17 Oct 2014


Book Review / 7 Souls by Barnabas Miller and Jordan Orlando

Mary expected her seventeenth birthday to be a blowout to remember, courtesy of her best friends, fellow New York City prepsters Amy and Joon, and her doting boyfriend, Trick.

Instead, the day starts badly and gets worse. After waking up in a mortifying place with a massive, unexplainable hangover, Mary soon discovers that nobody at school is even aware that it's her birthday. As evening approaches, paranoia sets in. Mary just can't shake the feeling that someone is out to get her—and, as it turns out, she's right. Before the night is over, she's been killed in cold blood.

But murder is just the beginning of Mary's ordeal. Her soul gets trapped in a strange limbo, and she must relive the day of her death through the eyes of seven people—each of whom, she finds, had plenty of reasons to hate her. As Mary explores the mysteries of her world, discovering secrets that were hidden in plain sight while she was alive, she clings desperately to the hope that she can solve her own murder, change the past, and—just maybe—save her own life.

With its blend of suspense, horror, fantasy, and realism, 7 Souls is an adrenaline rush of a thriller.

Published:     13th July 2010
Publisher:  Delacorte Books
Author Website:  Barnabas Miller and Jordan Orlando
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Bought
Review:   5 out of 5  *** Fantastic Read ***

My Review

What I loved about this story...
Where do I start?!  I LOVED this story.  This was another one of those books that I had purchased a while ago, was really excited about reading it but just hadn't got around to it yet.  I am so glad I decided to read it now.  Starting the month of October off with this type of book was perfect.  I was absolutey hooked from the first page and read this book in one sitting (a few hours but still read in one day).    What I loved the most about this story is the mystery.  You have the main character, Mary, who we follow mostly throughout the story and we know that something happens but I liked how the little secrets of the story don't really get revealed until nearer the end of the story.  I especially loved the ending and how there were a few twists that I really was not expecting but explained more.  If you haven't checked out this book yet, you definately need to pick this up and give it a go.  

What I was not fond of with this story... 
Absolutely nothing!

About the Authors

Barnabas Miller has written many books for children and young adults. 

He also composes and produces music for film and network television. 

He lives in New York City with his wife, Heidi; their cat, Ted; and their dog, Zooey.


Jordan Orlando sold his first novel before his twenty-first birthday. In addition to writing books, he creates websites and works in graphic design and digital cinema. He lives in New York City.