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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Review: To Catch a Stolen Soul by R.L. Naquin

Title: To Catch a Stolen Soul
Author: R.L. Naquin
Series: Djinn Haven #1
Format: Ebook
Release Date: January 9th, 2017
Length: Novel (173 pages)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Free via Publisher
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

To Catch a Stolen Soul is book one in the Djinn Haven series. This series is a spin-off from the Monster Haven series. While you don't necessarily have to read the Monster Haven series first I'd recommend it so you get some background on the world. But you could get by just fine starting here.

Our leading lady Kam is a djinn that works as a soul chaser for the Hidden Government. With not much work left, she works odd jobs in random towns she passes through. So when she gets called out on a mission to find a missing soul chaser she jumps at the chance. Along her way she picks up a hitchhiking teen runaway and they head to the last place the soul chaser was seen. They get close before their truck dies and they wind up bartering the repairs and start driving a food truck in its place. After cleaning up the food truck and starting a plan on what they'll sell, they head to the food truck community only to find out it's run by members of the hidden (elves, djinn, etc). The only bad thing is that someone is killing off the food truck members one by one and with no leads on the murderer Kam could be next. She has to figure out who is behind the murders before it's too late.

To Catch a Stolen Soul is a promising start to a new series. It is full of paranormal beings trying to solve a mystery, which kept me entertained me the whole way through. Naquin always manages to include the most unique paranormal beings in her stories and I can't wait to see which ones will pop up in the next book. The food truck aspect of the book had me craving so much food while reading about all the yummy things the different trucks made. While there isn't really a romance in this book I feel later in the series we'll get that arc. All in all, this was a great book that I think anyone who loves all things paranormal will enjoy.


20 comments:

  1. Paranormal with suspense?! I'll definitely digging this one!

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  2. I have not read a lot of books with Djinn in it, and it's been a while since I read a paranormal, humm.. the world sounds interesting enough to start with the first series.

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    1. I really enjoyed the first series, it was neat! Loving this spin off too. Hope you enjoy if you try!

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  3. I absolutely love books featuring Djinn. I haven't nearly read enough of those!

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    1. Same here, this one was good though I can't wait for book two :D

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  4. Ooh I know you love her. I didn't know this is a new/spin-off series. I love djinn series, will have to check this out for sure.

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    1. Yes maam!! I hope you enjoy if you get it :D

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  5. I do like that it's a non-usual paranormal creature. Sounds interesting.

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    1. All her books have such unique paranormal creatures, I think that's what always draws me to her books :D

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    1. Aren't they great characters? Really need more of them!

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  7. I read the first book in the Monster Haven series back when it came out but haven't kept up with the series. Not because I didn't enjoy it, but because I lost track of them. Djinns are new to me but it seems like I'm coming across more and more books with them. Maybe they're the new big thing for paranormal/fantasy novels? I will have to catch up on the previous series to give this one a shot. It sounds like you really enjoyed it. :)

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    1. Oh yay, I hope you do go back to the Monster Haven series, they're really good reads. Kam, the leading lady in this series is introduced in Monster Haven books :)

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  8. I still need to get to the first series. *sigh* So many enjoyed those and I'm so behind. This sounds like a great one too!

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  9. Arg! I *almost* took this for review but then time was short and I was like okay I'll pass. Damn. It sounds fun!

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    1. It was a fun read :) If you wind up getting the time, I think you'd probably enjoy it Anna!

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