Friday Firsts : Borrowed Souls (Soul Charmer #1) by Chelsea Mueller

Friday Firsts
 is a new meme that runs every Friday over on Tenacious Reader. The idea is to feature the first few sentences/paragraph of your current book and try and outline your first impressions as a result. This is a quick and easy way to share a snippet of information about your current read and to perhaps tempt others.  Stop on by and link up with Tenacious Reader.    This Friday I’m reading : Borrowed Souls (Soul Charmer #1) by Chelsea Mueller

borrowed souls
Callie Delgado needed a soul.

Her brother had been kidnapped, his captors were blackmailing her, and here she was, outside one of the most unusual pawn shops in all of Gem City, about to rent one.  She just needed to force herself to walk the twenty steps to the Soul Charmer’s front door.  The one wedged in a dirty, rundown building on a dirty, rundown street in the dirty, rundown part of town.  It was the last place she wanted to be, but the one place she had to go.

Fate was kind of a dick like that.

Downtown Gem City rolled up by 6 pm; she was alone with her thoughts.  She batted an empty soda can with the tip of her shoe.  It skittered along the concrete, banging into a nearby dumpster overflowing with the rotting remnants of life.  The kind of life her brother would cease to have if she didn’t walk in that door and let the Soul Charmer put another person’s soul into her body.

My First Impressions

Well, I have to confess I have been looking forward to picking this one up – because urban fantasy and the whole concept of borrowed souls sounds very interesting.  Clearly borrowing souls is a seedy business going off the location described above and also the reluctance of Callie to go inside the shop.  Having another soul in your body – I’m very curious to see how this plays out – do you take on board their memories, do you have their voice running along inside your head – does your soul get taken out in the process – what happens???  I have all the questions and ‘nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition’ – so I’ll read on and see if I can find out.

What you reading this Friday??  What are your first impressions??

*The above excerpt was taken from an advanced reader copy and it is possible that the final version may have further changes.

10 Responses to “Friday Firsts : Borrowed Souls (Soul Charmer #1) by Chelsea Mueller”

  1. nairama

    this looks interesting! :3 Im reading Den Of Thieves by David Chandler.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks for stopping by – I’ll go and take a look at that book. Sounds intriguing.
      Lynn : D

  2. Tammy

    I can’t wait to read this as well! And I really want to know why she’s got a hip flask in her back pocket, lol.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – I thought the same thing when I took a good look at the cover. Apparently there’ a good reason for that flask though.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The questions you asked yourself are very intriguing, and I look forward to seeing what you make of this story – the premise is indeed fascinating…

    • @lynnsbooks

      It really is – I don’t know why but `i have a good vibe going into this story so I hope it plays out well.

  4. sjhigbee

    Yes – this one sounds really intriguing! I’m looking forward to hearing how you get on with it.

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Goodness, the release date of this is coming up fast, isn’t it? Time flies so quickly, I swear! Guess that means I’ll be reading this book soon too! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’ve not read far but it’s intriguing so far.
      Lynn 😀

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