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Hell is divided into seven regions. The first region is designated for the purest of souls, the seventh is for the evilest. There was once a king of Hell, but the steward family has ruled for centuries.

Nora, the stepdaughter of the steward is undone when her mother and step-father take away her beloved tutor, Peter. When Nora confronts the steward and her mother, the disc
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 15th 2019 by Sands Press
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Esther Haddie's Haven
This book is a debut! What? Shayna Grissom writes as if she's been around and releasing books forever. Brilliant! I love Nora's character. I felt Nora was very relatable and she felt like a real person. I would totally love to be her best friend. As the story goes on, I was sucked right in. There's a shimmer of suspense; the book is thrilling and executed so well. Again, this is a debut?? Really? Okay, I believe you. Amazing.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book. This is my ho
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Jasmine
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Soul Reclaimed is the debut novel of Shayna Grissom. It tells the story of Nora, whose stepfather is the steward of the kingdom of Hell. Nora, always a little different, ends up being sent away, only to wake up in the Starry Wood (not a good place to be, by the way). Ambushed by creatures, Nora is saved by a man who also happens to be more than he seems. On her journey back home, Nora starts to realize there may be more to her than meets the eye. And it may explain why she had been sent away. ...more
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
I need further books now , like yesterday. I loved this so much, really addictive read. I loved Nora so much, I look forward to more books by Shayna Grissom eagerly and recommend this book thoroughly

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Krista Failey
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5⭐
Just finished and loved it!! Such a new, innovative story line. Badass female lead, broody sexy vamp vibes, lots of badassness & chaos and just an amazing story. Very proud of your debut my friend ❤❤ can't wait for this one to continue!
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Jessica
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
An odd story. While i liked the premise, the subtle parts of the story are what killed it for me. Most of the book Nora is described as a little girl. It builds up a mental image of this young (maybe 12 year old child). But, really she is 16. suddenly the story jumps from what seems like a child being rescued, to her talking about her rescuers genitals. And him saying contemplating what he would do if she ordered him to sleep with her. Little jarring scenes like that killed what could’ve been a ...more
Aeschere Knight
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Soul Reclaimed is the debut novel of Shayna Grissom. It follows the story of Nora, a sixteen year old girl, as she searches to try and find where she belongs. But don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a traditional coming of age story. The entirety of the tale takes place in Hell. Yeah, actual Hell though most of it is rather pleasant. Hell is divided into seven regions and not all of them are hellish.

Nora finds herself all alone in the world (er, Hell) with no real idea of what to do and how to
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Paige Green
Jun 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Disclaimer: I received this ebook from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: A Soul Reclaimed

Author: Shayna Grissom

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 3/5

Recommended For...: Hell, Adventure, Destiny

Publication Date: April 15, 2019

Genre: YA Fantasy

Recommended Age: 17+ (romance, hell, adventure, violence, slight gore)

Publisher: Sands Press

Pages: 192

Synopsis: Hell is divided into seven regions. The first region is designated for the purest of souls, the seventh is for the evilest. There was
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Arlene Mullen
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book by this author. I have to say that it was very well written, for a first book. She lives in the kingdom of hell with her mother and step father. She does not fit in as well, she is different. Peter is sent away. Then she wakes up, drugged into the starry forest.
Then she meets Aegis and he vowed to do whatever to save here. She doesnt understand what's going on. Why her step father hates her? Why she was never loved? What is with the voice in her head.
The traveling through
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Adrienne Bross
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Shayna Grissom's debut novel, A Soul Reclaimed details the adventures and dangers of a young woman attempting to discover not just herself, but how she fits into the Hellscape that is her life. I don't mean that to be figurative. Grissom creates a rich world of Hell, dividing it into seven regions and showing us much of the world through Nora's eyes.

While an interesting adventure, I must admit that I felt myself wan
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Meaghan Brown
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, giveaways
I won a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book is SO much better than I thought. You shouldn't judge a book by the cover, and this book is a prime example.

In the seven regions of Hell, Nora was raised by a mother who never wanted her. Until age 6, she had lived in region 5 with her grandparents, who also were not kind to her. In the absence of a king, the steward reigned Hell. He married Nora's mother, but mostly to keep an eye on Nora. He believes that she may be the king of Hell,
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Andrea Thompson
I read the blurb on this multiple times, and still was very pleasantly surprised by this story! We get a journey through the levels of hell with a girl, Nora, who has secrets and newfound powers and a big destiny, her right hand who happens to be a vampire, lots of other fantastic characters and a unique mythology around Hell and how it is run.
SO fun and entertaining! If a step out of your regular YA box is something you are looking for, this is a great one for you.
Briony Smith
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Between this very interesting depiction of hell, and the three very interesting characters making feel interested it wasn't much of a struggle to pick up this book again and again until I reached the end. 
Kenzie Mills
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
I did not care for this book at all. It felt very like the story of a bratty child dealing with a bad stepdad situation.
Tabatha Shipley
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
What I Liked:
-The 7 layers of Hell is approached in a cool way that balances explaining it to us and yet making it seem normal for Nora.
-Aegis is a great honor bound character.
-Gorgeous cover.
-The ending. I won’t spoil but it’s well done.

Who Should Read It:
-Fantasy fans specifically those who like chosen one tropes
-Fans of books where the MC is coming into themselves

For Full Review (including what I didn’t love): https://youtu.be/qALNpWwvkZg (35:06)

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Amandasadventuresinbookland
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. I gave it 5/5 stars. I couldn’t put it down. I only wish it was longer and more to the story maybe another book as a series. I have been recommending it to everyone!
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Nora is upset when her mother and step-father take her tutor Peter away from her and runs away. She soon finds herself in the Starry Wood where dangers are all around. She meets up with a guy Aegis who looks out for her and keeps her safe from the hunters that her step-father sends after her.

Nora and Aegis are on their way to the castle and have to go through the layers of hell encountering all kinds of evil along the way while trying to stay hidden from her step-father’s assassins. Hell is div
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Taylor (TaysBookishThoughts)
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
When Nora finds herself in the Starry Wood, she is fully aware of who caused her to be there. She knows the steward never liked her and her mother, well, let’s just say she’s not the best. After Aegis saves Nora from the horrible creatures from the Starry Wood, they travel throughout all the different regions trying to keep a low profile so they don’t attract any attention. Having never trusted anyone besides her beloved tutor Peter, it takes Nora a while to believe Aegis when he promises to be ...more
Kayla Duford
May 13, 2019 rated it liked it
A Soul Reclaimed ✨ .

A debut novel from Shayna Grissom. A fantasy novel about the seven regions of hell and a young girls adventure through them with an unlikely companion. .

I really enjoyed this unique storyline and the characters within it. However, I do think this was somewhat of a missed opportunity for a longer, more detailed novel or series. It’s a great story, but very short (less than 200 pages) and at times I felt like it just hopped from big event to big event without going into enough
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Brie Anderson
May 25, 2019 rated it liked it
3-3.5 Stars***

**I was given an ARC through net galley for an honest review**

This story has given me many mixed feelings. I feel as though the story was short and fast-paced, but seemed to take place over a long period of time. The ending or "climax" of the story also seemed very fast. I did enjoy the story, but a lot of it just confused me.

For one, the love between Aegis and Nora. Not a lot of it made sense, and it was really hard to follow at times. Nora's powers also have been explained oddly,
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