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.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This was a well written young adult book. I enjoy reading a variety of books and this one was somewhat different. It was very toned down with kissing being the furthest the characters got (which is good since it is a young adult book). Many Young Adult book have sex scenes in them. Even if they don't go into detail they almost always have them, but this one is different which is good because not all teens have sex. Quite honestly, I don't think there should be any sex scenes in Young Adult books.
Anyways, now that my rant is done, I can go on about the book. This book was refreshing with ghost hunting being the main topic. It made me think of the TV show Supernatural but with a paranormal twist.
If you like paranormal books with slight romance, then this is the book for you to read!
About the Author:
Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a bestselling YA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. In addition to writing, she works as an editor for two publishers, as well as select indie authors. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs and lots of dragons. Kimber Leigh is addicted to romance, video games, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!)
Winner of 2015 Silver Medal for YA Mystery/Horror in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
Winner 2014 Rising Star Award at the BTS Book Review Magazine Red Carpet Awards