How was it?
Every time I pick up one the Soulbound books I am reminded of how I very reluctantly read the first one. I’m someone who picks books literally because of the cover, and for some reason I read because I had nothing else to read, that book was in my reading queue, and I didn’t want to look for another book. I would have been gutted if years down the line I found my way through that series of books. They’re amazing, I love this world, loved the characters and every story adds to the soulbound series.
A Vigil in the Mourning is no exception, as the fourth in the series it changes things up a bit, with new characters, threats and locations. It was difficult for me to put it down but it seemed more repetitive than the others in some way. I really enjoy the bonds between the characters, they feel like a family, a pack. So whenever one of them does something, you know exactly how the others are going to feel about it before it’s mentioned because you’ve gotten to know these characters, that’s how well developed they are. It doesn’t feel like a trope or a plot device. That’s probably Turner’s biggest strength, writing great characters that feel so real that it’s as if you’ve known them your whole life.
The action is plentiful and entertaining but I realized that I read these books more for the relationships between characters, at least that’s what I remember the most. I guess the repetitiveness I felt came from all the other stuff. It’s not quite formulaic but close enough. Whether A Vigil in the Mourning follows a pattern or not, it’s still unique enough to be a great read. I’m eager for the next one.
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