{Review+G!veaway} Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton

July 9, 2012 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews 24

Today I have a review and giveaways for the Lonely Souls blog tour. Check out the rest of the tour stops HERE 
Pages: 290 
Publication Date: June 29, 2012
Age Group: YA
Source: ARC from Author
Series: Witch Avenue Coven #1
Challenge(s): Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge,Witches and withcraft challenge, ABC challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon

Summary(from Goodreads):

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.

Lonely souls is the first book in a new series by Karice Bolton. I really like Karice’s take on the paranormal. Her books are always really interesting reads. I particularly enjoyed Lonely Souls because it gave me a look into the world of covens and witches. I love seeing each others individual takes on magic and covens in particular. I don’t have very much knowledge on the subject of my own but out of the few witch coven books and series I have read, there always seems to be a slightly different spin on some aspect, and finding these differences is what I like most while reading.

The Witch Avenue series looks like it is going to be really good. I like Triss. Logan described her as bossy, but in a lovable way. And I think that is the perfect description of her. She certainly is bossy and a little stuck in her ways, but in a totally relatable way. At least for me. And Logan is kind and loyal but he seems to get lost within himself a lot throughout the book. It’s funny, Triss’ friends commented about Triss being very guarded, and throughout the story I thought that Logan was the guarded one. He would close himself off at the slightest mention of his “past”. I understand why, but after the first few times, i was really hoping that he would open up to Triss a little more. I’m excited to see how he grows in the next book. And man oh man, did triss really make him work for her affections. Poor Logan! But I think that they make a great team, regardless of their relationship status.

Lonely Souls has a kind of dark feel about it, and I liked that about the book! There are some pretty neat spells thrown in, some good action, a little romance, and a lot of mystery. I thought it was a pretty awesome combination. I can’t wait to find out what is to come of triss’ mother, and what is in store for Logan and Triss in the next book. Ms. Bolton, I am officially a fan!

4/5 gavels

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Author Bio:

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.
The Lonely Souls blog tour is hosting a giveaway where you have a chance to win 3 awesome prize packs! Here is what you can win, just fill out the rafflecopter below*

*note: these giveaways are not sponsored by Book Briefs, and I will not be shipping the prizes out to you. The blog tour will be handling the prizes. 

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Blog Tour Giveaway (Int)

1st prize)
    *paperback copy of Lonely Souls
    * $15Amazon Card

2nd prize)
    *paperback copy of Lonely Souls
    * $10 Amazon Card

Grand Prize (Int)
    * Arrowhead Necklace (pic attached)
    * $50 Amazon card
    * paperback of Lonely Souls

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24 Responses to “{Review+G!veaway} Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton”

  1. June M.

    Thank you for the great giveaways and good luck with the blog tour. I am sure I will be seeing you on many stops 🙂

  2. NoraA

    Now that I’ve read the book blurb I need to know how this book ends… that means I need to win it. I’m short of book buying money, and there’s no way my local library will stock it. LOL

  3. Suz Reads

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway! This book sounds great and I would love to win it!

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