Author: April M. Woodard
Series: The Aeon Chronicles (Book 1)
Paperback: 403 pages
Publisher: Distant World Press; I edition (April 18, 2018)
Price: 14.99 (Amazon & Barnes And Noble)
SOULMATES ARE DESTINED TO DIE BUT THE END IS ONLY THE BEGINNING
Darkness descends upon the Infinite Realm as Aalok prepares to wage war with his creator. A plan of redemption has been set forth, but first, heaven and Earth must be destroyed. Sophie is ready to face death if it means saving her brethren. But when she learns that her suitor, Serus has been exiled, she begins to question her new life without him. That is until, she meets her Guardian, Alexander. The Aeon is shifting into oblivion and Sophie has but a short time to decide. Will she choose her love or die to live again?
What I thought: I had a chat with author April M. Woodard over her inspiration for this novel and she told me that the idea came to her when she found herself questioning the idea of soul mates. That premise alone was enough for me to buy the book and read it. I find the idea of soul mates finding each other to be so romantic! *starry eyes* I am a huge fan of Sailor Moon precisely because of this premise.
I thought this was a fresh take on the “fallen angel” stories that saturated the market a number of years ago. How was it different? Add dinosaurs, space ships, and an apocalypse that rivals the Book of Revelations and you have this beautiful story. I will admit, the quick change in character POVs was a little jarring at first, but I got used to it. It’s worth seeing inside each character’s head as they make their choices. It made them all the more real to me.
I am very much invested in these characters and can’t wait to read book 2!
The Quote: He vowed right then and there he would always search for her, that he would always seek her light.
Why I chose it: It perfectly sums up the very reason why I was drawn to this story – soul mates and whether or not they find each other in the next life. Will they? I need to read book 2 to find out!
About the Author:
April M. Woodard was born and raised in a small town in Virginia. She now lives in Goergia with her husband and three kids. She spends her days writing YA Sci-Fi Fantasy with three kitties at her feet. Scratch that. Two kitties and a Mogwai. When she isn’t typing away on her laptop, she is sitting on her back porch, sipping sweet tea, and reading a good book.