Thursday, August 25, 2011

Review: Beautifully Broken; Sherry Soule (giveaway)

Publisher: Moonlight Publishing (June 29, 2011)
Language: English


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 Review

 Original! I have recently started to read more freaky books and this is a good one. It did have a bit of what I consider gore, but I'm also one to close my eyes during movies. Beautifully Broken was written in a lyrically beautiful way. As much to my surprise it went well with the the freakish events that took place. 

    Shiloh is not just an ordinary girl. She's 16 and finding her way with witchcraft, demons, boys (ahem, one boy), and a whole lot of death. I could never imagine living in a place where the founding families 1st born children tend to be picked off, never to be seen again. I did feel Shiloh was a little to scatter brained and didn't seem to understand the value of death, the characters were all well written, I just didn't get the mourning over the deaths that would happen in real life. Trent and Shiloh, I personally believe they make a perfect couple, both are royally screwed up and seem to have multiple personalities. One of the lines reminded me of the movie Casper, “Seriously? If I tell you I like you too, can I keep you forever?”. Well that's what I took from it anyways.

Beautifully Broken seemed to have it all. I think the mystery it what I enjoyed most. The twist was great and unexpected. I normally never quote directly from the book but this sentence is beautiful and a bit freaky. "The wind that blew through the trees and whipped through my hair was full of the whispering sounds of chilling, ghostly cries."

  I do recommend this to anyone who loves paranormal YA reads, it will keep you on your toes. I'm still getting over the visual images Sherry has permanently burn in my brain.

Find Sherry Soule here

So you want to Read Beautifully Broken?

Well how about a chance to win a copy?
Here's how:
Must be a US resident
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Must Follow Sherry Soule's Blog
Must leave a comment with you email

Thanks to Sherry Soule for giving me a chance to read her wonderful ebook and sponsoring a book for a giveaway.

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shirleytemple83 said...

It looks so good! Im a GFC follower shirleytemple83!

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Blodeuedd said...

Since I do not do YA pnr then it is not for me. But I can still enjoy a review

samantha35 said...

great giveaway
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Jessica said...

Thank you for the giveaway! This is one that has been added to my purchase list.

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Audrey said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
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TinaBuriedUnderBooks said...

Your review makes me want to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Suz Korb said...

Ooh, this book sounds good. And I'm not opposed to a bit of gore, it's what I write too! A bit. lol ;)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

What an amazing review! Count me in. :-)

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Jessy said...

I'm due for an original book. Thanks for he glowing review. I'll be sure to check this out.

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Sherry Soule said...

Thanks for sharing your fabulous review!

I hope your followers appreciated the post and are interested in reading my debut novel, Beautifully Broken. :- )


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Çråz¥ K¥ said...

great giveaway. Thanks!

Library Lady said...

This book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Alicia0605 said...

Sounds like a great book!

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Lieder Madchen said...

This book looks great, thank you for sharing!

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Zibilee said...

Ooh, I love a book with a great twist, and it sounds like this one had other things going for it on top of that! Great review on this one Liz! I am so glad that you enjoyed it!

Jennie said...

This book sounds so awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Jolene and Family said...

Great review, I would love to read this, thanks for the chance to win

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Bwyatt said...

Sounds fantastic! Thanks for the review and giveaway.
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Jessica said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I'll have to add this one to my list.

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Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I love a good twisty, freaky tale, can't wait.
I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards and from the US
I follow Sherry's blog too


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