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Book of Souls (Gods of Egypt, #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  53 Ratings  ·  48 Reviews
They call me Angel of Death, but my name is Nisha Blake. I am Shepherdstown’s living urban legend. My life, a tale of the macabre.

People avoid me like the plague. Well, everyone but my friends. They don’t see the Angel of Death when they look at me. They see poor, broken Nisha—the bully victim, suffering from vicious night terrors and vivid hallucinations.

Things take a t
Published February 9th 2018 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Dani - Perspective of a Writer
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Nisha sees Anubis when someone dies near her... and that happens much too frequently. She's begun to think of herself as broken... she doesn't believe in god or the after life so the visions must be hallucinations and she's having them all the time. It's been worse since Blaze roared into her life. Things come to a head when she finally learns the connection between everything and its nothing like she thought!

The short review...

I LOVE Egyptology
Sabrina The Trash Queen
Jan 12, 2018 rated it really liked it

"They don’t see him. Because unlike me, they aren’t crazy. Their minds aren’t broken, and their brains work just fine."

From the beginning to the end this book had me thrilled. The story is so engaging and unique, the writing is fantastic, easy to read and the character? AWESOME.
This book is at the same time an enjoyable fun read and sometimes dark and intriguing.

First, the mentions of tv shows, other books and movies, made my heart so happy. I absolutely loved it.

“I’d have more faith in Ramsa

Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**


4.5 stars

"Those who have tasted power rarely give it up. It's intoxicating and addictive."

I am such a huge fan of Nadine Nightingale writing. However, I have a love/hate relationship with the Young Adult genre. But when I found out that she was writing a series set in this genre, I didn't hesitate and knew I would pick this book up as soon as I could. I have 100% confidence in Nadine's writing and world building abilities, she more than proved tha
Candy Borjas
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book of Souls is a brilliant book and the ending just made me scream. (Sorry to my dog for the peaceful sleep I ruined) If anyone reading this has an interest in Egypt Mythology and complicated teens this is the book for you. It begins with death that Nisha witnesses and we learn throughout the book that in her town she is referred to as the Angel of Death. Having been present for numerous amount of deaths throughout her life she has to live with hallucinations and bullies. Surrounded by the rem ...more
Isabell (IsabellReads) Edvinsson
First of all, thank you to the publisher for sending me this copy! What first intrigued me about this book was its description. It sounded like something unlike I had ever read before, and after reading it, I knew I was quite right.

The main character Nisha, is a very broken girl in the beginning of the book. Even if she stays this way for the majority of the story, I really think there was a dramatical character development in the end. I can also really relate to Nisha on some levels, which I lo
M.C. Chronister
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My only disappointment with this book is that it came to an end. So many times I have found faults in books that disappointed me, but none came as I flew through Book of Souls. Nadine Nightingale created a world and characters that brought me back to my childhood love of all things ancient Egypt.

Nisha's hallucinations pulling you through the past and present draw the reader in. They make her question and doubt her sanity making you want to find out if this is all in her head, or if it is truly h
Katie (Melting Pages)
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
**I received an arc copy of the book from NetGalley**

I really wanted to like this book, because the premise of it sounded so cool! Ancient Egyptian gods meets modern day times? A girl who is considered an Angel of Death? Sign me up!

I got to chapter 6 and had to put the book down. One of the things I just couldn't get past were the pop culture references. At first, I thought it was pretty cool that they mentioned them, but by the time we were introduced to Scooby and Shaggy, (yes those are actua
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Argh, I feel like I have been waiting for this book forever!
I am fascinated by Egyptian mythology and have been to countless exhibitions, read a trillion National Geographic magazines and spoken at length with my aunty about it all as she has been obsessed for about 40 years...
Imagine my delight when I realised this book was all I'd been wanting and more!
I loved Nisha, she is such an awesome character and I loved all the things she says, thinks and references.
The plot is brilliant and captivat
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was given to me by Netgalley for an exchange of honest review.
The book is really good. It grabs you from the fact page and doesn't let you go till the very last and even after that.
If you like Egyptian mythology, a love story and all that mixed with modern days this is the rigjt book for you.
It is a high pace story that really make you live it.
Please read it, you'll won't regret any minute of it.
Bridgett Brown
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Loved this book! Nisha is called the Angel of Death by almost everyone in town. She seems to be near everyone that dies. What they don’t know is she can see Anubis every time someone dies and she just knows she’s cursed. Soon she discovers that she is far more important than she ever thought.
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was so good! I have no heard of of read anything that had to do with egyptian gods, so when you hear about teens who are linked to them.... it hooked me in from the start. If you are bored with the usual YA, I highly suggest this book, which is the beginning of the series btw!
Sher Kurwa
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book Of Souls, (Gods of Egypt Series, Book #1), By Nadine Nightingale

Book Of Souls By Nadine Nightingale takes the YA genre to a whole new level!

Nadine Nightingale hit it out of the ball park with Book Of Souls! 5 Stars! In my opinion, there aren't enough stars in the universe Book Of Souls deserves! The hype is real, kids!

Book Of Souls starts steeped in Ancient Egyptian History. I know what you’re thinking. History? Boring! No! Nadine Nightingale lays the foundation for an epic story using key
Amie's Book Reviews
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
THE BOOK OF SOULS is the first book in a new Young Adult series called; THE GODS OF EGYPT. This is set in the Present Day and features regular teenagers. At least we think they are normal teens.

Nisha Blake wishes she was a regular teenager, one who could fade into anonymity. However, Nisha has quite a sinister reputation. Students and even some teachers and other adults refer to her as "The Angel of Death."

Why would anyone make up a nickname like that? Well, Nisha has had the unfortunate exper
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to enjoy this novel. I absolutely adore Egyptian mythology (or any mythology really) and found the premise to be unique and exciting. However, the novel fell through for me. For once, it was not due to extremely flat characters (although Nisha, the MC, did annoy me at times) or lack of plot. What fell through was the writing itself. The dialogue between characters felt forced, and like the author was trying too hard to make it sound like teenagers. The pop culture references were ...more
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: did-not-enjoy
Disclaimer- I received a free eARC copy of this book from in exchance for an honest review.

I wanted to like this book. Normally this is right up my alley- mythology, YA, a love triangle, finding out you have supernatural powers but for some reason it just never clicked with me. I was actually shocked to see how highly it is rated versus how little I enjoyed it. Maybe it wasn’t the book. Maybe it was just me.

I struggled to keep reading. I found the plot slow, the adults written as v
***4 Stars***

Not gonna lie, that cover was the hook. I saw it HAD to see what the book was all about and I don’t think I pressed that request button fast enough.

Angel of Death?
Has ties Egypt legend and lore?
Young girl believing she’s going crazy?
Hot as sin male joining the party?

Ummm...yeah sign me up and WHOA.

I expected some of the cray cray, but not ALL of that. I also didn’t expect to have my violent tendencies rear up and want to grab that spoon of mine to gut a few people, but that all ha
Jan 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: myth
*I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

I don't think that the blurb for this book did it justice. I admit that I was intrigued by the "angel of death" portion as well as the mention of hallucinations but it seemed like it would be a typical YA fantasy novel that focuses too much on the romance aspect. I'm never been so happy to be wrong. This book did have a bit too much romance in it for my taste but it mostly focused on Nisha and how when people
Claire Cronin
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Nadine Nightingale, I was thoroughly intrigued by the blurb and what it pertained to, so upon reading and finding out it revolved around the Egyptian Gods, reincarnation, afterlife and the like, I was already hooked!!

I love something that's a bit different from the norm, and this is definitely that, although I'm not really a big fan of YA, this I did enjoy. It was really well written and captivating from the first few pages. I loved the characters and the mythos surroun
I loved this from start to end. Seriously. Loved every page. Which I did not expect as Young Adult books are not usually my preferred genre. However, I enjoyed reading previous books from Nadine Nightingale, so decided to give Book of Souls a try, and I am so glad I did.

What a perfect combination of modern day life and mythology, all brought together with some great writing and imagery.

Told from the single POV of 17 year old Nisha Blake, Book of Souls took me on a journey from small town Ameri
Luchia Houghton
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
eARC provided by NetGalley in return for an honest review.

I'm genuinely sad now that I've finished this book because I need to know what happens next straight away. I'll be honest and say this surprised me in a awesome way - I was excited by the prospect of a story involving Ancient Egyptian mythology (I used to be a little obsessed when I was younger, to the point where my family had to take me to see the ruins so I'd stop reading books about them) but it's written in a way that had me falling
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Do you remember the 1999 movie ‘The Mummy’ starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz? The **good** movie version of the ‘The Mummy’? Well, I do and I loved it!

‘Book of Souls’ reminds me a lot of that movie. Narrating main character, Nisha, is the daughter of an Egyptian who thinks she hallucinates visions of Anubis, the Egyptian God of Death, each time she is nearby someone who is about to die. Her physical proximity to tragic accidents and the dying have granted her a rather nasty reputation aro
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book of Souls by Nadine Nightingale
“Egyptian gods and goddess and the fight for mankind, 5 stars”

I am going to keep this review short and sweet, one-click Book of Souls and you wont regret it. Nightingale weaves a story that’s part real life Egyptian mythology and part imagination. You get sucked in so far you don’t want to come up for air and when you finish reading Book of Souls you’ll be begging for the next book. A lot of the time when dealing with myths involving gods one can easily get los
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
This book was a mix of reincarnation, mythology, and teenage romance. I was immediately sucked in, but be warned – there is a cliffhanger ending!

Nisha is an outcast, and is more often known as the “angel of death.” People around her end up dropping dead with startling frequency, so I guess it’s an appropriate nickname. Even though she tries to keep to herself so as not to endanger anyone else, she somehow manages to accumulate a fiercely protective group of friends. They range from popular girl
Jodie Scott
Feb 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Reviewed by 3 Degrees Of Fiction Book Blog

When I originally read the blurb for this book I found it exciting, it was taking me out of a book funk I’ve found myself in for while. Then it hit my kindle and I couldn’t wait to start it and so in I went.

I found the beginning of this book very very slow and struggled to grasp what was going on. I actually restarted the book 3 times as I was determined not to give up on it. I then managed to get to the modern day chapters and the book became easier to
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I preface this review with a simple statement - I rarely review young adult novels. I was intrigued by the Egyptian links in the description so I thought let’s give it a try. Book of Souls is not a bad novel. It would make for a cute anime or manga series. Nisha Blake is a nice lead, morose but loyal to her friends and family. Bullies make her life difficult, particularly in the wake of her ability to see when someone will die. She doesn’t whine to be saved or spend all her time batting her eyel ...more
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!

Are you looking for a unique paranormal romance? Well, look no further. Nadine Nightingale has given us just that, a unique and intriguing new world of paranormal.

Wait until you meet, Nisha! This girl thinks she's the angel of death because people just seem to die around her. She is on the sheriff's radar and always seems to be in a pickle. I loved Nisha! She is sassy and sarcastic with dry as a bone wit. She and her cousin, Izzy (who is hysterically funny) cracked me up. And then here i
Sandy Blushing Babes Are Up All Night
4.5 Stars

Nisha Blake thinks she's insane. She sees hallucinations. Night terrors. People die around her. She's a pariah called known as The Angel of Death.

Then Blaze walks into her life and the connection is instant. He's an MMA Champion that has fallen from grace. Despite all Nisha's warnings to stay away, he won't. Blake becomes increasingly harder to resist. Nisha can't shake the feeling that she "knows" him.

Then they uncover a secret from the past. The deaths are all linked! Every single t
Rini Budihartati
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I got the ebook copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is easy to read especially for non native English speaker. At first the plot is slow, but in the middle it started to go fast. There are some parts that are overly dramatic haha. Yet, overall the book is interesting.

Nisha, the main character is really interesting, I like her. But sometimes it's just annoying seeing her get bullied and she doesn't stand up for herself. I mean like f 'em (the bullies) just
Jazmyne Kaylee (Ramblings of a Bookworm)
What attracted me to this book was the fact that it had YA characters, was based in Egypt, and had a touch of a mythological element. While I wasn't quite sucked in at the beginning, that quickly changed.

The story focused on Nisha, who thinks she has visions of the Egyptian God of Death whenever she is near someone who is close to death. Because of this, and her often close proximity to events involving death, she's gained a rather ... unpleasant reputation. This means everyone, and I mean EVERY
Kali McQuillen
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-read, 2018-arc
Well holy crap! I was spellbound by this book!!! This is the first book I've read by this author and oh yeah, I'll be reading more by her for sure!! I loved how I was taken back in time and totally felt the "mean girls" mentality of the "Heather's". I was grinning at the cd comments, the bands that I listened to growing up, all of it!

This book had a slow burn and Blaze is so much more than what you see at first. *Sigh* You can feel the connection that these two have right from the start. He does
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