Laura Kreitzer: Soul Stalker (Timeless #2)
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Synopsis: Being the Illuminator is not all happiness and light, especially when everyone thinks you are dead. When Gabriella decides to finally let her Angels know that she is alive, Joseph and an unexpected friend help her. The Darkness Illuminator is not as in control of her power as she believes, which makes for a very comedic and endearing relationship that blooms between the three. A fender-bender debacle, a run-in with the cops, and a hiccup at the airport seem to all be worth it until Gabriella finds out her plan has backfired.
The three angels are missing, more mysteries pile up, and a new evil is brewing – so terrifying, in fact, that even the Soul Stalker herself is cowering in fear. Our heroine begins a jarring, romance-filled, heart-breaking journey that will lead her back to Italy, and ultimately to the answers she is desperately searching for. What will she do when they aren’t the answers she expected? What happens when she unveils a truth, so deeply hidden, that it causes an Angelic war?(Source)
WARNING , SLIGHT SPOILERS FOR SHADOW OF THE SUN AND SOUL STALKER
‘Soul Stalker’; the second book in the Timeless series by Laura Kreitzer, starts pretty much where the first book left off – with Gabriella ‘dead’ and the Angels- specifically Andrew and Ehno, making this discovery. Unfortunately, Gabriella herself remains separated from “her” Angels- and needs to find her own way back to her soul mate- and that way is also facilitated by Joseph, the FBI agent she befriended in Shadow of the Sun. The book is a journey – not only to find the three missing Angels, but a journey into Gabriella’s past, and a reminder of what went on in the previous book.
This book is extremely easy to read. It’s engaging and entertaining. I will be honest and say that it’s not a book I would usually pick up and read if I saw it in a book store – but once I started, I was completely hooked. As someone who loves character studies and values connecting with characters in a story – sometimes more than the plot itself, the way Laura Kreitzer develops her characters was stunning. The friendship between Joseph and Gabriella is phenomenal – it’s humourous, it’s loving, loyal and intimate – but they have a very defined line that they don’t cross, and they both respect each other. The secondary characters are brilliant too -new and old. Even though for most of the book the Angels aren’t present, the reader can definitely feel their influence on Gabriella – especially Andrew and the love they share. I quite missed Andrew and Gabriella throughout this book, although I love Joseph, a lot. I was also happy to see that when they were reunited, Andrew understood the connection between Joseph and Gabriella. The story is simple but intriguing as well, and I’m really drawn in by the way Laura Kreitzer has moulded Angel mythology to fit this particular story. The ending is tense and intriguing, with more than one character in danger; it leaves the reader wanting more; and in huge anticipation for the third installment.
Laura Kreitzer’s webpage can be found (HERE)
OBS’s review of Shadow of the Sun reviewed by Katlyn can be found : (HERE)