Friday, February 19, 2016

"Friday Favs": Tortured Souls (The Orion Circle, Book 1) by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Genre: Young Adult and Urban Fantasy. 366 pages.
Price: $2.99 ebook (at time of post)
Publisher & Date: Sea Dragon Press. June 28, 2014.
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“” . 1
Price I Paid:  Zip,**I received a free copy in return for an honest review**
My Rating:  πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”

My Thoughts: When Scooby Doo Meets The Exorcist

      This book is intense and thrilling with moments that'll make you swipe your e-reader so fast you may have to remember to breathe a little. I wasn't sure what to really expect from this novel and what I got was a whole lot of fun and a world of supernatural possibilities. Definitely excited to continue this series and love the characters, who are teens but mature and funny in the face of terror.
      Talking to ghosts is a gift Kassandra "Kacie" Ramsey has had since she was a child. But instead of fostering the gift Kacie was told by her family to hide it and pretend that the ghosts were imaginary. Her parents split up because of her gift and Kacie has carried the guilt ever since. So when Kacie starts being plagued with nightmare visions she can feel something is coming, but can't understand what. It's not until her long time crush Logan Finley invites Kacie to the mysterious Orion Circle that she finds a group of fellow supernatural people who understand and can help her. The group investigates all things supernatural and Kacie finds herself at home with this group, but when even they can't seem to protect her from whats coming, Kacie has to decide if she's willing to risk herself to help the souls find peace.
       Overall, crazy supernatural series! Loved the pace of the novel and every character. Kacie's story just breaks my heart, so knowing how the Orion Circle becomes a new family and a place of comfort to her warms my heart. Logan and Kacie have an immediate bond both psychically and physically, I really love their sweet relationship and hope it stays strong. Though Kacie seems to have another admire, I'm hoping he stays a friend despite how charming he is. Now the only semi-issue I have with this novel isn't really an issue, but more of a disclaimer, the fact is the book would be super scary to a young teen but great for a upper young adult reader. If this novel were a movie or tv show it'd probably give me the creeps with the hauntings, ghost, accidents and general action moments. However, since it's a book I can fool myself into the knowledge it is all fiction and can rest easy. So if you are looking for a new series were ghosts exists and teens investigate the paranormal while using their supernatural gifts that sometimes feel like curses, then read this book which is a great intro into a great series.

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