SOA Special Agent Patrick Collins has lived a life full of lies, and it has finally caught up with him. There’s no denying his past any longer, not after giving up the truth to save himself from a murder charge. But truth alone can’t set Patrick free, and time is running out to stop the Dominion Sect from turning his father into a god.
Jonothon de Vere knows survival isn’t a guarantee, but he’s desperate to keep Patrick safe, even as hope slips through his fingers. With the future unknown, Jono will follow Patrick wherever he goes, even to Salem, where a family reunion reveals a bitter secret that was never going to stay buried.
With New York City under control of their god pack, Patrick and Jono must fall back on every alliance they’ve brokered to fill the front lines of a war coming directly to the city streets. The veil is always thinnest on Samhain, and what awaits them on the other side is the stuff of nightmares. For when it tears, all hell will break loose, and the gods will be summoned to face a reckoning the world isn’t ready for.
The stakes have never been higher, failure has never been so deadly, and the Fates have never been kind to heroes. Patrick knows that better than anyone—because everything has a price, every debt always comes due, and it’s finally time for Patrick to pay his.
Hailey Turner is a big city girl who likes to spoil her cats rotten. She writes science fiction and fantasy with lots of action, epic plots, and romantic relationships that satisfy the heart. Hailey lives in sunny California when she isn’t adding stamps to her passport.
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Soulbound has never missed a beat, not for a single book, and this was the way you end a stellar series! I so love each and every single member of our Pack and while I'm sad for the end of their stories, I'm happy they all made it to the ending they deserved.
This book warrants a much better review than I'm able to give it right now, but it was cover to cover every single thing I could have asked for. Except maybe a tiny little bit less heartfail. 🤏🏻
Also, I think Wade should have gotten to eat the Dominion Sect but I guess on the whole, strawberry poptarts are better for him. 💜 *gives Wade another case*
I look forward to everything and anything Hailey Turner will write. 🥰
Favorite author: I have a new series coming up... Do you want an ARC? Me: Hell yessssss!!! Favorite author: Pretty accurate, it's urban fantasy. Me: *scrunching up nose* Uhm.... Favorite author: It has a tortured hero... Me: Oh? *ears perking up* Favorite author: ... and explosions... Me: I'll do it!
Seven books later and I regret nothin'! (except maybe that I don't do ARCs anymore, so I didn't get it sooner) Talk about an epic finale...
If there's one thing this series taught me, it's that there are more gods out there than I care for (and this book felt like a test at school to check if I remember all their names because they all made a reappearance here and I'm pretty sure Hailey Turner didn't leave a single one of them out), but it's still a unique world she created and I'll miss it terribly.
I came for the action and stayed for the romance. Yes, the ending turned out to be the breathtaking showdown the whole series built up to, but it was Jono's and Patrick's (soul-)bond and how far they have come, that grabbed me. Jono, Patrick and the pop tarts munching cookie monster dragon fledgling that is Wade will always have a special place in my heart. ❤️
I finished A Veiled & Hallowed Eve a few days ago and have struggled to find the right words to express just how incredible this journey was for me. And it’s a journey—the most epic adventure of all time. I am not going to be plot specific here because I’d never want to spoil the book for anyone.
Breathless. The final installment in the Soulbound series has left me breathless. The high emotions, though expected, still managed to catch me off guard and leave me speechless. It was a never-ending roller coaster that kept me enthralled from start to finish. I never wanted it to end. Storytellers like Hailey Turner are a rare breed, and I so deeply admire her talent. She not only wows me with her ability to write action, mythology, and lore, but the emotional charge in every scene was just a whole new level of amazing. Rarely does a book affect me so deeply. And that ending… What a treasure this series and this author is to the literary community. I cannot wait for the audio.
Comecei Soulbound sem esperar muito, mas termino essa história como uma das minhas favoritas do gênero fantasia para adultos! Hailey turner fez um trabalho incrível nesses livros e só quem acompanhou até o fim pode dizer isso.
Conhecer Jono, Patrick e todos os personagens foi um grande prazer para mim. Lembro que quando terminei o primeiro livro já estava totalmente fisgada pela história, tudo que é bom acaba 😢
Foram 7 ótimos livros que me fez viajar entre vários personagens da mitologia grega, nórdica e muitos outros que nem fazia ideia que existia. Cada nome estranho que tive de aprender, teve uns nomes que me fazia rir ao mencionar. Nomes que dava bugs na minha cabeça 😅
Meu top 5 personagens de Soulbound ⬇
Jono é meu favorito de todos!! Ele me conquistou desde o primeiro livro, sua personalidade é sem dúvidas minha favorita na história. Já escrevi isso várias vezes e não canso de escrever. Jono tratava Patrick como algo precioso desde o início, isso porque Jono é um lobo amável com aqueles que passam a ser importantes para ele. O jeito dele cuidar dos outros é especial, é apaixonante ver o amor dele por Patrick, sua paciência, sua atenção, sua amizade, seu amor. Jonothon de vere é meu numero 1.
Patrick é meu segundo favorito, mas isso não o torna menos especial. É um personagem que nos foi apresentado como uma bagunça emocional, tudo por culpa do seu pai que estragou sua vida. Patrick não sabia lidar emocionalmente com às pessoas, era perfeito em seu trabalho, mas era um cara sem muita ligação emocional com os outros. Ele só começou a se permitir quando Jono entrou em sua vida, dava para compreender Pat quando ele dizia para Jono " eu voltarei", era uma resposta para quando Jono dizia que amava ele. Patrick não se sentia pronto em responder além do " eu voltarei" que era tipo uma promessa para Jono. Pat foi o personagem que mais evoluiu nessa história. Foi um ótimo protagonista.
Sage é a personagem feminina mais foda dessa história, eu casaria com Sage sem pensar duas vezes ( Marek que teve sorte). O que seria dos assuntos estressantes sem ter Sage os resolvendo? Uma mulher firme em atitude e presença.
Wade foi o comelão e alívio cômico do livro 😂 Ele podia competir com minha sobrinha, acho que Wade perderia ( sim, ela come mais que ele). Wade é tipo o mascote do bando, resgatado por Pat e Jono, Wade virou um irmão mais novo deles ( só sinto pelos bolsos de cada um).
Setsuna e sua última conversa com Pat me fez chorar. Naquela conversa pudemos ver um outro lado de Setsuna, um lado que eu meio que já sabia que ela tinha. Toda vez que Setsuna interagia com Pat, ela deixava uma impressão de que era uma mulher muito fria e amarga que cuidou de Pat como um objeto. Depois de um tempo fui compreendendo que era só uma faixada de Setsuna, ela realmente se importava como uma mãe, não muito amorosa, mas do jeito dela. Sua morte foi triste, mas pelo menos Patrick agradeceu à ela por ela ter protegido ele do jeito que ela achou que deveria.
Deixo uma menção honrosa para Marek, sem a grana dele não seria possível muitas coisas nessa jornada. Marek foi o Silvio Santos de Soulbound 😅😅😅😅😅
Do mesmo jeito que tive os personagens que mais gostei, tive os que mais detestei.
Com poucas palavras... Ethan foi o grande desgraçado junto com seus servos puxa saco. Carmen era insuportável, não consegui gostar dessa personagem, Lucien tbm era um pau no saco. Andras era outro paga pau de Ethan. Fim da explicação.
Agora vou esperar o próximo livro de Hailey turner, mas nunca vou esquecer Soulbound.
Noooooo!! I am not ready to say goodbye to this series, but what a conclusion! The previous 6 books have lead up to this final battle, and it’s epic. Patrick, Jono and the rest of their pack, along with some help, are battling for their lives. There is also a surprise or two along the way.
Hailey Turner is an amazing storyteller, and sucked me into this series from book 1. I am not a huge PNR reader, but I fell in love with Patrick and Jono’s battle to be able to live their own lives on their own terms. Of course, I also fell in love with Wade, the snarky teenager (?) who had a compulsive appetite (for a reason). I wish this series could go on, but it did end perfectly.
I did listen to all 7 audiobooks, and I can’t recommend them enough. Gary Furlong is amazing with his distinct voices for each character, especially Jono swoon!!!
I’m a little sad, but the good thing about books, you can always go back and read/listen to them again and again. I can see myself starting book 1 very soon.
I have tried to write this review time and time again, only to come up empty on all I want to say. This series is something else. The level of detail and craft devoted to it amazes me, especially after reading this final book. All the earlier threads came together, and my questions lingering from previous books were answered.
More importantly, seeing the relationships between characters reach their maturity and show just how much growth everyone has (or hasn't) gone through was the heart of this book. Yes, the relationship between Jono and Patrick was as passionate and fiery as ever, but this was about so much more than that. This book was about finding and creating families, of knowing what sacrifices were and weren't acceptable, and about drawing the lines necessary to ensure everyone was safe and loved in the ways they needed. It gave catharsis for everything that's happened so far, and I couldn't stop smiling after I finished it.
Brava, Hailey, brava. A beautiful, complicated ending for a fantastic series!
Don't know how I'm feeling now that Soulbound is finished. Always a strange situation to be at the end of a series I'm grown to love, especially if that end was fulfilling and all the open strings and questions got closed, if I met all the characters I wanted to meet again before the end and the main characters still had room for development and their relation to grow. The last book of Soulbound is all of that and more.
It's mourning, grief and guilt. It's epic, Marvel-esk action and an overwhelming battleground. It's about errors, sacrifices and survival. It's unexpected relations, closure and sass. It's about friendship and family in all their difficult variations and it's about love, unconditional love, steady against all odds or in Jono's words:
Family was what you made of it, all the ragged bits of an untamed whole, fit together to lean on in times of joy and times of need. And love? Love was living, in all its many ways
I'm not okay :D The Soulbound series has been a part of my life since October 2018 when I first read A Ferry of Bones & Gold. It had its (mostly) ups and (only one, really) downs throughout the years, but it has overall warmed my heart and brought me joy with each passing installment. I was so excited to finally reach the ending, but also sad to say goodbye to Patrick and Jono and the trouble that followed them.
A Veiled & Hallowed Eve was everything I could have asked for as the final book to the series. All the build up and tension finally tipped over and it was such an incredible experience for me to read about all the threads and figures mentioned in the previous book come together in this one. It was a battle of epic proportions and Turner did a fantastic job with it!
I really have no words to describe all the action that happened in this book. I was holding my breath through great part of it and I loved that Turner actually gave us so many! battle scenes. This was very much what we had all been waiting for and it was worth every minute of it. The stakes were so high and the fast pace and dynamic between characters as they fought together--or against each other--was so cool sdlfjslf
The way the plot developed and how certain revelations came about was also really well done. Everything regarding Ethan and Hannah and Patrick's soul debt was executed beyond my expectations and I personally loved how it all was resolved; even though it hurt me emotionally! Turner delivered what was promised when it came to that and I was pretty satisfied with that ending.
My one tiny complaint was that 2 decisions Patrick made in this book made me really frustrated with him? They didn't feel that organic, but I did understand why they happened.
And Patrick and Jono and their love :'D Their relationship has always made me feel all the fuzzy feelings and there was quite a big revelation for Patrick about that in this book. I loved it and I loved that they got to have their happy ending after everything. This was an incredible series and I'll definitely come back to it to reread <3
Series: #7 and final in the Soulbound series. POV: Told from Patrick and Jono's POVs. Content Warnings: Steam: a few steamy scenes here and there. Cliffhanger: No. HEA:
Now this, THIS is how you end a series that has not dropped the ball and only gotten better over 7 distinct but equally strong instalments.
This book was page, after page, after page of riveting, blood-pumping action, and clashes between all our factions that even at the very end, I could not possibly predict how everything would go down.
You know how sometimes you read a book series that sets up an ultimate battle or ultimate reckoning and everything just falls flat or leaves you unfulfilled? There was none of such here. Even when I wanted to fling my iPad at the wall or hide my face from the sheer amount of THINGS the pack endured in this, I was thoroughly satisfied at the end.
And since this is a mandated spoiler-free review, just know that whatever ending Patrick, Jono and the god pack achieved was hard earned, hard-fought over and very well deserved.
If you are a fan of this series, fret not, this will make you happy (eventually in the end Lol) and if this review made you curious about starting this series, do NOT hesitate. It would be very worth your while.
NB: I just have ONE request even with such a satisfying ending (And I'm sure if you've read this series you'd be with me) I would LOVE to get my hands on Wade's book. My darling needs his book and I'm willing to pay anything to read it. Please make it happen Hailey! Pretty Please!
**eARC Received in Exchange for an Honest, Unbiased Review**
This is probably going to be the most difficult review I've ever written, I'm going to try to keep it coherent while still being spoiler free and keeping myself together as get sad at one of my all time favorite series coming to an end.
This book was a nonstop adventure. There is just action coming at you from all sides from the time you start until the very end. I definitely cried MULTIPLE times (this is not a spoiler, this is a Hailey guarantee™️), laughed some (thank you Wade for being the teenage dragon we all need), swooned always (JONO 💕), and just enjoyed myself immensely for the whole story. Hailey is one of the best writers around and she has truly outdone herself with this series and especially this finale. All the questions are answered, the ending is everything I could've hoped for, and one of the best couples around FINALLY get to ride off into the sunset for their HEA.
If you haven't picked up this series, do it. It's so worth the ride.
I've given this an A for narration and an A- for content at AudioGals.
It’s always sad when a long-running series comes to an end, so listening to A Veiled and HallowedEve, the seventh and final instalment in Hailey Turner’s Soulbound series was a bittersweet experience. I’ve been looking forward to the conclusion of this inventive and epic story, the big showdown between our heroes and their mortal enemies, but reaching The End also means saying goodbye to Patrick, Jono, Wade and all the other characters who’ve been with them on their amazing journey. It’s hard to think there will be no more books about them – but I have seven superb stories and audiobooks to re-listen to, thanks to this talented author/narrator duo.
I’ve said this before but it probably bears repeating: the books in this series need to be listened to in order so as to fully understand the complex storylines and the development of the various characters and their relationships, so if you’ve not been following the series, then this review will likely make very little sense to you. It’s also impossible to review this book without some reference to the previous ones, so there are spoilers ahead.
You can read the rest of this review at AudioGals.
I loved it! Hands down, it was all that I wanted it to be! All the loose ends were tied and Jono and Patrick got their HEA. The road was a whole lot thornier this time but they made it! What an adventure this series has been! I am a little sad I have to say goodbye to my favorite snack eater Wade and Sage the best dire, but most of all I will miss Patrick and Jono's shenanigans and their love. I enjoyed the magic, the intrigue and the mystery that were the Gods. Unputdownable! Copy received for my honest and unbiased review.
As expected, there was a lot of action in this one. I would suggest to take a break around 35%, coz after it just keeps rolling and there isn't really a resting point until the end.
Didn't get any surprises, maybe one, but that was a positive surprise. It's still a very suspenseful read. This is what I would expect a 7-book-long story should end. Fast-paced, nerve-racking and everything was tied up nicely, no question left unanswered. It was a worthy ending.
Well, f*ck, this was a rollercoaster of emotions and I had all the feels from beginning to end!
How can I write a non-spoilery review? I want to say everything. Just know that this was like the ending of any avengers movie where they are all united to defeat the villains. It was action packed almost literally from beginning to those last perfect pages. They were perfect! The last chapter lives rent free in my brain and heart for eternity.
I'm soulbound to these characters; to my beloved Patrick whom I have adored since the first page, to Jono and his honest and raw love and loyalty, to Wade who may be childish for some things but touch his family and you will see his dragon rage, to Sage and Marek and their adorable relationship, to every single character, gods, goddesses, side characters, good and bad who made this story exactly the kind of series I already find myself rereading entirely every couple of months. As soon as the audiobook is out I will reread it and feel everything again but with the perfect narrator's voice that has filled many of my days.
The story is complex and unpredictable and I think Hailey Turner has created such an amazing world where her characters live and are happy, and I can't help but admire her completely. I will build her an altar near the books and she'll have my prayers for sure!!
It's so hard to say goodbye but I'm glad I was along these characters for the ride. I'll consider myself part of their pack from now until forever!
Slightly longer review - Reading this, the final book in this wonderful series was a mixed experience for me. The book itself was everything I’d hoped for. But it’s the last book and it’s going to be hard not spending time with Patrick, Jono, Wade aka the God of Snacks and the rest of the amazing characters. What am I going to do now I’m not eagerly awaiting the next book? So I’m struggling a little coming to terms with that but like I said this book didn’t disappoint. It was non stop from start to finish.
I adore all these characters but Wade is my favourite.
“Yeah, yeah. Shift mass, don’t shift mass. Eat demons, don’t eat demons. You’re carrying my mouthwash next time we fight like this.”
So I see all these 5-Stars ratings and I think "What did I miss?"
Objectively I can see that this story is highly original, has solid world-building, likeable characters, an intricate and exciting plot and Hailey Turner is a solid writer. Solid, I say, not great. I don't like the way the army is glorified in her books and if I have to read "military-grade" one more time, I will tear my own skin off. But at least there is no cringey misunderstandings or cheesiness in the romance. Not that the romance has been a main focus in the series.
And this seventh and last volume brought everything neatly to an end. I am satisfied with the ending and I dare say I will even miss some of the characters (although there were times when I got bored and times when I did not really care how much they got tortured). And we get two love scenes in this book - that was quite the reward. So ... satisfied. But not over the top impressed. I guess the writing is just not something I really enjoy. And seeing all those reviews I guess I'm in the minority here. I kind of get it. It's a clear case of "It's me - not the book"
I've spent 3 years gobbling up every book in this 7 book series and we have officially reached an end to this amazing saga. This book is the culmination of everything we as readers have been waiting for. The final battle to protect the world is being fought, gods are meddling in affairs as usual, Wade is eating everything in sight, and of course Patrick and Jono are right in the thick of it. I held my breath on more than one occasion while reading this book. The battle is epic, lasting much of the book in all its bloody glory. I was riveted by every page, my eyes glued to my kindle.
This is the last book in the Soulbound series, and its namesake is still going strong. Patrick and Jono have been put through so much in these books, yet have also grown immensely individually and as a couple. Their relationship is stronger than ever, held together by so much more than just their soulbond. Patrick needs Jono to level him out, to hold him together when it seems like he may fly apart with everything weighing down on his shoulders. Jono is always there, showing Patrick he's not alone, that he will never be alone again. He has him and he has pack. That is something that will never change, regardless of the debt Patrick carries in his soul.
"Family was what you made of it, all the ragged bits of an untamed whole, fit together to lean on in times of joy and times of need."
Hailey Turner certainly did this series and its ending justice. I will miss these characters, especially everyone's favorite fledgling dragon. Though this is the end of Patrick's story, I hope we see more of Wade in the future. He's still a teen, but I'd love for him to get his own story once he grows up a bit. I also wouldn't say no to more of Lucien. The bad boys always get me and Lucien fits that mold to a T. I look forward to the next world created by this author. Bravo Miss Turner, you've most definitely got a fangirl in me.
Perfect ending. I was captivated by this series from the first book and my fascination only grew stronger with each installment. Outstanding world building, Patrick and Jono and their Soulbound, fleshed out secondary characters - special kudos to Sage and Wade, the pack, the adventure - I loved it all. But this last book managed to surpass my expectations. The mix of emotional moments and action kept me engaged from start to finish, familiar faces from previous books were a pleasant surprise and the way the main conflict was resolved was both unexpected and right. Epilogue was perfect and though I will dearly miss Patrick, Jono and the pack, I'm happy with how it ended.
Oh wow, I am so very sad that this is the last story in this amazing series, but absolutely happy and satisfied with what a superb ending it was. We may have to go through all of the agony and fear the characters experience as they fight to keep the world from ending, but the author makes up for it with the absolutely wonderful way she ties it all up in the end. It was just perfect, absolutely perfect.
As I read A Veiled & Hallowed Eve, the final book in Hailey Turner's brilliant series, I realised that ultimately, this series comes down to three things:
1. Ethan - the perpetrator, 2. Hannah - the victim, and 3. Patrick - the sacrifice & possible saviour.
We can talk about the soul debt, the soul bind, the gods, the vampires, the were creatures, the elves. We can talk about Jono and Patrick, of Wade and Reed, of Sage and Malek and Emma and all things pack. We can talk of demons, of zombies and of all manner of hellish creations. We can talk about the way of worship, of apparent good vs apparent evil, the how of sacrifice, and everything beyond the Veil. We can talk of legend, of legacy, of lore. We know we'll never think of the gods the same way again, and some we will seek to purposefully forget.
But again, it comes down to three things: Ethan, Hannah and, ultimately, Patrick. Because family is complicated, and it's even moreso when godhead's are involved.
The final book in this series is every bit as epic as you think it will be, and nothing will ever be the same.
What a stunning finale to an absolute EPIC adventure filled with romance, magic, werewolves, dragons and gods!!!
A Veiled and Hallowed Eve is the seven book in the Soulbound and must be read in the chronological order. It put me through a wringer of emotions, from sadness to anger to joy, and I wouldn't trade a second of it.
The series as a whole was an incredible journey, especially because I'm fascinated by the different mythologies and the author has seamlessly incorporated a variety of them.
This has the ultimate showdown, the fierce culmination of the previous books and I was so glad to be back with Jono, Patrick, Sage and Wade!!!!!!
I'm not go into the plot because it something you must experience for yourself but I can promise, you'll never regret reading this. It was a rollercoaster and that epilogue was absolute perfection.
Highly recommend the series as a whole!!!!
*ARC provided by the author via Valentine's PR and Marketing in exchange for an honest and unbiased review
This book is an ending. An ending of one of my favorite series. Hailey Turner is such a wonderful author and this story was such a perfect conclusion to everything that has come before. I'm happy and sad all at the same time. Jono and Patrick have been through so much over the course of this series as Patrick has struggled to pay his soul debt. A soul debt that shouldn't have ever really been. Manipulated by the gods for years Patrick just wants to be free to decide his own life.
This story was nonstop action from page 1. We've known it was coming, but the final battle with Patrick's father is here and everyone is on hand to try to keep him from being able to attain the godhead for himself. I loved seeing everyone in this story. All our friends are here and Patrick & Jono are once again putting their own lives on the line to save everyone else. This story really shows everyone's strength and had me laughing and crying. Jono's faith in Patrick is just beautiful. Wade makes everyone's life better. (Hey Hailey, you want to give us more joy...give us a spin-off Wade series. ;))
I'm so happy to have read this series and love where everything ended. Everything gets tied up and the story moved into a place where you can really believe that Pat and Jono are finally going to get to have the life together that they should, that they deserve. Just lovely.
A Veiled & Hallowed Eve is the seventh, and final, book in Hailey Turner’s Soulbound series. If you’ve read the prior books, then you certainly need to give this one a read to see how everything comes together.
I’ll be honest and say this series wasn’t quite everything I had hoped it would be. I can admit to the fact that it was addictive, but I never quite felt the connection that I had hoped for. With this last one, we get to see everything from the prior books coming together. In some ways, it was great to see everything connecting. In other ways, it resulted in deus ex machina after deus ex machina. Due to this, certainly elements of the story felt like they were dragging. Moreover, some details felt like they were a way to tick a box to ensure everything from the other books appeared. It took away some of my enjoyment of this one, but I still found it to be an enjoyable enough conclusion to the series.
All in all, this is worth the read if you’ve read the prior books. I cannot label the Soulbound series a favourite, but it was a series that kept me engrossed in how everything would come together.
I will be writing this review in parts as I’m still digesting all that went on. One thing I have to say is, it was brilliant! My only real issue is the ending could have wrapped up tighter with like an epilogue to show us where everyone is at. So going into this book & knowing that it was going to be the last book, I knew this was going to be a hard, bloody battle. I was not prepared! From the opening pages to the very end, this book kept me on the edge of my seat. There were so many times that I was sure that no body was to going to make it out in one piece. One thing that I loved, is the ending kind of ended where the first book started. You'll know what I mean when you read it. I really can't say any more as I don't want to give away any spoilers. Ms. Turner, this has been one hell of a ride, thank you so much for an amazing series. From page 1 of book 1 to the last page in the last book, it has been an amazing journey.
I received a copy of this book from Gay Romance Reviews and this is my honest opinion