*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Title ~ Soul Survivor
Series ~ Hybrid Chronicles, #1
Author ~ Michelle N. Files
Publisher ~ Files Publishing
Published ~ 4 August 2013
Genre ~ YA | Paranormal
Pages ~ 342
My Rating ~ 2 bites
Hailee Hart thinks she’s just a simple girl from a down-to-earth background. She’s smarter than average and school comes easy to her, but she doesn’t think she’s anything special. When she goes away to college she finds out that’s not the case. At all. When super beautiful Alex wants to hang out with her, she doubts herself and him, but decides to go with the flow. Then things go to Hell in a hand basket and all she wants to do is run home and return to being Hailee Nothing Special. Unfortunately for her, that’s not going to be possible.
I had such high hopes for this book. There’s a mystery about Hailee and Alex for a good portion of the book, but that’s about it. The writing is choppy and sloppy in parts. Another round with a proofreader would have helped, I hope, with missing words, extra words and homophones. And it seems lately that every book I read uses ‘shutter’ when the proper word is ‘shudder.’ It drives me crazy!
Hailee spends a good portion of this book running away to her room or someplace else where she can cry, pout or throw a tantrum. The characters of Alex and Seth are shallow and for being 1000s of years old they act like adolescents. All of the characters in this book are beyond annoying and unrealistic. Their actions are way off and their powers are never really explained. This story skims, skips and is generally non-informative. Everyone keeps secrets from Hailee and after getting angry she completely forgives them. This happens over and over again. I can’t stand her. She has no spine. She takes no responsibility for herself and she’s most annoying. Since this story is told from her POV that’s a problem for me. I have no desire to continue with this series. I really don’t care what happens to any of them.