Book of Souls ~ Early Review

Book of Souls (Gods of Egypt, #1)Book of Souls by Nadine Nightingale

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

**I received an arc copy of the book from NetGalley**

I really wanted to like this book, because the premise of it sounded so cool! Ancient Egyptian gods meets modern day times? A girl who is considered an Angel of Death? Sign me up!

I got to chapter 6 and had to put the book down. One of the things I just couldn’t get past were the pop culture references. At first, I thought it was pretty cool that they mentioned them, but by the time we were introduced to Scooby and Shaggy, (yes those are actual character names) I couldn’t handle it anymore. It was a new reference every page and was just too much. It kept taking me out of the story and I couldn’t enjoy what was going on because of it.

The other thing I couldn’t really get past was Blaze. Yes, his name is Blaze. And everytime he is mentioned, they always describe how hot he is and how sexy his smile is.
For example: “His posture screams “confident”, his smile is sexy, and his lapis eyes promise kindness.” or “The intensity in his eyes makes me gasp for air.”

Usually I don’t have a problem with insta-love and extreme descriptions of how hot a guy is, but when its on every page the guy is on, combined with the pop culture references, I just couldn’t do it.

I have so many other books on my TBR that I am more excited to read than this one, so its a pass for me. However, there have also been a lot of people who love this book, so if it interests you, give it a try!

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