Thursday, July 12, 2012

Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton ~ Tour Stop + GIVEAWAY

Today, I'm pleased to have a review for the next stop on the Lonely Souls Book.  

Source:  Received from author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

My summary:

Meeting her mother on the beach was supposed to be part of the wonderful preparation for entrance into The Witch Avenue Order but when her mother is no where to be found Triss' life spins out of control instead.  Unsupported by the very coven she expected to join on her eighteenth birthday, Triss must rely on her oldest friend, Logan, to untangle the secrets that everyone seems to be keeping.  Her gut is telling her that her mother is very much alive even though she has attended the memorial.  And the strange black magic that she has encountered terrifies her family.  Only Logan seems to believe her.  But can Triss learn to trust him despite his past and break down the walls that surround her heart in time to keep from becoming one of the Lonely Souls?   

My thoughts:

3 1/2 stars - Showing the depth of one's love for another, this is a sweet story of trust and choices.

I have to say that the cover of this book rocks!! It really did have a lot to do with drawing me to this book - bad I know but it's true.  What's better is that the picture DOES have something to do with the story.  It's NOT just a pretty girl in a dress.  Love that.

The best part of this story for me were the characters.  I loved both Logan and Triss.  Logan is strong and somewhat mysterious but his love for Triss is unbounded.  He wants to protect her and give her time to deal with the issue with her mom.  He doesn't push but he also makes it clear how he feels.  Such a risky thing for an eighteen year old boy to do but it fit so well with Logan's personality. Triss is confused and  betrayed but she doesn't become a puddle.  Her fire and strength is incredible.  She's willing to learn but she had a lot to offer too.  I respected that she didn't want to move into a relationship head-on when there was so much emotional craziness going on in her life.  These two really make this book.

The world was okay for me. I haven't read as many witch stories as other types of paranormal but the world seemed right.  I will say that the storyline had me wondering a few times.  It had some slow parts and some really fast ones.  I was surprised by some it.  Some of it I still haven't worked out.  Hopefully, my questions will be cleared up in book 2 because things are not all wrapped up at the end.  I'll be looking forward to reading the next one.  Overall, I enjoyed this book.

About the author

Author Bio:

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, released 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.


Blog Tour Giveaway (Int)

1st prize)
*paperback copy of Lonely Souls
* $15Amazon Card

2nd prize)
*paperback copy of Lonely Souls
* $10 Amazon Card

Grand Prize (Int)
* Arrowhead Necklace (pic attached)
* $50 Amazon card
* paperback of Lonely Souls

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  1. This book look very good. Thaks for international giveaway.

  2. Great review!! The relationship between Logan and Triss was so great! I loved how it was realistic and not rushed into. There was still a lot of stuff that was left unanswered, but hopefully we will get the answers in the next book. Awesome review!!

  3. Your thoughts are similar to Giselle's @Xpresso reads. Very honest.

  4. I loved that the cover makes sense to the story! I really liked how the relationship between Logan and Triss was written. Glad you enjoyed it.

  5. Can't wait to try this one!

  6. I really enjoyed this one and I love the cover. Nice review!

  7. I'm really curious about this book, I've seen some other stops-I think-of the tour but I've never been one to remember to follow book tours :( but well today is on YOUR blog bwahahaha so you get double stalking :D

    Thanks for the review, if I ever get to read it I'll be on the look-out for the fast and slow parts you talked about but I'm excited :D

    Plus... can I just say-> COVER LOVE!


  8. Thanks for the review and awesome giveaway! I really like that cover and that necklace is beautiful =D


  9. What a great collection of prizes! I think the necklace is beautiful.

  10. Man, but you make Triss and Logan sound AWESOME, Val! Like...I'm swooning a little bit over here reading your review. I'm definitely gonna have to check out this one soon!

    Molli | Once Upon A Prologue

  11. Thank you for the review and giveaway! This definitely looks like my kind of read! Thank you!

  12. Nice review! Keep it up. And thanks for the giveaway as well. :)