Title: All Souls Near & Nigh (Soulbound #2)
Author: Hailey Turner
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Genre(s): Urban Fantasy
Page Count: 374
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
You can’t bargain with death if you’ve already sold your soul.
Special Agent Patrick Collins has been reassigned by the Supernatural Operations Agency to New York City. Navigating his new relationship with Jonothon de Vere, the werewolf he’s now soulbound to, is nothing compared to dealing with territorial disputes between the vampires and werecreatures who call the five boroughs home. But the delicate treaties that have kept the preternatural world in check are fraying at the edges, and the fallout is spilling into the mundane world.
Manhattan’s club scene is overrun with the vampire drug known as shine and the subways have become a dumping ground for bodies. When the dead are revealed as missing werecreatures, Patrick and Jono find themselves entangled in pack politics twisted by vampire machinations.
Learning to trust each other comes with problems for both of them, and the gods with a stake in Patrick’s soul debt aren’t finished with him yet. Bound by promises they can’t break, Patrick and Jono must find a way to survive a threat that takes no prisoners and is stalking them relentlessly through the city streets.
Old and new betrayals are coming home to roost but the truth—buried in blood—is more poisonous than the lies being spun. Trying to outrun death is a nightmare—one Patrick may never wake up from.
All Souls Near & Nigh is the sequel to the book A Ferry of Bones & Gold and continues the story of Patrick and Jono.
This book is simply yet another wonderfully crafted story. The star of this book is the intricate story line that continues the overall story arc and has it’s on elements too. What I loved the most about the book is that the author strikes a fantastic balance between the love story and all the other elements. All the elements of the book seamlessly work together to present a story that will capture your interest and never let go.
I loved Patrick and Jono. I thought I couldn’t fall in love with them more but this book proved me wrong. Their relationship grew more and it was amazing to read the way they grew together as a couple. I loved that they both are there for each other no matter the situation. What I loved is how they balance each other. Other than the main characters, some familiar old faces and some new faces make an appearance. One particular secondary character just made me fall in love with him. I loved that the author gave enough importance to all the characters such that they all had their own part to play in the story.
Like the first book, this book is also having an intricate story that gives you a phenomenal reading experience. The story takes you along so many twists and turns that you will be holding your breathe. The overall story arc is continued and new elements are also introduced. What I love the most is that the story is rich with so many amazing elements that you will not be able to put down the book. I cannot wait for the next book and read more about what’s in store for them all.
All Souls Near & Nigh is a phenomenally crafted sequel to A Ferry of Bones & Gold that will take you on an unforgettable ride. Reading the first book is absolutely necessary. If you love paranormal world and loads of action then you will love this book. Highly Recommended.