BOOK TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton
By Karice Bolton
Witch Avenue Series, Book 1
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.
MY RATING: 4 OF 5 FLEURS DE LIS
Triss has a lot going on at this point in her life: graduation, turning 18, and being inducted into her mother’s witch coven. But before any of that can happen, her mother vanishes into thin air. Her coven is quick to think the worst, but a few loyal family members and old friends are in agreement with Triss–her mom is still out there somewhere.
With the help of Triss’ oldest friend, Logan, she must try to follow the clues to her mom’s disappearance. But there are those out there who don’t want her finding out the truth. Triss and Logan grow closer together while on their journey…but can Triss really trust him when she finds out about his dark past?
What a cool ride this book was! It started off a bit slow for me, but I really enjoyed it when things got rolling.
I liked Triss a lot. It’s just been her and her mom taking care of each other for so long, so she’s a pretty strong girl. Even when her mom disappears, she doesn’t languish over grieving and being upset. She wants to jump right into seeing what happened to her. And she’s not afraid to fight when she needs to.
Logan…aah. Karice Bolton has a knack for writing perfect guys. Some of the things Logan says to Triss are so romantic, they make you swoon…but some are a little on the cheesier side. But when he’s on, he’s awesome. I loved that they didn’t have insta-love as well. They have been friends forever, but their relationship developed naturally–Triss kept her wits about her even though she was under so much stress. I think Logan was just what she needed.
It was really interesting reading about all the witchy stuff–uses for plants, oils and whatnot. The author really did a great job with her research for this part of the book.
The action at the end was not only surprising, it was awesome! I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for Triss and Logan…it was so fun watching Triss grow throughout this book, and I know she’ll continue that in the next installment.
About the Author
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)
*paperback copy of Lonely Souls
* $15Amazon Card
*paperback copy of Lonely Souls
* $10 Amazon Card
Grand Prize (Int)
* Arrowhead Necklace
* $50 Amazon card
* paperback of Lonely Souls