Thursday, February 2, 2017

Mini Review: Lost Souls by Kelley Armstrong

Title: Lost Souls
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Novella set in the Cainsville Series
Published By: Subterranean Press (March 31, 2017)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
The disappearing hitchhiker is one of the hoariest urban legends, and no one knows that better than Gabriel Walsh, a lawyer who grew up on folklore and myth. When author of books on the supernatural Patrick brings Gabriel a case of a hitchhiking woman in white who vanished on a country road after accepting a ride from a businessman, Gabriel knows the Cainsville elder is just trying to wheedle into his good graces. But Gabriel is a man in need of a mystery, one that will get him back into someone else’s good graces. His investigator, Olivia Taylor-Jones, has blown town supposedly on a simple vacation. But when she left there was a rift between them and…he misses her.

Gabriel is well aware the only thing Olivia loves more than a good mystery is a weird one, and this hitchhiker case more than fits the bill. As Gabriel digs into the story, he’s forced to face ghosts of his own and admit that the woman in white isn’t the only one who has lost her way.


With Lost Souls, New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong weaves an unmissable novella-length tale connected to her fan-favorite Cainsville series. 










I have been hooked on the Cainsville series since the first book and any chance I have to read anything set in that world, with the characters I've come to absolutely love,  is a chance I don't even think twice about. 

And a novella set almost entirely in Gabriel's point of view, I am so in. I love Gabriel and while he can be bristly and rough and tough we've seen over the course of the series that there is a lot more to him than meets the eye. That in fact, the man has a heart of gold, even if it sometimes has to be melted a bit to get to it.

I adored this novella. With Patrick and Gabriel and Liv, it really was such a treat and makes me even more excited for the last novel to be here. I can not wait for more and to see how it will all come together. This series has grown so much and with it my love for it as well. It really will be so hard to say goodbye to it. 




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

49 comments:

  1. I feel like novellas can be tough so I am glad this one was good and worked for you!!

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    1. So far all of them have been really well done and this was the longest which was really nice.

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  2. I've gotten really far behind on this series. I've only read the first two books. Glad you enjoyed this one.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. With the last book out this year it's a great time to catch up. ;)

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  3. That's awesome that this novella was great for you, Ali. I really love this cover, especially the background. You're making me want to pick up this series with your reviews for it! :)

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    1. It really is such a fun series Nick, I hope you consider it!

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  4. OMG. Yassss! Who wouldn't want to be in Gabriel's head? Sign me up. :)

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    1. *fist bumps you* I didn't know you were a fan of this series too, yay! This will be a must read for you I think. ;)

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  5. This is new to me Kindlemom but it sure looks like you enjoy it so the series is on my wish list :) Thanks

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    1. Yay! So happy to hear you say that Debbie, it is one of my favorites.

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  6. I listened to the first two books, but the second one put me off with the whole Ricky story line. I want Gabriel. I need to get back to this sereis.

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    1. I did learn to love Ricky though but don't worry, I think Gabriel has always been a big part of it and will win in the end so to speak.

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  7. It does sound like something I'd enjoy. Thanks for the tip. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  8. Novellas are a hit or miss with me. Sometimes I feel like it's simply fan service and other times they really add to the story/series. Glad this one worked for you!

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    1. That is very true so it really is nice when they add to the story like this one did.

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  9. I love the cainsville series so I'm definitely picking this one up!

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  10. I agree with the consensus, novellas are either a hit or miss. I'm glad this one worked.

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  11. Happy you enjoyed the novella, it can be frustrating when you read Novella's that don't add much to the overall story.
    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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  12. I don't know the series but it's nice when you get extras that make it more exciting!

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  13. It's always nice when a novella is good too. This one of the series I need to read. Shocking, I know.

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    1. I bet you would like Olivia, Ricky, and Gabriel. ;)

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    2. You would like this one Christy. ;)

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  14. I don't think I've read this novella but I love the universe of this series

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    1. It has a great setting, I love Cainsville. ;)

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    2. The universe created really is fabulous in this series. I love the small town feel to it for sure.

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  15. Ohh, I love urban fantasy. And reading your review, this really sounds like an exciting series. Awesome review!

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    1. There are some novellas on her site you could always try out first to see if you like it but the books are way better than most of the novellas.

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  16. I really need to try this series, I am pretty sure I would love it. I adore her new thriller and hello... this one is so up my alley >.<

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    1. If you like her other stuff I think you would like this as well. ;)

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  17. I love that hitchhiker tale. Sounds like a good story.

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  18. I haven´t read any other book from this author but this one look very promising.

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    1. It is such a fun series, truly a favorite. I hope you try it and like it too!

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  19. I've been wanting to start this series because I do love the author's writing. I hope the last novel is exactly what you need to end the series. In a way I'm glad so I can devour the whole series without waiting when I finally get to it. :)

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    1. You are going to want to have them all I promise, it is so good!

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  20. Kelley Armstrong has been on my TBR for a while. Glad this novella got you extra excited for the final book! Sounds like a great series!

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    1. It is a fun one, in fact I've really liked everything adult and even some of her YA that she has written than I've tried so far.

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  21. Yay, another great read in one of your favorite series!! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend :)

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    1. Thanks Kim and I hope you are as well!

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  22. I loved this series too, but the love triangle has ruined it for me quite a bit. I love the sound of this novella from Gabriel's point of view, though, so I may just pick this one up ASAP! Thanks for putting this on my radar!

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    1. Ricky really isn't in this one so you might like it more. ;)

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