{Book Review} BeautifullyBroken

By: | Oct 30, 2011
beautifullybrokenBeautifully Broken (Spellbound #1)
Author: Sherry Soule
Format: Paperback
Pages: 328
Publisher: Moonlight Publishing
Published: June 30, 2011
Rating: 4 Birds
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.
Sixteen-year-old Shiloh Ravenwolf is a heritage witch from the Broussard family, a family both destined and cursed. When she 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, and immediately becomes spellbound by his charms. Yet she is determined to discover the connection between them before it’s too late.
Finally, Shiloh's met someone who is supercute and totally into her, 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?
It sucks to have a destiny, especially since Shiloh would rather spend her summer being a normal girl who worries about clothes and boys, not the supernatural. But she’s never been
normal and the stranger things become the more her own magical senses awaken.
With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, she will begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist, and 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.
First, we would like to thank Sherry for providing us with this excellent book to read and review!
My take: So you get this cooky synopsis about there being supernatural powers, ghosts/demons, and a guy who’s a real hotty.  Fair enough to assume this makes for a decent book right?  Well, I went ahead and said “sure, sounds pretty interesting.
I was definitely spot on in saying it would be interesting.  Shiloh is kind of this, unaware girl who knows there’s something a little bit different and off about her, but isn’t really sure what it is.  She takes a job at an old house with this guy Evans – who’s actually the hotty’s uncle! Her best friend is the one that pushed her to apply.
What we don’t really understand straight off is why she was granted the job – but later, find out that all other potential applicants feared working in the house because it’s supposedly haunted.  So what happens when Shiloh takes the job?  Learning about her past and her present was a lot to handle – what kid wouldn’t be like “are you kidding me” when they’re told they’re a heritage witch?
All in all, it’s a great read that’s full of mystery and wonder. To really get a glimmer into the book, I’ll leave you with a couple of paragraphs of one of my favorite parts – which doesn’t give away the story…but makes you fall into a love/hate relationship with Trent.
He laughed uneasily. “What? I’m not unflappable."
“Excellent. Then start flapping.” I leaned forward and raised my eyebrows.
Trent sighed and closed his eyes. “It’s hard to explain. Sometimes, I want to forgive him, except…” He opened his eyes and they were full of pain. “I really don’t wanna talk about this.” He clenched his hands. “We should go. Uncle Tony is gonna start to wonder where you are.” He stood, throwing cash on the table.
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the outrageously awesome review. I hope your followers appreciated the post and are interested in reading my debut novel, Beautifully Broken. :- )

    ~Sherry

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