Book Review | Soulless by Jacinta Maree

Title: Soulless

Author: Jacinta Maree

Series: The Immortal Gene #1

Age: New Adult

Genres: Dystopian, Sci-Fi

Publication Date: October 1, 2015

Publisher: Inked Rabbit Publishing

Source: Review copy provided.

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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 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 nature, and civilizations are crumpling beneath themselves trying to outrun it. 

Within a society that ignores death, Nadia appears to be the one exception to the reincarnation trap. Born without any reincarnated memories and with printless eyes, the hot tempered 19 year old quickly becomes the ultimate prize to all those wishing to end the vicious cycle, or for some, to ensure they could evade death forever.

Readers discretionAdult language, violence and some adult scenes. For mature audiences only.

My Rating: 

My Thoughts:
Soulless is an absolute gem. I enjoyed everything about this book from the characters to the dystopian world. The whole idea of reincarnation always intrigued so having a world full people dying and coming back as different people. It makes for such an amazing story.

Nadia Richards is the only person in the world that has not been reincarnated. When she was born she was born new into the world with no imprint on her eye. Her family thinks it's something wrong with her and the Elite want her to do experiments with. All Nadia wants is to be loved, chosen and treated like a normal person, but everyone wants her for something. Her family treats her like a stranger so she feels so alone. When she finds herself in Alpha she's confused, scared and wants out. When she meets Diesel, another inmate who is mysterious, she finds a bit of hope, but she also starts to develop feelings. Nadia is a strong woman because she has been treated poorly by everyone and somehow continues to have hope for herself in all the craziness. Finding out that she's the one to technically "save them all" scared her, but when the truth was revealed she felt like nothing else could be done, but step up to the plate. Nadia may seem brave, but on the inside she is scared shitless because she doesn't think she can come back once she dies.

Diesel is an inmate at Alpha with his own past and he's one of the Mad Dogs. I won't lie and say I immediately liked Diesel because I didn't. He was a totally dickwad, rude, killer instincts literally and just plan old not a people person. He talked to Nadia as if she was just a thorn in his ass. However, as the story progressed I began to love him. Why? He began to feel hope for himself when he started to realize he had some type of emotional connection towards Nadia. Diesel may be hard on the outside, but inside he is broken and soft.

The sprouting romance that brew was so cute. I loved the attraction they felt for one another, but continued to brush off like it was nothing. Many times did they try to express themselves and either failed or bypassed it. The moments that they were close and/or intimate was amazing. I couldn't contain the joy I had for them. That ending when things came to light between both of them and Diesel poured out his heart -- I nearly died. I love them together. They are both screwed up and shouldn't be together whatsoever, but they both seem to make each other better in the screwed world they live in.

The Elite, IOS and other groups are going insane to get their hands on Nadia. I don't like any of those damn groups at all. They all need to be destroyed by Nadia and Diesel together.

I enjoyed the writing a lot. The pace of this started off completely dull, but once Diesel was introduced the book pretty much sped up. There is definitely a ton of violence, blood and even cannibalism involved in this.

I am excited to read the sequel, Soul Finder, because I need more of Nadia and Diesel. Especially romance wise.

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