The Soul Keepers by Devon Taylor

The Soul Keepers

Death is just the beginning.After dying in a terrible car accident, Rhett awakens in the afterlife and is recruited to join the crew of the Harbinger, a colossal seafaring vessel tasked with ferrying the souls of the dead. To where exactly, no one knows. But the crew must get the souls there, and along the way protect them from vicious soul-eating monsters that will stop at nothing to take the ship and all of its occupants.Rhett and his new frien...

Details The Soul Keepers

TitleThe Soul Keepers
Release DateAug 28th, 2018
PublisherSwoon Reads
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy

Reviews The Soul Keepers

  • Maggie
    Holy heart-racing! I loved every meticulously paced action scene, the mythology behind the syllektors, and the heart that went into every unique character of the crew of the Harbinger. This is one of those books where you think you know where the story is heading, then you get spun on a completely opposite course than you expected. The Soul Keepers is such a wonderful mix of humor, on-the-edge-of-your-seat action, and a band of characters that yo...
  • Lisa Brennan
    As a debut novel, Devon Taylor’s talent earns an 11 on a scale of 1-10. So why am I rating this book with a 3? This amazingly original tale of “The Soul Keepers,” marked by its magnetically compelling introduction was absolutely failed by its editor. Brilliant descriptive scenes and creatively quirky characters are impeded by stunted prose that any editor should have swiftly recognized and corrected. Within an ocean of recent books that has...
  • Jen
    **I received this as an egalley from the publisher through Edelweiss in return for an honest review.**I really wanted to enjoy this book, and while the writing style was definitely good and easy to get through, there was something that just didn't click for me. In fact, I almost DNF'd it several times in the first half, but decided to continue with it because it was moving so quickly and I thought I might get into it at some point. There were def...
  • Bridget
    DNF. I tried. This was a really cool idea but the execution fell flat. It was the style of writing where things are rarely, if ever, summed up, so we read about everything as it happens from one minute to the next. And that ends up taking a lot of tension away and feeling overall kind of juvenile. Things I liked:Super giant ship that carries souls. I approve of this. ....I can’t think of anything else right now Things I didn’t like:A main cha...
  • Samantha Hastings
    This book starts right in the action. Rhett Snyder’s in a car crash and he dies. He’s met by a British guy named Basil who takes him to a most unexpected afterlife—a ship powered by souls. Rhett learns that he is a syllektor—a person who died a traumatic death and can collect other souls. Rhett is put in Basil’s crew with Mak, Theo, and Treeny. Their job is to collect and protect souls before they get eaten by psychons (monsters like gr...
  • Nannette Demmler
    ARC received from MacMillan Children’s Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.This was a fascinating take on an old idea, what happens after you die. Well, if you are Rhett you are taken aboard a giant ship where you become a syllektor, a person who collects souls. This was a fast paced book with adventure and fighting around every corner. Rhett was a solid character. He accepts his new responsibilities as a syllektor pretty easily, but ...
  • Jessica Smith
    This book--what an adventure! I'm always super excited when a story creates something new... new magic, new monsters, new ways to present romance... and this book has it all. It's a multi-character cast and Devon Taylor wrote them as multi-faceted, flawed, and relatable. The romance is sweet but also (appropriately) didn't take over when action and thrills was clearly in the forefront. There's betrayal, death, ships, ghosts, battles, and sea mons...
  • Meg (PopReadsBox)
    Absolutely loved this wild ride! My only complaint is I need more of this world! :)
  • oh!fortheluvofbooks
    One of my most anticipated reads of 2018 and I was NOT disappointed! The Soul Keepers is soooo unique and amazing, the world is unlike any I’ve ever read.I love the exploration of afterlife. This book does not follow a single living person, we follow the dead and what happens after and it’s so amazing. I love the ship “Harbringer” and how it’s created from all kinds of different ships throughout time. Everything was explained super well...