Saturday, March 10, 2012

Review: Amber Eyes(Entwined Souls #1) by Jolyn Palliata

~ Eyes are the window to the soul, in a time when souls are ancient. ~

Amber Eyes (Entwined Souls Trilogy - Book One)

After an accident, one she shouldn't have walked away from, Lexi's life finally begins. She meets Dez, a new student with the most beautiful eyes she's ever seen. And since gazing into them, Lexi has had vivid waking dreams that pull her back through time, and into the warm embrace of a mysterious stranger - a stranger who becomes all too familiar. When offering an explanation for her detailed visions, Dez changes her world forever with two simple words: Soul mates.

For the first time in her life, Lexi feels safe and complete. But lingering in the shadows is the embodiment of evil, coveting the light within her. He's a threat to Lexi's very existence, and to a love that has transcended time.

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

A captivating tale abut soul mates and true love with a plush background of history. As Lexi discovers a new(or maybe in this case, old) life that she has lived, the reader is transported to that time right along with her. The imagery was vividly bright, making it extremely easy to become part of the story. The mystery is kept throughout as we slowly reveal new angles, each taking  the reader in a different direction. I did, however, start to lose focus when the time would skip forward in varying amounts(two weeks, a month, a few months) with only a snippet of info to convey Lexi's thoughts and feelings. After that, though, the story flows more smoothly as we move forward in a more consistent pace.

I personally loved all of the characters involved in Amber Eyes. The story revolves around Lexi, but she is surrounded by outstanding characters that add more personality to the story. You get the sense of strong friendships that withstand the trials of time and other hardships, becoming a family rather that just simple friends. Lexi is a dazzling female protagonist, she helps hook the readers attention with her sarcasm, wittiness, and fierce loyalty. Regarding soul mates, Dez is the perfect match for Lexi. They compliment each other with their similarities and differences, adding a balance to their characters. Jolyn Palliata does an excellent job of keeping Dez shrouded in a thin veil of mystery. Word of advice, don't get settled in for the apparent neat little satisfying bow because the reader will get thrown in a completely different direction that will have you gasping in anxiety for the next in the trilogy.

"Careful. Your horns are knocking your halo off balance."

Amber Eyes is currently available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble


  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! And I love the quote you picked out - it's one of my favorites, too. :)
    I'm planning on releasing Crimson Eyes (Entwined Souls Trilogy-Book Two) in late 2012/early 2013. I hope you enjoy that one just as much! Thanks again!!

    1. I know without a doubt that I will love Crimson Eyes! I'm eagerly awaiting to continue the fabulous tale with Lexi and Dez!