Description After lying dormant for a thousand years, the Soulkind awaken. Many step forward to claim their magic, but childhood dreams quickly fade under the harsh reality of its return. Who will wield the Soulkind and who must watch helplessly as magic lies forever out of reach? Who will their power corrupt? What unforeseen dangers will they bring? Jace and his friends stumble through these questions as they try to find their way in a world where the soulkind awakening changes everything they know. The Soulkind Awakening is book one in a young adult fantasy adventure series.
I had a bit of a hard time getting into The Soulkind Awakening by Steve Davala. I'm not sure if it's the writing style or what, but something about it had me wanting to move on to something else. I kept with it for a bit, then listened to something else, then came back to it.
Overall, the story is decent but nothing that made me think it really stood out and give me that feeling of needing to get back to it. I stuck with it though, and ultimately it's a decent story, not one for the ages in my opinion, but okay.
Thinking back on it, a lot of what I struggled with was the opening chapters. It drops you into the world, and characters seemingly do things without much thought or reason apart from some conversation. It calmed down after a while though and I got into the swing of the tone and the writing style.
Overall, I don't think it resonated with me, but of course, your mileage may vary. At the time of writing this, we've got 1 US and 1 UK code to giveaway so you can try it yourself for no risk! So to sum up, it didn't do much for me but was an okay YA fantasy.I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I have not let this gift affect nor influence my opinions of this audiobook and have left an honest review.