All Souls Near & Nigh by Hailey Turner
Urban Fantasy M/M
March 19, 2019
About the Book:
You can’t bargain with death if you’ve already sold your soul.
Special Agent Patrick Collins has been reassigned by the Supernatural Operations Agency to New York City. Navigating his new relationship with Jonothon de Vere, the werewolf he’s now soulbound to, is nothing compared to dealing with territorial disputes between the vampires and werecreatures who call the five boroughs home. But the delicate treaties that have kept the preternatural world in check are fraying at the edges, and the fallout is spilling into the mundane world.
Manhattan’s club scene is overrun with the vampire drug known as shine and the subways have become a dumping ground for bodies. When the dead are revealed as missing werecreatures, Patrick and Jono find themselves entangled in pack politics twisted by vampire machinations.
Learning to trust each other comes with problems for both of them, and the gods with a stake in Patrick’s soul debt aren’t finished with him yet. Bound by promises they can’t break, Patrick and Jono must find a way to survive a threat that takes no prisoners and is stalking them relentlessly through the city streets.
Old and new betrayals are coming home to roost but the truth—buried in blood—is more poisonous than the lies being spun. Trying to outrun death is a nightmare—one Patrick may never wake up from.
I’ve read a LOT of Urban Fantasy, and I can say without a shadow of a doubt, Soulbound is a good damn series!
I feel like I should say my love for All Souls Near & Nigh snuck up on me, but when I reread my review of the first book I said I fully expected future installments to hit five stars, and All Souls Near & Nigh almost did exactly that!
First, I’ve got to give all my love to Jono and Patrick!
Patrick is troubled. He’s got so much on his plate. It could cause a lot of grief for Jono, and create a ton of strife in their relationship, but Jono won’t let it. He may try to steer Patrick into a safer option, but he doesn’t hold him back. He stands by Patrick’s side no matter what their facing. They’re truly partners in every way, and I love it! I love that it’s only book 2 and already Patrick is secure in his mate and learning to feel secure in his pack.
Not only was Jono and Patrick’s relationship good, strong, loving, and healthy, the plot was just as fantastic and evolved. The world has layers, and we’re slowly learning about them and the battles Patrick faces. There’s nothing like an Urban Fantasy series, strong on plot, to keep you in the mood to read. Every good thing I’ve said over the years about other Urban Fantasy series is also true for this one. Each book is getting better and better. The history of the world is stellar, and the cast of characters in the family is continuing to grow.
Um… also, DRAGONS!!! I love Dragons!
I’ll definitely be on the lookout for any and all Soulbound updates! You’ll hear more about this series in the future!!