[Review] Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton


 

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.

**eBook provided in exchange for an honest review by the author**

I don't normally go for paranormal books, but for some reason the synopsis hooked me!
Kacie has a talent. Without sounding 6th sense-ish "I can see dead people." well, at least their ghosts. For weeks, Kacie has been having a reoccurring nightmare. Every night,  Kacie see's  the body of a young girl lying at un-natural angles on the floor.
Kacie's always blocked out her talent after her mother left her, Gavin and her Dad. To her, it's felt like a curse to her that's ruined their family. That is, until Logan Finley comes along. I don't know why, but something about Logan's and Kacie's relationship creeped me out, and that's with a capital C. There is nothing wrong with it, but it was a surprise to read towards the end that she's 15 (this might be obvious to other readers, but to me, it wasn't)  It's like one second they're strangers and he's her crush and then they're acting like they've dated for years! Far too comfortable far too quickly for me... and I swear my hormones weren't like that at 15... not that I can remember that far back!
Anyway, the story....
It had me gripped!
To the point where I was trying to have a social life but made sure I could be home and in bed for 9pm, just so that I could spend a few hours reading!
Yardley made MY skin crawl. I felt claustrophobic and on edge reading certain points because I was so caught up in it, even fearing the life of some of the characters towards the end! I could see many possibilities for the outcome.
If you love Supernatural and Ghost Hunters... you'll love this story! It was as if the author mashed both their world together and then some. 
Very intricate with so much thought into the process and also the supernatural world! Nothing is mythical in this series by the sounds of it, and I hope I can get back to read the rest!



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