Seventeen-year-old Jessica thinks high school would be perfect if she could catch the eye of super jock Michael Hoffman instead of shy Tyler. Michael, a sociopath in the making, pulls a prank that results in a horrible accident. Jessica’s physical body falls into a coma while her spirit splits off to invade the thoughts and dreams of friends and . . . not friends. She roams her school, harvesting slivers of others’ souls and unknowingly spreading everyone’s secret memories.
When she indwells Tyler she experiences not only his feelings for her, but a dream kiss that makes her question her faulty self-image. Maybe she could be the type of girl Tyler envisions – if she ever wakes up from this coma.
She pushes her way into Michael’s girlfriend, a hollow beauty with a broken soul. Jessica always wanted to be in her shoes and now she has a chance to be half of the coolest couple in school. But the longer Jessica’s spirit is split from her own body the harder it is for her to maneuver the supernatural realm. And leaving behind thoughts of that dream kiss complicates matters. The only people who can still communicate with Jessica’s splintered soul – the two she has hurt the most – must find a way to help her before she dies, becomes a vegetable, or gets stuck being someone she no longer wants to be.
A Soul’s Kiss is clean young adult fiction that combines the fantasy of paranormal themes with light romance. Reviewers have given it great reviews with comments such as “Sensational, satisfying, and surreal. A thrilling tale, beautifully imagined and carefully crafted. A ‘must read’ coming of age novel”; “An emotional ride loaded with intrigue, secrets, romance, and the paranormal that hooks the reader until the very last page”; and “A Soul’s Kiss is a compelling story of a group of teenagers struggling to find their place in the world. It’s a fresh reminder that what we think we want isn’t always what we need and that sometimes what we need was right in front of us all along.”