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Eternal Love (Eternal Soul #2) by Karimah Colden [BOOK REVIEW]

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Eternal Love is the second book in the Eternal Soul series by Karimah Colden. We follow the story of Reign, who recently found out she has some magic powers. 

The first book, Eternal Soul, focused on Reign finding herself in this new world, with the new powers she has. It was also an adventure of staying out of danger while also protecting her friends.

Eternal Love continues in the same spirit. Reign is living a normal life, until one day, her neighbour is killed and it seems that Reign was the actual target. 

I cannot say I enjoyed this book!

Reign didn’t develop or grow as a character throughout the book. Her powers didn’t become stronger and she made some questionable decisions. Sometimes, she didn’t make any decisions at all. Torn between two men, one-sided friendships and bad life priorities were a few things that bothered me.

“You carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. You can’t let the shortcomings that are guaranteed to happen drag you down too. If you did that, you’d never be able to stand.”

The writing was very inconsistent. Sometimes, I would encounter beautiful paragraphs. Furthermore, I also noticed so many grammar and spelling errors that really annoyed me. On top of this, I could also see a lot of spacing between sentences, as if someone pressed the space button too many times before they continued writing.          Like this.       And it annoyed me a lot.     I am sorry. 

“We are not the sins of our parents, we are each of our own mind and soul.”

The ending of Eternal Love didn’t have any conclusion of closure to it, apart from solving the mystery behind Reign’s family past. Throughout the whole book, Reign is torn between two potential love interests, and we don’t get a conclusion to this either. It seems like the ending was a preparation for yet another book. 

Eternal Love felt vert unprepared, not edited properly (or at all) and definitely unfinished. I didn’t enjoy it and I cannot recommend it to you. I don’t think I will be continuing the series, however I will still keep an eye on future releases from the author. 

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Eternal Soul by Karimah Colden

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Eternal Soul by Karimah Colden was a mysterious and adventurous read for me. The author contacted me and the book seemed to have an interesting plot, so I said – yes, I would love to read it.

Reign is a very private person and keeps everything close to her heart. She is a descendant of powerful hoodoo magick and her family has some dark secrets.

One day, her father appears in her life, which happens very rarely. She can feel trouble and danger, and before she knows it, her world is full of magick and discovering herself again. The one thing that she always denied – her powers – will now be something she will have to embrace and live with.

I really liked Reign and how she was portrayed. There was great character development, which was something I really admired. I loved how she slowly was finding herself throughout the book and did what felt was the best decision for her at each time. I am not sure about the romance and the relationships she formed with both men. It all happened too fast, too unrealistic and too predictable. The book also had a lot of repetitiveness as well, especially in the many scenes when it came to fashion choices and Reign was standing in from of her closet. It felt like deja-vu every time I read about it.

But I still enjoyed Eternal Soul a lot.

Despite the deja-vu’s, despite the grammar errors. It is a cute short-ish read and I loved finding out what happens next. I also have the second book of the series as well, and will definitely be reading it soon.

If you like something young-adult, with a bit of magic and self-discovery, and something new and different, go for it, and you might be surprised! Definitely worth giving it a chance!

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