Jazz is a single mother whose son, Chaz, has the ability to heal. Kaylee can make plants grow and Jhin can teleport people. And all of these children are in danger from people wishing to control their special gifts. In this fast paced science fiction book, we are placed in a world where a hidden battle rages to control children with special powers.
Soulsnatcher is a fast faced read that held my interest and kept me wishing to read more. It's fairly well written and I enjoyed reading about Jazz, Chaz (though not sure about the rhyming names) and Kaylee. The idea of an organisation dedicated to finding and keeping kids with powers safe was a good one and much of what works with this book is down to that and the individual characters of those above.
Unfortunately, once the rescues (failed or not) have been dealt with, this book loses a little bit of lustre. I'm sorry but I just can't see Jazz and Cody's chemistry. The relationship feels underwritten as does Kaylee's relationship. In relation to Cody I just don't really think he has a character. He feels like a shell and the epithet 'Dark Man' seems mildly silly. He works when he rescues but his character isn't strong enough outside of that.
Additionally far too much of the book is dealt with by exposition and a things happening because the writer said so and not because the characters were that dumb.
Would I recommend? Yes. Would I read it twice? Possibly not.