Paper Souls by Allie Burke

Paper Soulsthere is no memory without emptiness

A heart-wrenching, beautifully woven tale of survival, Allie Burke’s Paper Souls is different from most books I’ve read – not only in subject matter, but also in structure.

The structure puts me in mind of Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me Series. Stark and lyrical. I love this style of prose. It’s unpredictable and often irreverent, thumbing its proverbial nose at the reader’s expectations of what comes next.

The subject matter – Schizophrenia and how one woman refuses to be defined by it – is raw, jagged, and thought-provoking.

Allie by turns caresses your senses with the sensual, loveable side of Emily Colt, then stabs you with Emily’s sharp, biting wit and – sometimes violent – confrontations with those who have wronged her.

Emily is a multi-layered protagonist who is determined to live life on her own terms. Love her, hate her, Emily Colt is a character you’ll not soon forget, and Allie Burke is an author worth reading.

Allie is also the bestselling author of The Enchanters Series: Violet Midnight, Emerald Destiny, and Amber Passion. To find out more about Allie Burke, visit her website:


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2 responses to “Paper Souls by Allie Burke

  1. Elan Mudrow

    Nice Review, well written!
    check out:

  2. Allison Burke

    Thank you so much for your lovely review, Wendy!

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