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Then, strange things begin happening, all involving water. When his mysterious neighbor appears telling him that she will train him to use his powers, his normal life is over. His neighbor reveals that Jacob is a Soulkeeper, a protector of human souls from Watchers (demons), and that his unique power element is water.
The only person in the small town that will give Jacob the time of day is Malini Gupta, a young Indian girl who is also semi new to town. She believes his tales of events and feels drawn toward him.
But, Jacob's neighbor isn't who she seems to be, and soon things get dangerous, and demons are in town!
Great story! This book really sets the framework for the entire series. We meet all the main characters, are introduced to the world of Soulkeepers and Watchers, and are left with tons of mysteries to answer in the following books.
I love the budding romance between Jacob and Malini, two strong characters who are faced with severe challenges, but who build trust in one another. Abigail, the strange neighbor, is a fun mystery. She seems to know everything, but is unwilling to tell. Is she good or bad? What is up with her secret garden? And why does a strange cat follow her everywhere? All good plot points for tension building.
The storyline resembles classic good vs. evil tales, but this one starts to hold to a more Biblical belief. It is in no way preachy, the plot flows smoothly and can be followed and believed by anyone. There is a mixture of myth as well, mixing Fate, Death and Time into the equation.
I enjoyed it and bought the second book the minute I finished the first. Each book has been about one of the main characters, but everything ties together so you still feel as if you are in the same story the whole time. 5 Stars!
This is just the beginning of his problems.
The Soulkeepers is the first book in the series by G.P. Ching, and her debut novel.
Jacob’s father died several years ago. His mother goes missing and is feared dead. He ends up in a town where generations of families have lived and don’t like newcomers. This town and some of their families hold secrets, and Jacob has one of his own.
The stereotypical idea of small towns not liking newcomers (or those who aren’t white) seemed a little heavy-handed. Perhaps growing up in a diverse city, I didn’t see much of this when new people showed up in the neighborhood. But it’s a good way to force to characters together who may not have otherwise been friends.
Jacob acts like a typical teenager in the middle of a crisis. There were some readers who thought he was acting childish, but he’s 15 and an essentially an orphan. There aren’t many who would act like mature adults in that situation.
Most of the characters were likable – if they were meant to be liked. However, the woman who lives across the street whom Jacob has to help because he broke her window was frustrating. She calls herself a “Helper,” but it seemed her goals were only to help herself.
My biggest issue with the book was the overt presence of Christianity and stories from the Bible. There was no mention of God or religion in the summary and was a little surprised by the heavy inclusion in certain parts of the book. A little bit of a warning would have been appreciated.
Overall, the book was an OK read. The short chapters kept the action moving and didn’t have too many moments where the book lagged. However, I’m not sure I’m interested in these characters enough to keep reading the series.