Blog Tour: Book Review + Giveaway – Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Tortured Souls (The Orion Circle Book 1)
By: S.R. Grey
Publication Date: June 29 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Format of Book: E-Book

*I received free ARCs of Tortured Souls from Xpresso Booktours in exchange of an honest review.

Synopsis

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.

Welcome to my stop on the Tortured Souls Blog Tour! Below is my review AND a giveaway! Click on the image at the bottom of the screen for the rafflecopter! I have also included my Facebook page for this blog – go follow me there. 🙂
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The Final Countdown
Characterization
– 3.5/5 Stars
I enjoyed getting to know the characters in this book. Kacie has a lot of heart and has gone through quite a bit to get where she is today. She is her own person and is a fairly strong YA character. Logan is also intriguing. He knows what to say and do in bad situations and he’s there for Kacie. There are a great many other characters who I had fun getting to know, as well.

Dialogue – 3/5 Stars
Fun and fresh, though I found Kacie’s parents’ dialogue to be stereotypical parent type. The dialogue in this story does well to help move things along.

Plot – 3.5/5 Stars
I love this fun idea for a YA book. The Orion Circle sounds like something I’d have loved getting into in school (or even now). I used to write stories similar to this when I was younger, so I may be a bit biased. Haha.

Visual Imagery – 4/5 Stars
Wheaton does a great job with visual imagery in this story. I love that I could “see” everything going on, but that it wasn’t in over abundance. From the physical description of each character to the scenery around then – it was a great plot driver and painted wonder full pictures for me as a reader.

Ending 3.5/5 Stars
I love me some action-packed endings. This story didn’t let me down.

Total: 17.5/25 Stars

Final Thoughts
I enjoyed reading this from beginning to end and found it to be a perfectly appropriate Young Adult story, even with the few heavier events. I would love to read other stories by Wheaton and I look forward to see what’s next in this series.

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AUTHOR BIO
Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance and is a member of Romance Writers of America.She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs and four cats. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves animals. Herhouseis filled with dragons, though she does lament that they are the porcelain, non-flying variety.Kimber Leighis addicted to romance,videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!)Her debut novel, Shadow Fire, is the first book in the Light Chronicles series. Watch for book two, Stolen Moon, a standalone sequel, coming August 2014.

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