Star Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Published on/by: June 29th 2014 by Sea Dragon Press (first published June 28th 2014)
Page Count: 227 pages
Sometimes Rest in Peace isn’t an option.
Kacie Ramsey sees ghosts—and it’s ruining her life. Her mother left, her father blames her, and no matter how hard she tries, she can’t keep the ghosts away. Now a new power has emerged. Nightly visions of grisly murders and a relentless predator draw her to the brink of insanity.
When the phantom appears at a party, Kacie’s longtime crush, Logan, saves her. He invites her to join the Orion Circle, a group of supernatural hunters with chapters in schools all over the country. Through the Circle, Kacie learns to embrace her spiritual powers, and for the first time in her life she feels in control rather than a victim.
But the Foxblood Demon will not give up so easily. A demented serial killer in life who trapped the souls of the thirteen children he murdered, imprisoning them within the walls of his mansion. Now in death, he plots his return while drawing power from the pure souls of the children. He recognizes something in Kacie he’s never seen before—a medium powerful enough to provide a vessel for his tainted soul.
Kacie can’t ignore the tortured souls of the children crying out to her every night. With Logan at her side, she will fight the Foxblood Demon. But can they banish this powerful phantom, or will Kacie lose not only her body, but her eternal soul to the monster.
NON-SPOILERY MINI REVIEW:
What do you get when you have a sweet, relatable main protagonist with insane spirit powers, a kind and swoon-worthy love interest and a weirdo serial killer? You get oodles of fun, that’s what. This book was extremely enjoyable with comical secondary characters and plenty of spooky spirit encounters to keep you on your toes. I really loved the interactions and the fact that the characters were not perfect and had flaws too. The pacing of this book was great and I found myself speeding through the pages which I feel is essential in a good book. While I enjoyed the banter and the pacing, I do have to say that I wasn’t too keen on the development of the romance, mainly because it was a pre-existing crush and so we didn’t get a lot of build-up and explanation about their attraction with each other in the beginning. Overall, it was really fun and I’ll definitely pick up Book 2 of ‘The Orion Circle’ series!
GET THE TORTURED SOUL EXPERIENCE IN A PLAYLIST!
I’ve been listening to this playlist while reading the book and I can say with certainty that I’m pretty impressed that each of these songs fit SO WELL with the story.
- Iridescent by Linkin Park
- Without You from Rent
- When I See You Smile by Bad English
- Whisper by Evanescence
- Criticize by Adelita’s Way
- Through Glass by Stone Sour
- Silent Lucidity by Queensryche
- Home by Daughtry
- Heaven nor Hell by Volbeat
- Die Trying by Art of Dying
- I’ll Follow You by Shinedown
- Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold
- Enter Sandman by Metallica
- Hero by Skillet
Check out the playlist on spotify!
Disclaimer: A copy of Tortured Souls was given to me by the author for an honest review!