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This is an ACE for ISBN13:9780994383907 Soulless

Welcome to Soulless.
We are the generation that laughs at death.

Reincarnation; what was once considered a gift of immortality has become an eternity of nightmares.

Nadia Richards lives in a world plagued by reincarnation, a system of recycling souls where all past memories, personalities and traumatic events are relived daily i
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Paperback, 391 pages
Published October 1st 2015 by Inked Rabbit Publishing
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Jacinta Maree Hi Emelie,

Thank you so much for the questions and for your kind words toward the cover. I am so happy to hear you like it. In no way is Soulless…more
Hi Emelie,

Thank you so much for the questions and for your kind words toward the cover. I am so happy to hear you like it. In no way is Soulless written in a dumb down way, the classification of New Adult mostly concerns the protagonist's age (19 and up) and the situations presented in the book (violence, sexual scenes, adult language). New Adult is a middle ground between adult and young adult. Where the topics are not as confronting as an adult read but can still be seen as heavy for young adult readers.

Nadia Richards, the protagonist in the story, does not go about her life feeling the need to prove herself. I can understand where you come from with these misleading 'girl acts tough but isn't really' types that authors like to write into their books. Nadia is a product of her environment, and her environment is riddled with violence, death and a disdain toward others. She is very much independent and her actions are seen as just as brutal as her male counterparts.

If you have any concerns regarding the writing style, there is a free preview that is available to check out on the link below the front cover’s picture. I may be a bit biased answering that question. :D I hope this helps clear up your concerns and if you have any other questions feel free to ask me anytime. Thank you again for your interest. (less)

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Maya
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

The blurb is definitely what made me want to read this book. And man, am I happy I did read it. It's bloody fantastic! I usually don't read dystopian books much but with this one you simply can't help but love it. It reminded me a bit on the hunger games, since you had to survive even canibals, yes, you've read that right!, and everyone is out to get you. True, most of them don't want to kill you but just use you as their lab rat. Having no soul impr
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Dana
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Yay, my shallow habit of judging a book by it's cover has paid off! The cover intrigued me, and the book turned out to be even better. Loved this wild ride of a book, a bit more violent than I expected but that only added to the gritty reality. I didn't feel like it was gratuitous.

The characters were complex and I had a love/hate relationship with the heroes. The plot is so interesting, and I loved how it made me contemplate the idea of reincarnation long after I finished the last page. Great b
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Ricah (vamptimesurfer)
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: ppl who likes violence
REVIEW ALSO POSTED ON THE BLOG

*I received an epub copy from xpressobooktours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review. All my opinion.*

The main reason why I wanna read this:
1. The stunning cover.I know that you must not judge a book by it's cover but I just can't. WHO DOESN'T LOVE PRETTY COVERS?! And there's BLOOD!!
2. "Welcome to Soulless.
We are the generation that laughs at death."

^How cool is it?! *wiggles eyebrows* Because of this I didn't read the rest of the syn
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Casey
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
I received this as an ARC from net galley in exchange for an honest review.


Soulless sucked me in from the first sentence! The writing is amazing, the characters all have there own distinct voices and back stories and the world building is fantastic.

The world is set in the future, Immortality is reality and when a person reaches around age 6 they begin to remember there past lives and the more lives and memories the more bad dreams they have/ re live and the craziness that has invaded man kind w
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Christine Bowden
This needs to be a movie!!!

Wow! Wow! Goodness this book had me on the edge of my seat. It's unique and drew me in from the very first page. What a wonderful story Jacinta has created has created. Thank you for creating a one of the greatest female heroines. Nadia is sassy but has the biggest heart under her tough, kick butt exterior. This book is compelling and full of action........I was literally gasping a number of times because I wasn't sure what was going to happen. Diesel is complicated an
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Olivia-Savannah  Roach
Let’s start this review where I usually start the review: with a little bit of cover love. Because this cover is just GORGEOUS and it actually does a pretty good job of representing the book as well.

The world situation in this book is absolutely tragic. In this world, reincarnation exists, but you remember every single life that you have previously been through. At some point when you’re child, all these past lives suddenly kick in, and it’s like you have multiple voices going on in your head an
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Crazy4Books
Sep 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-books
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

This beautiful book cover drew my attention and I thought there might be some fire magic involved but so far theres hasnt been any. The reincarnation concept was interesting but wasnt explained as well as Id hoped. Maybe in the sequel. The writing was fast pace with a nice flow to it. I enjoyed the survival aspect and being on the run but for some reason I had a difficult time motivating myself to pick it up. However this dark story went by quickly once I got into it. The
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Rachel- Goodbye Borders
3.5*
Dystopian world, souls are "recycled," meaning there is no end. People are born, they live, and die. Cycle repeats, only they keep the memories of the previous life. A single remembered past life quickly becomes multiple remembered lives. The rich remember and keep their status. The poor also keep their status. No longer any chance of social movement. People are only out for themselves. Parental love? Gone. Trust? Nope.
Let's where Nadia comes in. She is different. She doesn't have the past m
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Koeur
Dec 15, 2015 rated it liked it
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Publisher: Inked Rabbit

Publishing Date: October 2015

ISBN: 9780994383907

Genre: SciFi

Rating: 3.3/5



Publishers Description: Nadia Richards lives in a world plagued by reincarnation, a system of recycling souls where all past memories, personalities and traumatic events are relived daily in disjointed sequences. Trapped within their own warped realities, not even the richest and most powerful are saved from their own minds unraveling. Madness is the new human n
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Sarai Henderson
Jacinta Maree has an amazing way of captivating the imagination. She has created a world where you can get lost in the character and root for them when they are lost and down. I loved how Nadia, the main character has no soul imprint (No reincarnated memories) She is such a strong person and willing to do anything for the ones she loves, even when they betray her. She spends the entire book fighting for her life and hiding who she is. Although the ending is a major cliff hanger, I loved every mi ...more
 CCAM&GZM
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“Disregard for the past will never do us any good. Without it we cannot know truly who we are.” - Syd Moore
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George Santayana

But what if they were wrong?

Previously I have read, loved and reviewed author’s The Reapers (Demonic Ghost #2) and her words of appreciation were… let say great. So, now, when I want to tell how much I loved the Soulless, is a hard trying to not fail, especially when words and ideas run away from me.

So, let’s
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Joan
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, ya-others
This take on a dystopian society is complex and vividly imagined. I am loving the rules that governed the system...I mean, I don't agree with it but I liked reading about it and watching how the characters react / fight their civilization. I also appreciate how it showed the readers the ugliness and the dark, uncompromising environment brought about by immortality. When we speak of becoming an immortal, we usually tend to just see the "Wow! I get to live forever! I can eat pizza for eternity!" k ...more
Holly
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just finished "Souless", what an amazing novel. The best I've read in it's genre! The plot is imaginative and unique, the characters are very realistic and this whole world of reincarnation is so immersive that the reader can disappear within. From the first page, to the last, this novel captured my attention and wouldn't let it go; long after I would have to pause reading, the story and characters stayed with me. The idea of a world where death is void, it's so fascinating to see the repercussi ...more
L.L. Hunter
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Soulless is a fresh take on the dystopian genre. It is exciting and full of action. If you like Divergent or Taherah Mafi's Juliette Chronicles, then you'll enjoy Soulless! Some parts really grossed me out but I think that's an estimate of Jacinta's talent as a writer. Jacinta is a fantastic writer with an amazing imagination and I cannot wait to read more from her.
Amanda
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This an ‘arc” copy eBook supplied by Netgalley. I am not receiving any monetary benefit or any kickback for this review. I received this arc for an honest review. This review is cross-posted on Amazon, Goodreads and given directly to the publisher.
“Welcome to Soulless. We are the generation that laughs at death”
This is definitely a trap. Soulless draws you in, and then drops you into a pit of live wire emotions. Maree takes you on a death defying stroll through a gritty world. Soulless is a well
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R.F.
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
In the past I’ve been asked, how I’ve picked the books that I’ve done reviews on. In the past I would’ve usually given a snarky and smart ass remark. But, not this time. I feel like I’ve grown over the years and in doing so, it has changed my attitudes to others and how they feel when I say things to them. So I sat back and thought long and hard about it and then I considered the answer for a moment and it reminded me of how this review came to fruition. I first started reading a different title ...more
Rosemarie Short
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was only a little surprised to find myself absolutely loving this book. The premise totally had me gripped from the get go- a girl who, in a world filled with people trying to suppress memories of countless past lives, has none.

Nadia is a brilliant heroine. Strong, brave, flawed, intelligent - all the things I look for in a teenaged protagonist. She took a little while for me to warm up to, but once I did I was absolutely all in. She is also the perfect foil to blacklisted criminal Diesel - wh
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Anthony ➳ KeepReadingForward ➳
2/5 DNF 43%
Date Reviewed:
7 April 2018
This Review was first posted on Keep Reading Forward. If you want to see more, check out our other locations as well as here.

In Soulless, the future is filled with reincarnation, souls reborn into new lives. However, everyone experiences their past lives’ memories and falls into madness. It almost feels as if immortality is finally achieved, but not what everyone wanted. Instead of finding ways to prolong life, everyone is now looking ways to end life once a
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Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Title: Soulless
Author: Jacinta Maree
Genre: NA SciFi/Dystopia
Format: Ebook
Shelf: Review
Pages: 395
Rating: 4
Heat: 1

Thoughts: What an interesting concept… reincarnation where you remember your past lives. The premise of the story just drew me in, schizophrenia on a whole new level. Granted not every character goes insane from all the memories and past personalities due to a drug called D400. But like the real world, the rich are afforded luxuries that the poor get sporadically or not at all. T
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Tiffany Riach
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing! I love dystopian books and I can't get enough of this one. It is very unique with great characters. The ending killed me a little bit.. I wanted to read more but all I got was a cliffhanger :(. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this series so I can find out what happens next with Nadia and Diesel.
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Dystopian fans
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Poulami
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted on Daydreaming Books.

*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

Well this book was definitely different from anything I have ever read, specially the concept was intriguing which made me request this book in the first place. I did had a few issues with this book but other than that it was a fantastic read.

Soulless is set in a futuristic dystopian world where reincarnation has become a day to day affair. All the souls are
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Jasmine
Soulless is a sort of dystopian-esque novel with an almost sci-fi or paranormal feel to it. It tells the story of a young woman named Nadia, who happens to be the one person different from every other person on the planet, or so it seems.

Reincarnation is now the norm. No one dies anymore; everyone just comes back with past lives/memories embedded in their heads. Except for Nadia, that is. She's the odd woman out. And because she is different, there are some very unsavory people who would love no
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Hazel Butler
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, dystopian
This book is a bizarre but highly entertaining twist on reincarnation. The future has been ravaged by war and death and famine, so much so that scientists invented reincarnation, seemingly the only way to ensure people got a full life.

Except it all went horribly wrong.

People are reborn alright, but not with a blank slate. Memories from past lives linger from early childhood, causing horrific nightmares about previous deaths and, as a person ages and remember more and more and an ever-increasing
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S.I. Hayes
Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 131-reviews
So it's the year 3228 and man has pretty much mucked it up as planned. Everything has gone to shit and it's a total police state. The Elite run things and the common folk are left to fend for themselves. About eleven life cycles ago people started remembering their previous lives with enough clarity that it had separated the masses and a drug known as D400 was created to help dampen the effects the memories were causing. Violence, madness, depression. Those who came from high classes they have ...more
Beth ~~Just One More Chapter I Swear~~
"Immortality. What was once a magnificent dream has now become our grim reality. Man no longer fears death; he yearns for it."

This book was a roller coaster ride (and thus hard to rate). The start was exciting and complex, the middle slowed to a boring lull and just when I was looking for my coffee to keep me awake and interested... BAM! there came the ending. The premise was extremely unique, the writing was very good but it needed some major editing. There were times where the wrong tense was
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 Alli
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book!

I loved the concept - the future for humans is to be reincarnated and remember all our pasts - therefore immortal - but the human race is driven to insanity due to all the voices in their heads and relies on a drug/medication (D400) to survive & dull the voices. Each soul leaves an imprint on your iris and can be detected by an eye scanner.
There is a ruling power known as the 'Elite' who control most of the world, so too do they control the drugs, resulting in a post-apocalyptic
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Rhiannon Hart
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was in Australia recently having dinner with my cousin and her fiancé, and he mentioned that HIS cousin was a writer too, named Jacinta Maree. I was delighted to find out that Jacinta also writes YA spec-fic so I immediately looked her books up and bought this one. The cover is just beautiful and I really liked the sound of a dystopian adventure.

Soulless blends a dystopian setting and atmosphere with science gone wrong to create an original and very dysfunctional world. Reincarnation is a real
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Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a fabulous book. With great detail, personality and imagination, this story brings to life the moment immortality and rebirth go from an honour to your worst nightmare.

The premise of the book is unique enough to draw you straight in and the writing finishes you off, making you completely hooked, which is fantastic. I really found myself connecting with characters, as I felt so bad for the, not only having to remember any bad past memories, but all those from you previous lives as well.
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Vesper Dreams
Oct 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing


For a long while now, I've always been attracted to the idea of reincarnation and indeed believe it. So when I came across Soulless, I just knew I had to read it. From the moment I read the summary, I needed to have it in my collection and hoped for the best.

Ms. Maree is a wonderful author, writing poetically to describe the environment. On top of that, the characters were very well thought out. I loved Nadia for both her weakness and her strengths; caring for her sister and wanting nothing but
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Born in Melbourne Australia, Jacinta Maree considers herself a chocoholic with an obsession with dragons, video gaming and Japan. She writes a variety of genres including paranormal, steampunk, horror, science fiction, dystopian and supernatural. Multiple award winner and bestselling author, Jacinta writes to bring enjoyment to others while fulfilling her own need to explore the weird and the impo ...more

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