Review of My Soul Immortal by Jen Printy


Jack has no ordinary life. At the ripe old age of one hundred and seventy, he’s once again My Soul Immortal by Jen Printyforced to go on the run to prevent anyone from finding out his secret – he’s immortal. When he flees to Portland, Maine, he meets a girl named Leah, who happens to look identical to his long-ago love, Lydia. As much as he wants to spare Leah from sharing his cursed and dangerous life, Jack is drawn to Leah as much as she is drawn to him. As they form a bond and fall in love, Jack must continue to cheat Death, while protecting Leah.

I had a little trouble getting into this story. My Soul Immortal is written in first person, present tense, which can be difficult to pull off without risking the chance of having it read as one long monologue. Unfortunately, in my opinion some portions of the book did suffer because of it’s monologue-style narrative. It became slow moving in several places. Character dialogue allowed the book to flow nicely, but that was few and far between. There was far too much first person narrative for my taste, which was too bad since the book had the potential of being really quite good.

There is no denying that Jen Printy’s writing is impeccable, engaging and imaginative. She’s created an inventive story with an interesting world of unique characters. Fans of New Adult paranormal romance should enjoy this book.

4 or 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton

eBook Review Gal received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.