Thursday, August 7, 2014

Review: Tortured Souls

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.
Rating: 4/5 Stars
I've always had a thing for paranormal hunter TV shows, so when I read the synopsis for this book, I was extremely excited. To me, this book read just like one of the paranormal hunter TV shows that I've seen. While reading this book, I was working a graveyard shift and there were a few times where I was looking over my shoulder or staring at shadows to find out what they came from. Don't get me wrong, the book isn't a horror story, nor is it very scary, but ghosts are just spooky to me, so it was a fun and spooky evening all around.

I feel that the characters in this book were very well developed and easy to relate to. I loved Kacie as a character and felt that the trouble that she had suffered through with her mother's abandonment and later admission of powers were just a travesty. No child should have to suffer due to their own parents denial from fear of themselves.

My only real complaint was how easy Kacie and Logan's relationship just glided into a romance. At the start of the book, Logan was just a crush that she had never even really spoken to, but very quickly into the story, they were already girlfriend/boyfriend. I found this very unrealistic, even if they share similar powers. Honestly, I feel that Daniel was a much better choice for her. <3 br="" daniel="">
Overall I think this is a great start to a new series that I could definitely get into. I look forward to the next book!

A must read for any paranormal lover, be it TV or Books!
About the Author
Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs, four cats, and lots of dragons. No, she doesn't live on a farm, she just loves animals. Kimber Leigh is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate--not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she'll take a chocolate covered superhero!) She currently lives in San Antonio, TX but has been somewhat a rolling stone in life, having resided in several different cities and states.


  1. Thanks so much for reviewing Tortured Souls! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)