Monday, December 23, 2013

Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule

From Goodreads
They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Fallen Oaks. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse.

When sixteen-year-old Shiloh Trudell takes a summer job at Craven Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes enchanted by his charms.

Finally, Shiloh’s met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but Trent is immersed in the cunning deception that surrounds the mysterious Craven Manor. So much so that he may lose sight of what is truly important to him. And she can’t decide whether she wants to shake him or kiss him. Yet neither one of them can deny the immediate, passionate connection growing between them.

With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, Shiloh will finally begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist and decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town.

Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.

My Review:

Wow!! What an amazing book.   This is the first book in the Spellbound series and I cannot wait for more.    Sherry Soule wrote a young adult book that grabbed me, a not so young adult, from the very beginning.   I loved Shiloh.   A true teenager, with self doubt and worries about not fitting in, and how she wanted to be like by her peers and respected by her parents.  I did feel sorry for her due to her lack of good adult role models.  Her parents were quite losers, a mother who ignored her and a father who only saw what he wanted to.    Then she met Trent…oh Trent.    As a teenager he is what every girl wants.  Hot, bad boy, and unattached.   I loved watching the two of them dance around each other while trying to figure out what the other was thinking or feeling.   The memories came flooding back of my high school relationships.   

The mystery and history of Fallen Oaks kept me having to read more.  I needed to know if any other teenagers would go missing, would Trent and Shiloh fall in love and live happily ever after?   The demons and witches are exactly what I enjoy reading about and this book was perfect.    The plot twists and turns are what kept me going late into the night reading.   With each twist and turn I was pulled in deeper and deeper.

I have to recommend this book to young adult readers and older reader alike.   Book two cannot come soon enough.  

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your amazing review. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the book. I appreciate the time and effort you put into reviewing my work.
    I will be sure to keep you and your blog in mind for my next publication.

    Happy Reading,