Ever have one of those bad ideas just pop into your head? You know the ones. They seem like a great idea at the time, but if you had stopped to think about it a moment…
I’m talking about those ideas where you just seize the moment and do what your heart tells you to. Then, after the dust settles and you get bandaged up, your parents say, “What the hell were you thinking?”
“But, Dad, I wasn’t!”
I had one of those moments.
I guess if you want to be technical, I had a whole chain of those moments leading up to the big bang moment. The problem was I didn’t have anyone standing around saying, “What the hell were you thinking?”
The moral of this story?
There are several.
First, stores don’t sell black candles for a reason. They’re bad news. If you happen to come across one in the mall that sells questionable items…walk away. Trust me on this one. Black candles are bad.
Second, always know what you want out of life. Coasting along, not caring about anything will get you into trouble. Maybe more than you can handle.
Lastly, if someone offers to grant you your fondest wish, wish for something you really, truly want. Wish for something that will make the world a better place or you a better person. Never ever wish to be a monster…
My Soul to keep is a different spin on the Demons vs. Angels category, which I find myself reading a lot of lately. The story is told from the POV of fifteen year-old Connor, a teenager who signs his soul over in exchange for his fondest wish. Fondest is actually pushing it though, because being one of the Fallen wasn't exactly what he meant to wish for.
To top it off, he falls in love with one of the Chosen's offspring, and that is another complicated storyline to the story.
Sean Hayden's writing style is a mix of funny mixed with the woes of being a teenager and bratty siblings. The first couple of pages lags a little, but the story picks up right after that. It's a story I enjoyed and the end surprised me a little, but I had a nagging thought that it would end that way.
I honestly did laugh out loud a couple of parts in the story, and may have snorted once or twice...and for that I give My Soul to Keep 4 Platypires.