The Scent of a Soul
Author: Jennifer Thompson
Release Date: July, 2 2013
Format: PDF file given by author (Thank you!)
Rating: 4 Stars!!
Fleeing her recent past, Lilliah Woods finds refuge in the anonymity of the present day inner-city slums. As she settles into the seedy apartment she must now call home, she meets mysterious Marek Jamison when he materializes in her doorway demanding to know who she is. From that moment, he becomes a guardian and guide as she gradually discovers his hidden world.
As their relationship develops, Lilliah learns of Marek’s dark past and of a brothers’ quarrel he has been embroiled in for years. The quarrel turns into a larger battle of good and evil, liberty versus tyranny, and the separation of love and lust.
With Lilliah as the ultimate prize, the deadly conflict reaches out to threaten her family, and the outcome of the final battle will determine her fate. Lilliah must embark on an unexpected path that teaches her to trust in the man she has come to love, and give of herself as she never thought she could….
Oh Wow… Where to begin? I guess I should start off by saying that I really enjoyed this book! I haven’t read another book that has even been remotely like this one. Yes it has the vampires in it like so many books do these days, however this vampire book is unlike any other you will ever read. I was told this book had vampires in it because the author had told me but once I started reading I almost forgot that there were suppose to be vampires because it took awhile for that part to come to light. Sorry if that was a spoiler I really try hard not to include spoilers in my reviews. I was pleasantly surprised as to how this book told the tale of vampires in a way that no other author has told the tale. It was fascinating!!
I’m having difficulty writing this review not because I don’t have anything to say about it but because I have so much to say about it that I don’t know how far I can stretch without putting in spoilers. This book is 482 pages long. I do believe it could have been chopped up in a series had the author decided to go that route. However I am very happy that she didn’t and that she kept it as a whole. It did a lot to keep it together.
I like her point of view on vampires and how they are either good or bad. They aren’t all damned to hell and obnoxious killers. Just like us non-vampires they are made good by their choices. I love how everyone in this story seemed to have an aura around them, a scent that came off of them, and an appearance that pretty well stated good or bad.
There was more than one love story in this book as well. Yes there is the main character Lilliah and Marek but the author took the time to include the other characters. Unlike so many other books where it has just one main characters and everything about the main characters this book also included the side characters. The other characters in the book didn’t just help the main characters and look at them as their story unfolded, no, the other characters have a life too and it is told within the story so for me I got a better feel for the whole story in its entirety.
This book was so good and so very different then what I am use to reading. I wasn’t expecting it to be like it was but you know what? That is a very good thing. I don’t know how many people out there like long books and I don’t know what other people consider long books. This one for me personally was a long book but it was worth and needed every page to make the story as incredible as it was. I want to thank Jennifer Thompson for allowing me the privilege to read and review this book. I hope you continue writing and publishing because I will continue reading. And for anyone who reads my posts I recommend you read this book. I don’t think you will regret it. I think it will be a good experience for you just like it was a good experience for me. I’m glad I didn’t miss out!