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The Ghost Seekers by Devon Taylor - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway



The Ghost Seekers 

Devon Taylor 

(The Soul Keepers #2)
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 27th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


“A fantastic high-stakes adventure on a ghost ship sailing forever into eternity, where every soul is (literally) worth fighting for—what’s not to love?” —Rin Chupeco, author of The Bone Witch and The Girl from the Well, on The Soul Keepers


There are worse things than death.

The Harbinger is lost, sunk to the bottom of an otherworldly sea. Every soul that ever died and was protected within its hold has been lost along with it. But at least that precious cargo is out of reach of the demon Urcena and her army of soul-devouring monsters.
For now.
The soul keepers are broken, scattered, and barely clinging to existence without their ship or any way to collect or protect the souls of the newly dead. If they are to have any hope of stopping Urcena’s horrifying plans to destroy the fragile balance between living and dead, they will first have to survive long enough to locate the ghost of one of their own, who sacrificed himself to save the rest of the crew.
Devon Taylor’s cinematic and pulse-pounding duology comes to a thunderous conclusion in The Ghost Seekers.

My Review
The Ghost Seekers is the second book in the Soul Keepers duology. It picks up where book one left off, so if you haven't had the chance to read The Soul Keepers, you may want to do that before tackling book two.
Rhett is seemingly gone. The Harbinger has sunk. Urcena is causing divide between the Syllektors. Basil and the others who haven't crossed over to the dark side have to try and do whatever they can to resurrect Rhett. He's the only one who can help them, as he's been dubbed the Second-Born Son. Rhett has powers beyond imagination, and without him, Basil and the others are royally screwed.
Not only do they now have to contend with Urcena and her Psychons, but they also have to deal with the Syllektors who switched sides and a horrible disease known as the Ash, which is slowly killing the Syllektors off the longer they're away from their ship. 
Do they ever catch a break? You'll have to read it and find out.
I really enjoyed this conclusion to the series. I found it intense and exciting, and my emotions were all over the place. I loved the character development in this. There were some emotional scenes that tugged at my heartstrings. There were some moments where I found myself holding my breath. The Ghost Seekers is definitely a worthwhile read. I especially loved the imagery conjured up from the words. The world-building was great.
The only downside was, I didn't want it to end. I felt like there could have been more. I'm happy with the way the book ended, but at the same time, I didn't want to let the characters go. 
If you enjoy paranormal fantasy, you'll want to get your hands on The Soul Keepers duology today.
4.5 stars from me!

Author Bio:
Devon Taylor was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and currently lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters. His day job consists of sneaking around the house with ninja-like stealth to avoid waking up his kids. When not writing, reading, or tediously typing out text messages with all the correct spelling and punctuation, he spends his time with his family. THE SOUL KEEPERS is his debut novel.

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