Mention Monday: 7 Souls



Welcome to Mention Monday in which I recommend a book that I really enjoyed.  Mention Mondays is a part of my Daily Post; to learn more about it, click here.



            “Mary expected her seventeenth birthday to be a blowout to remember, courtesy of her best friends, fellow New York City prepsters Amy and Joon, and her doting boyfriend, Trick.
            Instead, the day starts badly and gets worse. After waking up in a mortifying place with a massive, unexplainable hangover, Mary soon discovers that nobody at school is even aware that it’s her birthday. As evening approaches, paranoia sets in. Mary just can’t shake the feeling that someone is out to get her—and, as it turns out, she’s right. Before the night is over, she’s been killed in cold blood.
            But murder is just the beginning of Mary’s ordeal. Her soul gets trapped in a strange limbo, and she must relive the day of her death through the eyes of seven people—each of whom, she finds, had plenty of reasons to hate her. As Mary explores the mysteries of her world, discovering secrets that were hidden in plain sight while she was alive, she clings desperately to the hope that she can solve her own murder, change the past, and—just maybe—save her own life.
            With its blend of suspense, horror, fantasy, and realism, 7 Souls is an adrenaline rush of a thriller.” –Goodreads summary

This book is probably the most underrated book I have ever encountered.  Seriously.  According to Goodreads, this book has a 3.55/5 stars average.  In my opinion that is a total rip off.  It is 5-star worthy.

As is evident in the summary, this book’s plot is a unique concept.  Honestly, I was hesitant to initially read this novel; I feared that this was a huge task for the authors to undertake, and I did not have confidence in their abilities due to the fact that I had never heard of them.  However, they blew me out of the water.  The characters are insanely developed.  At first they seem like one dimensional teenagers; however as the book continues, the characters’ “true colors shine,” and it’s awesome.  Additionally, the plot flourishes in this novel.  With twists and turns, every reader is guaranteed minor heart attacks.

7 Souls has everything a reader could possibly desire-action, suspense, betrayal, mystery, and so much more.  You seriously need to read this book!

**What books do you recommend?  Comment below, and you may be featured in next week’s Mention Monday post!**

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