Star Rating: 3
Date of publication: January 15th, 2023
Publication Links: Kindle
Aahan, a young boy who loses his parents at a young age and becomes responsible for taking care of his younger sister, Lisa, tragically meets an untimely end in an accidental death. In the afterlife, he meets five other individuals – Kiada Devar, Eree, Rafele, Brummel Dixit, and Mirai Newrewall – and together, they embark on a journey of self-discovery and redemption. Through their journey, they come to understand the value of life and the importance of doing good deeds.
Kiada Devar, a young and talented music artist whose life is cut short by a tragic death. In the afterlife, Kiada becomes a source of encouragement and support for the other souls she meets and befriends. She is a compassionate and empathetic person, always looking for ways to help and uplift those around her.
Eree, a high school student who unexpectedly finds herself in the afterlife following her untimely death. At first, she struggles to come to terms with her new reality and is overwhelmed by grief and confusion. However, as she begins to come to grips with her situation, she becomes determined to make the most of her time in the afterlife.
Rafele, is a young man in his mid-twenties who has a difficult time making friends. He is a shut-in who spends most of his days playing video games and is reliant on his parents for support. Despite his social struggles, Rafele is determined to make friends and improve his social skills. After losing his life in a tragic accident, Rafele finds himself in the afterlife where he continues to struggle with making connections with others. However, he remains determined and works hard to overcome his social anxiety.
Brummel Dixit was the leader of a successful crime syndicate, ruling over his criminal empire with an iron fist. He was feared and respected by his followers, who would do anything to please their boss. However, after his untimely death, Brummel finds himself in the afterlife, where he is forced to confront the consequences of his actions.
Mirai Newrewall, a young girl finds herself in the afterlife after an untimely death and is determined to be reunited with her parents and embarks on a quest to find them in Heaven.
As the guy stood on the roof, soaking in the sun’s warmth, he couldn’t help but feel grateful for everything he had.For Our Soul by Rashidul Huda
For Our Souls was an interesting book to read. The story follows six souls as they navigate purgatory, Heaven, and the trials to see if they are worthy of reincarnation. These souls’ journey is not easy; they must face how they were and acted before death. Can the six withstand the trials? Or will they fail? And who will be blessed with reincarnation?
For Our Souls was a fast read. Because it was so short, some characters weren’t as fleshed out as they could have been. Reading took me over a couple of hours.
The characters in For Our Soul felt flat (see above paragraph). I had a hard time connecting with them. I did enjoy seeing their individual growth over the book, though. It made the scenes where they accepted who they were in life so much sadder to read.
I did enjoy the main storyline. The portrayal of purgatory was very creepy (with the demons). I liked the friendships that formed between them all and how they supported each other to the end.
The end of For Our Soul was sweet. I liked how the author wrapped everything up and tied everything together.
I would recommend For Our Soul to anyone over 16. There is mild violence, no language, and one nongraphic scene of a girl about to get sexually assaulted.
Many thanks to Rashidul Huda for allowing me to read and review For Our Soul. All opinions stated in this review are mine.
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