memories and with printless eyes, the hot tempered 19 year old quickly becomes the ultimate prize to all those wishing to end the vicious cycle, or for some, to ensure they could evade death forever.
Readers discretion: Adult language, violence and some adult scenes. For mature audiences only.
Title: Soulless (The Immortal Gene Book 1)
Author: Jacina Maree
Published: October 1, 2015
Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction
I was first drawn in by the gorgeous cover. Then, after reading the blurb, I knew that I need to read this very original story.
Maree did an amazing job of building a world fit for this cast of characters and storyline. I could easily see the crumbling buildings and feel the crazy emanating from the lost souls gone mad from too many lives simultaneously living in their heads.
As the first human born without a soul imprint in eleven life cycles, Nadia is considered a freak of nature. After this long of coming back to life, inside a new body with a new name, humanity doesn’t “have any love left for anyone, not even themselves.” This is never more evident than in Nadia’s own parents, who are cold and distant. To them, her uniqueness isn’t a sign that the madness of reincarnation may be waning, but rather a hindrance to getting paid by the government.
The idea that no matter their station in life, and who they are reborn as, each individual retains their status, whether a blacklisted or someone in an elite position, frustrated me. That these characters did not have a choice in who they would become is maddening.
Diesel is, by far, my favorite character simply because he is so complex. He is obviously conflicted, especially when it comes to his feelings for Nadia. He seems to either despise her or show affection for her. It never seems to be anywhere in between. Late in the novel, when the reader gets a feeling for who he really is sets him up to be a major factor for the remainder of the series.
I’m looking forward to reading Soul Finder, the next book in the series.