Books: Fountain of Souls by. Ray Else

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe. I am back with another book review and it’s a sequel this time!

Title: Fountain of Souls
Author: Ray Else

Disclaimer: This review is based on thoughts and opinions from the lead writer and producer of this blog. Please respect her thoughts and feelings about this book.

What is it about? This book starts where Our Only Chance left off where now a new problem has arisen.

Last time, the A. I.’s Cortana, Siri, Google, Watson, and Eina are now inhabiting bodies and were turned away because they were bodies of people who used to be alive. Self-aware and now living in different parts of the world, a new issue has arisen where people are losing their souls and their minds are filling with the voices of people still asking them questions. During the epidemic, Android Eina is missing and now Yuriko must find her in order to fix the missing soul problem.

What Are My Thoughts? The book did continue this story very well until the end and did feel like there were some parts missing. Yes, this book did start from where it did leave off except more of two years after what took place in the end of the book. As in, we see all of the Human A. I.’s living new lives around the world and having actual relationships while I am wondering what’s going on with Mainaka in Japan all of the time, which there were there were brief glimpses of her and that’s it when she is the creator and should have more to it where she could’ve been more involved with the search and seeing more about the missing soul epidemic instead of placing bounties and trying to buy souls, which was kind of weird in my opinion. I felt like that didn’t flow like with the first book which the first book told a compelling story about a mother’s love towards her android child. Where was that in this book? I mostly seen it with Yuriko when she was finding the Human A. I.’s and when she found Android Eina. I did like how she started a relationship with a human and how she tried to trick him with her human self since the guy thought she was an elf, this was Iceland after all when a lot of folklore does take place with elves and other fantasy creatures. I did notice when he told the stories of Icelandic legend that she was getting into them like how she did in the first book with all the manga she read and anything that was on the net but in this book it was mostly about her surviving along with the A. I.’s ’n the end. Speaking of the end, I felt like it was a bit abrupt into his one. I am not sure if it was due to deadlines coming up but I felt like I wanted to see the end being expanded a bit in what had happened to the characters such as the boy from the first book who had a prominent role in this story for example just wondering if he can see souls and demons for real? I’m hoping there would be another book because this ending was just too short and the third book should expand the ending and tell what happened to the characters in its own prologue and go from there.

Rating: 4 Star Paw Prints Out of 5! This book, as said before, was good until the abrupt ending. I’m not sure if the ending was written as it is but hoping if it does become a trilogy that it would expand the ending since I felt a little confused with what went on and wanted to see more with the characters and how the resolutions took place like with the ending of the first book since that was described very well. I think I liked Our Only Chance a little more but I think Ray Else can tell the story even more and hoping he does continue get stronger with the third one if it does happen.

Well, that’s it for this book review! There will be more coming since I still have a huge list to read. Make sure you follow us on Twitter @ Nerdy Fountain of Souls by. Ray ElseShique for updates! Until next time!

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