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Book Review: Soul Render

Genre: YA Epic Fantasy Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Have you ever heard that video of Owen Wilson just saying “wow” over and over again? Well that was me while reading this wonderful book!

Soul Render follows multiple characters, but mainly Will. After an attempt to fight back against the corrupt king fails, he suddenly finds himself with the powers of a stone made from one of the 12 gods, the soul render, which allows him to steal and/or obliterate souls. As if he wasn’t already in a sticky situation, the king will do anything to get the power of the soul render back.

Literally from page one you are thrown into action, and that does not stop throughout the entire book. I sometimes struggle with books keeping my attention, but Soul Render was so action packed that I felt like I couldn’t read fast enough and didn’t want it to end.

Additionally, the plot twists were fantastic! There were a couple I saw coming, but a few took me by surprise, and the one at the end… blew my mind! 🤯

The whole premise of the book was interesting, but the execution was phenomenal! The sequence of events flowed so well and simply made sense, and I lost myself in the book quite often.

Finally, the characters were complex and interesting. I enjoyed the dynamics between multiple characters and I found myself growing close to many of them throughout the novel.

Once again my TBR plans are upended because I don’t think I can wait to read the next book in this series! I rarely stick to my planned TBR anyway, but Soul Render gave me the best excuse to ditch my original plan and hopefully binge Soul Shade ASAP!

Published by thebiasedbibliophile

I am a freelance editor and book-reviewer with a love for YA fantasy and science fiction. I have a passion for books that highlight underrepresented groups. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, I received a BA in philosophy in 2020 and enjoy reading philosophical texts in my free time.

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