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Issai's had enough. For over five thousand years, he has been successively reborn with all his previous lives memories intact and relentlessly compelled to wander the earth as though drawn to a point that is continuously changing. Over the centuries, whispers of others similar to him began to surface, and his kind became known as Old Souls, revered by some but mostly creatures ...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 338 pages
Published February 21st 2014 by C.G. Garcia
(first published February 20th 2014)
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Mar 10, 2014 Courtney Wells rated it it was amazing
Off in its own little world, OLD SOULS has an intriguing set up with a lot of potential for a nice YA adventure series with a lot of mysticism and heavy pinches of darkness. <br /><br />Ms. Garcia spent time developing an intriguing atmosphere as well as mythos, which I look forward to being explored in later books in the series. It's a bit like a throwback to what fantasy was when HARRY POTTER was still having its hay-day but before TWILIGHT came in and made everything urban/paranormal fantasy.<br /><br />OLD SOULS is ...more
This book had a really interesting premise, a few compelling characters, and in general was very well-written. The characters of Brother Korin, Hahri, and the elusive fourth Old Soul definitely were worth reading about. So were the glimpses of the variations of the Old Soul abilities. But the constant attacks, and the incessant action without any explanation about who the antagonists were and what drove them, became frustrating after a while. Maybe all that is covered in the second book of the series. ...more
When I was reading the synopsis of Old Souls I was immediately intrigue and the story itself is full of mysteries. <br /><br />In Old Souls, Issai was the first Old Soul to be introduced. An Old Soul is someone who has been reborn many times and their memory from their previous life is kept intact. In Issai's journey he meets with another Old Soul like himself named Hahri who is the complete opposite of him (in terms of personality). But because of their meeting it seemed that they have to journey together ...more
Mar 10, 2014 M.D. Meyer rated it really liked it · review of another edition
I read this novel for a GoodReads discussion group.<br /><br />This fantasy action novel starts with a fascinating premise, that the two main characters have lived thousands of lives and the memory of each life is retained in their current incarnation. The action is non stop from the first chapter to the last and is well done. The fantasy world is believable. The writing is very descriptive and flows nicely. I found one of the two main characters hard to enjoy as he was always angry. It is an existential anger ...more
This was a really interesting book. I don't read much YA Fantasy, so I'm not terribly familiar with the genre. But there was something really original about the book's description so I had to give it a try. <br /><br />Also, I really liked the cover because of its original art---something so few authors do these days. So major kudos to the author for this. The author put together a really nice ebook, too. It's worth mentioning that the formatting is really good--it's clean and the reading experience is never ...more
I received a free copy of Old Souls in exchange for an honest review.<br /><br />From the first page I was completely drawn into this book. The first couple of pages of the book reminded me of the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks which I absolutely loved but I was very quickly shown that this story truly was unique. Issai was the first of the main characters to be introduced in the story, a boy who has been reincarnated many times with the knowledge of this happening and holding on to his memories thus making ...more
Old Souls introduces readers to Issai and Hahri, two teenage boys who are much older than they appear. Both boys have lived for thousands of years, but immortality hasnt been pleasant. The boys are usually reborn after succumbing to horrible torture. Still, they keep moving and searching for something they cant define. Now that theyve found each other, they are determined to discover the reasons why they are different from humans.<br /> <br />This book was full of action and mystery. The boys are constantly ...more
This is only the second book I have read that features old soul, so it was a really interesting and different read, which I enjoyed.<br />Issai and Hahri are two young boys that reincarnate over and over again and there is lots of action, which I love.<br />Sometimes it's not clear who is speaking and the distrust and fighting between the two was a bit much. I also thought that as the boys had already lived many lives, that they would have more wisdom and experience.
Old Souls is a fun, original YA fantasy novel. This is definitely a story Ive never read before. It was actully refreshing to read to read a YA story that did not revolve around romance and love triangles. Old Souls has a lot of drama as well as action and suspense. I'd like to learn more about where the old souls come from and their purpose, so hopefully the next book in the series delves more into that. ...more
he has been reborn so many times over the thousands of years. he has always kept his memories and he is surprised by hearing rumors of another one like him. is there others? can he find them? see if he can find them and how he will deal with it all<br /><br />I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All i can say after finishing this is wow. Just wow. This was like a meal that had to be devoured quickly for fear that it would disappear. And now I just want to sit by myself and think about it for a day or two and then begin it again...slowly. There is so much about this that is just wonderful to see. On a purely emotional level I found myself ready to cry at one moment and cringing the next. In terror one second and hopeful in the next - ...more
1.5 stars. To be honest I'm rather disappointed with this. The premise was interesting, but the book itself fell short.<br />My first issue was the writing style, which never really clicked for me. To make it worse the author has a frustrating habit of referring to characters by their physical attributes - 'the violet eyed boy', 'the cerulean eyed boy', 'the smaller boy', 'the auburn haired boy', 'the dark haired boy', 'the blond'. This would be okay if it was just once every chapter or so, but when it's ...more
This is a very interesting book, very well written, with characters very well developed and an interesting idea that runs on the assumption of the existence of reincarnation. Our heroes are Issai and Hahri, two young boys that carry a heavy load of remembering all experiences of their previous lives. They consider that to be a curse or a game played by the gods, instead of being a blessing. Initially living independently, they ended up finding each other and start a very tense relationship and they ...more
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I do not know the author.<br /><br />Old Souls is the story of two boys, Issai and Harhi, who have lived for thousands of years independently. They both suffer from the inability to stay dead, and are reborn each time they die. Both have been wandering the world alone in search of answers, any answers to help them understand why they are who they are. When they find each other through a series of coincidences, they become companions and learn ...more
This is a good traditional-style fantasy, which has a similar feel to Joe Abercrombie or The Lies of Locke Lamora so if you enjoyed those, youll love this one.<br /><br />Its very refreshing to find a good, epic YA fantasy that is both well written and engaging, while exploring the darker aspect of reincarnation and immortality. The two protagonists, Isai and Hahri are well-executed and believable the author perfectly captures their frustration, suspicion and anger over having to live over and over again ...more
I received Old Souls from the author as a Read for Review. This is an honest review and I do not know the Author. <br /><br />Old Souls is about Issai an "Old Soul" who every time he dies he gets reborn with all his memories. Issai has a longing for something he just cant put his finger on but is unsure if he wants to find out what it is. Issai just wants to find a quite place to be alone where no one knows of Old Souls.<br /><br />Issai has heard of others like him and when he comes across Hahri he feels like they are ...more
The action is fast-paced, the plot is intriguing, and the description of this ancient world full of magic is breathtaking. In 'Old Souls' I've found again timeless values (friendship, courage, sacrifice) of the best classical fantasy novels. <br />Moreover, the villains are dangerous and ruthless, so the fight scenes are thrilling.<br /><br />But what I loved most are the main characters, Issai and Hahri. Page by page the reader discovers the complexity of their personality: the two boys are five-thousand-year souls ...more
Old Souls by C.G. Garcia is an exciting beginning to the Old Souls Series, full of action and adventure. This book will keep you glued to its pages.<br /><br />The author did a great job of developing a tale of suspense and intrigue that continued throughout the book. With its many plot twist and turns it was hard to put down. Even with all this the author's writing style made the book easy to follow and keep up.<br /><br />I liked the way C.G. Garcia developed his characters in the story. He provides a little more background ...more
Where do I begin...<br /><br />...the sheer detail that has gone into the creation of these characters alone is reason enough to pick this book up and not let it fall from your hand until you reach the conclusion of the book. <br /><br />At first, I thought this book difficult to get into as it is not my usual brand of Fantasy novel. However, my mind was changed within a few pages as the action began. I could not help but read this book faster and faster, ever striving to reach the end and discover the truth.<br /><br />C.G. Garcia ...more
I received this book from the author and I was asked to give an honest review. I found it hard to keep an interest in reading the book. It was an ok book. The characters took to long to develop and I was a little confused by who had which power and why they had them. It picked up more at the end when they found out others who were old souls too.
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C.G. Garcia lives in a small West Texas town whose claim to fame is having the worlds largest Rattlesnake Round-up. She has a degree in computer science, but due to lifes twisted sense of humor, ended up working in a pharmacy. A lifelong lover of all things fantasy and science fiction, she is the author of the Fractured Multiverse, Old Souls, and the Golden Mage fantasy series. ...more
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