Redheads are Soulless
by Heather M. White
Series: Red Trilogy (#1)
Source: e-book courtesy of Heather M. White in exchange for a fair and honest review
Available as of May 22, 2012
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High school senior, Sofia Black, has had a very hard life. Since her father's death 7 years ago, she has had to look after her drug addicted, alcohlic mother. School isn't any better for her either. The other kids constantly tease, and ridicule her. All she wants is to get out of her small hometown in Alabama.
When new student, Jason, shows up, Sofia's world is turned upside down. She doesn't understand why he wants to befriend her so badly... And, just when she thinks she can trust him, trouble appears.
Jason's twin brother, Robbie, moves into town, and things go haywire. Sofia is now running for her life - and Jason is forced to share hidden secrets with her. She learns the truth about her father's death, and finds out that she may not be as "human" as she once thought. She struggles to accept her fate, while fighting for her life.
If you asked me to pick one word to describe Redheads are Soulless, I would pick entrancing. I was dying to know what would happen after the first sentence. The only reason I put it down was to go to sleep and even then it was hard to do. Heather M. White wrote another fantastic book and I'm so glad I got a chance to read it. It was above and beyond what I had expected.
Sofia Black isn't your average run of the mill, everyday seventeen year old. Her father died when she was ten. After his death her mother turned to drugs and alcohol to get her through the day. That was seven years ago. Sofia has picked her mom up from the local bar every Friday night since his death, bought clothing from yard sales, and has been taunted at school every day. So what happens when an attractive boy shows up at school and takes immediate interest in her? Well, you'll just have to read to find out....
Sofia thinks little of herself. She has little self-worth and thinks she is a waste of space. For the last seven years she has been taking care of her mother. No child needs to ever be put in her shoes. No ten year old should play the parent. Jason and Robbie are the two new boys in town. They are twins and both very attractive. When Jason shows up, he worms his way into Sofia's heart. Later, Robbie, who is made out to be a monster, makes his appearance and she begins to doubt everything she has ever known.
What I loved most about Redheads are Soulless was that we see Sofia begin to see herself differently. She goes from an insecure girl who takes care of her mom to a girl with a little bit of confidence who stands up to her mothers antics. I loved that I was always so enticed by the story. There was never a moment where I was bored or wanted to be anywhere but sitting down with the book.
There were a few minor things that just kinda irked me. First, insta-love. Granted it wasn't truly insta-love, but I felt the relationship Sofia formed with Jason was off somehow and yet they were so into each other. Something about it just bothered me. Second, there was a little bit of a love triangle going on. I don't have a huge issue with this specific love triangle because in the end a decision is made, but the things that happened during the triangle just rubbed me the wrong way. I'm chalking it up to Sofia never being in a relationship before, so it was more of an annoyance than anything else.
Overall, Redheads are Soulless was an awesome book. If you have never read any of Heather M. White's books, you really should. They are intriguing with romance and action. I highly recommend this book to everyone. It was truly a great read!
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