Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi

5 Stars
R- 1

I was contacted by Preetham Grandhi a while ago about this book and agreed to review it. He kindly sent me a copy, signed just for me!

And can I just tell you how glad I am he offered!!

I really really enjoyed this book. I devoured it. It's over 300 pages and I think I read it in four hours. Give or take.

First things first, the cover is beautiful, and haunting. It really catches your eye.

The story is wonderful. An interesting mix of crime thriller, psychological novel and paranormal story. Criminal Minds meets X-Files. What's not to love, right? It reminded me of Orson Scott Card's Lost Boys, which was fabulous.

And did I mention it's really well-written?

In Newbury, a girl has disappeared. Nearby, another girl is hospitalized after nearly jumping off a balcony... in her sleep. When the first girl's body is found, Dr. Peter Gram is disturbed to see that his young patient, Naya, is drawing pictures of a dismembered girl that looks frighteningly like the victim. The pictures are images from her dreams-- the dreams causing her concerning sleepwalking.

Different stories, threads and viewpoints are woven together into a wonderful tale.

Definitely recommended, though it is maybe a bit creepy... so you might not want to finish it late at night... (And I wonder why I'm always tired.)


  1. Mr. Grandhi was kind enough to send me a copy of this too. I am glad you liked it. I am looking forward to reading and reviewing.

  2. Don't be surprised if you can't put it down!!!

  3. I have this book in the house and am looking forward to reading it. I haven't seen any bad reviews for it yet.

  4. Sounds really good. Thanks for the review!

  5. Lovely review. I've had my eye on this book.

    Just read Suey's fun post about the weekend get together and followed the link to your blog. I so wanted to join in the fun, but I had company this weekend. Maybe next year. Anyway, it's fun to know who some of the other Utah book bloggers are.

  6. Yeah, I haven't really seen anything negative about this one either! And I'm not surprised.

    Booklogged, you'll have to come next time! We had so much fun!