Saturday, August 2, 2014

Review - Tortured Souls

Title - Tortured Souls
Author - Kimber Leigh Wheaton
Series - The Orion Circle #1 
Genre - YA Paranormal Romance 
Format - Kindle Unlimited
Published - June 28th 3014
Publisher - Sea Dragon Press

Sometimes Rest in Peace isn't an option.

Kacie Ramsey sees ghosts—and it's ruining her life. Her mother left, her father blames her, and no matter how hard she tries, she can't keep the ghosts away. Now a new power has emerged. Nightly visions of grisly murders and a relentless predator draw her to the brink of insanity.

When the phantom appears at a party, Kacie's longtime crush, Logan, saves her. He invites her to join the Orion Circle, a group of supernatural hunters with chapters in schools all over the country. Through the Circle, Kacie learns to embrace her spiritual powers, and for the first time in her life she feels in control rather than a victim.

But the Foxblood Demon will not give up so easily. A demented serial killer in life who trapped the souls of the thirteen children he murdered, imprisoning them within the walls of his mansion. Now in death, he plots his return while drawing power from the pure souls of the children. He recognizes something in Kacie he's never seen before—a medium powerful enough to provide a vessel for his tainted soul.

Kacie can't ignore the tortured souls of the children crying out to her every night. With Logan at her side, she will fight the Foxblood Demon. But can they banish this powerful phantom, or will Kacie lose not only her body, but her eternal soul to the monster.

Kacie’s life has been anything but easy her mother left her at an early age and her father still blames her. When Kacie’s mother caught her talking to a ghost she packed up and left filing for divorce and custody of her brother but wanting nothing to do with her. She’s always been different but now at a party the guy she’s crushing on also sees the ghost who’s haunting her. When he invites her to join his secret club she doesn’t know what to expect but agree’s because it would be good to learn to control her abilities.

With the help of Logan her life is going to be much better if only she didn’t have this goat headed ghost looming gaining power. At least she doesn’t have to face it alone like she did the cowboy when she was younger. With the help of the Orion Circle they will team up to stop the ghost who is gaining power and plans to use Kacie to join the mortal world. Will Kacie survive the Foxblood Demon or will he prove too much for her losing not only her body but soul to the demon?

I didn’t connect with Kacie right from the start but as the story progressed I was able to. I wasn’t sure about the insta love between her and Logan but they worked well together so it works. They have this instant spark and their magic creates a bond which is good because Kacie needed someone to believe in her just like Logan. I also liked several of the Orion Circle a lot of great personalities and unique members. 

I fell in love with the cover for Tortured Souls when it first came out and happened to see it on Kindle Unlimited so I decided to give it a shot. I’m not a fan of ghosts or demons but I’m always willing to give a book a chance. I was pleasantly surprised by how well the story is written it flows from start to finish it was easy for me to lose all track of time. I really liked the idea for the Orion Circle while the idea of a secret society isn’t new the author has added her own spin creating a unique new story. I really liked the way the Circle worked with the high school students as well as teachers even a doctor from all walks of life. Tortured Souls has everything you need for a great story with memorable characters and a captivating story. I’m looking forward to the next one seeing what they have on their plate next.
4 out of 5 stars 

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