Title: Courageous Souls
Author: Nicole Daffurn
Published Date: June 11th 2014
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
The war of 2078 extinguished life as it was known, leaving a desolate world in its wake. Those who survived rebuilt. But as it goes, people make mistakes. The city of Hybora is a cruel place to live, those who reside among the lower parts of the city – The Pits – rarely see old age. Those who survive long enough, live a perilous existence, to live, to fight and to die for the amusement of the Upper’s, who sit upon their thrones that look over the city.
Jessie Halloran witnessed her parent’s execution at the age of ten, and for thirteen years she’s fought in the mandatory tournaments held in the pristine arena of Hybora’s Pits. Thirteen years waiting for her chance for revenge. Thirteen years swallowing her hate, until it was all she could taste. Now at twenty three, she is ready for vengeance.
Though the vengeance she so richly deserves comes at a cost. The Upper’s are not what they seem, and Jessie’s revolt not only casts the spotlight on herself, but also those who make a stand to fight with her. Among those who will stand with her is her boyfriend, Jaxon.
Jaxon fell from grace more than four centuries ago in an effort to salvage what was left of humanity among the throngs of war.
Now, together they will lead an uprising that those in power will never see coming.
A few of my favorite parts….
“And when she wakes in the morning she will find she is safe and sound in the loving arms of her Dark Angel.”
“One day they would try to kill her… One day she would burn their city to the ground.”
“When your heart finds the heart it’s been searching for your whole life, your life changes forever. You don’t see the world the way you used to. Everything which was dark becomes light. Everything which was bad becomes good. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you are doing, as long as you are with that person, you just know everything is going to be fine. My soul found your soul and when you look into my eyes it’s as if everything around us disappears. You can see into me like no other person on the Earth can, Jess. I love you more than my own life.”
Courageous Souls is a nail biter. I could not put it down. Beautifully written. This is the second book I have read by this author and I am ready for more because I am hooked. Well, and I need to know what happens next too! Just when you think things are looking up…cliffhanger! Very well done!
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