BOOK TOUR REVIEW: Soul Sisters by Janeira Eldridge
by Janeira Eldridge
Soul Sisters Series, Book One
Soul Sisters is an urban fantasy novel about African-American twin sisters Ani and Dana who have a rather unique secret: one sister is human while the other is a vampire. While the sisters have lived peacefully with each other for many years one fateful night will change both their lives forever. When a drunken man tries to attack Dana (the human sister) Ani (the vampire sister) protects her sister with all of her ferocious power.
However, when the vampire’s leader Donovan finds out about the public display he calls for the sisters to be assassinated for disobedience. Ani and Dana now are in for the fight of their lives to protect each other as well as the lives of their dedicated friends who have joined them on their mission for survival. If Dana and Ani can make it through this time of uncertainty, Ani can take her new place as vampire queen. Soul Sisters is expected to be a trilogy; The book also features a multicultural cast of characters that brings a new edge of chic to the vampire world.
MY THOUGHTS: 3 OUT OF 5 STARS
Dana became an immortal in the early 19th century. Though she is not a vampire–that would be the soul sister she helped create, Ani. But when Ani goes a little too far in protecting Dana one night, their creator does not approve…and he wants to destroy them.
Ani and Dana must come together with unlikely allies as they figure out a way to keep themselves alive.
This was quite a short book. It started off with a lot of promise that kind of fizzled for me as it went along.
The story is told with rotating chapters that go between Dana and Ani’s life in the present, and her origin story in the past. I really liked this format, as it gave a deeper look into what happened to the girls and how they became immortals. Though, I can’t say I understand the whole soul sister/soul brother process. This wasn’t really explained too much and I believe the book could have benefited from that. But the premise was definitely a unique one, and I respect that.
As for characters, they aren’t that deep either. The story is told in third person, and frequently hope from character to character’s mind. Dana is kind of a square, boring girl. If I were immortal I would be having a lot more fun with it than she was! Ani is much more interesting. I love that she is passionate about things, and especially fiery when it comes to protecting her sister.
This being a self-published novel, there were several mistakes; left out words and misspellings. Normally that type of thing doesn’t bother me but they were quite distracting here.
There wasn’t too much action in the story, but what was there was done well. The main thing that disappointed me was the ending. There was all this build up to a big fight that just kind of didn’t happen. The ending was quite sudden and left me with several unanswered questions.
Ms. Eldridge had some fantastic, original ideas for her novel, but in the end they just needed some more development.
About the Author
Janiera Eldridge loved feeding her book addiction and putting all her crazy stories on paper. When she is not immersed in the world of fiction, she is working as an entertainment freelance writer.
Janiera also enjoys connecting with other authors and supporting their work on her book blog Books & Beauty.
Soul Sisters will be re-released by Mystic Press ( http://mysticpress.webs.com/) by this fall.