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Soulless

(Maiden of Time #2)

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Alexia manipulated time to save the man of her dreams, and lost her best friend to red-eyed wraiths. Still grieving, she struggles to reconcile her loss with what was gained: her impending marriage. But when her wedding is destroyed by the Soulless—who then steal the only protection her people have—she’s forced to unleash her true power.

And risk losing everything.
Paperback, 276 pages
Published October 13th 2014 by Raybourne Publishing (first published October 1st 2014)
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Chrys Fey
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I love the unique story that Crystal Collier created with Passionate and Soulless. Passionates are ghastly as children to protect them from humanity. Then on their 16th birthday they become stunning creatures and are given amazing powers. The Soulless were once Passionate but were turned into zombie-like beings that are always hungry and come out in force during moonless nights.

I adored the first book in this series, Moonless. Right from the beginning of book one, you’re promised a dar
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Crystal Collier
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: Lovers of fantasy, romance, paranormal, time travel, historical, England, and beautiful book covers.
This book was hard to write, but so incredibly beautiful. There were moments where the world fell into place, and heartbreaking instances where I wanted to wrap the characters in a fuzzy blanket and promise never to torture them again. Huge thanks to my first editor, Matt, who pushed my poor characters into the roughest nights of their lives, and my second editor, Bethany, who cried along with my protagonist.

Most especially, I love that Alexia and Kiren's story always brings me hope. Around the
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Barb Taub
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In my review of the first book of this series, Moonless, (and yes, I’m sorry, but you really should read Book 1 first), I explained that until she turns sixteen in 1768, Alexia Dumont leads a life of aristocratic privilege and expectations. But she knows herself to be beyond unattractive, an ugly child whose parents have sheltered her from the world. She’s unprepared for the shock on her sixteenth birthday when her appearance changes to unearthly beauty.

Alexia is more concerned with her propheti
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Sherlyn
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review originally posted on Mermaid With A Book as part of the SOULLESS blog tour.

4.5 stars.

What a sequel. WHAT. A. SEQUEL.

If I had to make a list of books I would kill for to own a physical copy of, Soulless would be one of them. This is a novel you have to judge its cover by!

Soulless packs a punch with plenty of action, romance, time-travel and absolutely amazing characters. Chapter one kicked off with some major action and I am so relieved it didn't turn out to be one of those slow-paced begi
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Kristine Hall
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
And the gorgeous covers continue. Seriously, this series' covers are among the best I have seen, and as I said with Moonless, go ahead and judge this book by the cover because the inside is as awesome as the outside.

In Moonless, young Alexia is just beginning to learn what it means to be a Passionate and what it means to be in love, and she has only the slightest idea of the true power she possesses. In Soulless, watch out! Alexia is a few years older, a (parallel) world (or two) wiser, and she
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Kurt Springs
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review was originally published by Kurt's Frontier under Invincible Love of Reading.

Synopsis:
This is the second book of the Maiden of Time Trilogy. In book one (Moonless), Alexia discovers that she is not human but the hybrid offspring of a human and an immortal creature called a Passionate. Each Passionate has certain powers, and Alexia has a very rare gift of manipulating time. Alexia has already saved Kiran, the man she loves using this ability but lost her best friend to the red-eyed So
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Kristin Smith
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an Advanced Review Copy of Soulless in exchange for an honest review. So, here it is (in all honesty).

I loved Moonless, but I was completely captivated by Soulless. I couldn't put it down! High tension, unforgettable romance, and unique characters make Soulless an enthralling read. In Moonless, Alexia Dumont discovers the power she has, but in Soulless, she unleashes it. She recognizes her true potential and works toward becoming the powerful person she's meant to be. Dubbed as the Ma
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Patricia
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Soulless. If you liked Moonless (and of course you did) you are going to like Soulless even more. Alexia Dumont and all of the characters of Moonless return in this story. Will she marry Kiren who she is completely in love with and doesn’t fully understand why? Will she learn who she is? Much of the mystery is better understood in this reading. I even grew to like Bellezza, the spoiled child who is centuries old - older than she seems. *spoiler warning* Alexia has a tender relationship with Sara ...more
Cindy
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
READ THIS BOOK, it is such an adventure. A wedding that we've all been waiting for is going to happen, but betrayal, adventure and battles are weaved through this book making you wonder what's going to happen to Kiren an Alexia. It's hard to put down. There is constant action and romance complimenting book 1. If you read the first book, you're going to love the further development of Alexia's power. She's incredible. I won't spoil anything, but Bellezza is very much a part of this book and she i ...more
T.C. McKee
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Soulless sweeps you into Alexia and Kiren's world and doesn't let you go. Short chapters hurl you into the minds of the characters, allowing you to feel what they feel, see what they see. The descriptions are beautifully written. Crystal Collier has a way with words, a prose that is unmatched in this category. I hate spoilers so I'm not gonna spoil the story by giving too much away. But I do have two words. Chapter. Sixty. Whoa. Okay, so that was three words. Sorry. I've been waiting for that ch ...more
Fida Islaih
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
It wasn't as scary as the first book because I've already been introduced to the villains in the first book. The revelations in this story shocked me. I didn't see it coming at all. I can't wait to see how it all wraps up in the third and last book.
Camila Gómez
May 26, 2014 marked it as to-read
can you believe this book has been out for seven days and I still don't have it? I'M DYINGGGGGG.
books are love
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I didn’t think this series could get more intense and better. I was wrong. In soulless there are so many intense, sad, amazing and many what the moments. You are on edge throughout the whole book. So much angst, love, sadness, happiness and tough decisions are seen.

Kiran and Alexis are to wed. This will keep her safe but this is constantly thwarted. We begin where the first left off except now Alexis has guilt about Sarah. She wishes she could have done more. Now Bellaza is trying to harm her an
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Katharina Gerlach
Oct 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
When I was asked to review “Soulless” by Chrystal Collier, the sequel to “Moonless”, a book I had read and reviewed before, I hesitated because I never got warm with the main character of the series. After much thinking, I came to the conclusion that my dislike for her was mostly due to the fact that I cannot stand a typically Victorian woman. The way they accept the “superiority of men” raises the hairs on my neck and makes me aggressive. The problem was that the book is set in a Victorian worl ...more
Tonja Drecker
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After reading MOONLESS and loving it, I was really excited to get my hands on SOULLESS to continue the journey. And I was not disappointed.



First, it's important to say that although one can start the series with this book, I wouldn't recommend it. We start there where book 1 left off. Alexia lost many of her loved ones, including her favorite aunt to the Soulless, and her father is finally allowing her upcoming marriage. From beginning on, there's a mixture of emotions, but also the never-endin
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Sherry Ellis
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Soulless is the second book in the Maiden of Time series. Alexia Dumont, the protagonist, is a young woman with special powers. As a member of the Passionate, she is able to control time. Other factions of the Passionate want Alexia's powers. It is important that Alexia marry her love interest, Kiran, before anyone else tries to bond with her against her will and use her powers. Plans are made to have the wedding on a moonless night, according to the laws of the Passionate. Unfortunately, anothe ...more
Jenni Strand
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received on ARC in exchange for an honest review, and being completely honest, this book was so good that I bought the paperback too!

I loved the first book, but this one is so amazing! I really don't want to spoil anything - and if you want that, there are some great reviews that capture the storyline as well - but if you like time funkiness, romance, action, adventure, and fantasy jumbled up in the same story, this one is for you. You do have to read the first book in the series, Moonless, bu
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Kimber Wheaton
Oct 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Soulless is the second book in the Maiden of Time series. If you haven't read book one, Moonless, I highly suggest you consider picking it up. Ms. Collier not only has a unique voice in YA but the story lines are gripping and the characters intriguing.

This second book picks up with Alexia planning her wedding. The Soulless attack, ruining everything and sending her life into utter chaos. Alexia must cope with lots of issues in
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Susan Swiderski
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Like the first book in this series, I found this one a little slow at the start, but it too got better as it went along. More secrets about the Passionate are revealed, and more truths emerge about Alexia and Kiren. Shocking secrets. Heartbreaking truths.

The horrors posed by the shadowy monsters continue to mount, and the Passionates face ever-increasing dangers. Is their race doomed to extinction? What will become of the world? Is it possible for Alexia, the Maiden of Time, to use her newly-dis
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Loni
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This is the most romancy-romance I've read in a while...probably since Moonless. :) It starts out with great action, and answers a some of the questions left hanging from the last book. She and Kiren pine for each other, and the yearning is nearly tangible.

I might've not been fully invested in Alexia, because when it came to chapter 33, and she started spouting nasty stuff about John, she lost my sympathy. I know for my reading tastes, I hate it when a heroine behaves horribly toward a
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Elizabeth Seckman
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Soulless is an excellent story. It has everything. Romance and action...inner conflict and relationship issues. Ms. Collier has created a world with many dimensions, supernatural skills, and characters with well developed personalities- even the bad guys- Belleeza- are so well fleshed out that the reader still roots for her, even though the chick is just bad. And the ending! Let's just say, I didn't see that coming and can't wait for book three!
Matt Collier
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Even better than Moonless!!!
Crystal
Sep 04, 2014 rated it liked it
I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

As always, I’ll try to keep this spoiler free:

What I love most about the Maiden of Time series is its plot ingenuity and unconventional characters. The Passionate and the Soulless are something that I, at least, have never seen before. The complexity of their story is finally beginning to reveal itself to us in Soulless.

In Soulless we’re introduced to other “nations’ or “factions” of Passionate, which Kiran is desperately tryin
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DeAnna
Sep 18, 2014 rated it liked it
This book was received from the author in exchange for an honest review.

2.5 stars rounded up to 3

After reading and reviewing Moonless back in April of this year, I immediately signed on to review the sequel, Soulless, when it came out. I don’t know if it was a case of the wrong book at the wrong time or the book itself, but unfortunately, it just did not live up to Moonless for me.

Part of my problem was that I couldn’t remember much of Moonless, so I was a little lost when I first started out. M
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Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)

Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

There are some things and happenings I've never read in a series before. I love that uniqueness. I didn't get into this book as much as Moonless though. I feel like the plot didn't move forward enough. On the other hand we do get some twists, new characters, and more information about Alexia and what she can do. I would recommend reading this book right after finishing Moonless. There is so much information and things going on, that I think reading them one af
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Kim
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I've really enjoyed this series and I'm looking forward to the final book in the trilogy.
Jess Y
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was really good for sequel and middle of the trilogy. Definitely some predictable parts and definitely surprises I didn't see coming!
Melanie
rated it it was amazing
Dec 06, 2014
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Crystal Collier is a young adult author who pens dark fantasy, historical, and romance hybrids. (The clean kind.) She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, five littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in ...more

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