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(Web of Hearts and Souls #1)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  5,546 ratings  ·  498 reviews
Before that fateful summer night, Willow had balanced the insight of emotion, and the vivid images. That night, the figure in her nightmare marked her wrist with a star, giving her father no choice but to tell Willow a family secret that would abruptly change life, as she knew it, forever. Before Willow had time to absorb the shock of her father's secret, her soul mate tha ...more
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Published July 20th 2010 by
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Special note to the reader:
The INSIGHT series is part of the “Web of Hearts and Souls Universe,” where several series combine into…more
Here you go :)!
Special note to the reader:
The INSIGHT series is part of the “Web of Hearts and Souls Universe,” where several series combine into one large story. All series can be read independently or as one.
The reading order for the Insight Series:
• Insight
• Embody
• Image
• Vital
• Vindicate
• Enflame
• Imperial (Story of the Sovereigns)
• Blakeshire (Drake’s Story)
• Emanate
Reading Order for the Complete Web of Hearts Universe:
• Insight
• Embody
• Image
• See
• Witness
• Vital
• Vindicate
• Synergy
• Enflame
• Redefined
• Rivulet
• Imperial
• Blakeshire
• Derive
• Emanate
• Exaltation*
• *If you are a fan of Adult Paranormal EDGE can be read with the Web of Hearts, before or after Exaltation—the stories share the same characters.

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Apr 03, 2013 rated it did not like it

Me: Oh thank goodness I've finally finished this book!

Friend: Was it good?

Me: It really depends on your definition of the word"good".

Friend: Why? What's the book about?

Me: Well, I don't even know where to begin. Insight could've been an amazing story. The plot was unique but I felt SUPER bored while I read it. There were some structural errors; the characters were poorly portrayed and underdeveloped; and there was a lack of finesse in describing the settings and events in the book. I felt like my mind wandered as I read this because of the l
May 26, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Insight is one of those indie pubs whose plot sounds incredibly exciting and fast paced, but turns out that there is a reason why it was not published, and it’s not because the author is special.

I could list off so many of the faults I found in Insight. There is obviously the faulty grammar and spelling that is found in any indie, but in addition, there is a plot that cannot surpass the speed of a sloth and a moronic premise that makes you want to smash your head repeatedly against your kindle.

The characters were
Feb 16, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Once again, I find myself comparing a YA novel to another YA novel I’ve read recently. I don’t do this because I can’t describe it accurately without comparison, but because it is too similar not to mention. It’s as if one author read the work of the other author and thought, “Hey, that’s an interesting idea! I should write a story like that, too -- and maybe make it better.” The only problem here is that the story just ends up being the same, with only a few differences here and there.

The nove
Edlira Dibrani
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
A beautiful heart-warming fantasy book.

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Willow and Landen.

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Two youngsters whose souls have been destined to be together for over 4 million years.

They have lived their lives separately from each other, knowing each other only from the dreams that they have.
Finally they meet and they start thei
Cynthia Cene
Nov 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jamie Magee's imagination will suck you right in. Insight involves astrology, other dimensions, past lives, fate, dangerous encounters, and most of all love. I didn't want to put the book down and when I did I couldn't stop thinking about it.

All the characters are easy to follow and connect with. The dialogue of the story makes you feel like you are right there in the middle of it. The message that I got out of reading this is that your destiny may be written out for you but you have
Nov 02, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jane by: Book reader addicts
Shelves: kindle, 3
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Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
Review comming soon

So the more I think about this book, the more I hate it, I gave up on it after half way due to the fact of undeveloped characters and plot. Willow and Laden were great together, but it seemed somewhat undeveloped and fake. The worlds were the best part that I though made me give this at leaf 2 stars. Though, I was thoroughly disappointed as I was expecting a better development in this story.
♥ Innocent Lamb ~ Forever Reading ♥ - AKA Smarties
I'm torn. It feels like two people are pulling me into two opposite directions. Personally, I like this book - I really, really do, but I also don't like this book because there are so many aspects that just got on my nerves.

Let's go for the bad things first.

Insta-love - my old arch nemesis. It is probably one of the most irritating things ever. It makes me want to roll my eyes, cry, vomit, and launch the book across the room in a temper tantrum.

  <span id=I'm torn. It feels like two people are pulling me into two opposite directions. Personally, I like this book - I really, really do, but I also don't like this book because there are so many aspects that just got on my nerves.

Let's go for the bad things first.

Insta-love - my old arch nemesis. It is probably one of the most irritating things ever. It makes me want to roll my eyes, cry, vomit, and launch the book across the room in a temper tantrum.



All in all, it bugs me to no end. Why? Because seriously. IT IS NOT REALISTIC. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH JUST. ONE. LOOK.

It feels like the author has just tried to disguise her case of insta-love with the dream thing. Seriously though. The main protagonists literally sees the guy, and falls in love instantly. Actually no. She doesn't even see the guy. She just falls in love just like that. She may as well have fallen into his arms, declared her undying love for him and skipped off into the sunset together.

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I didn't learn until afterwards that this author is actually a self-published author. I don't know what it is, but with self-published authors I find that their books... I am never really a fan of them.

My best friend once told me that she has and will never be a fan of self-published authors. These days, she goes around telling everyone who wants to be an author to publish with a writing company. I think I'm starting to see why. It looks like a lot of work, marketing, selling your books, trying to get the word out there... It looks exhausting. And honestly? Coming from me, a reader, I would recommend that anyone thinking of pursuing a writing career look into getting published professionally - preferably by a writing company which will ultimately make your life a lot easier.

The author also seems to spend a lot of time telling us what is happening instead of showing the reader and letting us make up our own minds. Did anyone else notice this?

So... Round of applause to you, Jamie Magee, for having the guts to self-publish.

Anyway, there was something about this book - all of its characters just got on my nerves. The names. GAH!!!!

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On the upside, the concepts in the book were relatively interesting. (view spoiler)

So yeah. I am really torn as to where I stand in this book. I loved it, but I hated it at the same time. So until I can make up my mind, I guess I shall give this book 3 stars.
Kristin  Aragon
Nov 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
I am completely amazed that I am just now finding out about The Insight Series. Insight is a truly amazing and inspirational tale weaved with unique mythology and modern day values. The characters are each unique, with an important role to play defining destiny.

Insight begins in the midst of one of Willow's painful repetitive nightmares where she finds herself face-to-face with her tormentor of many years. She will soon find that her life is fated to be intertwined with the maker of
Apr 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: magical, ya, romance
GENRE: YA Paranormal Romance
THEME: Magic/Zodiac
RECEIVED: From Author
AUTHOR: Jamie Magee

I was happy to get the chance at reviewing Insight by Jamie Magee as apart of the Nurture Your Books Tour. I love finding books with a new twist in magic and other worlds that the author created. Magee does a great job in her debut book.

Willow Hayward is the lead female character; she has a special connection to people who need her in her world and
Chancey Shae
Oct 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, fantasy
Insight was one of those books that make you read it way too fast because of it's fast pace and constant excitement. Yet... when you close the book you wish you would have read it a little slower because you're sad that it has ended
I won't lie about the few editorial issues it had, (Which I'm told is on a fast track to being fixed!) But, overall it wasn't difficult to read through them and become thoroughly engaged in the story.
Trying my best to not give anything in the story away
Andrea Guy
This is a case of a book whose cover doesn't do it justice. Had I seen this book on a shelf in a bookstore I probably would of passed it over. I wouldn't have looked at the back cover blurb at all, but thanks to Book Lovin' Bitches, I did.

It would have been a shame to miss out on this wonderful young adult novel too. The characters are very vivid and the plot is unique. I loved that Willow and her family were from different dimensions. I liked that the author used the concept of having a
Natasha Larry
Mar 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I was contacted via e-mail by this talented author and was asked to review her debut novel and she offered to send me a review copy and she agreed to guest blog for me in the meantime. When I read how passionate she was about these characters I purchased this book-and was finished in one sitting.

Magee's writes with an elegance that flows effortlessly, and has the kind of natural talent that makes it hard for other writer's to review her. In other words, I hate her...and I wish
Laura's Book Addiction
Sep 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

One word WOW.Insight is beautiful written.I love how Jamie Magee wove in soul mates,zodiac signs,insights(like powers),strings to travel to different dimensions and reincartion all in to the story.

Willow is the main character and what an amazing one at that.She is so likeable and the way she puts everyone before herself is great.

Landen is awesome I loved him from the start. what i liked the most from his character is his relonship with his grand-father. Landen a
Marie Clarisse
For a relatively short, 19-chapter book, this was such a pain to finish. Seriously. It took me a whole week to get through the story - Damn it - I even forced myself to continue reading in hopes that everything wrong about this book would eventually get better somehow. So did it? Well, I'm sure you could guess.

Insight is a paranormal-fantasy book which deals with parallel worlds, other dimensions, supernatural abilities and the existence of soulmates. So if you think about it, this book actua/>
Jan 22, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
2.5 forever stars

So this was an okay YA novel. I enjoyed the concept behind the story and the fact that it weaves into a much larger story with other series. However I felt there were some big issues with flow and clarity. I would get confused on what was going on, where the characters were and why somethings were even happening. Some of the dialog felt off too. I don't know if this was the first book in this whole mass of connected series or not. I tried to look into it but got conf
Tanya Marie
Jan 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Insight is like a breath of fresh air- it will leave you feeling refreshed and giddy at the same time. Once I started reading I could not bring myself to part with the book. Jamie Magee has taken the concept of soulmates and weaved a truly captivating story. The book is both profound and light at the same time. Magee has a way with making the words in the book seem so real, so real that I am almost led to believe that Willow and Landen do exist and if I just chose to open my eyes to see the "str ...more
(this was free on amazon for my kindle.)

i hated it, but had to see what happened. now i hate it even more.
Kassandra Patti
Aug 07, 2018 rated it liked it
DNF. I got a little more than half way through this book. Not that this affects my review in any way but I only read it at work because I didn’t have any physical books with me. The book started off okay, the characters were fine, typical teenagers in my eyes. What I didn’t like and even though it is a theme in the book was the instant romance. I’ve read books before where they find their soulmates in their dreams and they finally meet but this one was different the second they saw each other bo ...more
Jun 25, 2012 rated it did not like it
I finished this beast. It might have taken me forever to do it, but I got it done.

Now. This book is awful. I felt nothing from it. Which is strange, let me assure you, because this book is nothing but mush. I have decided that I don't like mush. Magee may have seriously ruined my enjoyment of any kind of romance ever again.

I was actually annoyed with the book from the very beginning. There was never a time while I read this book that I actually enjoyed it. The only reason I finished it was bec
May 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Honestly it was an alright read for a free iBook, but a terrible book compared to most books published
Crystal Collier
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
What an interesting journey into a unique world! Fun concepts, a unique environment, and the build toward greater and more exciting conflicts. The romance aspects were pretty fast, and this a book geared toward more of a New Adult audience as far as maturity. I enjoyed the complexities of the world building most.
Apr 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YA fans
Recommended to Gmr by: Jamie Magee
I must say, I was rather surprised by this read. I thoroughly enjoyed the worlds she created. Infante (as this dimension is known) is wholly recognizable as today's society and it was interesting to see it positioned as the youngest amongst those explored. Chara is certainly a place that I would love to visit. The culture and beliefs...all peace and could one resist! I mean to have your true soul mate be found as an actual reality not a fantasy, the ability to use your insight for the ...more
This review is based on an e-book copy of Insight by Jamie Magee that I purchased for myself via my Kindle.

*WARNING: Review may contain minor spoilers.*

As soon as I saw the summary of this story I was hooked, it was immediately put on my wish list and one of the first purchases I made upon receiving my first Amazon Gift Card. I was excited to read it but as I bought more and more books Insight eventually fell the wayside. When things calmed down and I was finally able to pick it up
Feb 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
There was so much wrong with this book, I really struggled to finish it and was quite disappointed.

The premise was interesting and the world had potential. The ideas of different dimensions joined together by a 'string' seemed intriguing but unfortunately it falls flat, quite literally. The different dimensions aren't described in enough detail, I didn't understand why Chara was such an amazing place. The dimensions didn't have much character of their own, and far too much of the information wa
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
Rating: 1.5/5
(I received a free ecopy of this book from the publisher, Alvasiha, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.)
***Minor spoilers***

Willow has always known she was different than the other people in her town. She's able to feel the emotions of others. This ability is called an "insight." What she doesn't yet know is that she has this ability because she is from another dimension, somewhere named Chara. When someone dark comes searching for Willow in her h
“I can't control my destiny, I trust my soul, my only goal is just to be. There's only now, there's only here. Give in to love or live in fear. No other path, no other way. No day but today.” - Jonathan Larson, writer/producer/author of the musical RENT

Willow Haywood is plagued by nightmares where a sinister shadowed figure is always present. in one of their nocturnal encounters, he marks her tattoo with a star. when her father Jason sees it, he reveals to her the family's guarded hi
Angelica Muniz
Insight by Jamie Magee was one of by far my favorite books that I ever read. Magee's books will have your mind racing with anticipation and excitement. Her book, Insight, was great! The main character in the book is Willow and the love of her life Landen. What willow doesn't know is that she is special, special as in she can feel what others can't. Willow has an "Insight" which is a special gift that is very rare in her generation, only her and her grandmother are the only ones in their dimensio ...more
Lindsay Paige
Cover Thoughts: I really love everything about this cover. It fits the book to a perfect T. The sun with the crescent moon inside, the "t" of the title, everything goes along with the book so perfectly. For that reason, I love this cover.
WARNINGS: I kept thinking about this book long after I finished it. I can not wait to read more!

Insight will take you to another dimension. Really. You will travel to another dimension. Here is yet another book that I stayed up late reading. Af
Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale
Insight by Jamie Magee is an amazing story of fate, destiny and love. It is definitely a must read for me.

Willow Haywood is no ordinary girl. With a unique power to help spirits find peace she has lived her life filled with nightmares and pain. Not knowing exactly why she is the way she is, Willow has learned to cope with her unique abilities as best as she can. The only resolve she has is from her dreams of her blue-eyed boy. Not knowing exactly who he is or what he means to her, bu
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I'm an obsessive daydreamer. Lover of loud alternative music. I love to laugh until it hurts. Fall is my favorite season. Black is my favorite 'shade.' Strong believer in the saying: there is a reason for everything, therefore I search for 'marked moments' every moment of everyday...and I find them. Life is beautiful!

Other books in the series

Web of Hearts and Souls (1 - 10 of 18 books)
  • Embody (Insight #2; Web of Hearts and Souls #2)
  • Image (Insight #3; Web of Hearts and Souls #3)
  • See (See #1; Web of Hearts and Souls #4)
  • Witness (See #2; Web of Hearts and Souls #5)
  • Vital (Insight, #4; Web of Hearts and Souls, #6)
  • Vindicate (Insight #5; Web of Hearts and Souls #7)
  • Synergy (See #3; Web of Hearts and Souls #8)
  • Enflame (Insight #6; Web of Hearts and Souls #9)
  • Redefined (See #4; Web of Hearts and Souls #10)
  • Rivulet (Insight #7; Rivulet #1; Web of Hearts and Souls #11)
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