Friday, July 15, 2011

Review: Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule

Beautifully Broken
Author:Sherry Soule
Release Date: June 30, 2011
Publisher: Firelight Publishing
Spellbound Book #1
ISBN:  0976180472
ISBN13: 9780976180470
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Publisher

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.
I really enjoyed BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN. The main character Shiloh was a fresh, Snarky, intriguing heroine. I really enjoyed getting to know her as she learned who she was and what she can do. The story was paced perfectly, filled with spooky suspenseful scenes, and great paranormal events. The slowly progressing romance between Shiloh and Trent had its ups and downs and seemed real. Sherry's writing was smooth and descriptive. She made everything flow beautifully. The cover of the book kinda drew me in, I wanted to read BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN before I even saw the description so I'm glad it lived up to my expectations of beautiful cover should equal beautiful book. The book left off at a cliffhanger so I'm interested to see how Shiloh feels about everything that has happened to her when Sherry brings out book 2.

I gave it 4/5 stars