It's Pub Day for THE SOUL KEEPERS!
Wonderful news, Swooners: The Soul Keepers hits shelves today!!! What better way to celebrate the fact that it's finally almost autumn again (aka the besssst) than by driving/running/clicking over to your favorite purveyor of literary goods and nabbing yourself a copy of Devon Taylor's creepy-cool debut about soul gatherers, ghost ships, and homicidal nightmare monsters? We can't think of one.
Death is just the beginning.
After he is killed in a terrible car accident, Rhett awakens in the afterlife and is recruited by a snarky Brit named Basil to join the crew of the Harbinger, a colossal seafaring vessel tasked with ferrying the souls of the dead. To where exactly, no one knows. But the crew must get the souls there, and along the way protect them from vicious soul-eating monsters that will stop at nothing to take the ship and all of its occupants.
Rhett and his new friends have a hard enough time fighting back the monsters that grow bolder and more ferocious every day. But then a new threat emerges, a demon who wants something that Rhett has. And if she gets it, it could mean the end of everything… for both the living and the dead.
What people are saying about The Soul Keepers:
"A fantastic high-stakes adventure on a ghost ship sailing forever into eternity, where every soul is (literally) worth fighting for—what's not to love? Devon Taylor weaves an endearing tale of friendship and loss with heart-stopping action and a whole lot of terrifying monsters. You'll root for Rhett and his fellow reapers through every twist and turn!" —Rin Chupeco, author of The Bone Witch and The Girl from the Well
"This pirate thriller starts off running and doesn’t stop, but the relationships between Rhett and his new companions—all young like himself—mirror the reality of the adolescent need for acceptance in a way that transcends entertainment. Rhett may be only 17, but he matures beyond his youth as he finds purpose in the meaningfulness of his work. ... This series starter will please teens who enjoy the ghostly tales and dark sarcasm of Neil Gaiman and Ransom Riggs." —School Library Journal
"With thrilling action, lovable characters, and wildly original world-building, The Soul Keepers is an absolute delight!" —Andrew Shvarts, author of Royal Bastards
"Debut novelist Taylor has a way with words ... He presents an interesting twist on the world we know, which should appeal to teen readers looking for the fun of piracy with the spook of a good ghost story." —Booklist