Soul Weaver by Hailey Edwards
I suppose that my problem with this book is that I never connected with Chloe as a character. She’s agoraphobic and completely anti-social, so much of the book happens inside her bookstore where she lives. And frankly, she’s boring and unlikable. I really didn’t enjoy any of her scenes. On the flipside, I liked Nathaniel’s narrative. He was a flawed character, but had some very redeeming qualities. There did seem to be too much emphasis on his amazing shirtless body when it was in Chloe’s POV…annoying. Nave was an amazing supporting character – she seemed more fleshed out than Chloe.
The chemistry between Chloe and Nathaniel felt forced. Nathaniel was a complete creeper in the book and with someone that’s agoraphobic, it didn’t make sense that he was the one thing that didn’t freak out Chloe.
I wish there was more world-building done, as it touched on very unique versions of Heaven and Hell…called Dis and some long name that I forgot.
As for the plot and pacing, I really struggled to stay focused after the first few chapters. I put the book down every time it switched back to Chloe’s POV. Just another scene in the bookstore with her being anxious and scared of going outside. Boring. The climax started great – and then it took a turn for the HEA ending and a lot of things fell into place for convenience sake and not because it really made sense with how I thought the story would turn out.
Overall, I think the limitations on Chloe’s personality disorder really limited the potential for this book to shine. Also near the end, she completely switches up her personality so you wouldn’t know it was her without the dialogue tags. Didn’t make sense. Her character ruined this book for me. Rest of it was pretty good.
Since the accident that nearly took her life, Chloe suffers from acute agoraphobia. Living alone above her family’s bookstore, she spends restless nights terrified by strange visions . . . until a mysterious stranger appears and offers her salvation. Chloe is drawn to the ethereal, gorgeous Nathaniel-but her haunted soul warns her there is more to him than meets the eye.
An archangel who roams Earth collecting souls of the newly departed, Nathanial is the sole witness to the accident that should have taken Chloe’s life. Seduced by the purity of her soul, he defies Providence by saving her life. But his attempt at kindness marks Chloe for damnation, and makes her an unwitting pawn in a game of unholy ambition. Now together they must fight the demons of Hell itself-for a love that defies the boundaries of Heaven and Earth.
This book is good for fans of angel/demons.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher (Netgalley) in exchange for an honest review.