Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Tortured Souls
The Orion Circle #1
by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

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Published: June 30, 2014
Publisher: Sea Dragon Press
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, YA
Paperback: 364 pages
Rating: 3.5

The Orion Circle series:
Tortured Souls
book 2 - coming soon

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.

My two-bits:

Nice start to a YA paranormal series.

This story follows a character with special powers who enters a group where she can be herself. She learns more about her powers and how to use her powers for good.

There are many scenes where we see the group in action and how their powers come into play.

Plenty of romance for the heroine as well, but not so much the push-pull kind, but the kind where coupledom is established at the start. So, lots of lovey dovey moments.

This book works as a standalone. However, there is a big threat that is hinted at which will continue into book two.


* review copy courtesy of author

* added this to my Bookish Bingo challenge - square: Start a Series

1 comment:

  1. I saw this one and never actually looked closer at the blurb. It has some potential particularly since the romance angle doesn't sound so angsty.


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