Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton: Review and Giveaway!
Posted by Krystal Larson at 4:02 PM Monday, July 9, 2012
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.
Triss is the main character and a bit of a bossy Bessie. The reader might be taken aback by how straight-forward and pushy she can be, but she also might remind the reader of his/her friend in real life that has similar traits. Unlike the friend of a reader, Triss is going to become a member of the Witch Avenue Coven on her eighteenth birthday. Two weeks before this was to happen, however, Triss's mom disappears. After an unsuccessful search by the police, Triss's mother is assumed to be dead. A short time after her mother's memorial service, Triss's mom's best friend arrives and brings her son, Logan. Triss and Logan used to be very close as children. This friendship quickly turns into chemistry. Triss refuses to believe that her mother is dead and Logan supports her and helps her search.
This book lacks refinement, but is still a good read. I really enjoyed the peak into the world of covens and witches and appreciated Triss's determination. The perfect audience for this novel would be teen girls and young women. The reomance and adventure of this novel is perfect for female readers. I am looking forward to the next book, but also hope that Karice Bolton will have worked out her pacing and found a smoother flow in her writing. I give this novel, three and a half out of five stars.
3 1/2 Stars
*Reviewed by Kristin*
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