Friday, July 13, 2012

[Review] Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton + G!veaway

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Lonely Souls
by Karice Bolton
Series: Witch Avenue #1
Published: June 29th 2012
Publisher: Bulldog Press
Source: Author
Format: Kindle
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

It’s two weeks before Triss turns 18, and her world is about to change into the most magical one imaginable as she readies herself to enter The Witch Avenue Order... that is until her mother’s disappearance. Instead of celebrating her transformation, she finds herself spreading rose petals into her mother’s empty grave.

When Logan, her best friend from junior high, moves back to town for college, he vows to help her find the answers she so desperately seeks surrounding her mother’s disappearance. As they begin uncovering clues, it becomes apparent that the life of white magic they both grew up loving is not what the majority practices, and their lives are in danger.

With a haunting feeling that her mother may still be alive, she begins to hear a call to the wilderness. Triss realizes that in order to find the answers she needs, she must learn the ways of her ancestors and become the hunter, not the hunted before it’s too late, and she becomes part of the lonely souls.
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A teenager losing a mom just right before a very special occasion is no easy feat and this was what happened to Beatrice. She was clueless with what happened, they didn't see the body but they did the funeral service anyway. Lost and in denial, this is when and how her adventures started.

It is a very fast paced book and I love it! It keeps you from getting bored. The author avoided beating around the bush and went straight to the facts. I also love how the author incorporated the teenage love story with the goal of knowing the truth. It was a struggle between giving in to what they feel or putting it aside in search for truth; and using good practices versus black magic.

Logan, Triss' best friend, is just one of the juicy characters. He's funny and sweet and dark thus mysterious and very exciting! I fell more in love as I went deeper into the pit. He's hard to read so you really won't have any idea what's coming. Actually, this goes the same to the whole story and not just to Logan's character.

Triss on the other hand, is very cautious with her emotions. But I really love how her walls tumble down every time she's with Logan. I love that the author did not make, even a shy, the protagonist stupid. She's witty, funny and really honest with her feelings. And they seem to be just the perfect couple

I couldn't help myself somehow relate this to Harry Potter. They use potions and wands and chants, but story is totally different. And again, not a single moment in this book that I got bored.

This book is packed with love, sorrow, happiness and excitement and I can't wait to read the next installment!


I got this book from the author in participation of the blog tour it has no way affected my review of the book.

About the Author

Karice Bolton is a paranormal romance/urban fantasy author living in the Pacific Northwest. All three books in The Watchers Trilogy are available now, Awakening, Legions, and Cataclysm. Lonely Souls, which is the first book in her new series Witch Avenue, will be released in June 2012!

Karice married the love of her life who she met in high school, and she still can't get over how cute and funny he is. They have two English Bulldogs that are the cutest bullies in the world, and they use their cuteness to get what they want. Karice loves the snow and gravitates towards the stuff as often as possible! She enjoys skiing and tries really hard to snowboard, but often makes a nice little area to sit while everyone zips by on their board. She enjoys writing, and she also loves to read just about anything with print.

Karice would love if you stopped by her blog or FB page to find out the latest news on giveaways and upcoming releases, or you can just send her an email. She loves hearing from her readers and responds as soon as she can.
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  1. hi karice,,

    nice to meet you..iam interest for reading your books..i think this is a great sound..
    thanks for the chance

  2. Thansk for A great giveaway. i would liek to read your book, it looks interesting and like a fun read

  3. This book sounds good. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the insight. :)

  4. Great review! Sounds like a good read!


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