ARC Review: Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller

Posted May 26, 2017 by Angela in Reviews / 6 Comments

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ARC Review: Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller
Borrowed Souls
by Chelsea Mueller

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 2nd 2017
Series: Soul Charmer #1
Published by Talos
Pages: 320
Format: ARC
 

“I enjoyed the world Mueller created here. The magic and soul collecting is a different take on “souls” in general, but a very cool concept.”
~ Under the Covers

Chelsea Mueller wrote of a world where souls are harnessed by magic and sometimes used for personal gain.  In this world, souls are used to hide or protect one’s soul from getting tainted from doing something inappropriate, immoral or illegal.  Mueller’s heroine, Callie is caught in her brother’s dangerous world to save his sorry ass.  Needing a soul herself and not having the money for it, Callie has to work for a Soul Charmer.  The downside; the risk is high.  Upside; she’ll be working with the ruthlessly sexy Derek who is also very alpha.

I commend Callie for becoming a Soul Collector to help out her brother.  Coming from a similar situation, I understand her choices.  I would’ve liked her to draw that line before this sh”t even happened, but if it were, we wouldn’t have this story to read.  It is what it is.  She’s a stand-up kind of girl.  I just hope Mueller gives that brother of hers a good kick in the ass when it’s done and over.    Like I said, upside, and I think the only upside to Callie’s situation is having to work with Derek.  He is that sexy, dangerous bad boy who is also sweet and protective over Callie.  I love his dichotomy of a ruthless bad boy and a super caring and sweet guy. The steam factor was low but the romance was prominent.  I really like these two.

I enjoyed the world Mueller created here. The magic and soul collecting is a different take on “souls” in general, but a very cool concept.  Who wouldn’t want to do bad things without paying the consequences, right?  Ah, but it wouldn’t be that easy even in Borrowed Souls.  In any soul usage, collecting, or renting, there’s always a price. The conflict Mueller brought to the table was quite interesting.  I did have several questions about the history and the technicalities about soul collecting. I thought the story lacked that bit.  I’m hoping there is more information on that in the next installment.  I can’t wait to read more of this world.  Overall a good start, rating this 3.5-4 stars.  I have a feeling this will be a good series to follow.

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

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Thanks for the review.

Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict
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Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

I do have this one on the TBR, I can’t wait to be in the world Chelsea has created!

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Great review!!! I’m new to this writer,put on my good reads tbr list!! ,shared on all my socials!!

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Darynda Jones

Great review, Angela! I loved Chelsea’s writing style, vivid and vibrant. And I loved her take on the whole soul thing. Very creative!

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Hmmm, I’m not sure if this is for me. I would need to know more about the souls being used to do something bad. Thanks for the review.

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Thanks for the review Angela