Review: The Soul Healer by Melissa Giorgio (The Silver Moon Saga, #2)

The Soul Healer (Silver Moon Saga, #2)Published: April 11, 2014 by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: 283

This review is for the second book in the Silver Moon Saga.

It’s been two months since Gabi Harkins first learned of demons and the mysterious hunters who battle them.  After discovering a few unbelievable surprises about herself, she simply wants to settle into a normal routine involving dating her boyfriend Rafe Fitzgerald, hanging out with her friends, and eating lots of dessert.  But when her peaceful life is destroyed by the ultimate of betrayals, Gabi must rely on her wits – and a few crazy new friends – to survive her hardest challenge yet.

As a disclaimer, I know the author! That said, I loved this book.

I read the first book in this series, The Sight Seer, last year when it came out in June, and loved it. I was equally excited to devour the novella, An Autumn Dream, in November, so I was super excited to read The Soul Healer ASAP. I had to read a portion of it on my phone, so it was a bit more slow-going reading-wise than the other two books, but I still really enjoyed it.

The Soul Healer opens up just before Christmas. There’s a lot of new characters introduced, and while I was initially a bit overwhelmed, I grew to like a lot of the new characters quite a bit. Gabi’s sass is back in force – she definitely didn’t lose her edge. She also mouths off… a lot. It maybe wasn’t always the greatest course of action, but she made me smile nonetheless. Very little seems to rattle her, and when something does, she pushes it aside with attitude.

While this book has quite a bit less demon-fighting than the first installment in the series, there is a lot of demon lore and other information about demon hunting that I thought was really interesting – I loved learning how this stuff worked in Giorgio’s world. There were plenty of twists I didn’t see coming, and I loved that. I would expect the story to go in one direction, and it would do something else entirely.

Another thing I really liked about this book was that it really displayed, to me, how Gabi is just a normal girl thrown into all of this supernatural stuff. She uses sass and snark to deal with whatever gets thrown at her, but I thought it was really evident in this book that despite some of the stuff going on in her life, she’s pretty much just a normal girl, and I loved that we got to see her handle various situations with that in mind.

While I was a bit overwhelmed with the new cast members at first, I slowly grew to love the new additions, and in the end my only complaint was that the pace slows down toward the middle of the book, but it picks back up in time, and I found it difficult to put down. Once I was able to read the book on my Kindle again, I finished it quickly. Overall, I thought this was a strong addition to the Silver Moon Saga, and I’m looking forward to continuing on!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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