Saturday, February 5, 2011

Review: Soul Stalker by Laura Kreitzer

Title: Soul Stalker
Series: Timeless #2
Author: Laura Kreitzer
Available: Now
Genre: Fantasy
Reading Level: YA

4 out of 5 Stars

*Spoilers for the 1st book in this series below*

Description from Goodreads:

Being the Illuminator is not all happiness and light, especially when everyone thinks you are dead. When Gabriella decides to finally let her angels know that she is alive, Joseph and an unexpected friend help her. The Darkness Illuminator is not as in control of her power as she believes, which makes for a very comedic and endearing relationship that blooms between the three. A fender-bender debacle, a run-in with the cops, and a hiccup at the airport seem to all be worth it until Gabriella finds out her plan has backfired.

The three angels are missing, more mysteries pile up, and a new evil is brewing--so terrifying, in fact, that even the Soul Stalker herself is cowering in fear. Our heroine begins a jarring, romance-filled, heart-breaking journey that will lead her back to Italy, and ultimately to the answers she is desperately searching for. What will she do when they aren't the answers she expected? What happens when she unveils a truth, so deeply hidden, that it causes an angelic war?

My thoughts:

Gabriella is back! Back from the dead that is. At the end of Shadow of the Sun, Gabriella wakes up in a morgue. She decides she should keep the fact she is alive a secret. She hopes she can protect those she loves until she can come up with a plan to deal with Karen a.k.a Soul Stalker. She isn’t even sure why she is alive. She remembers the battle and dying, but somehow here she is. Being away from Andrew proves harder than Gabriella could have ever imagined. She goes to Joseph who agrees to help her locate the angels she has come to care for so much. Gabriella’s journey takes readers back to Italy. Along the way things get a little crazy, but Gabriella never loses focus on what, or should I say who she longs to reach. The super sexy and sweet angel, Andrew! 

I loved the sarcastic and fun side we see of Gabriella in this book. In Shadow of the Sun she was trying to process so many emotions, and I don’t think we were able to really get to know her as well as I would have liked. I loved that Joseph was around for almost all of this book. He helps to bring out the best in Gabriella. Plus I have a little crush on him that is fueled even more after discovering the inspiration for his physical appearance. ♥ ♥ Milo Ventimiglia ♥ ♥ Milo in a snazzy FBI suit? Yes, please! I also loved new character, Patrick. He has a great story and I’m glad he had the chance to share it. 

Several mysteries from Shadow of the Sun are revealed over the course of Soul Stalker. With the set up of the Timeless world taken care of in the first book, we were able to plunge right into the heart of the action in Soul Stalker. The bad guys are back and as bad as ever. Gabriella also encounters new characters who may or may not be out to hurt her. With so many folks she isn’t sure if she can trust, I’m glad she has her constants in Andrew, Joseph, and Jenna. Speaking of Jenna, I hope we see more of her in future books. I adore her relationship with Gabriella, and would love to see more of her as this series continues. 

Another great read courtesy of Laura Kreitzer. She has such an engaging writing style and a real talent when it comes to creating characters readers will love. This is a series angel fans don’t want to miss!

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Books in this series:

Shadow of the SunSoul Stalker



  1. OK, if the physical inspiration was Milo...I'm sold! Fabulous review Christie! This sounds awesome, and the cover is stunning! :)

  2. Great review. I have been so curious about this series.

  3. I agree that in the first one we don't really get to emotionally connect with Gabriella. I'm glad you thought her character really developed in this one. And who is this Milo? He sounds delicious. XD Great review. I'm eager to read this.

  4. Ky, Milo was on Heroes and Gilmore Girls. He is gorgeous!

  5. Part of your review has been plagiarized on this blog: