YA Horror / Paranormal Romance
Seventeen-year-old Élan spends her free time videoing psychic scams and outing them online. Skepticism makes life safe—all the ghosts Élan encounters are fakes. When her estranged mother disappears from a film shoot in Egypt, Élan puts her medium-busting activities on hold and joins the search.
In Egypt, the superstitious film crew sucks at finding her mom. When a hotel guest is killed, whispers start—the locals think their legendary Soul Cutter has come back from the dead. Élan's only ally is Ramsey, a film-crew intern, but he’s arrogant, stubborn—and hiding dangerous secrets.
When Élan discovers the Soul Cutter is no scam, she finds herself locked in a deadly battle against a supernatural killer with more than her mother’s life at stake.
Élan is fighting for her very soul.
What Review Sites/Book-Bloggers are saying:
"Suspense Driven Awesomeness!!" ~ Eclipse Reviews
"What I loved about this book: Everything ... The pacing was stellar. I was on the edge of my seat. I could NOT wait to see what was coming on the next page. There were scares, and laughs throughout. Some awe moments from the sweet romance. Some moments of rage when the bad guys do seriously evil things. Everything was just spot on." ~ Contagious Reads Reviews
"I thought the third act was fantastic, and perhaps the strongest part of the story. There’s a certain point where the pages fly by ... It’s like Indiana Jones, if Indy was a seventeen-year old girl exploring the feelings and emotions seventeen-year old girls feel. It’s worth the journey." ~ Horror Novel Review
"The book is rich in Egyptian/Middle Eastern culture and that added mystery and intrigue. Everyone was double crossing someone. It was most definitely a wild and wonderful ride. I was so sure I’d worked out the bad guys, I hadn’t. I was so sure I knew who was going to die, I didn’t. For a first book or even any book this was well written and had great pace." ~ Never Judge a Book by its Movie
"Lexa Cain writes a really great action scene, and Soul Cutter fully takes advantage of that, featuring plenty of suspenseful scenes and action-packed moments. I thought that Élan was a great heroine -- a good blend of strength and vulnerability." ~ YA Romantics Reviews
"This is YA horror as it should be! Packed with tension from the start, the story is full of ominous foreshadowing, and when the supernatural element kicks in, it’s completely convincing – and scary!" ~ From the Writer's Nest
"The Writing: Excellent. Third person POV is something that’s really difficult for me to connect with and so often I find there’s no voice in third person. There’s exceptions: Neil Gaiman and Laini Taylor are honestly the only ones I can think of right now. Other than Lexa Cain, that is." ~ YA-Asylum Book Reviews
"Personally, I love it. We need more well-written books set outside of the West to give to our readers, and Soul Cutter by Lexa Cain delivers." ~ YA Lit Reviews From a Librarian
"I couldn’t put it down. It’s got everything you want in a book. Characters who don’t trust each other and try to kill each other along the way. It has action, suspense, drama, a few demons and other supernatural type beings." ~ A Creative Mind Reviews (closed)
"I seriously have no criticism because this book is excellent from the opening scam exposing set up, right up to the epic ending that would look amazing visually and is filled with super scary situations in a horror movie style that will have your heart pounding right until the very end." ~ Book Passion For Life Reviews
"Pace was amazing, non-stop, and kept me coming back for more. Characters, every one of them, had depth that far surpassed your usual debut novel's cast--in fact, it far surpassed many veteran writers' casts. The plot twists were unexpected and brought me even deeper into a story that I was already fully invested in." ~ Matthew Keith Reviews (closed)