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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite
In Wicked Souls by Sabrina Samples, Spencer Bishop’s husband, David, dies due to the head injury he sustained in an accident. Strange things take place in no time, with the appearance of a man named Aiden who warns Spencer about an angel called Zaapiel.
Spencer Bishop has little time to grief after the David's death. The mysterious Aiden -- who I considered as the sole cause of the accident –- appears before Spencer, telling her about David’s connection to Zaapiel, and her true identity. Then it doesn't take that long for Zaapiel to lock up Aiden and murder Anna, David’s mother. This is the first flaw that I picked up immediately. The pace of the story is too fast at times, which also affects its flow. The prose is juvenile in certain sentences, and portrayal of the characters and the surroundings needs to be more descriptive. The characters are great but need more development.
On the other hand, I absolutely love the story line. My love for angels and demons themed fiction such as this never fails to draw me in. All things considered, Wicked Souls does have potential. The creative essence is there, despite the flaws, and it only needs to be improved. I am interested to see this series through and look forward to the next volume.