Monday, 29 April 2013

Our Souls to Keep - Gary A Caruso

The Book
After seventeen-year-old Wake Reynolds agrees to trade his life to prevent the damaged soul of his suicidal mother from the fiery tortures of Hell, Satan strips him of his humanity and forces him to become a demonic collector of souls. With no memory of his human existence, Wake preys on defenseless teenagers until they willingly end their own lives.

After many years of loyal service, something inside Wake is changing. Images of a forgotten life, lost human emotions begin to emerge. As Wake struggles to keep these new sensations hidden, Satan orders him to corrupt the soul of a pregnant girl, Annemarie. Beautiful, gentle Annemarie. From the moment Wake sees her, she brings lightness to his blackened heart. If he chooses to defy Satan and spare the lives of Annemarie and her unborn child, his mother’s soul will writhe in Hell’s deepest pit for eternity. Annemarie or his mother? It’s a choice no one should have to make.

My Opinion  5 STARS
I received a free copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

This is quite a dark book that takes you on a ride from the first page and continues to carry momentum.

There is however a thread that seems to remind me of the film Dogma. The difference? The girl is already pregnant and they are protecting the soul of the child. The person sent after her is a demon, who has a change of heart. They even are racing to get the pregnant mother to a church where she will be safe.

The best bit. This is the first book in a long time where the ending is both sad and happy. But it has been left in such a way that could lead to another book.

For a first book from the author the writing is excellent and gripping, with at times, a wonderful sense of humour.

I look forward to seeing what else the author comes out with in the future.

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