Blurb (from Goodreads):
When a Taker takes her best friend’s soul, 16-year-old Evee refuses to let Jaeger become just another Void. She wants to help him, but she has no idea how. After an accident gives her a concussion, she starts hearing voices in her head-–well, one voice, loud, clear, and overly peppy and it belongs to Jaeger’s little sister. And Mercy has a plan to get his soul back, once and for all...as long as they can outwit the Taker hunting them first.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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Evelyn lives in a world where ‘takers’ steal people’s ‘Essence’ and leave them for dead. One morning her best friend (Jaeger) turns up at the café where she works, and she can immediately tell – someone has taken his essence.
Knowing that she only has a short time to try to get Jaeger’s essence back before he dies, Evelyn sets about trying to find the taker who took Jaeger’s essence, and get it back.
This was an okay short story, but all the stuff about the takers was a bit overkill for such a short story. This story is literally bam, bam, bam, the end. Very short, and with quite a bit of information and action crammed into one short novella.
I thought the romance felt a little false, and Jaeger’s sister’s reaction to it was a little odd also.
Overall; action packed short story.
6 out of 10.