Friday, October 4, 2013

Book Review: Soul Sisters by Janiera Eldridge

Soul Sisters (Soul Sisters, #1)
Soul Sisters, by Janiera Eldridge
2012, 136p, Urban Fantasy
My Rating=4 stars
Content: Language, including two f-bombs
Source: Provided copy from author for an honest review


Soul Sisters is an urban fantasy novel about African-American twin sisters Ani and Dana who have a rather unique secret: one sister is human while the other is a vampire. While the sisters have lived peacefully with each other for many years one fateful night will change both their lives forever. When a drunken man tries to attack Dana (the human sister) Ani (the vampire sister) protects her sister with all of her ferocious power.

However, when the vampire’s leader Donovan finds out about the public display he calls for the sisters to be assassinated for disobedience. Ani and Dana now are in for the fight of their lives to protect each other as well as the lives of their dedicated friends who have joined them on their mission for survival. If Dana and Ani can make it through this time of uncertainty, Ani can take her new place as vampire queen. Soul Sisters is expected to be a trilogy; The book also features a multicultural cast of characters that brings a new edge of chic to the vampire world.

We first meet Ani and Dana in present day and learn that Ani is a vampire and Dana is human. Then, we learn that in 1912, Dana was married and her husband, Bryson, was dying. A man named Donovan approached her and made her an offer to spare his life. She agreed and Ani was created. The story switches back and forth between modern day and the early 1900's to give us good background on the two sisters. Ani and Dana's lives are now in danger and they round up allies to help them survive. 

I enjoyed this story! It was a unique take on vampires and how they're created. I also liked the flashbacks since we were given bits and pieces of their story and I wanted to keep reading to find out more about them. Dana and Ani are very different but they get along well and watch out for each other. When I found out that Dana had been alive since the early 1900's and was still human, I was interested to learn how that was possible. I liked the pacing and felt that the plot moved along and kept my attention.

There is some language in this book, including two f-bombs. There is also light kissing and sex with no details. If you enjoy vampire novels, this is a series you will definitely want to check out! 

Urban Fantasy
Release Date: August 18th, 2012

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About the Author

Janiera enjoys feeding her book addiction when she not writing. She is also a book blogger at Beauty and Books where she mixes being a book nerd with keeping things chic. When not reading or writing she is freelance writing in the entertainment industry. When trying to relax she likes a huge yard sale on a Saturday morning, rainy days to read by and nacho cheese is her kryptonite. Soul Sisters is her debut novel.

Book Trailer:

Title: Dark Expectations (Book 2 in the Soul Sisters Trilogy)

Author: Janiera Eldridge

Release Day: October 31, 2012

Synopsis:  With Ani taking her place as queen, there are some enemies lurking she could never imagine! There's a secret compound in California that wants to know the secrets to making a vampire or werewolf. When they kidnap Ani during a trip back to California they might actually get what they want. Her sister Dana, her lover Diego and other vampires do everything they can to get her back. If they don't succeed, they face being controlled completely by the human race forever! Dark Expectations is the exciting sequel to Soul Sisters that's full of adventure, danger and what it means to be queen!

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