The Soulkeepers When fifteen year old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother s car no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can t find his mother s body Made a ward of his uncle a

  • Title: The Soulkeepers
  • Author: G.P. Ching
  • ISBN: 13:2940032868
  • Page: 384
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  • When fifteen year old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother s car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can t find his mother s body Made a ward of his uncle and thousands of miles from home, a beautiful and mysterious neighbor offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom In exchange, she requires Jacob to train asWhen fifteen year old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother s car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can t find his mother s body Made a ward of his uncle and thousands of miles from home, a beautiful and mysterious neighbor offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom In exchange, she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a warrior charged with protecting human souls.He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother s disappearance But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half truths, and questions her motives for helping him.

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    1. Ack, read another free book that ended up having way too strong religious overtones for my taste. I really don't know why booksellers can't make it more obvious, and I'm surprised this one slipped past me with all the checking I did about the genres and such but by the time I realized, it was kind of a trainwreck in progress and I couldn't stop. I think I'm going to stop reading free books, most of them are terrible at best.Anyway. Book about a teenage boy trying to deal with the possible death [...]

    2. While The Soulkeepers is GP Ching's debut novel, it reads like a seasoned author's current bestseller. Ching's lyrical style and masterful plotting will hold readers captive until they've read the final word.

    3. The Soulkeepers by G.P. Ching is one of those rare stories that seizes your attention from the start and never lets it go. You quickly become wrapped up in this imaginative story and are transported into Jacob's world. You experience all of his confusion and frustration first hand and you simply must know what happens next.There is so much packed into this story; it is incredibly easy to get swept up into it. I found myself gobbling up pages, desperate to know more about this new, exciting and t [...]

    4. "The Soulkeepers" is guilty of stealing precious hours of sleep, but it is so worth every minute spent and more. This story has an original premise, beautiful scenery, lovable characters, jaw clenching action, and a book load of mystery to keep the pages turning until the very end. G.P. Ching’s writing is brilliant and some aspects of the "The Soulkeepers" are reminiscent of one of my favorite author’s work, Anne Rice. I enjoyed reading this book and recommend it to everyone.

    5. I got this as a free download ebook. From the little synopsis that was presented it sounded like a decent book. Nothing special but something to read while on the go and not have to worry about stopping and picking back up later. Ok well maybe it is just me but the synopsis/description of the book and the actual book were totally different. Maybe its all the religion thrown in and seemingly forced down my throat each chapter. I don't mind a book that touches on religion or has it as a key compon [...]

    6. First, let me point out that I am NOT the target audience. This is a YA title and for the record, my 13-year-old daughter read the entire book and pronounced it excellent. I am a member of the secondary audience that YA books seem to draw, that is, moms of tweens and teens.This book has many plusses. Well-written, descriptive, imaginative, vast, ambitious. There are occasional typos but as I can attest personally, self-published authors don't always have the benefit of editors and proofreaders. [...]

    7. This is a Must Read YA book!!!Truly well-crafted. It's perfect for the Christian reader OR the non-Christian. It is rare in literature to finish a "Christian" book and not feel preached at. This novel does that. I still cannot determine if this IS a Christian book, per sebut it was fascinating. There's just enough truth in all the elements that were used [in the book] that it smacks of plausibilityThe gist of the story is (male POV; gotta love that!) Jacob is propelled on a journey (not of his m [...]

    8. This is, I believe, Ching's first novel, and it shows. The concept isn't bad, and the writing isn't dreadful, but overall it just clunked. The biblical scholar in me winced at the sloppy interpretations of certain texts; the small-town girl rolled her eyes at the stereotyped version of the bigoted, narrow-minded townspeople; the writer tried to overlook the cliched plot development; the reader completely lost patience at the (literal) deus ex machina at the end.It's not a dreadful book. I'm prob [...]

    9. Ever since he recovered from the car accident in which his mother went missing, Jacob has been suffering from disturbing nightmares. The doctors say it’s just his brain trying to recover from the trauma, but something about them feels too real.Miles from his home in Hawaii, living with relatives that he never even knew existed, the dreams still come to him night after night. And now he’s having them about his neighbor across the street. A woman who appears to float more than walk and who doe [...]

    10. Sadly I had a hard time with The Soulkeepers. I really don't know if it was the religious parts or what but I can say I would have found it a bit more enjoyable if they had not been thrown in. I just don't think I needed to know every few chapters who believed what and who didn't. I just felt like it should have been mentioned in the synopsis somehow but instead when I read the above synopsis I had no clue about all the religious parts inside.There were some other parts in the story that I reall [...]

    11. I downloaded this because I happened to see it as a free Kindle book and, at that time, I had only out of copyright books, so once I finished my one purchase, I moved on to this.It was ok. It really took a different direction than what the teaser would have you think it would. For those complaining about it being too religious, I just have to say it's more fantasy than religion. This is not a Christian fiction book. The author chose to take a few items that do match up with what Christianity tea [...]

    12. This was an interesting read and definitely out of my normal genre zone (as in, I usually don't dive into a pile of YA). Jacob Lau is an intelligent teenage boy from Hawaii with a chip on his shoulder for understandable reasons. His father died in the war and his mother has gone missing with few real answers or leads from the police. He was present at his mother's disappearance but can only remember fantastic details that the doctors dismiss as faulty traumatized memory and his estranged and unk [...]

    13. ** SOME SPOILERS MAY ENSUE! **By the time I picked up The Soulkeepers, I had read a lot about it and couldn't wait to dive in. I wasn't disappointed!From the moment Jacob wakes up in a hospital bed with a "damaged brain", he is a very relatable character, especially for me personally. My heart went out to him as he journeyed from not caring about anyone or anything to opening his heart and having faith. You can't help but root for Jacob to come around. A fantastic good vs. evil plot that will co [...]

    14. 3.5 stars.I usually try to stay away from books about fallen angles and religion. Not because I'm not religious myself, but because too many books seem to mock or contradict one religion or another in the process. I don't know if I would've read Soulkeepers had I known it was this kind of book but I ended up enjoying it. I think for me, it's best to ignore all the religious innuendos and just read it as a story. I can't do this with every book, but with Soulkeepers it was fairly easy to do. The [...]

    15. G.P. Ching is a fantastic writer, her imagery is so rich I can still picture the settings in my head. I really enjoyed the character relationships and felt that Jacob was someone I could really identify with. I loved the story and can't wait to see what comes next.

    16. Hmmm. Not really sure what to think about this book. I obviously liked it, as I gave it four stars, but there were some things that I really wasn't sure about, and for that I have to take off 0.5 stars and make it a 3.5 star rating. The good:Jacob was the main character, and at first I really didn't like him, but I definitely warmed up to him later. In addition, his relationship with Malinda was just super cute too. The other side characters were cool, and I think the book was pretty well writte [...]

    17. I picked this book because it was on so many YA reading lists as a great book and it was a good price. I like the idea of good and evil, or light and dark, in juxtaposition. I’m okay with fallen angels and some religious conceptual framework. So, dove in.I really enjoyed the book until about Chapter 15-19. From then on the primary problem was that there was more telling (through dialog—Malini telling Jacob, Dr. Silva telling Jacob, etc.) about the world, the magic, relating it to the Bible [...]

    18. ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I am here to say that the book the soul keepers is very good and keeping you interested in what will come next and just being an all around good book, however this book is not so great at showing true pain and sorrow.Jacob is the main person in this story and all he wants is to find his mom, but she is somewhere that is nowhere. some of the things that keep you interested in the book are, "she is nowhere, you wont find her. she is no longer of this earth"-Dr. Si [...]

    19. DNF @ 16%I picked this up for free with over a thousand glowing reviews. It had an Asian American protagonist and the promise of a great mystery! I've now spent 50 pages getting to hate everything about this kid and his life. We're left with a mystery that so far we haven't developed at all, instead focusing on the exact hue of his room and hinting that sometime in the next 200 pages maybe we'll address The Creepy House Down The Way. The dialogue is dry, the one discussion of bigotry was cringe- [...]

    20. 4.5 stars.Warning, slight spoilers ahead. I recommend this book for JFi (and possibly Morgan), and this review will not ruin it for her. :-)So, this is the only Christian author who's work I've been able to approach without scorn in the past 10 years. I did not know it was a Christian book when I started reading it - it's published as mainstream YA fantasy, and I picked it up on BookBub for cheap.I admit that at one point I started being scornful (and there does remain one point on which I will [...]

    21. I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I first picked up the book. I had figured some supernatural or fantasy story judging solely on the cover and title - what I was *not* expecting were Christian elements to be woven into the story. On principle, I avoid books with real-world-religious-themes because it just feels uncomfortable but this one held some promise so I stuck to it.The main protagonist, 15-year-old Jacob Lau, is a rather believable obnoxious, self-centered, attitude-ridden teenager. [...]

    22. I really enjoyed this novel, it's a real gem for the price. Although we once again had a teen with a previously unknown special talent and angels, both of which I'm a little sick of, the author managed to bring a different slant to the formula. Not only is it well written with great characters and a flawless plot, it has a bit more depth than a lot of popular fiction.I'm the first one to run screaming at any hint of dogma, so I was a bit worried when I hit the quote from the bible and the result [...]

    23. G.P.Ching is a beautiful storyteller with a vivid imagination. Not every author will manage to put together an angry half-Chinese boy, a mysterious Indian girl, strange powers, secret gardens, Fallen angels and one big vegetarian cat, and pull it off.I really enjoyed this book, because it was that strange and eery. The concept of Fallen angels and those who protect humans from them is not unique, but the way G.P.Ching brings the story to life is enchanting.The characters are really well done and [...]

    24. The writing was very well done and I did enjoy the characters. The plot also has potential to be interesting and these are why it got three stars. The reason it would have gotten less if any of the above was sorely lacking - The religious overtures were just too much. I understand the need to sometimes put in a few mentions or one or two scriptures but this book went from awesome to bible study by half the book. By the end, it was pretty much the focus and the rest of the good stuff was rushed t [...]

    25. Jacob Lau wakes in a hospital bed and has very little memory of why he is there. A random memory that involves his mom, a gun and a creature keeps coming back to him but this can not be real and must be a result of a accident. Jacobs mom is now missing and he must live with his Uncle in Paris. he meets a neighbor who could help him find his mom in exchange for him to become a soulkeeper, I was hooked from page one and I could not get enough of it. I loved Jacobs character. I loved the descriptio [...]

    26. This book was a good self-published effort - MUCH better than many of the other self-published ebooks I've read. It still had some issues that needed to be worked out - For instance, I felt like the first half of the book lacked real character development. I didn't find myself invested in the main character's relationships at first because I felt like they were rushed and/or explained (the old "show me vs. tell me" issue). I just didn't connect with the characters until the second half of the bo [...]

    27. I may have just finished this book, but I couldn't tell you what happened in it. Perhaps I've been too distracted and need to re-read but to be completely honest, I don't see that happening when it wasn't memorable in the first place O.o

    28. There were parts of this novel I enjoyed, but overall there was far too much telling and not showing. This made the writing come across as amateurish at times. There were also inconsistencies in both characterization and plot on occasion. However, what bothered me most were the times when the characters didn't behave like real people.What did I like? I liked that the story was relatively unusual in terms of plot. I also liked that I was never really bored. The story kept moving forward and, for [...]

    29. After reading all the great reviews of this book on , I was really all hyped-up and eager to read it. I felt like this book was pretty much okay.The writing was good and if there weren't any typos that screamed into my face (mind you, though, that my English is only average, if not below average). The flow of the story wasn't all that bad. Pacing was easy to keep up with and unless you're the type that wants constant action and nothing else, you probably won't get bored. To the author's credit, [...]

    30. I'll be honest, the first time I sat down to read this book I had a hard time getting into it. I finally set it aside for a while. It wasn't the book's fault. Or the author's. I just had a lot going on in my life at the time and couldn't manage to summon the focus necessary to absorb this book. And it deserves that kind of focus.There are so many things going on that you need to be able to concentrate solely on this book to give it the attention it deserves. It's like one of those movies where y [...]

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