The Weight of Souls by Bryony Pearce
Sixteen year old Taylor Oh is cursed: if she is touched by the ghost of a murder victim then they pass a mark beneath her skin. She has three weeks to find their murderer and pass the mark to them – letting justice take place and sending them into the Darkness. And if she doesn’t make it in time? The Darkness will come for her…
She spends her life trying to avoid ghosts, make it through school where she’s bullied by popular Justin and his cronies, keep her one remaining friend, and persuade her father that this is real and that she’s not going crazy.
But then Justin is murdered and everything gets a whole lot worse. Justin doesn’t know who killed him, so there’s no obvious person for Taylor to go after. The clues she has lead her to the V Club, a vicious secret society at her school where no one is allowed to leave… and where Justin was dared to do the stunt which led to his death.
Can she find out who was responsible for his murder before the Darkness comes for her? Can she put aside her hatred for her former bully to truly help him?
And what happens if she starts to fall for him?
Cover Art: Steven Wood
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Date: 1st August 2013
Format: Medium Paperback
Date: 6th August 2013
Format: Large Paperback
Date: 6th August 2013
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / $6.99
Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
On-sale 6th August 2013 from the Robot Trading Company
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Praise and Reviews:
“X-FILES meets SIXTH SENSE through a rollercoaster of twists, truths, dares, love and the ever after.” Sara Grant, Award winning author of YA novels Half Lives and Dark Parties
“Bryony Pearce is about to take the YA and Urban Fantasy world by storm … This is a must read for anyone that enjoys a bit of fantasy mixed with reality. Bryony Pearce crafts a very believable world, and the characters come alive with every turn of the page. Especially Taylor Oh, the protagonist, she’ll make you laugh with her smart wit, and keep you enthralled throughout the story where you are almost guaranteed to shed a tear or two. … I do hope to see a second installment of this story, it’s too great to leave it as a stand alone.” (Michelle Blankenship, Goodreads)
“Loved it! Fresh story, interesting twists, dark secrets and a sweet love story.” (Nina Decker, Goodreads)
Jet Black Ink review June 2013
“Mrs Pearce’s direct delivery and in-your-face style of wordcrafting brings the un-vindicated dead to 3-D in a ride that is sure to make Universal Studios V-Coaster designers scratch their chins. The story opens with a delicious shocker and keeps the momentum going from double-decker bus hopping to high anxiety pole walking.” Christopher S Nelson, Goodreads
“WOW! I wasn’t expecting to be blown away by this book, thought it would be good, but turns out it was brilliant!” Jay, Goodreads
“From the very first sentence ‘The Weight of Souls’ had me hooked. The intensely, deadly scene at the start, to the enticing scenes at the end, were captivating, mysterious and downright terrific.” Magical Manuscripts
“This novel was phenomenal!” Books: The Cheapest Vacation you can Buy
“Bryony Pearce has a way of writing that really grabs your attention, she draws out the descriptions in words and I could vividly imagine all the characters and the settings. I really did love this book and would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves a good ghost or mythological read!” Readaraptor
“The Weight of Souls was a very worthwhile read. This one kept me up way past my bedtime, but I didn’t regret finishing it as quickly as possible. It was different and I would definitely recommend you try it out if you’re looking for something a bit out of the norm. And while I couldn’t find anything about it being the start of a series, I know I would pick up a second book about Taylor, if there is one.” All Things Urban Fantasy