Sunday, November 7, 2010

7 Souls by Barnabas Miller and Jordan Orlando

Mary expected her seventeenth birthday to be a blowout to remember, courtesy of her best friends, fellow New York City prepsters Amy and Joon, and her doting boyfriend, Trick. Instead, the day starts badly and gets worse. After waking up in a mortifying place with a massive, unexplainable hangover, Mary soon discovers that nobody at school is even aware that it's her birthday. As evening approaches, paranoia sets in. Mary just can't shake the feeling that someone is out to get her—and, as it turns out, she's right. Before the night is over, she's been killed in cold blood.
But murder is just the beginning of Mary's ordeal. Her soul gets trapped in a strange limbo, and she must relive the day of her death through the eyes of seven people—each of whom, she finds, had plenty of reasons to hate her. As Mary explores the mysteries of her world, discovering secrets that were hidden in plain sight while she was alive, she clings desperately to the hope that she can solve her own murder, change the past, and—just maybe—save her own life.

I picked up this book because someone asked me to read it. I hadn’t heard of it before seeing it in the bookshop, and even if I had seen it in the bookshop before someone pointed it out to me, I probably wouldn’t have bought it.
When I got home I went straight to my room to read this book. After about fifty pages I felt as if my brain was going to explode. I didn’t know what was going on and was completely confused. Little did I know, that me being confused is actually kind of the point of the book. 7 Souls is one of those books that is pretty repetitive and not very interesting for about half of the book, and then towards the end it starts picking up.
I personally didn’t like the book being from the perspective of 7 different people, but having it from that many point of views definitely helps the plot a great amount.
Once I had gotten past the first half and everything started to fall into place. I really liked this book. It leaves you hanging on every chapter and makes you want to scream at the book. There were times when I had every intention of putting down this book because it wasn’t interesting enough. But there were also time where I couldn’t stop reading.

FTC- Bought.