Monday, February 13, 2012

Review: Beautifully Broken (Spellbound #1) by Sherry Soule

Title: Beautifully Broken (Spellbound #1)
Author: Sherry Soule
Published: August 30th 2011 by Moonlight Publishing
Book Description:
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

My Thoughts:
Thirteenth daughter. Heritage witch. Demon slayer

Debts Must Be Paid
  I was lucky enough to be given this book directly from the author.  I was excited to read this!  The plot is interesting; I love stories with witches and ghosts.  I was drawn to Shiloh’s world instantly. The Gothic theme, haunted house, wraiths and a hot guy made this book a fun read. I was completely hooked! I couldn’t put this book down. I finish reading Beautifully Broken in one sitting.
Whispering Willow is not like every town with secrets, the town is cursed.  The town’s teenagers are vanishing without a trace. Shiloh, the town freak, thanks to her family’s past is being haunted by an evil entity. Not only she was being haunted but she can see spirits, shadows and wraiths. She kept her unusual talent and tried to live normally. The story truly unfolds when she landed a job in Ravenhurst Manor, the town’s haunted house. They say the Donovans, the family owner of the manor was cursed. That knowledge about the house didn’t hinder Shiloh to work there…  But something or should I say someone else?  A wraith is mercilessly haunting her, chandeliers falling and a shadow saying cryptic messages. A new guy is in town and Shiloh has her eyes on him. Not only is he hot, but he is a Donavan. There is something about him that draws her in …. Is he the shadow’s next victim? Shiloh now finds herself breaking the curse if meant saving Trent and the ones she loves. Secrets  will be revealed and she is not who she thinks she is. 

I love like how the author kept me hooked. Beautifully Broken is a page turner. She has the talent to make your heart pump fast. I was hella scared for Shiloh!!  How can she handle her situation quite well? How can she act normally? I admire how she handles her situations. She’s strong, brave and witty. Trent is sizzling hot! The way Sherry describes him made my mouth water.  I also love the minor characters especially the small demons; I don’t know why I find them so adorable.
What I don’t like is how fast Shiloh and Trent’s relationship is.  Is it love at first sight?  Too much hormones for me.  I can’t distinguish if they are just physically attracted or just lusty?

Overall, this book is spell binding.  A great thriller and paranormal read! I recommend this book to people who love the Secret Circle series. I look forward for the Second book.

I give this book 4 whales.



  1. This book looks amazing, *heavysigh* yes unfortunately I am one of those people who judge the book by its cover. Anyhow, you review has settled it for, I am now going to get my hands on this book somehow some way.
    Oh I love your blog by the way, the whale is adorable!
    If you get the chance I'd really LOVE some feedback on my blogs, I'm just a newbie so its been hard getting the word out. If your interested her's the links VVV

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    1. Glad you like my review, We checked out your blog :D New follower -TheUnseelieNerd

  2. Just over from Book Blogs, love your blog it's so pretty.
    Beautifully Broken sounds like a fascinating read.
    I am going to follow your blog and would love it if you could check out mine and maybe follow if you like what you see.

    1. Hi Barbara, Thanks for stopping by :D Saw you blog, New Followe :D -TheUnseelieNerd

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



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