Author: Chelsea Mueller
What I’m Talking About:
Lost Souls is the third book in the Soul Charmer series by Chelsea Mueller and it starts a day or two after the events in Rogue Souls.
I’ve been a big fan of the Soul Charmer series so far, the world building is interesting, the main character is likable and there’s a mystery love interest. All those elements continue with the third installment but something was missing for me this time around. I found myself skipping large parts of Lost Souls and I think it’s because I don’t like Callie’s family. So the chapters dealing with them I skimmed heavily.
I enjoyed the parts with Callie, Derek, and the Soul Charmer. I really enjoyed the last few chapters of the book dealing with Nate but there was a slow start and the middle of the book dragged for me. I’m glad I stuck with it because like I said the ending as was great and has me hanging on to see what the next book brings. I just hope the next adventure is as exciting as the first two books in the series. Most series have that one book that’s slower and I feel like Lost Souls is that book for the Soul Charmer series.
I really liked getting more info on the soul well at the church and more about the soul mythology Mueller has used to build this world. I’m hoping we get even more in the next book. I feel like the readers are riding shotgun with Callie as she figures this soul magic stuff out.
If you’re looking for a fresh take on magic in an urban fantasy series check out Chelsea Mueller’s Soul Charmer series, starting with the first book, Borrowed Souls.
My Rating: C+ Liked It, but I had issues
About the Book:
Callie’s magic is finally her own. She and Derek dispatched Ford. They should have been able to breathe, but layers of sin run deep beneath Gem City. Another mob boss quickly rises, and his sights are firmly set on Callie—and her family.
Mobile soul rental shops begin to bite at the Soul Charmer’s business. His retribution is wicked, but the blowback threatens to crush Callie. If she can’t maintain the tenuous balance of souls in Gem City, more lives will be lost.
Only the more magic she uses, the more danger finds her. A break-in, pools of blood, and bare shelves at the Soul Charmer’s store force Callie to choose the fates of others. But which can she live with? Losing her city, her love, her family …or her very soul?
Release Date: February 25, 2019
Series: Soul Charmer #3
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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