Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Review: Tortured Souls (The Orion Circle #1) by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Title: Tortured Souls (The Orion Circle #1)
Author: Kimber Leigh Wheaton
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Release Date: July 28, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

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.



This was a fantastic introduction to The Orion Circle, an special club that investigates paranormal mysteries, hauntings, and tries to assist the unwanted ghosties on their way to the other side.  Kacie is a new addition, invited after a current member (and serious crush) finds out she can see and communicate with spirits.  But this time the spirit she sees isn't just annoying or needing help, it wants Kacie.  And it will do just about anything to have her.

This spirit is incredibly nasty and has quite a history that the Orion Circle has to figure out before they can get rid of it.  The journey if very exciting, and all the little clues dropped throughout the story all come together brilliantly.

There is a romance between Logan and Kacie, but while it is somewhat important, the real story is defeating the Foxblood Demon.


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