- Author: Karice Bolton
- Title: (Witch Avenue Series 1-3) Lonely Souls, Altered Souls, Released Souls
- Age Group: New Adult
- Genre: Paranormal Romance
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It’s two weeks before Triss turns 18, and her world is about to change into the most magical one imaginable as she readies herself to enter The Witch Avenue Order… that is until her mother’s disappearance. Instead of celebrating her transformation, she finds herself spreading rose petals into her mother’s empty grave.
When Logan, her best friend from junior high, moves back to town for college, he vows to help her find the answers she so desperately seeks surrounding her mother’s disappearance. As they begin uncovering clues, it becomes apparent that the life of white magic they both grew up loving is not what the majority practices, and their lives are in danger.
With a haunting feeling that her mother may still be alive, she begins to hear a call to the wilderness. Triss realizes that in order to find the answers she needs, she must learn the ways of her ancestors and become the hunter, not the hunted before it’s too late, and she becomes part of the lonely souls.
The realm of Altered Souls brings nothing but unrest, deceit, and pain forcing Triss to come face to face with heartbreak from her past.
Facing a betrayal like never before, Triss questions everything she thought she knew about her family, coven, and abilities.
With the help of Logan, she embarks on a journey enabling her to confront the dark side of magic and the person who controls it. Realizing Triss’s ancestors have been seduced for centuries by the dark side, Triss and Logan must ensure no more in their world fall victim to the realm of Altered Souls, even if that means ending the ones they love.
Triss and Logan’s love is becoming stronger by the day as they harness the powers between them, but will that make them blind to the evil they’re facing?
After uncovering startling information about her family, Triss is determined to right the wrongs of her ancestors. Triss and Logan uncover who has infiltrated the covens across the globe, and they realize the plans of the dark side are far more sinister than they’d ever imagined.
As the power of this hidden world is exposed, Triss learns her role in the covens. With Logan, Dace and Bakula’s assistance, Triss is now able to fully realize the abilities her ancestors have given her.
It won’t be long until the dark forces regain their strength, especially as their leader, Eben, continues his quest for a power that can never be revoked. Triss must stop him before it is too late.
Firstly, being the cover whore that I am, I was so excited about these covers! The first is, of course, my favorite! With what many would believe to be a horrible display of spider webs, but I thought it fit brilliantly since Triss finds herself in a web right from the beginning. The other covers are just as ghostly, and yes, definitely intriguing, and I think they really lived up to the synopsis of each! I love it when the outside matches the beauty that is within!
As for these stories… absolute brilliant start. I was left just as curious as Triss and wondered what in the world is going on in this story. I have heard that you want to start the action around page twelve or so, for screenplays, well this started immediately! You can literally feel the tension ebbing from the pages. And the deeper you get into the story, the more the tension, and the intrigue, grows.
The first in this series actually delves into the relationship between Logan and Triss, and being that Paranormal Romance is like my THING, I totally loved this! But, if you’re looking for more paranormal and less romance don’t stop at book one! Things start to really get interesting and I began to be curious as to who you could really trust in Altered Souls. I could pretty much guess who was on what side, but the paranormal aspect definitely was notched up quite a bit!
What I love is how Triss really grows in this series. Each book is a step up for her. Although there may have been a slow start with Lonely Souls, Released Souls will just leave you begging for more!
About the Author
Karice married the love of her life who she met in high school, and she still can’t get over how cute and funny he is. They have two English Bulldogs that are the sweetest bullies in the world, and they use their cuteness to get what they want. Karice loves the snow and gravitates towards the stuff as often as possible! She enjoys skiing and tries really hard to snowboard, but often makes a nice little area to sit while everyone zips by on their board. She enjoys writing, and she also loves to read just about anything with print.