A girl with a secret talent must save her village from the encroaching darkness in this haunting and deeply satisfying tale.
Alys was seven when the soul eaters came to her village.
These soul eaters, twin sisters who were abandoned by their father and slowly morphed into something not quite human, devour human souls. Alys, and all the other children, were spared—and they were sent to live in a neighboring village. There the devout people created a strict world where good and evil are as fundamental as the nursery rhymes children sing. Fear of the soul eaters—and of the Beast they believe guides them—rule village life. But the Beast is not what they think it is. And neither is Alys.
Inside, Alys feels connected to the soul eaters, and maybe even to the Beast itself. As she grows from a child to a teenager, she longs for the freedom of the forest. And she has a gift she can tell no one, for fear they will call her a witch. When disaster strikes, Alys finds herself on a journey to heal herself and her world. A journey that will take her through the darkest parts of the forest, where danger threatens her from the outside—and from within her own heart and soul.
This book was so fantastic! It was dark and thrilling, and I enjoyed reading it so much! The world was so detailed, and I really enjoyed getting to know Alys and the others! Just a really amazing book! I mean, come on, it's wonderful!
We first get the story of the twins-and it's not very pleasant. The times were very superstitious, and having twins who were mirrors of the other, well, that's beyond the acceptance levels of community. The father was grateful that they weren't killed-but being sent to the forest was kinda like a death sentence. And yeah, their dad became an asshole parent!
I enjoyed getting to know Alys. She had her secrets, and she's had a fairly tough life. She was interesting to read about, and boy, did she have a story to tell! She was pretty darned smart, and yeah, I loved reading about her!
A lot happens in this book. It's a stand alone, and it flows so well! Things just kept happening, and learning more and more, and then it was over, and I was like, it can't end! Because while it ended in a great place, I just want more!
Loved reading this book, it was incredible!
Author: Peternelle van Arsdale
Read: May 31st, 2017
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a SAC 2017 Book!
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: February 28th 2017