liked the variety of people they meet and the things you learned about the characters.
OVERALL: This book was full of great characters, a different and unique story, and a world that is both enchanting and terrifying!! I say, DEFINITELY give it a try, you never know when u might need it...O_O
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Gillian Boone watched the funeral from the safety of an ancient oak tree. As somber black forms surrounded the grave, drizzle dampened the headstones. She wanted to get in close, to check the body before they lowered it forever, to know whether or not what she had seen was real or just a dream, but she knew she wasn't welcome. Julia Gomez, the most popular girl in school, had died, and no friends of hers would dare let the likes of Gillian attend the funeral.
But the dream haunted her. It had happened a week ago. She woke — she thought she had woken — but was not in her bed. Or her room. Or her house. Confused, she tried to rise, but her body wouldn't respond. Then without her command, she somehow walked into a bathroom — every motion felt wrong, off-balance, out of proportion with where her body should be. In the mirror, she saw the face of Julia Gomez.
That's when Gillian knew she was dreaming. And that's when she heard the breathing creature — a sickening sound like air shoved through a tube of mucus.

AWESOME right?! Now about the author himself!

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Bio from Goodreads:
Stuart Jaffe is the author of The Max Porter Paranormal-Mysteries, The Malja Chronicles, The Bluesman series, and much more. His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies.
He is the co-host of The Eclectic Review - a weekly podcast about science, art, and well, everything.
For those who keep count, the latest animal listing is as follows: one dog, four cats, one albino corn snake, one Brazilian black tarantula, three aquatic turtles, one lop-eared rabbit, twenty chickens, and a horse. Thankfully, the chickens and the horse do not live inside the house.



  1. Thanks for being part of my blog tour. I'm glad you enjoyed to book so much. I'm getting a lot of reactions like yours, so I might have to get started on the sequel sooner than I expected! Gotta keep y'all happy! :)

  2. Thanks for being part of my blog tour. I'm glad you enjoyed to book so much.

  3. Thank you sharing your thoughts on this very interesting book I'm adding it to my TBR list.


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