Book of Souls

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Just finished reading the "Book of Souls" and I really enjoyed it.  Although it has been a long time since I was a young adult , I liked this book a lot. The story  involves a teenage girl who has some close friends, but is ostracized by many of her classmates as well as adults in her small town. Many refer to her as the " angel of death". She has dreams and hallucinations which she does not understand. Some seem to revolve around old Egyptian stories her mother had told her. I found this book interesting and it has action as well as some romance. I was disappointed by the abrupt ending but look forward to reading her next book.
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Great story with likable characters.   The progression of the story was a bit slow for me and the flashbacks were a bit confusing.  I really liked Blaze's character development.   Overall it was a fun read but a bit anti-climactic for me  #netgalley #bookofsouls
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THE BOOK OF SOULS is the first book in a new Young Adult series called; THE GODS OF EGYPT. This is set in the Present Day and features regular teenagers. At least we think they are normal teens.

Nisha Blake wishes she was a regular teenager, one who could fade into anonymity. However, Nisha has quite a sinister reputation. Students and even some teachers and other adults refer to her as "The Angel of Death."

Why would anyone make up a nickname like that? Well, Nisha has had the unfortunate experience of witnessing multiple deaths, starting from a very young age. This includes the murder of her parents a year before the story begins.

Fortunately, Nisha has a few terrific...

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My only disappointment with this book is that it came to an end. So many times I have found faults in books that disappointed me, but none came as I flew through Book of Souls. Nadine Nightingale created a world and characters that brought me back to my childhood love of all things ancient Egypt.

Nisha's hallucinations pulling you into the past and present draw the reader in. They make her question and doubt her sanity making you want to find out if this is all in her head, or if it is truly happening. Nisha is a character that you will love to watch grow as the pages turn. Not to mention her group of friends are so fiercely loyal that it will make you wish that you had them for...

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I loved this book. I have never read anything about Egyptian God's and goddesses being reincarnated. I loved how the author went into detail to describe the relationships between the characters. Also, this book r read like it was written by a teen. Not very many authors can write in the first person and actually capture the essence of a teen. The things the girl and her friends talked about and did are things that my teen could relate to.examples would be Harry Potter references, Facebook, game of thrones and things like that. Then there is the ending. Talk about one of the best cliffhanger ending ever. It left me feel satisfied but I have to know what happens next! I already...

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I'm genuinely sad now that I've finished this book because I need to know what happens next straight away. I'll be honest and say this surprised me in a awesome way - I was excited by the prospect of a story involving Ancient Egyptian mythology (I used to be a little obsessed when I was younger, to the point where my family had to take me to see the ruins so I'd stop reading books about them) but it's written in a way that had me falling in love with the book so fast!

I love the use of "hallucinations" throughout to really place the reader in both the past and present simultaneously. Adding to this the doubt of the Nisha with regards to her own sanity and...

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Do you remember the 1999 movie ‘The Mummy’ starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz? The **good** movie version of the ‘The Mummy’? Well, I do and I loved it!

‘Book of Souls’ reminds me a lot of that movie. Narrating main character, Nisha, is the daughter of an Egyptian who thinks she hallucinates visions of Anubis, the Egyptian God of Death, each time she is nearby someone who is about to die. Her physical proximity to tragic accidents and the dying have granted her a rather nasty reputation around town, which in turn takes a toll on her self-esteem. Nisha tries to remain under the radar, as everyone from the most popular cheerleader in school to the town’s police chief express their...

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Book of Souls is a brilliant book and the ending just made me scream. (Sorry to my dog for the peaceful sleep I ruined) If anyone reading this has an interest in Egypt Mythology and complicated teens this is the book for you. It begins with death that Nisha witnesses and we learn throughout the book that in her town she is referred to as the Angel of Death. Having been present for numerous amount of deaths throughout her life she has to live with hallucinations and bullies. Surrounded by the remainder of her family and a handful of close friends, she just tries to live her life by being as low key as possible. We soon are introduced to Blaze, an English MMA fighting badass, that tries to...

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4/5 stars.

"They don’t see him. Because unlike me, they aren’t crazy. Their minds aren’t broken, and their brains work just fine."

From the beginning to the end this book had me thrilled. The story is so engaging and unique, the writing is fantastic, easy to read and the character? AWESOME.
This book is at the same time was an enjoyable fun read and sometimes dark and intriguing.

First, the mentions of tv shows, other books and movies, made my heart so happy. I absolutely loved it.

“I’d have more faith in Ramsay Bolton.” And that counts for something, considering he’s the most deceiving, mass-murdering Game of Thrones character ever."

"After the initial shock...

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