Soul Taken
Katlyn Duncan

May 2013

After-life just got a lot more complicated

Maggie is a Soul Collector. It’s her job to transport souls from the Living Realm to the After – but during a mission to find a stolen soul, she ends up stuck in a teen mean girl’s body.

Trapped, Maggie’s soul is catapulted into Ally’s life – and the human world she hasn’t experienced for one hundred years. But, as a descendant of the most powerful beings in the After, Maggie must rescue Ally before the girl’s soul dies…

To survive, Maggie must uncover devastating secrets – because with one soul taken by a terrifying enemy, Maggie’s could be next!



‘Katlyn Duncan’s YA debut, SOUL TAKEN, is a thrilling ride that will leave you breathless for the next page, and curious to find the true soul we nurture within.’ Jennifer Murgia – Author of the ANGEL STAR series & BETWEEN THESE LINES

‘Wow! Talk about a completely unique concept with tons of new ideas, roles, and characters that took me on an exhilarating adventure.’ 4.5* from I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews.

‘I really loved this book.  From the first page I was totally hooked and couldn’t put it down until I was finished.’ from Dark Faerie Tales.

 ‘It is a quick read and leaves you excited for the next installment of the series… Can’t wait to read more from this debut author!’ 5* from Allie Kacmar on 

‘I loved the book, such a fast read. I felt like I knew each character personally. Everyone knows the popular girl, the sneaky girl, the hot guy. Then mix in the excitement of the souls being taken, it really makes you think.’ 5* from Joanne on

‘Soul Taken is a tasty morsel indeed.’ 5* from Nicky Peacock

‘Soul Taken is a BRILLIANT read! … I mean I have read a lot of books about reapers and soul collectors but this one takes the reading world by storm. I mean the descriptions and the places and, oh lord, the characters that I fell in love with make everything about reading Soul Taken special and unique. This is one of those books to look out for.’ 5* from A Diary of a Book Addict

Extract from Soul Taken

I knelt down again next to Ally and reached out to touch her skin. Even though the sensation was unpleasant, I could feel her pulse as it rapidly declined.

“No,” I moaned. I looked up again to see if any of the Guard could help, but no one was around.

I looked back down at Ally. Her face was paling by the second. My soul started to tingle. I leaned closer to her body, reaching my hand out to touch her face again, when her arm moved toward mine.

I jumped back.

Heather pushed through the crowd. “Did she just move? Did I see her move?” Streaks of black mascara ran down her cheeks.

A ringing sensation tickled my ear and I tuned in to the True Soul’s presence. I looked at each human. The True Soul was close, but who had it? They all seemed equally shocked at the tragedy.

An uncomfortable pressure in my chest drew me closer to her body. My soul slanted toward hers until I was practically on top of her. I helplessly watched my hand morph and stretch toward her body.

“What the—?” I tried to pull back but the strength of whatever was happening had other ideas. My hand disappeared first, then my arm, then my torso.

But before I could call for help, my world went dark.