Saturday, August 18, 2012
Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule
The Story- Sixteen-year old Shiloh Ravenwolf is a heritage witch. She is also the thirteenth daughter born in the family line. From a young age she begins to see shadows, but with a cold mother and a father who doesn't want to know, she is on her own.
Shiloh takes a summer job at the local hunted mansion, Ravenhurst, and meets handsome Trent Donovan. Romance blossoms, but ghosts block the path to true love. Plus, there's the problem of the demon picking off children from the town's original founders. Is Shiloh the only person who can save the town?
My Thoughts- There is definite intrigue surrounding the town Shiloh lives in. From the very beginning you wonder what kind of curse the town is under, and what is stalking and killing the youth. I do have to say that this book was a bit too dark for my tastes. But, for those who like the creep out factor, you'll probably love it. I found the demon tense and threatening, and several of the deaths were vivid, the brain splattering kind.
Shiloh's character is well written, but often times I felt she was that friend you have that never shuts up. Things often got way too wordy and I just had to skip ahead. Plus, I didn't think she took an active enough role in the beginning of the story. Her friends are dying, but she just reads some grimoires. It's not until over half way through the book that she begins training.
Overall, a dark paranormal that will interest older YA readers.