Melancholy of Souls (Girls & Ghosts #2) by Anne Michaud
Publication Date: February 3rd, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Read: January 31st to February 1st, 2015
Dad says we have to do everything to save Mom’s soul, but I’m scared the price will be too high.
Soul Catchers scour the land looking for ghosts to sell on the black market. Amusement parks, mediums, haunted houses and religious cults will pay good money for them, especially when fresh and new. I never really cared about what they did until Mom died and one of those assholes snapped her up.
Just this bright light shooting at her soul…
Now Dad’s mind is set on finding her on the lost souls trafficking circuit, but with each step we take death is only getting closer.
First, let me just fangirl for a second!!
I'm so glad that Anne is a part of my life, I've come to expect great things from her! She's truly an amazing author, one that can craft a short story perfectly! She gives you plenty of background but not to the point where you feel overwhelmed, just enough, and by the end you'll be satisfied! Though you'll be craving for more too! And, I'm happy to say that this one is planned to be turned into a series!!
Yeah, I'm a bit excited!
Melancholy of Souls is by far my favorite out of Anne's work! And all her other work are amazing too, so they're not far behind this one. All I've got to say is that she just keeps getting better with time, just like a fine wine!
It's so beautifully original and unique, I got hooked right away! Sadly I started this late in the evening on Saturday so I had to force myself to stop to get some sleep before I went crossed eye but I was back at it the next morning, I just couldn't get enough of this world! And what a world!
Mackenzie and her dad are out in a search to find the spirit of Mackenzie's mom because in this world ghost are the hottest thing on the black market. Everybody and anybody can see spirits and there's a group out there called Soul Catchers. From the name alone you should guess what sort of trouble they're up to. They suspect one stole her mothers before she could go into the light. So for three years they've been searching, traveling the world in hopes of getting her back. Will this finally be it? Will they finally find her?
Overall Melancholy of Souls is a treasure and I'm so happy Anne will be continuing it! Whether with a new MC or with Mackenzie, I'm thrilled! Though with the ending of this one I don't know where it'll go if she continues with Mackenzie, her story pretty much ended nicely in here. And oh my god, what an ending!! I was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time!! My heart broke, I was probably close to tearing up because of that ending! Oh my god, if you don't feel anything with what Mackenzie has to do you're not human!
It will take possession over you (no pun intended ;)
~About The Author~
She who likes dark things never grew up. She never stopped listening to gothic, industrial and alternative bands like when she was fifteen. She always loved to read horror and dystopia and fantasy, where doom and gloom drip from the pages.
She, who was supposed to make films, decided to write short stories, novelettes and novels instead. She, who's had her films listed on festival programs, has been printed in a dozen anthologies and magazines since. She, who always dreamed of making a feature film, is having her novels published.
She who likes dark things prefers night to day, rain to sun, and reading to anything else.
Sweet Readings Everybody!
*Got a free copy from the author in exchange for my honest review, this in no way affected my opinion on it*