Review: “The Soulkeepers” by G.P. Ching
Published March 17th 2011 by CreateSpace
Review Copy: Purchased (Kindle Book)
Description from Goodreads:
When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother’s car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can’t find his mother’s body. Made a ward of his uncle and thousands of miles from home, a beautiful and mysterious neighbor offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. In exchange, she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a warrior charged with protecting human souls.
He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother’s disappearance. But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths, and questions her motives for helping him.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“The Soulkeepers” is a very interesting book, one that I certainly enjoyed from start to finish. Now, there were some small errors (where ‘ever’ should’ve been used, you’d find ‘every’), but it’s easy to completely overlook the small errors (and trust me, they are small and few) because the story is strong. Ching has crafted characters that you can believe, that you can actually feel for. I liked Jacob, the main character, but I have to admit…Malini was my favorite.
On goodreads, one reviewer stated that “The Soulkeepers” was “guilty of stealing precious hours of sleep” and I’d have to say the same was true for me. Do I regret the sleep I lost due to my need to finish the story? Absolutely not.
“The Soulkeepers”, the first in a trilogy, is a story about good vs. evil. It’s told through the point of view of Jacob Lau, a fifteen year old boy, who is just finding out he has powers after being brought to live with his uncle he’s never met. The good vs. evil plot may sound overdone, but I promise you that Ching has something to offer that will certainly pull you in. It’s moving. It’s funny. It’s just a good read. “The Soulkeepers” is an indie novel worth checking out!
The second book, “Weaving Destiny”, will be available in September and I’m already anxious to find out what happens next. P.S. Read the first chapter of “Weaving Destiny” over here: http://www.thesoulkeepersseries.com/The_…