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Monday, June 16, 2014

Book Review ARC: Souls of the Damned (Kat Redding #5) by E.S. Edition

Souls of the Damned (Kat Redding #5)
by E.S. Moore
Release: June 19th 2014
by eKensington
Innocence is relative, and evil is damned hard to kill. . .

Kat Redding would love to take a break from the gruesome, dangerous work of hunting down rogue vampires and werewolves, battling for innocent lives. But there's no peace for Lady Death. Until Kat's young charge, Sienna, appears on her doorstep, escaped from the shadow-paradise of Delai. Sienna is weak, confused, desperate--human in the utmost. If Kat is going to have any hope of breaking the hold of Delai, she'll have to infiltrate the walls around the false sanctuary. And the only way she can do that is to trade in her battle-hardened, bloodthirsty vampire's body--for Sienna's human form.

With no weapons but her wits, Kat has to trust a demon, defeat an angel, and wrestle with her own rebel soul--because with all the fear and death she's conquered, no one has ever offered her another day under a warm yellow sun.

Souls of the Damned appears to begin not long after the conclusion of book four. Even though I was beginning the series at this phase of the journey and obviously missing quite a bit of world building and character introduction, the story delivered enough suspense to keep me turning the pages to see what was going on and what would happen next.

The story is complete with the writing well executed and the characters colorful and intriguing. I really like Kat who is bit of a hardcore, yet at times vulnerable, woman. She is in a time of 'between', following a devastating occurrence, which is only partially explained, when a young woman from her past she had made a vow to shows up on her doorstep in need of help. I became so curious to know more about these characters and what had transpired that I found myself hopping over to pick up the first four books in the series so I could go back and start from the beginning and I certainly intend to read them.

The story concludes leaving you feeling satisfied for now, but still with an opening for future adventures. While I would definitely recommend this read to urban fantasy fans, I would suggest perhaps not beginning the series with this installment as much will be missed and as I found the series moderately priced it is worth starting at the beginning. I received this book via NetGalley.

4 Sheep


About the Author:
E.S. Moore is the author of the Kat Redding urban fantasy series and the YA horror eBook Little David Lost. He was born and raised in Ohio where he still lives with his wife and son. He attended Ohio University, majoring in Electronic Media and then later, Telecommunications. Writing has always been a big part of his life, with paranormal and horror being especially important to him. When he’s not writing or reading, he can usually be found feeding his online gaming addiction or listening to loud, obnoxious music.


  1. It can be hard reading books in the middle of a series. Sometimes it doesn't matter at all. Glad the book was enjoyable anyway.

    1. That is so true Sherry. I did like the characters enough that I will go back and read the other books, the hooks are in me now and I have to know what happened LOL

  2. I'd never read about that series before, but now I'm intrigued. Thanks for sharing :)