Nineteen-year-old college student Levi Reed has spent his life with hollow emotions and a darkness so deep that he’s convinced he’s losing his mind. He’d give anything to feel something, anything, real.
When a mysterious stranger appears, Levi is convinced the man is trying to kill him. When he’s near, Levi experiences head-crushing pain and something surprising—real emotions for the first time. Jeb Monroe is arrogant, self-assured, closed-off, and handsome, but he isn’t the harbinger of doom Levi assumed. Jeb’s mission: help Levi find his missing soul.
Levi is pulled into the secret world of Seers and Keepers, those born with the innate ability to manipulate souls and tasked with balancing the negative energy they can produce. Levi learns he possesses a rare gift, and he’s in danger. As Jeb and Levi grow closer, they discover a group of zealots who want to harness Levi’s power to cleanse the world of damaged souls. Everyone Levi cares for is threatened unless he agrees to become their tool of death. But agreeing could spell the destruction of humankind. With no one to trust and nothing as it appears, it’s up to Levi to save them all.
I’ve been a fan of Wallace’s book since I read the first one, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one!
I did love the overall idea of this book, but at times it felt like there was too much going on at once and I had to re-read several pages a few times to fully grasp and understand what was going on.
I really enjoyed the chemistry between Levi and Jeb. Where Levi was so sweet and innocent and I wanted to wrap him up and keep him safe from everyone that could hurt him — Jeb was strong and powerful enough to protect Levi and keep him safe. They were completely different, but they worked really well together (both as a romantic couple and as a crime-fighting couple).
I do hope that we get more from this world in the future because even though I did have some confusion, I did like the world that Wallace created.