Reviewed By Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite - 5 Stars
Save Her Soul by Amanda J Evans is a great story from a master storyteller, a story that explores the power of revenge and destiny. Since the murder of her sister a year ago, Kate has meticulously planned her revenge and she is determined to make the perpetrator go through even worse than what her sister suffered. She's built enough evidence and determined the course of her actions. Drake has been entrusted to watch over Kate's soul for more than five hundred years. It is the ancient soul that now lives in Kate and she's an evil that could destroy humanity if released. While Drake's job is to see her returned to Hell where she belongs, he has a strong feeling about protecting Kate. There is a lot to intrigue readers and keep them looking for answers.
It is interesting to notice how the story is told, in an entrancing first person narrative voice with alternating points of view between Drake and Kate. The reader feels the psychology of the inner workings of the hearts of the characters. The plot elements are well thought out and accomplished to perfection. I enjoyed the powerful descriptions, the strong scenes and the emotionally rich passages. The conflict is well developed and readers will be thrilled as they encounter the unexpected twists. Save Her Soul had the effect that Thirst by Christopher Pike had on me. It is well-crafted, balanced, and very entertaining. Amanda J Evans' writing is impeccable and shows a skilled talent for plot and character.
About the Author
I am a freelance writer, poet, and author. I live in Co. Meath, Ireland with my husband and two children. I am known locally by my married name, Donnelly, but I write under my maiden name of Evans. My writing was published in several magazines and journals in 2016. I am also the author of Surviving Suicide: A Memoir from Those Death Left Behind, published in 2012. When I’m not writing for work clients, I am usually reading the latest novels from some of the amazing indie authors out there, or sharing snippets from my latest manuscripts with my husband and children. I’ve always loved writing. My passion began at a very young age and I wrote my first book at the age of 9. Writing my first full-length novella, Finding Forever, was my first step into the fiction publishing world and while I was nervous, I was also very excited. This has been my dream for so long and to finally have the courage to pen stories and publish them is something I always wanted to do. Finding Forever began as a prompt from my writers’ group. Our prompt was “pirates” and I wrote the first 1,000 words ending where Liz finds herself on the pirate ship. It sat idle on my laptop for almost a year before I picked it up again. I was doing a page a day challenge and decided that for the month I would work on finishing some of the pieces in my “to be completed” file on my computer. Little did I know when I picked up my pen to work on this that it would turn into a novella. The twists and turns that Finding Forever takes were a total surprise to me. I hadn’t planned the story. I never dreamed it would be any more than a short story. The moment when I wrote about cameras, I knew something wonderful was about to happen. When I write, I allow the characters to tell me their story. I don’t plan things out. I just let the story tell itself. I was so pleased with the initial beta reader response to this story which encouraged me to publish. In July 2017, I discovered that Finding Forever had made the list of 98 Best Books of 2017 according to Goodreads users and it was also nominated for a 2017 Summer Indie Book Award. I have also secured a two-book publishing deal with Handersen Publishing, a children’s book publisher. The first of these books is due out in late 2017, a collection of spooky stories. If you’d like to keep up to date with what I’m working on, you can find more information on my website: http://www.amandajevans.com and on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amandajevanswriter.