Friday, February 21, 2014

SOUL CUTTER REVIEW

Have you ever heard of a soul cutter? I hadn't, until I read Author Lexa Cain's debut novel. Now I know, and you will too if you read SOUL CUTTER. Ms. Cain is an author to keep your eye on. She's just beginning.
 
 
Wow! How's this for a cover to grab your attention? It just begs you to open the book and see what's inside.
 
 
Synopsis from Good Reads:
 
The Soul Cutter is hunting again.

Seventeen-year-old Élan spends her free time videoing psychic scams and outing them online. Skepticism makes life safe—all the ghosts Élan encounters are fakes. When her estranged mother disappears from a film shoot in Egypt, Élan puts her medium-busting activities on hold and joins the search.

In Egypt, the superstitious film crew sucks at finding her mom. When a hotel guest is killed, whispers start—the locals think their legendary Soul Cutter has come back from the dead. Élan's only ally is Ramsey, a film-crew intern, but he’s arrogant, stubborn—and hiding dangerous secrets.

When Élan discovers the Soul Cutter is no scam, she finds herself locked in a deadly battle against a supernatural killer with more than her mother’s life at stake.

Élan is fighting for her very soul.
 
 
 
My Review:
Sometimes an event happens in a girl’s life that haunts her for years. Sometimes a boy’s fate is determined before he’s even born.  Do events from the past make a person evil or perhaps a murderer?  
 Author Lexa Cain’s debut novel, SOUL CUTTER, is the story of Elan Duchamps, a girl that has nightmares about her past. It’s also the story of Ramsey Zafikar, last in the line of the Darsani-Masters, who could claim his soul if he makes a mistake. When Elan’s mother turns up missing, Elan travels to Egypt to find her. There she meets Ramsey, from Lebanon, and even though he has troubles of his own, he offers to help Elan discover what happened to her mother. They face curses, skeletons, snakes, and a soul cutter that can remove a portion of a dying person’s soul, among other things, as they search the palace for clues to her mother’s disappearance. Told from alternating points-of-view, the reader gets a picture of both Elan and Ramsey and the challenges in their lives. Will they succeed in discovering her mother’s whereabouts? Will Elan be able to forget the ghost from her past and enjoy a happy future, perhaps with Ramsey?
SOUL CUTTER is an exciting, never a dull moment read. Lexa Cain includes interesting information about the landscape of Egypt, as well, placing the reader in the scene to visualize the same things the characters experience. Some of the scenes are pretty gruesome, but the title SOUL CUTTER tells the reader that. I enjoyed reading Ms. Cain’s story and think you will too. A very nice debut novel.
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Have a nice weekend.
 
Happy Reading.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing my book! I'm sure you had to skim or hide behind your pillows during some scenes, but I'm so happy they didn't influence your appreciation of the book as a whole. You rock!!! :)

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  2. Great review for Lexa's book! I have it on my iPad and hope to read it soon.

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  3. My pleasure, Lexa. Haha, well some of the scenes are not what I'm used to seeing, but I believe a writer needs to read a little of everything. We learn that way. :) I didn't skim. I read every word.

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  4. It is a good story, Alex, and is more than just a horror tale.

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  5. I enjoyed Lexa's book too. Definitely a strong debut.

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  6. I wonder what she'll do in the next one, Kelly. :)

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