Hello Lovelies ❤
I have been on a Romance genre binge (which you can see by the recent type of books/blogtours I have reviewed), so getting back to my roots in YA genre was so much fun!
So a little but heartfelt Thanks to Sage’s Blog Tours and the lovely author, Erica for this opportunity 🙂
Have good weekend ahead, peeps 🙂
When Ava Flynn walks away from a scholarship to Georgetown and moves into her grandmother’s abandoned summer home in coastal Maine, she steps into the center of a centuries-old curse. On her first night, she notices a mysterious leather-clad stranger looking up at her third-story window. For weeks, everywhere she goes, Ava catches more glimpses of him, but she can never get close enough to find out who he is.
Over three hundred years ago, Lady Catherine Fairchild risked everything to protect her unborn child, sending a ripple through time that would change Ava’s future. As the mystery unravels, the horrifying consequences of Lady Catherine’s choices drag Ava deeper into a world she never knew existed, trapping her in a conflict that’s been raging since before she was born. A winner-take-all battle for her soul.
Splintered souls begins with a Lady leaving her house in the middle of the night to go to a witch – in the past. And dam if that scene itself didn’t grip my attention from the last and the book didn’t let it go till the end.
That one scene set the tone for the rest of the book and let me tell you, that my expectations were sky high at this point.
We then meet Ava, her brother Josh and their mom in the middle of a move to a new house after her dad passed away. Now, Ava had the opportunity to go to Georgetown but compromising for the sake of her family she decides to go to a local community college.
Now she believes that she will be having the typical college experience – and she would have if it wasn’t for the one seriously hot guy she keeps seeing everywhere and that would be fun, if not for the fact only she keeps seeing this guy, an no one else.
Ava, in the start was easy to like. One of the millions of average college girl who is just trying to enjoy her life, she is nothing out of the ordinary. And I liked, because finding ordinary in YA genre is like finding a brilliant diamond in the midst of coal. So it irritated me a bit, when I found myself exasperated with Ava – majorly because I would have liked to see a bit of fire in her instead of her accepting everything that happened to her at face value.
A little heads up, Splintered Souls also has one thing I really really don’t like – Love Triangles – I am a straightforward person and I really don’t understand how you can be pushed in two different directions and when I can’t understand, let alone feel the emotions of characters I am investing in, then it seems like I have failed the characters and myself to boot.
So imagine my surprise or rather shock, that I not only understood the reason for this love triangle, it even had me gripped and feelings everything that Ava was feeling! And that my dear, is a credit to the author.
Lastly, but never ever the least, the writing is absilutely damn perfect and I loved how easily I could immerse myself into this world that Erica created. Now that I have read her YA book, I am even more intrigued and definitely interested in reading more of her adult books. I have a feeling that those books would be one amazing ride!
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If you are in the mood for an intriguing YA book, then this should definitely be your pick. Do not even hesitate. Just pick it up 😀
After walking away from her career as a business banker to pursue writing full-time, Erica Lucke Dean moved from the hustle and bustle of the big city to a small tourist town in the North Georgia Mountains, where she lives in a 90-year-old haunted farmhouse with her workaholic husband, her 180lb lap dog, and at least one ghost. When she’s not writing or tending to her collection of crazy chickens and diabolical ducks, she’s either reading bad fan fiction or singing karaoke in the local pub. Much like the main character in her newest book, To Katie With Love, Erica is a magnet for disaster, and has been known to trip on air while walking across flat surfaces. How she’s managed to survive this long is one of life’s great mysteries.