Saturday, July 14, 2012
Beatifully Broken- Sherry Soule
Title: Beautifully Broken
Author: Sherry Soule
Publisher: Moonlight Publishing
Pages: 329 pages
Format I read it in: Ebook
Release date: Available now
From the back of the book: Thirteenth Daughter. Heritage Witch. Demon Slayer.
They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Whispering Pines. 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 Ravenwolf takes a summer job at Ravenhurst Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan. But Trent may be the next victim on the supernatural hit list, and Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him. Complicated much?
After receiving cryptic messages from a creepy wraith and frightening threats from a demon, Shiloh finally begins to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist. Now Shiloh must 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.
Review: When I read the back blurb I was really into this book, not about vampires or wolves, yes witches are becoming another thing that when you walk into a book store that is all you see but I was just so happy to be getting a break from vampires that I couldn’t care if I was going from one overused topic to the next.
As I got into this book I was really hooked, I was a bit worried when the first few paragraphs reminded me of the book I had just read before it but was glad that that didn’t last very long. It was a good opening and I was really enjoying the read.
Enter Trent, sound super cute but when I’m reading a book with romance in it and I can’t believe the romance between the two characters it kind of ruins the story for me. I didn’t believe they really liked each other for a second, maybe on Shiloh’s part but certainly NOT on Trent’s.
Moving on from the romance that I don’t think was there, as we got closer to the ending I was getting more and more confused, when it came time to read the “big battle” at the end I didn’t know what was going on. I found that scene very hard for myself to picture which it again one of the main things I look for in a good book, being able to see what is being written about. None of that in the end. There was a rushed ‘gotta finish this book up’ in the last few pages that just left me unsatisfied.
Overall I found this book to be really good in some parts but other just left me not believing the story and others left me totally clueless! None the less I was still hooked enough that I read the whole book.
Rate: For the reasons I have stated above I give this book from 1, I couldn't finish it to 10, unputdownable, I rank this book a 4.
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