Date Published: October 29, 2019
Published By: Imprint
Genre: fantasy, young adult
Edition Read: ebook, arc
Dates Read: 10/29/19-11/13/19
Goodreads Synopsis: Kamai was warned never to open the black door, but she didn’t listen …
Everyone has a soul. Some are beautiful gardens, others are frightening dungeons. Soulwalkers―like Kamai and her mother―can journey into other people’s souls while they sleep.
But no matter where Kamai visits, she sees the black door. It follows her into every soul, and her mother has told her to never, ever open it.
When Kamai touches the door, it is warm and beating, like it has a pulse. When she puts her ear to it, she hears her own name whispered from the other side. And when tragedy strikes, Kamai does the unthinkable: she opens the door.
A.M. Strickland’s imaginative dark fantasy features court intrigue and romance, a main character coming to terms with her asexuality, and twists and turns as a seductive mystery unfolds that endangers not just Kamai’s own soul, but the entire kingdom …
My Thoughts: I really liked Kamai as a character. I thought that she went through some good growth throughout the story. I do think that the pacing was a little off. It felt like things were happening very quickly with not a lot of explanations. I also think that there wasn’t much backstory told about how the soul walking came about and why certain people had it and others didn’t so I wish we had learned a little more about that. Overall it was a pretty good book and I will pick up more things by this author in the future.