Diversity, check! Brilliant magic system, check! Stunning love story, check! Soulmated is the debut novel of author Shaila Patel and the first novel in her Joining of Souls series. And if it’s even half as amazing as it sounds, this is definitely one 2017 debut you’re not going to want to miss!
I’m so excited to be featuring one of my top most anticipated reads of 2017 on this week’s edition of Waiting on Wednesday! Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Be sure to check out their blog and share the upcoming books your excited about with us each Wednesday!
Soulmated by Shaila Patel
Two souls. One Fate.
Eighteen-year-old Liam Whelan, an Irish royal empath, has been searching for his elusive soulmate. The rare union will cement his family’s standing in empath politics and afford the couple legendary powers, while also making them targets of those seeking to oust them.
Laxshmi Kapadia, an Indian-American high school student from a traditional family, faces her mother’s ultimatum: Graduate early and go to medical school, or commit to an arranged marriage.
When Liam moves next door to Laxshmi, he’s immediately and inexplicably drawn to her. In Liam, Laxshmi envisions a future with the freedom to follow her heart.
Liam’s father isn’t convinced Laxshmi is “The One” and Laxshmi’s mother won’t even let her talk to their handsome new neighbor. Will Liam and Laxshmi defy expectations and embrace a shared destiny? Or is the risk of choosing one’s own fate too great a price for the soulmated?
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I’m also EXTREMELY excited to announce that I’ll be participating in the blog tour for Soulmated. My review will be posted on February 2nd, but make sure to follow Patel on all her blog stops to learn all about this STUNNING new novel!
What books are you waiting on this Wednesday? Happy reading, my bookish friends!