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really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
A sixteen-year-old on her first heist to steal an ancient Egyptian amulet inadvertently receives the soul of King Tut…and the deadly curse that comes with it.
And Olivia is not alone at the museum.
A member of a secret society, Xander believes it is his place to inherit King Tut’s soul and justly rule. He knows nothing about the society’s evil plan to control the world o
Kindle Edition, 322 pages
Published December 14th 2013 by Alice Fairbanks-Burton (first published November 15th 2013)
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Jonel Boyko
Mar 24, 2015 Jonel Boyko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Burton combines the raw, grittiness of life on the street with all of the intrigue of Egyptian mythology to create a YA treat that is fun for all ages. She develops her world well, allowing readers a big insight into what’s going on. The mix of mythology and history created a fantastic backdrop for this fast paced and creative story. I did find that the first bit of the story flew by and I found myself trying to catch up, but once I did it was a great tale.

Both major and minor characters in thi
Disclaimer: A few months ago I was asked to read this little treasure for an honest review.

For my own future reference, and for those who might care, I have been busy. I actually finished reading this weeks ago. But here's my day: Get up, breakfast. Work on DuoLingo Spanish and then German. That lasts about three hours. Then I research Loom Knitting ideas for the Hats I want to work on or my work in process. I finish about one hat a day unless I get into a complicated pattern or make mistakes I
Jan 15, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Soul Slam is a fun action adventure story told with Egyptian history and magical mythology woven in. Allie Burton starts the story off with a bang...or should I say, slam. (I couldn't resist) Olivia is trying to steal an ancient amulet from the middle of a museum, (likes that's no big deal!) and she ends up interrupting a magical ceremony gone wrong and somehow she ends up with King Tuts soul, and powers, inside her body. All within the first 20 pages or so. It was then that I knew this book was ...more
S.F. Benson
Aug 11, 2015 S.F. Benson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

"Soul Slam" by Allie Burton is a unique, well-written story. It's the first time I read a paranormal centered around Egyptian mythology (one of my favorites).

The characters are fantastic in this story. Two kids meet totally by accident and find they have a lot of things in common. I loved Olivia. She didn't start out as the atypical strong protagonist. Olivia had to grow into that role (maybe with a little help from a certain Egy
Declarations of a Fangirl
Sep 06, 2015 Declarations of a Fangirl rated it really liked it
Shelves: paper-books
You can find this review and others like it on my blog, Declarations of a Fangirl.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I'm torn between 3.5 and 4 stars for this one. Allow me to explain.

Soul Slam started out solid. It pulled me in from the very beginning when Olivia has to disarm a museum security guard in the middle of her first heist. The action starts off from the get-go and held my attention for the majority of the book. The story was well written. The grammar an
Feb 15, 2014 Jenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Soul Slam begins with a sixteen year old girl named Olivia. Raised to be a thief in a crime ring from a young age, she is on her first heist to steal an ancient Egyptian amulet when her plans are foiled by a secret society focused on obtaining King Tut's soul then using his power to rule the world.

Olivia interrupts the chanted ritual and ends up obtaining the soul instead of Zander, the boy who'd been raised and trained for that very purpose. Now saddled with Tut's soul, she has to deal with th
Candy Laine
Feb 27, 2017 Candy Laine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Olivia is struggling to survive and she needs to do what she is told to do to keep her young friends safe. Even if the task is stealing a precious artifact from the museum. Trouble is, it's not just any artifact and she's not the only one trying to steal it.
Xander has been brought up with the belief that he is special and that he will have the power of the soul of King Tut residing in him. So it's a major shock when he's being put through the ceremony only to have Olivia steal both the artifact
Emily (Reviewer
Jan 18, 2014 Emily (Reviewer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Xander has been lead to believe all his life that through the Mighty Amulet of Aten that he would be the one to receive King Tuts soul an all the amazing powers along with it. So imagine his surprise when Olivia snatches the amulet under orders from her gangfather and in turn she receives King Tutsi soul! Olivia has no clue what type of world she has just fallen into. People are after her, King Tut has his own agenda, and she has to rely on the insanely good looking guy Xander for answers.

Man oh
Dec 30, 2013 E. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
3 3/4 out of 5 stars

“Soul Slam” by Allie Burton is Book 1 in the ‘Soul Force’ series and tells the story of Olivia, a 16-year-old thief who discovers that her assignment to steal the Mighty Amulet of Aten is more complicated than she ever dreamed. Inadvertently becoming host to the spirit of King Tut, Olivia must join forces with Xander, the teen who had trained for the honor, and find a way to prevent her newly acquired powers from burning her out even as they seek to prevent the misuse of the
Book Junky Girls
At 16 Olivia does what she has to in order to survive. Including theft, but when a job goes wrong at a museum Olivia ends up with King Tuts soul inside her and everyone out to get her including crazy Zealots. With no clue what's going on or what to do she has to decide weather or not to trust Xander the origional intended host of Tut who was cast out by his secret society because things didn't go as planned. Together the two have to figure out a way to save Olivia from "burning out" from the pow ...more
Amanda Barbee
Sep 05, 2015 Amanda Barbee rated it it was amazing
When I went into this novel I had never heard of this author before. I went in completely blind, I didn't really even read a blurb. I think in this instance that, that little choice right there was a definitely blessing. I had no assumption or preconceived notions about how this would turn out.

I LOVED it. I don't often read a story blindly and this one, I felt so much more because I did. Allie Burton has a way with words, and a gift that makes you fall in love, or completely despise a characte
Books Hall
I really enjoyed Soul Slam probably because I have always had a fascination with Ancient history and I really liked reading a different view on Pharaoh Tutankhamen. I thought the plot was interesting and funny, and I really loved watching Olivia fight Tut and the arguments and discussions they both shared. It was neat to see her gain insight into his life and learn from it.

It was also very intriguing to see Olivia and Xandar connect due to their previous lives
and that Olivia has been out on t
Dec 20, 2013 Leah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Egyptian fantasy lovers
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Jessica Bronder
Aug 22, 2016 Jessica Bronder rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Olivia has been living on the streets for a lot of her life. She is ordered to steal the Mighty Amulet of Aten. But when she gets to the museum she finds herself interrupting a magical ceremony and ends up with the soul of King Tut inside her. Xander was the one that has been groomed for the soul of King Tut and is initially upset that Olivia has the soul. But he ends up helping keep her alive.

This book is full of action, adventure and a great story. Olivia has been through the worst but instead
Niki Driscoll
Jul 27, 2015 Niki Driscoll rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
I was given an ARC for an honest review.

This was an exciting adventure that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. The story line was a mix of different plots from Oliver Twist, Tomb Raider and Indian Jones. The main character Olivia, a thief by nature is in over her head. She is a pawn in a game of chess between two evil groups set on taking over the world. Xander was raised for one single purpose, to be the pawn and when Olivia gets in the way he becomes expendable. I have always been f
Jessica Mitchell
Nov 09, 2015 Jessica Mitchell rated it it was amazing
Imagine having the greatest power ever at your fingertips, transferred into you. Only problem is that power can kill you, if not stopped!
Olivia has had a rough life, growing up in the streets. No parents of her own to love her and no roof over her head to protect her. Till Jeb comes around. A thief by trade, who teaches her his trade to get by on the streets.
She's going on her first heist, and wants it to be perfect. But unknown to them more forces then just their two person team is in play. Th
Jul 14, 2015 Hannah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A suspenseful and entertaining read :)
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book, it's characters where well developed and interesting. The concept is original and added to the overall intrigue of the story. I enjoyed the link to the history with a paranormal twist, it was well thought out and I thoroughly enjoyed this authors take on Egyptian history :)
Tammy Johnson
Aug 23, 2015 Tammy Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Soul Slam by Allie Burton is a clean YA read. Allie weaves an intriguing tale of Egyptian mythology that has the two main characters, Olivia and Xander on the run against time. I enjoyed the fast pace with lots of mystery, adventure and an adorable romance.

***I received of copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Aug 03, 2015 Kaila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this one. It was a good mix and had a lot of interesting action in it. There was love, adventure, action and so much fun stuff. I enjoyed the characters and the discussions they had. It was all very good and I am glad I got to review it.
Debra Jones
Jul 16, 2015 Debra Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Soul Slam is a mixture of mythology, mystery and romance. This book is a very interesting and enjoyable read!! Definitely going to recommend to others. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and I really enjoyed reading it!
Ashley Stevenson
I received a copy of this book for exchange an honest review. Olivia and Xandar story was wonderful. Bad guys fight for power but good guys fight for love. Will Olivia and Xandar love be there strength to survive.
Dec 09, 2013 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Allie Burton has always been a reader and writer. She wrote her first novel at the age of twelve when she was stranded at a hospital by a snowstorm. Receiving her first romance from her grandmother, she fell in love with the genre. As an adult, she read young adult books with her own teens and was excited to find something fresh and new. Now, she writes both.

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