Redheads are Soulless by Heather M White
Release Date: May 25, 2012 (Available in Kindle, Nook, and soon after, paperback)
Publisher: She's an amazing indie author!
Source: From the author in exchange for an honest review
Description from Goodreads:
High school senior, Sofia Black, has had a very hard life. Since her father's death 7 years ago, she has had to look after her drug addicted, alcohlic mother. School isn't any better for her either. The other kids constantly tease, and ridicule her. All she wants is to get out of her small hometown in Alabama.
When new student, Jason, shows up, Sofia's world is turned upside down. She doesn't understand why he wants to befriend her so badly... And, just when she thinks she can trust him, trouble appears.
Jason's twin brother, Robbie, moves into town, and things go haywire. Sofia is now running for her life - and Jason is forced to share hidden secrets with her. She learns the truth about her father's death, and finds out that she may not be as "human" as she once thought. She struggles to accept her fate, while fighting for her life.
Lets just hit the ground running here - I read this book in less than a day. Yeah, I liked it that much. After looking at the description, this book intrigued me, so I was SO happy to read it. Then, I started reading it and I thought I would be able to guess everything. We all know those books - the ones that are so predictable. This is NOT one of those books, and I loved it!
Starting into this book, it did seem kind of . . . exaggerated in some ways. Relationships develope a little too fast and a little too intense to really seem REAL. I enjoyed reading it anyway because we all know I'm a softie. But then I read farther into the book and it just got better and better. We meet new characters that spice up the story a whole lot and the story gets much more interesting.
Ah, then, THEN, we get to the big climax part of the book where everything makes sense! The whole exaggerated beginning and everything - it was all part of the story. And let me tell you - there is a super fun twist in this story that throws us all off. I mean, I was personally shocked. Not so much by what happened, but by how HUGE the truth of the events are. That probably makes no sense to you right now since you probably haven't read Redheads yet, so I'll tell you my point: This book was so good! It tricks you and plays with you and confuses you (but in a good way).
Character rundown. First, we have the redhead. The reason for the title. Her name is Sofia, but also answers to "Sofie" or just "Sof." She was OKAY. Not wonderful, but not horrible. I love her transformation, though. She really grows in this book, and that is something I always respect. Next we have Jason. Ah, Jason. One half of the heartthrob twin-duo in this book. I have to say, I was taken by him. He was so kind and sweet and that's all I'm saying about him since I refuse to spoil anything. Last, we have Robbie. OH ROBBIE. Robbie is the bad boy. Which naturally means he has to be my favorite, though the odds are barely ever in my favor when this happens. I mean, have you read the Nightshade trilogy? Yeah, well I was Team Ren. Didn't work out so well for me. But Robbie . . . well he's funny and worth a whole lot of swoon. As I did with Jason, I'm going to stop there. I will not spoil the mystery that IS this pair of boys for y'all.
In case you didn't know - this book is paranormal. It is paranormal, but not super paranormal. That aspect of this story is only part of the main focus of the plot. The other half is a huge mystery that will not be divulged to you until you read this book. Mostly, Sofia tries to find answers for some odd things that happen around her. I'd say she gets her answer. On a good note for us readers, she gets her answer in a very attention-keeping way.
The ending. The ending was an ending. I knew it was coming, but I kind of really want to know what happens next. Arg, trilogies and their individual book-endings. The way this book left off, though, I wasn't really left unhappy, so that's a good thing. Okay, let me let this out - I AM SO EXCITED FOR THE NEXT BOOK. I cannot wait to read it and find out what comes next in Sophia and Jason and Robbie's story! Remember: I read this book in, like, a day. I sat down and started it Friday night around 7 PM and finished around 2 AM. It was awesome enough for me to sit up super late and read the whole way through. So who do you think I'm going to recommend this to?
. . . If you guessed EVERYONE, then you would be correct. This book was amusing and held my interest the whole way through. When a book is that great, of course I want everyone to read it! I want you all to understand my happiness at reading this pretty little book. (Pretty inside AND out. Just saying.)
I just want to say thank you to Heather for giving me this book to review. I really loved it, Heather!
And in the beginning of June, we will reach my stop in the Redheads blog tour! The tour starts in May 25th (release day!) and runs through some of June. I'll give you all more information as we get closer to the day, but I can tell you now that I'm reviewing Heather. I can't wait for this!
Thank y'all fo reading my review and checking out my blog!
Stay safe until next post, Friends!