My Review of The Soul Collector
The Soul Collector has potential. For the most part, the writing is engaging, the creepy is strong, and the intrigue is solid. I’m not religious, at all, and thus books with a strong religious component tend to annoy me a bit. However, that was not the case with this work. The author drew me quickly into the web he was weaving that I just knew was going to result in a good versus evil showdown.
However, it needs some work. The evil was… overly cliche evil. (Example, a rock with 666 burning on it.) Some of the phrasing/language didn’t seem to fit in with the period it was based in. Too modern. Time passed awkwardly, and I was left scratching my head once or twice and going “What? Did I miss something?”
Now, in the author’s defense, some of this could be explained by the age-range rating he chose on Amazon. This book is aimed at ages 11-18. Side Note: That is the WEIRDEST age range I’ve ever seen! So I can see that on a certain level he might have felt he needed to be a little obvious with the evil. On the other hand, even though nothing naughty is actually done, there were a handful of scenes where I thought “Uhm, yeah, I can’t see an 11 or 12 year old being interested in this.”
Nevertheless, I did enjoy the story. The Soul Collector is a good piece of Christian Fiction (though personally I’m putting it in the Horror category) that read quickly, easily, and kept me interested from beginning to end.
Title: The Soul Collector | Author: Glenn J. Soucy (site) | Publisher: Self-published | Pub. Date: 2013-8-29 | Pages: 287 | ASIN: B00EVFJOQQ | Genre(s): Christian Fiction & Horror | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 3 out of 5 | Date Read: 2016-1-5 | Source: Kindle Unlimited