**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-ARC in exchange for an honest review from the author.**
Title Broken Souls
Author Toni Miranda Jones
Description from Amazon
Would you disrupt the balance of the universe to avenge your family?
Colette doesn’t have time for high school games. She doesn’t have time for her best friend’s schoolyard crush on her. She doesn’t have time for her brother’s overprotective behavior. And she certainly doesn’t have time for the new guy in her class, no matter how hypnotizing his eyes might be.
Three months ago, Colette Belrose was murdered.
Colette relives the fire every day. She can still feel the ropes that tore into her wrists as she fought to get free. She can still taste the smoke that infected her lungs and choked her. She can still smell her flesh burning as the flames consumed her. Worst of all, she can still hear the sound of her parents screams as they burned alive beside her.
Three months ago, Colette Belrose was brought back to life.
Thought only to be a myth, furies are reborn to protect the innocent from the same fate that they once suffered. They only have one rule: they must not hunt the ones who killed them no matter the circumstance.
Cursed with an insatiable thirst for vengeance and a blinding disregard for rules, Colette will find the man who killed her parents even if it kills her. Again.
Release Date October 5, 2020
I was super excited when the author, Toni Miranda Jones, reached out to me on Instagram and asked if I wanted to feature this book. I love Greek mythology and retellings and was very intrigued by the idea of a fury-centric story.
Some Things I Liked
- Nods to Greek mythology. As mentioned above, I loved that feature of this story. It’s one of those tropes that will never get old for me. Retellings or reimagining of stories is one of my favorite types of story.
- Enemies to lovers and snarky banter. I really enjoyed the romance element in this story and while I normally dislike love triangles, I actually liked it here. I thought the balance between Colette’s love interests was well done and honestly, I’m not sure which I prefer because I liked them both for different reasons.
One Thing I Wasn’t Crazy About
- Super dark themes. This book is NA or even Adult in regard to themes and it was definitely darker than I was expecting.
I would stick with this series. I think the bones of the concept are very interesting and I liked getting to know these characters. I think the series has a lot of potential to expand on the mythological world that Toni created.
I enjoyed this book. I am always a bit hesitant to take requests from Instagram but I am very pleased to say that in this case, it worked out really well.
Recommendations for Further Reading
- Lore by Alexandra Bracken – if you enjoyed the mythological elements mixed into the modern world, definitely keep an eye out for this January 2021 release.