Book Review - Reclaiming Shilo Snow by Mary Weber (+giveaway!)


February 20, 2018



   So today is a very special day. Why? Because I finally get to tell you all my thoughts about Mary Weber's newest book, Reclaiming Shilo Snow!

   Let's get right to it, because I've already waited long enough xD.


Book Review - Reclaiming Shilo Snow by Mary Weber [post title image]



5 Stars 


   Whoa. My first five-star read of the year, can you believe it? I was quite shocked, because the first book in this duology (The Evaporation Of Sofi Snow) only got three stars from me, and wasn't my favorite - but I decided to give Shilo Snow a chance, and I am SO GLAD that I did! Hopefully I can get through this post without it becoming a mile-long rave ... but I guess we'll have to wait and see ;).


From The Back Cover


reclaiming shilo snow cover image
Trapped on the ice-planet of Delon, gamer girl Sofi and Ambassador Miguel have discovered that nothing is what it seems, including their friends. On a quest to rescue her brother, Shilo, a boy everyone believes is dead, they must now escape and warn Earth of Delon’s designs on humanity. Except the more they unearth of the planet and Sofi’s past, the more they feel themselves unraveling, as each new revelation has Sofi questioning the very existence of reality.

Meanwhile, back on Earth, Sofi’s mom, Inola, is battling a different kind of unraveling: a political one that could cost lives, positions, and a barely-rebuilt society, should they discover the deal made with the Delonese.

But there’s a secret deeper than all that. One locked away inside Sofi and ticking away with the beginnings, endings, and answers to everything. Including how to save humanity.






Reclaiming Shilo Snow, published by Thomas Nelson, releases on March 6th, 2018

the author






Mary Weber is the award-winning HarperCollins author of the bestselling young adult Storm Siren Trilogy, and The Evaporation of Sofi Snow series. An avid school and conference speaker, Mary's passion is helping others find their voice amid a world that often feels too loud. When she's not plotting adventures involving tough girls who frequently take over the world, Mary sings 80's hairband songs to her three muggle children, and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California which is perfect for stalking L.A. bands and the ocean. She gets nerdy at @maryweber.com, FACEBOOK @MaryWeberAuthor, INSTAGRAM @MaryWeberAuthor, and GOODREADS.




the epic stuff


Honestly, I can barely get my thoughts together for this book, I don't know where to start! I buddy-read this book with the epic Soleil, which made it all the more fun. And we read at roughly the same pace, so it was heaps of fun to sit down for a few hours with her (virtually) over the weekend and shriek as we read through it together. So much fun.

ANYWAYS I'm getting sidetracked xD.

The Evaporation Of Sofi Snow (the first book in this duology) released back into 2017, and I snagged it as fast as I could ... but then didn't enjoy it as much as I'd hoped to? But I knew that Mary Weber was an epic author and still held lots of respect for her (and I still DO hold lots of respect for her!), so I decided that I would give the duology another shot and read Reclaiming Shilo Snow.

And I am SO GLAD that I did <3.

There's so much epic stuff that happened in this five-star read that I can barely even sum up, but I'm going to take my best shot at it, because you guys deserve to have this epic book shoved in your faces *ahem* know about this amazing book ...

- The characters. I just can't with the characters! <3 They've all improved so much from  the first book, and I couldn't help but be quite attached to all of them. And everyone knows that I will ABSOLUTELY FALL FOR any book with epic characters, so of course this is a point I need to cover :D. It was so fun to follow Sofi and Miguel (and Inola!) throughout the whole book, and I honestly can't say that I have a favorite point of view - and normally I do. But in Reclaiming Shilo Snow, it was impossible not to enjoy them all. Also (highlight for spoilers) can I just say that I may have been grinning from ear to ear when Shilo was found? I LOVE HIM TO DEATH, he's just amazing. (end of spoiler). So ... maybe I should stop talking about characters, or we'll be here all day xD. 

- Cliffhangers galore. I kept telling myself "alright, you need to stop reading once you finish this chapter", BUT. Cliffhangers! Literally, there was a cliffhanger of sorts at the end of almost every single chapter, and I don't think I've ever seen so many cliffhangers handled so well in one book. Be thee aware that when you start this book, you literally will not be able to put it down. There, now you've been warned xD. 

- The theme and deep questions. Alright, so I pretty much always got into a smol bit of shock whenever has a book has a theme that's really epic (... can you tell that I struggle with writing themes in my own books? Haha), but Reclaiming Shilo Snow has such epic themes woven into it, and Mary Weber's beautiful heart really shone through. And this book asked some really awesome questions, too - and I'd quote them, but I think they're more powerful when you find them on your own ;).

   ... alright WE MUST LEAVE this "epic things" section because this post is getting mega-long. 

dislikes?


Hmm, was there anything I disliked? I can't think of much - the resolution might have come a bit quickly have the climax, but that's probably just me xD. Honestly, this is one of the best books I've read in a long time, and I'd have to scrape the bottom of the barrel to find anything to really complain about.
final thoughts



Well, I think I've about said it all! Reclaiming Shilo Snow knocked The Evaporation Of Sofi Snow out of the water, and I loved it so, so much <3. It's such a masterful work of art. If you guys haven't pre-ordered this thing yet, you need to - I can't wait to squeal over it more with you once it releases!





   Alight, that's about all I've got time to rave over - BUT, don't go running away yet, because this isn't just a book review post. This post is part of the Reclaiming Shilo Snow book tour and scavenger hunt (hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours), which means we have a GIVEAWAY and scavenger hunt going on!

Reclaiming Shilo Snow Scavenger Hunt [banner image]

   So I'm pretty sure I've caught your interest with that statement ;). My word for the scavenger hunt is FATHOM - and you can check out the schedule for the other stops on the tour here, so that you can find the rest of the words. In a nutshell, each of us on the tour have a word, and all the words make up a phrase from Reclaiming Shilo Snow - you'll need to know the whole phrase to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway (hint: the blog that comes after mine on the tour is Blooming With Books, and I'm one of the last stops in the tour, just to get you started - but here's the link to the full schedule again, and the full list of rules if you aren't familiar with scavenger hunts) ...

Reclaiming Shilo Snow Scavengar Hunt Grand Prize Giveaway image

 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 Once you've collected all the words, enter the phrase into the Grand Prize rafflecopter above (or go HERE if its not working). The giveaway closes on the 24th, so make sure you don't miss it! Who wants to lose the chance to snag those epic prizes? ;)
 
   ... alright, and I think all the bases have been covered - I hope y'all have a ton of fun with the scavenger hunt, and that you get the chance to read this incredible book very soon! It's officially my first five star read of 2018, and I hope you guys will enjoy it just as much <3.

~ Savannah Grace

have you pre-ordered Reclaiming Shilo Snow?
have you read any of Mary Weber's epic novels?
chat with me in the comments, y'all <3

disclaimer: i received a copy of Reclaiming Shilo Snow from the publisher in exchange for my honest review

Featured Creator - February // AIMEE MEESTER


February 17, 2018




   Guess who I have here for the second installment of the Featured Creator series? The epic wonder-human and writer of The Bright Eyes Podcast AIMEE MEESTER.


Featured Author - February // AIMEE MEESTER

A few epic Aimee-things you should check out:


The Athena Institute trains the best and the brightest of humanity for a future among the stars, and Trish Odessa has counted herself lucky to be among that handful of students. The Bright Eyes Project is a final real-world-experience test of their abilities that she is all-too-prepared for -- until her ambitious and overcurious boyfriend Milo goes missing right before the start of the test. Thrown into the role of starship captain, a role for which she's woefully underprepared and underqualified, Trish seeks to prove herself as a capable student and find Milo along the way, even if that means questioning the mysterious and sometimes-menacing Institute that oversees her every move.




the Bright Eyes podcast

 aimee's epic blog, Feels Like Hope 

her website, aimeemeester.com




Savannah Grace: So today is EXCITING, because Aimee is here to spill all to you guys (okay maybe not all but HEY this interview will still be an epic one, because Aimee is such an awesome person <3). I'm super happy to have you here today, Aimee! This is going to be all kinds of fun. Okay, first question first - what are a few fun quirks about yourself that people might be surprised to know?

Aimee Meester: Ahhh let’s see. I’m gluten-free (and sad about it), I like Twilight and dislike Harry Potter (I KNOW), and I’ve taken both martial arts and ballroom dance in the past (martial arts is still a current thing!). 

Savvy: Aw, I'm sorry you're gluten-free! Maybe all people who are gluten-free actually have superhuman powers that have yet to be activated xD. Except I think yours has been activated already - you're creative abilities are definitely superhuman, and your writing is super epic. What genre do you (usually) like to write in, and why? 

image not mine
Aimee: This is such a tricky question because one of my favorite things to do is play around with things and experiment — I’m a huge fan of mashing up genres, mixing things together to get something new, playing around with several things at once and seeing what sticks. So “weird” would be a good description of the genre I like to write, but I think most of it falls into the spectrum of sci-fi. Steampunk is a favorite sub-genre of mine, and I do love space opera. 

Savvy: Steampunk! *highfive* I've only written in that genre once (and that story died fast, haha), but we need more of it so bad, I love steampunk stories <3. What manuscript are you currently working on, and why do you love it (or hate it xD) so much?

Aimee: Right now I’m working on the script for season two of Bright Eyes, but I’m also editing my steampunk murder-mystery, Pariah. It’s one of my favorite stories I’ve ever created, and it features a lot of stabbing, poison, steampunky gadgets, and fog, all great things individually and together. I love the creativity of it and I feel like I’ve created a unique atmosphere that’s fun to follow around even when things get tense. It is third-person, though, which gives me difficulties.  

Savvy: Ooh, I've heard some about Pariah through your blog, it sounds like its seriously epic (also steampunky gadgets and fog <3). What are some of your favorite creative outlets, besides writing?
 
ze cat (image credit: Aimee)
Aimee: Sometimes I lay on the floor for a couple of hours with my cat and that’s really nice.   

Savvy: Haha, chilling with the cat is a good way to recharge xD. (and I've seen pictures of said cat and it is ADORABLE <3). Okay, topic switch - let's talk about the epic podcast that you've written. What inspired you to write a podcast and start Bright Eyes?

Aimee: Fiction podcasting was a thing that I discovered a couple of years back and fell in love with, yknow? I spent a lot of my childhood listening to books on tape and in recent years, I’ve discovered that I enjoy different mediums of storytelling and the opportunities you have with each. So the idea of podcasting as a way to tell stories appealed to me immediately. I’d wanted to try one for a while but I don’t like to start projects until I have the right story for them. Bright Eyes fell into place after I watched Star Trek: Beyond in the theater and fell in love all over again with that neon sci-fi vibe and the idea of exploration, and I just sort of...went from there. It was the right story for a podcast and I went from there.   

Savvy: Well I'm glad you waited to find just the right story - Bright Eyes is impossibly amazing <3. The characters are so great, and I love the imagery that you've able to put in our heads with words and sound effects! How is writing a podcast different from writing a book?

image credit: Stacia
Aimee: I mean, the obvious thing is you have to change your style up a bit. Fortunately I’m not a super description-heavy, wordsy writer, so it wasn’t too bad to make the transition to something meant just for audio, and I like writing in a familiar voice, which works well. It’s a bit of a trick to write for someone who isn’t you, though! You have to remember that someone is going to be reading those words out loud and that someone isn’t you; they’re bring their own tone and interpretations and way of speaking to the table. I’m really lucky to work with somebody like Sydney, though, who’s got a distinct voice I love to write for. The more I listened to her the easier it got to write her character, knowing how she’d say certain words and phrases and what would sound best.  
 
Savvy: Yeah, Sydney's voice is so perfect for the podcast, I love that she's the one who voices the main character. I would get seriously inspired to go write/do epic things after I listen to another episode of the podcast. What do you go to when you need creative inspiration? 

Aimee: Other stories! I usually watch a movie or a tv episode that particularly inspires me. I have a few that I come back to again and again and they remind me of what I’m trying to do and what I love. I learn by watching/reading other stories and taking elements of those that I like, learning to apply them in new ways. Most of what I write is probably elements of specific scenes or lines or maybe just one line of dialogue from a movie that was said in a specific way and stuck with me. I like to work with little moments that make an impact.   
 
Savvy: "I like to work with little moments that make an impact" seriously, Aimee - you need to publish a book because I WILL READ THE LIFE OUT OF IT and then probably give it a full five stars xD. Hey, I'm curious - who are a few of your favorite lesser-known creatives? (singers, authors, etc.)
 
 
Aimee: For music I quite like Shearwater, Astronautalis, Typhoon. They all do interesting things with vocals and sound and aesthetic that intrigue me and feed a lot of the vibes that I enjoy writing. Lyrics are big for me and all three of those authors are very poetic in a very raw way that’s interesting to pick apart.  For authors — Lemony Snicket isn’t lesser-known, exactly, but he’s certainly underrated when it comes to literary genius and wordplay. Pierce Brown is a current/always fave of mine.

Savvy: Epicness. I just started the Series Of Unfortunate Events yetserday, and I'm curious to see where it goes - and I've never heard of Pierce Brown, but now I'm going to need to look into his books! Alright, all that aside, who of your greatest inspirations, and why?

Aimee: Christopher Nolan because duh, Christopher Nolan, and also because he’s a successful writer/director who keeps to himself and focuses on good art more than anything else. His dedication to class and storytelling is something we could all learn from and he’s one of the few current major writers/directors who makes creative story decisions and tries new, original things rather than playing it safe. My dad, who isn’t a creative but who attacks everything he does with practicality and decency and gets ish done when other people stand around talking. Pierce Brown, because he’s an author who surrounds himself with good literature and art when he’s not creating his own, takes inspiration and wisdom from the ancient classics (as we all should), and isn’t afraid to make tough decisions with the story when other authors would have found an easy way out.   
 
Savvy: So you officially have some of the coolest inspirations ever xD. I always, always admire authors who never take the easy way out,  because their books tend to be some of the ones that make the biggest impact. What’s one way you want to make a creative impact on the world with your abilities?
  
Aimee: I want to bring the focus back to ​good art first. ​ Lately everything has to be a political statement, or make a profound point, or be IMPORTANT, and that’s rubbish, because when it comes to art, the only thing that matters is whether or not it’s good. Is it done with care and attention? Is it well-crafted? Does it speak to the truth rather than what we wish was the truth? Do people actually like to interact with that art? This is especially important to me as a conservative Christian who’s seeing other conservative Christians back away from the arts and culture when we really should be attacking it and adding our voices to the midst. I hope I can create things that people like and things that are well-done, and sort of lead that movement to get other people to do the same.   
  
Savvy: Seriously, that was the most epic answer to that question, I loved it <3. One last question before we let you go do more awesome, creative, "good art first" things (and I would totally join that om - what advice would you give to aspiring creators?   
  
Aimee: Literally just do the thing. Please. I’m begging you. That thing does not need to be good right away. That thing does not need to be the most important thing ever. That thing does not even need to be fully-formed yet. If you have an idea, and you have a gut feeling about it, just finish it and get it out there. It might not turn out to be any good, and it probably won’t ​ be any good even when you’re finished, but you can’t get hung up on waiting for the right moment, waiting for inspiration, waiting for the right thing. The best way to learn is to finish things and learn how to consistently finish things. It’s tempting to skip from project to project once the current one is boring or not fun anymore but you can’t do that, you have to hold on and get through it! You can’t improve or expand upon something you never had in the first place.




Aimee Meester is a writer, podcaster, amd storyteller who thrives off expresso and weird sci-fi. She spends her time constructing strange steampunk universes, lying on the floor with her cat, and watching superhero movies, when she's not busy constructing the sci-fi podcast BRIGHT EYES. Aimee is a believer in brutally honest storytelling and the importance of power naps.








   So if that wasn't epic, I don't know what is xD. Aimee is a creative mastermind, so I hope you guys got inspired to do epic things by reading that - I had a blast interviewing her! Come stop by again on the 24th to read my interview with this month's featured author ;).

~ Savannah Grace 

what's a way you want to impact the world with your creative abilities?
chat with Aimee in the comments!
  

The Cliche Flip: love interest edition


February 15, 2018



   And here I am, an entire day after I was supposed to post this - BUT better late than never, yes?

   Anyways.

   It is time for the second round of smashing in The Cliche Flip - this time, we're digging out the love interest trope and slamming some cliches *wields sledgehammer*. Who's ready to go?


The Cliche Flip: love interest edition [post title image]

   It's (*cough* the day after *cough*) Valentine's day, so you probably already had a guess as to which character type I would be Flipping today. Yup, you're exactly right - today's we're flipping:

the love interest

 



Cliche 1: No Talking Things Out 

   In almost every book I read where there's even the tiniest bit of romance, the two characters do not talk their problems out. Come on now. And that fact has almost become a cliche! It's so annoying when you can tell that the characters could solve their problems easily if they'd just communicate ... but then they don't. In my opinion, it's like the author is taking the easy way out and giving the characters an obstacle just by having them not talking, and in a way...well, besides being annoying, it's also cheating. Don't take the easy way out.

Cliche FLIP: No Talking Things Out 

   TALK, YO. Just let the characters talk to each other! And if you think that wouldn't be fun, because the conversation could be boring, or they could reach their conclusion too fast, think again. Is that how it happens in real life? Not a chance. Your characters could don't need to have a happy-go-lucky conversation, they can disagree with each other - but they can still talk. Maybe a bomb goes off while they're talking! Maybe the discover a giant secret as they discuss things! Maybe they are two characters who are acting as spies, and no one is supposed to see them talking together, but someone does. Just because they're talking things out doesn't mean it has to be boring.



Cliche 2: I Can Handle It By Myself 

   I know, I know - every other bookdragon in the universe wants the girl to be able to save herself, and not need help from the guy. Ever. Period. And while I love to see strong girls making strides and doing epic things, I ALSO love it when two characters get it into their heads that maybe they should work together? Perhaps it would be a good idea?

Cliche FLIP: I Can Handle It By Myself

   TEAMWORK, YO. That's the best Flip I've got for ya xD. On a more serious note - your characters can work together. And this can be the cause for a ton of obstacles (or hilarity ;D) in your book! Maybe your girl character has the tendency to talk a lot when she's nervous, while your guy character can't stand chatter when he's trying to figure something out, and then have to figure out a way to work through their differences while they try to save the world. Or maybe she's blind, and he uses a wheelchair because he can't walk, and then figure out a way to work together and help each other. There's a TON that could be done with this cliche that would be really cool. 



Cliche 3: Break Up And Back Together

   I can think of multiple books off the top of my head where the two characters are together, then get into a fight and break up, and then get back together again - and sometimes they do it multiple times! And let me explain something - breaking up and being mad at each other are two different things, okay? If the characters are mad at each other and won't talk for days, fine - BUT if they actually say they're break up, then get together again within the next two pages? And then they break up again, only to get back together in the next chapter? Yeah, hold your horses. 

Cliche FLIP: Break Up And Back Together

   Maybe your characters were childhood friends, and they've learned that they're stronger together. Seriously, two characters that stick together even through the hard stuff are so fun to follow. OR maybe they have to stay together, even if they're mad at each other and need some room to breath, because they're mentor and trainee, or two leaders of the same group, and it would bring people's spirits down to see them break up. OR maybe your two characters are pushed together by necessity - perhaps they're the two oddballs in a group of friends? - and end up falling for each other ... and then staying that way. There's a lot of fun stuff you can do with this one. 



   And that would be all I've got time to say about those cliche's and their flips - but if you still need a little more inspiration, here are some writing prompts for you ...







   SO there are some of my thoughts on cliche flips for the love interest characters! The post actually could have been a lot longer (I didn't even touch on the love/hate trope, or the girl immediately falling for the hottie trope), but I managed to force myself to stop at three xD. Leave your ideas for cliche flips down in the comments! BUT be aware that there's been a new update regarding that. Since there were SO MANY great Flips down in the comments of the mentors edition of the cliche flip, I'm opening it up so that YOUR cliche flips can be put in the post. Just let me know when you comment your Flips that I can put them in the post, and if you have any really great ones, I'll snag them and stick them in the post, along with your name and a link to your blog, if you have one ;).

   I hope these got your creative minds turning! And now, if your muse starts feeding you ideas for some pretty quirky characters...well, don't blame me xD.

~ Savannah Grace 

who's your favorite literary character that falls into the love interest trope?
do you write/read romance stories often?

The Soul Snatcher - A Short Story by True


February 11, 2018



   So I've got a special surprise for y'all today - True of A True Writer (she's a fairly new blogger, and you guys need to check her out because she's doing epic things with her piece of the internet) is sharing an awesome piece of one of her stories with us today!

   True actually won the writing contest way back in September - however we decided to put off posting her winning entry for awhile, but its here now! Enjoy it, you guys. True's a master with words. 







When a shy, small voice called out to Mistress Levine on her way home from the market, she almost hurried right by. But Kiera seemed drawn to the voice, and after chasing after her daughter, Mistress Levine had found herself talking to a beggar boy within a few minutes.      
His bright eyes were almost wistful when he asked her, "Do you fancy a portrait of your little lass? I can do them right pretty, if I say so myself." Something about his soft voice, his meek smile prompted her to nod uncertainly. One hand reached into his worn shoulder bag and drew out a thick drawing pad. His hands were rough and calloused, Mistress Levine noticed - and they were the only part of him that was remotely clean. He looked rather pathetic, sitting there propped against the side of a wall. His tunic was tattered and dusty, and his shoes were falling apart. A shock of hair fell into his eyes, and he brushed it away, his eyes glancing back to Kiera. Picking up his pen, he studied her, as if drinking in the details he needed to know. She stared back with unconcealed wonder.      
But his hands seemed to have a magic hidden in them. Mistress Levine peered over his shoulder as he hunched over his paper, and her breath caught as she watched him work his magic. His pen danced around on its cream paper stage, an elegant trail of ink marking its path. The boy guided the pen around the page with quick, skilled fingers. In a few minutes, an image of her little niece was blooming on the paper. First an outline, then shadows, and then, before she could so much as gasp, the boy seemed to capture Kiera's very spirit in his fingers and ease it into the artwork.      
"Finished." Setting his pen aside, the boy gave one last glance at Kiera and then at the drawing, and tore the paper from his pad.            
Mistress Levine took it, drinking in every detail. The girl on the page almost was Kiera. There was the way that she tilted her head, the smile glinting in the corner of her eye. Why, the ink girl even seemed to shy away from the fingers that touched the paper, so much like her niece's shy spirit. The boy had spun magic with his fingers and his ink.
        A quiet cough startled her, and she looked down at the boy's face. A small, dry smile graced it as he looked up at her. "You like it?"       
     "Oh!" She slipped her hand into her purse and brought out the gold coin. "Of course. It's magnificent. Thank you." She was still breathless, her eyes being drawn again to the ink child on her hands. "Kiera, come see what he's done."      
Kiera walked slowly towards her, like a prisoner walking to his execution. Instead of jumping up and down in delight, she stood still and stared at the drawing, silent.       
      "Well, Kiera, do you like it?" Mistress Levine asked, noticing with a smile how even the little locket hung from the ink girl's slender neck.      
"Yes."            
The quiet reply bothered her - normally, Kiera would be overflowing with excitement. Mistress Levine touched her hand to Kiera's forehead, but she was cold, not hot with fever. Nevertheless . . .            
"You look a bit pale, Kiera-lass. Come, let's go home, and I'll fix you something." Mistress Levine turned to the beggar boy, who was still staring at them. "Thank you, lad. You have a tremendous gift in those fingers. May the saints bless you."         
"And you," he said, nodding his head. Still marveling over the fine artwork, Mistress Levine hurried Kiera home. Some broth, some cookies - Kiera would be up and her own self soon. Her eyes would sparkle, as it did in the portrait. She couldn't wait to show her husband the drawing.

 ---      

Rayth watched the woman and girl as they blended into the crowd. Already the urge that almost drove him mad every moon was starting to wane. But the guilt that always followed was blasting in full force. He closed his eyes, but could only see the brilliant eyes of the girl - Kiera, the woman had called her. They sparkled one second, then became dull and glassy the next. Just like always.
             As the tingling ceased, he looked down at his fingers. The ink had stained his fingers, as a permanent reminder of his crimes. Like burns after branding. Like blood after murder     
A flower peeking through a crack in the wall caught his eye, and he picked up the pad of paper. Flowers calmed him, helped satisfy the urge. He flipped to the last page in his sketchbook where dozens of blossoms graced the page, and found a blank spot. His fingers tingled with energy, and a few pen strokes later, and a black and white replica bloomed on the page.
            But the flower in the crack was withered and brown. Dead.      
He gathered up his pen and paper silently, glaring at his ink-stained fingers and the withered flower. They called him an artist, blessed. They didn't see the monster in him. Cursed to kill with every masterpiece.
Flowers, he could handle. He could capture them and their beauty without remorse. But soon the urge would come again. Only a soul could ease that. Capture their soul - keep them close.      
He drew out the vial that hung on a chain around his neck. For a moment, he watched the dancing orbs. There was a new one, brighter than all the rest. It was, after all, still a fresh soul. That would feed him for a few months yet.



  Wasn't that amazing? I'm desperate for more, it was so good! And now you guys can hop along and check out the author herself, True, on her blog A True Writer.

   Now, I'm off to read that epic thing again xD.

~ Savannah Grace 

did you guys enjoy the story?
chat with True in the comments!