Monday, August 29, 2011

Soul Survivor by Misty Evans: Review by AimeeKay

Greetings once again from the Rusty Dagger. We are currently on the lookout for Vampires and other soul shivering things as we sail along in the Caspian Sea. As was hinted in a comment in my last post the Narwal has made an appearance! But things are not always as they seem, and Melissa was kind enough to send me this next book which seems fitting with the possible romance that has seemed to be brewing. As I write this I am eagerly awaiting to arrive at our next destination and discover more of the Narwal's secrets...but until then, let us commence with the review of Soul Survivor by Misty Evans.

Soul Survivor
Soul Survivor by Misty Evans
Amazon link
currently priced at $3.99

amazon summery:

Haunted by tragedy, FBI profiler Rife St. Cloud is driven to find the person who brutally attacked six women. Unfortunately the only survivor, Keva Moon Water, has no memory of what happened, and the evidence makes her the prime suspect.
Keva cannot die. She has waited a thousand years to be reunited with the man she loves, whose soul sleeps within Rife. Though he refuses to believe her claims of immortality, there's no denying the passion that burns between them. Keva desperately hopes their sexual connection will be enough to awaken Rife's memories of the love affair that started a war and bound their souls together for all eternity.But when Keva's own memories come trickling back, she realizes that a future with Rife depends upon confronting the mistakes of the distant past...

I have to admit I had a difficult time writing the review of this book. I personally love a good love story. I especially love them when they involve magic and mystery. However for some reason I just couldn't get into this one. I love Native American lore and the involvement of it in this story was a refreshing change from the recent overdose of shifter novels I have seen out there lately. Maybe it was the fact that the novel seemed to move too quickly? Not in the sense of "oh my goodness the book is already over" but more in a sense of "gosh we're already at the end, it seems like there should be more". I understand Rife and Keva's love will blossom quickly. Their souls are meant to be together so of course there is no denying what is between them. But everything seemed to just happen so fast. Not them rediscovering each other, but just the story in general.

On the whole though I did enjoy the story itself. I liked how Evans weaved the ancient culture into the story and I could see the places and people she described. I really enjoyed her descriptions, especially of how the characters themselves felt when travelling through time. But somehow at the end it still felt as if the story was missing something. I still can't quite put my finger on what, just that what ever it was it wasn't there.

Don't get me wrong though, the book is a nice read. Especially if you are looking for something to read as you are enjoying the end of your summer vacations. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It doesn't end with any teasing cliff hangers and everything is positive and happily ever after at the end.***END SPOILER ALERT*** Which in my opinion is how love stories should end anyway. I like my love stories that way. If you don't then, well, um, well whats wrong with you???? Ok just kidding, it is my opinion and you are all welcome to your own opinions, so if you are of the opposite view, then maybe this isn't quite the book you want to pick up.I would however like to also say that according to Evan's acknowledgments this is suppose to be the first book in a series, and even though I'm not completely in love with this one, it did pique my interest and I wouldn't turn down a chance to read more of her work or more of this series.

I've heard it's awfully hot back home, so I hope where ever you are reading this that you are someplace nice and comfortable and not too sweaty.
Til next time,

The author would like to giveaway a ebook of this book to one lucky winner. The format is either an Epub or PDF, so anyone with a reader or computer should be able to read this one! All you have to do is leave a comment and an e-mail addy to enter! I'll end the giveaway on Sept. 4th. 
Good luck!
Giveaway is over.


  1. Great review! Sounds like a good escape for a couple of hours :)

  2. It's a pity when a good story lacks something intangible. Thanks for your review but not entering - my TBR pile is already insanely high.

  3. Great review! I'd love to be entered.

  4. I have a novella coming up by her soon so it will be fun to check her style :)

  5. Sometimes the shorter/quicker books are like that---to much to soon and that makes them hard to get into. I do really like the fact that it has Native American lore though--I am loving the trend of it coming back into play in books!

  6. So many good books that you introduce me too! This books sounds great! And thanks for the giveaway!

    bwithbite (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. Great book!

    Lissette_125 at hotmail dot com

  8. I have to say I like my romance stories to end with a pretty happy little bow, so I'm glad you put that little spoiler in there:) Too bad things happened so fast though, I always like slow build up so there's lots of tension!

  9. Oh, I know that feeling all to well, about wanting just a bit more. Pacing definitely makes a huge difference in buying into the romance of the story. But I think the Native American lore sounds intriguing, and it being something I haven't read a lot of, I'd be interested in checking it out. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  10. It doesn't end with any teasing cliff hangers and everything is positive and happily ever after at the end.

    I always say that I want the books that I read to end this way, but they so rarely ever do, that I think that if I were to read this book and actually see that happen, I wouldn't know what to do with myself! ;)

  11. I like my HEA's too!

    And it's hot here too. Hope you're comfortable and thanks for the review!

  12. I hate books that develop way too fast/ =( So sad that you didn't love it. Thanks for the honest review Melissa!

  13. Love the cover!!
    Please count me in.

    I also have a giveaway on my blog if you are interested.

    Jodie @ Riverina Romanticst

  14. Very nice review. Sorry the book didn't seem to knock it out of the park for you. But does sound like a nice read. :)

    (No need to enter me in the giveaway I'm still without an ereader....)

  15. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good.

  16. Please enter me in the draw!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Misty Evans is a new author for me. I look forward in reading her works.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  18. Thanks for all the comments! Glad you guys liked the review.

    @ Missie-Congrats on winning the book! Hope you enjoy it!


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