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September 27th, 2018

The Soul Keepers by Devon Taylor
Traditional or self-published: Traditional
Rating: Loved (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)



What an interesting, unique book this was! The first thing that happens in the story is the main character, Rhett, dies. Souls exist in the books's reality, and some special ones become syllektors (those meant to collect other souls and see them safely off). Rhett is one of those special ones, and most of the book is about him learning to become a syllektor, learning about his new home (a ship, sort of, named The Harbinger), and getting to know his fellow syllektors. To me, that was the best part of the book -- the worldbuilding and training. Once we reached the story's conflict/climax, my interest waned a little. But all in all, I completely enjoyed the story. Original and well written.


Free Space by Sean Danke
Traditional or self-published: Traditional
Rating: Okay (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)



Free Space is the second book in the Admiral series. It starts a couple weeks after the first book ended, with the Admiral character dodging security forces trying to kill him.

Like the first book, the whole of this one takes place over the space of just a couple days. I stopped reading at the 51% point, and only one day had passed in the story. That's quite an interesting thing, I don't think I've read a book based on such a short period of time before.

If I had had nothing else to read, I would have finished this book. It wasn't bad, it just didn't hook me anywhere near as much as the first book had.

Partial book credits:
Point reached in this book: 51%
Previous abandoned book total: 1,162%
New total: 1,213%

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