December 18, 2013
Action & Adventure
Soul Slam, Soul Warriors Book 1
by Allie Burton
A pharaoh’s soul inside demanding she obey.
A double cross that ends with a curse.
On her first heist to steal an ancient Egyptian amulet, sixteen-year-old Olivia inadvertently receives the soul of King Tut…and the deadly curse that comes with it. And Olivia’s not alone at the museum.
A member of a secret society, Xander believes it’s his place to inherit King Tut’s soul and justly rule. He knows nothing about the society’s evil plan to control the world or the curse. Now, he must deal with the female thief who stole the amulet.
When the two teens find themselves up against the secret society, they reluctantly join forces and must figure out how to end the curse before it turns deadly. On the run and unable to touch because of the curse, Olivia and Xander develop a connection during their quest.
As the mystery surrounding the amulet unfolds, Olivia and Xander fall for each other. But is love enough to save them and the world from destruction?
“If you are a fan of Rick Riordan books about a quest with love and history thrown in…this is for you!” – Hooked In A Book Review
Other books in series: Tut’s Trumpet, Peace Piper, Cleo’s Curse
"Fantastic adventure filled with action, romance and old Egyptian magic. A must read" By miki 1 year ago
Adventure, romance and a big dose of Egyptian myths this is a perfect book for a summer reading!
Soul Slam is a perfect story for any reader from 12 years old.
I really love the Egyptian mythology and culture so this sounded like a book I could like but it ended being even better i loved it and read it in one sitting.
Yes the Egyptian part is probably not really accurate but it doesn't matter..what matter is that it was fun! Tut doesn't speak or act a lot but when he does he is quite demanding and...sometimes moving. I would have loved to learn more about him but he isn't the hero of the story so he gets to stay a bit more mysterious.
The Hero is a young female Olivia...she hasn't a easy life but from the start we understand how she wants to stay a good person. She cares for those weaker than her and try to get them what they need, she is not only protective, she is loyal and has a lot of empathy... because of that she is trying to steal an amulet from a museum but nothing goes like expected when suddenly others appear and she ends up with a pharaoh's soul inside her. While Olivia doesn't believe what she was told about Tut's soul at first, she still wants to do what is right starting by saving Xander, a boy she just met because she understands him.
Xander was supposed to host Tut's soul since his birth....a secret society educated him for that goal and when he fails he is of no use for them. Lost and a bit afraid he still accepts that the mysterious power from the amulet comes with responsibilities, and since Olivia got it by accident, it means that he is responsible for teaching her what he knows and to protect her.
However, not even Xander was told everything about Tut and what they discover make them realise that it's far from a game and a lot is at risk...
I really loved to see Xander and Olivia's relationship grow and their trust building among the action and the serious quest. They don't have it easy because of their own past but they both want to do what would be the best even if doesn't always match the other's wish.
The action is fast paced with several twists, and even if some are predictable you are so immersed into the story that you don't want to miss a line. Even better, this book is complete, no cliffhanger or anything even if you will most than probably want to get more of these characters and universe with perhaps even more Egyptian magic ( thankfully the author will offer you the second book if you follow her newsletter so no stress^^).