Rave Reviews of the Charmed Chronicles




WITCHY WICKEDNESS
Newly updated and expanded 2017 editions
(formerly titled, Beautifully Broken)


https://www.amazon.com/Sherry-Soule/e/B0104Y33KKhttps://www.amazon.com/Sherry-Soule/e/B0104Y33KK


(Reviews of the originally first published edition)
 
Source: We Fancy Books
"Goosebumps all over! I thought this book failed me the 'scary' part because at first I really didn't feel anything. But I was wrong!!! This book is really creepy! ....This books is very unpredictable, that means the plots are unique. I love how you could easily understand what the situation is trying to convey, or a description of a picture. In totality, this book is awesome sauce!!! The book ended with so many questions left unanswered and I cannot wait for the next one!"

Source: The Escapism Project
"...I would read this book again–in fact I’ve already read it twice–and I tell you, the action and the setting are very well-written. Beautifully Broken is a good book. You’ll be at the edge of your seat, because it’s spooky. Though I’m generally not a huge fan of ghost stories, I strongly suggest you give it a chance, and can’t wait to read more by this author!"


Source: 21st Century Once Upon a Times
Shiloh's family has secrets, which may just be darker than she realized - uncovering them may lead to finding answers that she'll wish she never knew. But Shiloh is desperate to solve the case, find those who have disappeared and to finally find out what happened to her that night. And why a Darkness she can't explain resides inside of her, ready to be let free.
Beautifully broken, Shiloh must see this through to the end - as the Thirteenth Daughter it is her heritage. And her fate.


“…I haven't had the chance before of reading a book where the characters for me, felt real. I remember the sensation of going into the book and following the characters as the story unfolded. The way the author brought life to the storyline and all the characters is something I feel not many authors can fully do, but I believe Ms. Soule did it with ease… This book was an amazing read and I recommend that all readers check out this book and fall into the story, letting it guide you and see where it takes you.”

Source: Confessions of a Book Addict
“...Soule’s book was entertaining, funny, scary, and addicting until the very end. My fingers itched to reach the last page, simply because I wanted to know all the secrets being kept from Shiloh. Also, the concluding sentences have me eagerly anticipating the sequel…I recommend Beautifully Broken to those who love a fun, but spooky and witchy tale of a teenager coming of age, even if in an undesirable atmosphere. If you like characters who have spunk and don’t care about how the world perceives him/her, then this might be a book for you to check out.”

“There's something so interesting about a book set in a town with a dark past and secrets just begging to be unearthed. In the small town of Fallen Oaks, the dark isn't always still, and shadows don't always just stay shadows. At least not for Shiloh who has a very logical fear of the dark… Shiloh was a great main character. She was quirky-in a good way-and had a lot of spunk. She was very original and seemed to know who she was and what she wanted. I liked Trent very much. He had so much to him. He was cocky to hide his insecurity and inside he was kind of broken. They both were. Which was why they worked together so well… One of my favorite things about this book was how spooky it was. There were ghosts, demons, and a creepy house all mixed up with this back-story that I was dying to figure out. Craven Manor almost seemed alive at times and I was a mix of excited and scared whenever Shiloh was there. There were twists, secrets, and so many things I never saw coming…  Beautifully Broken was a roller-coaster ride that I was sad to get off of. It was creepy, different, adorable, and the perfect read for the month of October. Go buy this book, get a big bag of Halloween candy, and find a comfy chair and don't get up until you've read every page and most likely eaten all the candy.”
 
Source: Book Bite Reviews  
"....I enjoyed reading Beautifully Broken [dark urban fantasy]. It was very different from what I am used to reading and very deep. You really got to pay attention while reading to understand everything that goes on, because a LOT goes on. I didn't like parts of the romance, because I wish there were more likable things about Trent. Overall he was kind of douche-y so I really like how the book ended. I loved how dark (literally) this world was and loved all the creatures. I will more than likely continue with this series and I recommend it for those who like things that go bump in the night."

Source: Omnom Books Blog  
Rating: 5 stars
"Eerie, humorous, and romantic, Beautifully Broken is a potent story about young witch Shiloh and the curse that threatens her town. Highly entertaining, I would definitely recommend this to any fan of YA paranormal romance! The plot was definitely one of my favorite things about this novel, I almost always find that most YA books have strayed away from the creepy stuff; but not Soule. She added just the right amount of eeriness to accentuate the supernatural aspects of the book and get your heart pumping, though not so much as to subtract from the other light-hearted themes. The concept of the curse was one in particular that fascinated me, and as Shiloh navigated her way through the secrets and lies about her heritage I found myself just as captivated as she was..."

This was a very interesting read. It was full of mystery and adventure. The witches were a unique blend of modern Wiccan and ancient witchcraft. It was quite a journey for Shiloh as she began to realize she was much more than just the town weirdo. She is definitely different from other girls, but as she begins to accept the truth she realizes she may have gifts that make her strong & powerful enough to save others from the evil that lurks around Fallen Oaks. There are lots of distractions, though, and one of those comes in the form of the gorgeous Trent Donovan- the town bad boy with the fast car & sexy eyes that just happens to live in a haunted house. There are plenty of surprise twists to keep you on your toes and the ending will leave you screaming for more!

Rating: 5 stars
“This book is intense in the most amazing way. I could not put this down. When I did it was all I could think about. I can honestly say I wasn't sure if I was going to like this. Throughout the first half my feelings were kinda mixed. The second half made me wonder what in the world I was thinking. This book is so amazing. It left me dying for more…I loved it with all my heart. And I can't wait for the sequel, so I can see where this story is going to go. I highly recommend.”

Source: Page Turner Reviews  
“…Fast-paced, thrilling, humorous, and mysterious book this was. It gave me creeps, but at the same time made me crack up. Reading Shiloh's dialogue made me believe she was fearless, which I love in a protagonist. Even though Shiloh was, in reality, scared as a chicken, her words made me think differently. The only downfall in the book is that the more important stuff didn't get a lot of spotlight. It didn't make me not want to read the story, it just left me curious about things… I certainly plan on reading the next book in the series. The ending was a shocker; I truly didn't expect it. I really want to know what happens between Shiloh and Trent. I recommend you check this book out if you are a paranormal romance fanatic and love a good chiller book. I hope it leaves you on the edge of your seat.”

Source: Books with Bite 
"Fun, scary, and very engaging, this is a book you are going to want to read! As soon as I started this book, I knew I loved it. Drawn in by amazing writing, I fell right into the story. What I like most about this book is the great plot line. I love small towns that hold secrets just waiting to be unfolded. Not to mention that the main character is a witch... Soule's writing style as well as the plot pacing goes is spot on. I really like that towards the end, it exploded in front of you with all the secrets exposed and action going on. An engaging and intriguing book, Beautifully Broken is a book you want to pick up."



"...It was more than just a ghost story.  It’s got a little bit of everything paranormal thrown in, or at least the very beginnings of it.  I can tell there’ll be more to come…  The characters were great as well. The characters were diverse and interesting, from Evans to Trent to Jillian.  They all vary in their motivations, interests, and attitudes.  That was nice...
Have I mentioned Trent?  Yup.  Total hottie.  Kind of that badass, tough guy exterior with a good heart underneath it all.  I really liked the scenes where he and Shiloh were together, even though it definitely leaned more toward a “lust” story than a “love” story for most of the novel.  Maybe once or twice it went into that weird “Uh, is he trying to kiss her or eat her face?”  But mostly I was more than happy to just be reading about Trent... Overall, I really liked it.  It’s a complex tale that takes risks that I don’t normally see in YA books.  It’s not afraid to make Shiloh a strong female heroine.  Very interested to see where the next book takes us."

Source: Authors by Authors Reviews  
Rating: 5 stars
"The story was written well, and the main character had a great voice. The small town, Fallen Oaks, had a dark history full of magic, ghosts, and people disappearing. Many of the people and places seemed to me to have something to hide. I did laugh a few times at her snarky attitude, loved when she thought, "cryptic much?" Because I was thinking the same thing... The characters had rich histories, and the house of
Craven Manor was a quite a character itself. It was a bit darker than most YA I have read, but then again, as a mother of teens, I think they would like that." 

Rating: 5 stars
"First book in what promises to be an exceptional series. This book has it all, ghosts, romance, suspense, magic, and a haunted historic mansion. Being the history nerd I am, I instantly related to Shiloh's interest in restoring old buildings. It's always been a dream of mine to fix up an old house but I hope it's not inhabited by the paranormal creatures that Shiloh has to deal with throughout the book. Ghosts are one thing but demons are just creepy, especially when they want to steal your soul... Shiloh was a great main character who definitely went through a lot of changes and self-discovery throughout the book. She never gave up when things were tough, but instead worked even harder to protect her friends and improve her powers. Shiloh's relationship with Trent gave me goosebumps, as there was an abundance of steamy kisses. If you're looking for a good paranormal romance be sure to check out Beautifully Broken."

Source: YA Bound  
Rating: 5 stars
"...Overall, a fun, intense, super sexy read, that lovers of Paranormal Romance will devour! Shiloh has it pretty tough. I felt for her immediately. She has an estranged relationship with her mom, and no one to confide in about the strange things that are happening to her. I was very happy when Evans came into the story. An older father figure who shouldered some of the heaviness and guided her, trained her, and became her mentor. Dude, they were just like Buffy and Giles. But, without the physical training, insert magic with a twist of "Charmed,” and this pop culture read was seriously fun and entertaining. Trent was my kind of bad boy. I loved him from the start. And, can you say sexy? Soule has the sexy down. Shiloh and Trent’s relationship was steamy to the max. I had to reread moments between them, I just loved their banter and physical attraction. Major swoon. Was there some magical element driving them together? I can’t wait to find out. It definitely makes me want the next installment."

Rating: 5 worms
"Wow! This is a fantastic read! It is captivating! Brilliantly written. This alluring tale is original and yet classic at the same time. It is more than just your average story of good (light) versus evil (dark), no; this is a story of jealousy, greed, betrayal, sacrifice, desire, and love. It is a story of what happen when what a person wants corrupts them into doing the unthinkable, and the results of that corruption. I was left wondering...what price is too high? The characters are fantastic. They are creatively and carefully constructed. Their lives, relationships, interactions, and emotions are so realistic that I was instantly invested in their lives. Sherry Soule has created a mystery steeped in history and heritage, and hidden by fear, lies, deception, and secrecy. I was thrilled with the witchcraft/Wiccan/Native American Shaman combination of magic. The plot twists and turns, by the end of the book I was hanging on to my seat unable to read fast enough to find out more! Now, I can't wait for the next book in the series!"

Rating: 5 butterflies
"A great YA paranormal read that I highly recommend! I read the description, okay a book about a witch, curse, and haunted house. Been done a million times right? Well not the way Sherry Soule has done it. It felt to me that a ton of research and background went into this story. I would think as an adult to write in the “voice” of a teenager and portray their feelings would be difficult but Sherry did a great job. I especially enjoyed the last 100 or so pages. By that point, I already wanted to jump right into book two that is not even out yet! ...I think the characters played out perfectly. There were plenty of surprises throughout that gave me quite a shock, and I love that in a story. I think not only Sherry Soule but her Charmed Chronicles have a lot of potential and cannot wait to read more. I am excited for book two as the end left some unfinished business."

Rating: 5 stars
"...Charmed Chronicles is one that I am anxiously awaiting the next book! This book reminds me of a scary movie that you are watching and you are shouting at the main character “DON’T LOOK BEHIND THAT DOOR!” It is thrilling and intense. Soule envelops you in the plot and made this book a real page-turner. There are so many emotions that are happening between the characters, it is hard not to be immersed in this story. You never know what is going to happen next. I love that it is so unpredictable."

Source: Demons Read Too  
"A fun, dark and witchy read The book feels well researched and the writing flows well, as Shiloh learns quite a bit about Wicca and her inherent talents along with us. This is a time when first person narration really helps the book. There is definitely an eerie vibe to this story as ghosts and creepy shadows impose themselves on Shiloh’s everyday life... She earns her ‘weird’ badge amongst the town’s inhabitants easily enough. The supernatural plays a heavy role in this story, rather than over-relying on the angst to drive the plot. The angst is there though, but it’s more a story of Shiloh as she embarks towards her transformation from novice, to the powerful witch she’s destined to become."

Source: Books of Love Reviews
Rating: 5 hearts
"...This book really was excellent! This book is like a decadent desert you just want to savor, like a rich piece of chocolate that you can't put down. What I really liked about the book was that the writing was very strong. Strong in that I felt the characters were written as smart, intelligent human beings, witches or other creatures that had their own personalities and wills, but were not bratty or spoiled. The last 50 pages of this book were a high-octane roller coaster. I was gasping at all the surprises and twists this book took. Really enjoyed the book a lot more than I thought I was going to."

Source: Paranormal Opinion  
Rating: 5 stars!
"This is a wonderful YA book!  I thought the writing in this book was great. The book kept me hooked, I didn't want to put it down. There were so many events and emotions going on. The book was very mysterious, and definitely had a creepy factor going on. It might be something you won't want to read right before bed if you have an overactive imagination when the lights go out like I do. There were some very sad moments as well, but the sweet romance gave the book good balance. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in ghosts, witchcraft, paranormal, etc. Sherry Soule has an enthusiastic new fan and I'm dying to read the next book in this series!"

"...It was a great and entertaining read I loved reading this story. There was so much drama between the new bad boy in town, the ghosts, and Shiloh being a witch, I didn't want to stop reading. I loved reading about the relationship between Shiloh and Trent, and their family issues. I look forward to reading more from this author. Would I recommend this book: Yes. Loved it!"

Source: One Day at a Time  
Rating: 5 stars
"...Really good YA paranormal read. Witches are always great to read about! Magic can be used in some very interesting applications and Sherry Soule didn't fail to impress me. It had enough mystery and innuendos to keep reading and turning the pages. The secrets that everyone seems to be a part of were interesting and the overall outcome was exactly as it should have turned out... However, the most enjoyment you will find will be reading about Craven Manor itself. With all its haunted appeal, quirky ghosts and a great backstory that you cannot help hoping you will get to read more. If some of you are easy to scare, you may find some creepiness within the pages, all done in a tasteful and readable manner, which will also bring you much delight."

"...Paced perfectly, filled with spooky suspenseful scenes, and great paranormal events. I really enjoyed BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN. The main character Shiloh was a fresh, Snarky, intriguing heroine. I really enjoyed getting to know her as she learned whom she was and what she can do. The slowly progressing romance between Shiloh and Trent had its ups and downs and seemed real. Sherry's writing was smooth and descriptive. She made everything flow beautifully... The cover of the book kinda drew me in, I wanted to read BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN before I even saw the description so I'm glad it lived up to my expectations of beautiful cover should equal beautiful book. The book left off at a cliffhanger so I'm interested to see how Shiloh feels about everything that has happened to her when Sherry brings out in the sequel."

Source: YA Book Seasons  
"...The plot was truly brilliant. There were twists here and there and I loved it all the way, I never knew what would happen next. It was full of mystery and enough suspense to keep me hanging off every page. I also loved the creepy atmosphere in the book, it was intense. Overall, Beautifully Broken struck me as a great start to an amazing series and I can't wait to read the second one. I recommend this to anyone who loves a good horror thriller."


Source: Book Nook Girl  
Review: 5 books
“…The ending was brilliant! I had chills from the events that took place then! Sherry ties up a lot of loose strings and gives a lot of answers away but she leaves more strings hanging loose. I wouldn't exactly call it a cliffhanger though. Then again, the last sentence does make you want to find out more. I can't wait for the release of Moonlight Mayhem, the second book in this series. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a beautifully detailed novel that will give you chills. I would also recommend this novel to fans of CW’s The Vampire Diaries, House of Night series, and the old TV show Charmed.”

Source: The Romance Reviews (TRR)  
Review: 3 stars
"...Sherry Soule is not scared to jump right into the action! BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN is an intriguing book with a great twist on the popular paranormal theme. Sherry Soule has wonderful way of describing the scene in full detail allowing you to fall into the story effortlessly. I often read what my teen is reading, and I think she will really love this one. Shiloh's internal dialog kept me laughing out loud and I'm sure it's something my teen will be able to relate to. I look forward to the second book of this series. I can't wait to see if, and how, Shiloh fulfills her destiny."



“BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN was an enjoyable, fun read that held all the supernatural elements that I adore.  Throw in a haunted mansion, a coven of witches, an old curse, old secrets, a town constantly filled with fog and little sunlight, an enforced curfew of 10 o'clock, a girl being haunted by wraiths, teenagers being murdered, and a new boy who can make a girl's blood sing, you have the elements of a novel that is creepy, scary, but also a lot of fun.”
“…I honestly believe that Trent Donovan has one of the best "love interest entrances" I've ever read. Stunningly gorgeous with hypnotic green eyes, a leather jacket and sexy Mustang… *faints* …This novel is filled with mystery, whether about the Craven Manor (where Trent lives), Shiloh's powers, her parents' suspicious behavior or the frightening murders. I would've liked to see more focus on this part of the story but overall there was a nice blend of supernatural and romance… All in all, Beautifully Broken is an interesting read which will entertain those who enjoy this paranormal genre.”

Review: 4 whales
"...I love like how the author kept me hooked. Beautifully Broken is a page turner. She has the talent to make your heart pump fast. I was hella scared for Shiloh!!  How can she handle her situation quite well? How can she act normally? I admire how she handles her situations. She’s strong, brave and witty. Trent is sizzling hot! The way Sherry describes him made my mouth water.  I also love the minor characters especially the small demons; I don’t know why I find them so adorable. Overall, this book is spell binding.  A great thriller and paranormal read! I recommend this book to people who love the Secret Circle series. I look forward for the Second book."

“…. Not all things are answered or addressed, but there were just enough that I didn’t feel like I was missing too much, or that there were too many things left wide open and wouldn’t be explained until the reader delves deeper into the rest of the series, and that’s always a HUGE plus if you ask me… Soule has done a great job with this one, and I am looking forward to the next installment to see what comes next for Shiloh and Trent, and even more so, what’s going to happen to both of their families. So, if you’re looking for a book with magic, romance, and mystery, then definitely be sure to pick this one up.”

Source: The O.W.L  
Rating: 5 owls
“…First let me talk about Shiloh.  She really sold the book for me.  I liked her.  I thought she was very genuine and real.  Her reactions as all these crazy things was great!  I loved that she didn't just give up and run away.  I loved that even though she didn't really know what she was doing and she was winging it a lot, she stepped up to fight whatever was thrown at her.  How could you not like a girl like that??? I'd like have her in my corner if I ever came up against something. And the best part about her? She has no clue how completely brave she is! See! Awesome character… Over-all the plot held my attention well and kept me reading. I wondered how all these creatures, shadows and ghosts fit together and what they all really wanted from Shiloh. Were they all evil? How would she overcome them? Could she overcome them?? Lots of questions that I had to keep reading to find the answers to.”  

Source: YA Vampire Books
“…This YA horror book has every ingredient to make a great and thrilling paranormal read; ghosts, witches, demons, white and black magic, dysfunctional families, a haunted house and a cursed city… Soule is a fairly new and young author with great talent and imagination, there is certainly a promise of even better books to come!”

Source: Great Imaginations
“…Sherry is a talented writer and a great storyteller… What I did like? I loved the shades. I thought they were adorable and hope they are in the rest of the books in the series. So cute. Cute demons. Huh? But it's true… The story as a whole was extremely creepy and a lot of fun. I am interested to see what happens in the next book. It was memorable. Craven Manor was scary. And I love books about haunted houses and ghosts. So it was natural that I would like it. I am extremely glad I read it.”

Rating: 5 pendulums
“…This is a great book! I absolutely loved it and was blown away with Sherry's strong descriptive narration. Every chapter made me hunger for the next and it was an incredible richly written paranormal romance. Soule did not scrimp on ways to bring out the story line with color and flare. This is one of those YA books that I would highly recommend to anyone that loves reading, even those that do not normally pick up a paranormal. For YA and Paranormal Romance fans, this will shoot straight to the top of your favorites list, along with the entire Charmed Chronicles (Spellbound series.)”

This is definitively a book in my taste. I got sucked in right away by the story and the way Sherry writes. I just could not stop reading. This is the first of its kind that I have read and therefore I was very curious of what I would think about it. And here we have it; I love it! So on to the characters, I love Shiloh! She is both the shy girl and at the same time she is extremely tuff. She is beautiful without knowing it which I adore. She has a lot of weird things happening to her and her friends but she keeps her head up all of the time. She attracts the hottest guy in town whose name is Trent Donovan. Trent is hot and sensitive and at the same time he’s a real bad boy. He hides his feelings behind this facade. This whole story was new and exciting with dysfunctional families, a different love-story and most of all a real nail biter. This book will give you some laughs and I was constantly surprised of what was going to happen!”

“…I liked Ms. Soule’s descriptive writing and attention to detail, especially of the Wicca, the apparitions and of hauntingly eerie Craven Manor. I enjoyed the suspense, mystery and intrigue in Beautifully Broken; it had a spooky element to it that I enjoyed. All in all, Ms. Soule has written a wonderful story. The world-building and character developments were enjoyable and the relationship between Trent and Shiloh believable. I look forward to reading book 2 in this series!”

Source: Cleverly inked  
“…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.”

"…The plot was great. The characters were intriguing. This book has love. No insta love. There is an instant attraction between Shiloh and Trent. Their relationship grows between them throughout the story. Which I really liked that. You will get pulled in from the very 1st chapter of this book. The story left off as a cliffhanger. It was one that was perfect. It left you wanting more, but was not so absent of detail, that you were left with a bunch of unanswered questions. It did indeed make you want to read more of Shiloh's story....I was not disappointed. Unable to put the story down! The Charmed Chronicles (Spellbound series) will be loved by many." 

Source: Book Briefs 
“Fans of the supernatural will enjoy this mixture of witches, ghosts and demons. Beautifully Broken is full of secrets, mystery and even a cute guy. The writing is very readable and conversational, which I enjoyed. I think a younger to middle YA audience will enjoy this book the most. The characters are very true to high school girls. And the language matches their age group perfectly. There is slang and lots of OMG's. I thought it was realistic. These are 16/17 year old girls so they are going to gush over guys and they are going to talk in chat speak more often than not. None of the characters are very formal in Beautifully Broken, but none of them were overly immature either. I think they were just realistic, which is refreshing to see…”

Source: Once Upon a Twilight!: Book Reviews
"...I really enjoyed Beautifully Broken immensely. I love how the name of the book perfectly describes the main characters. I thought that Sherry Soule did an amazing job of weaving teenage angst and raging hormones with the paranormal aspects of witches, demons and otherworldly creatures. Shiloh's beautiful but flawed character is the perfect heroine for this suspenseful paranormal romance. While I was reading it, images of TV shows like Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, and The Vampire Diaries come to mind as Soule's characters battle the mean girls from the halls of the local high school, the gossiping town folk, and even fighting their paranormal enemies."



“…I liked this one more than the first book. I love all of the different paranormal creatures that are brought into this book, which makes this series have a slight Buffy-esque vibe to it. I had suspicions of what was happening. I was right on some things but not everything. I’m definitely interested to see what the new guys will play in the next book…”





“…The mystery is exciting and, like the previous book, creepy as hell. I could relate to Shiloh’s pain over losing her father, so that was a nice little moment…. The action is fast-paced and the emotional connection that Shiloh shares with her (still alive) best friend, Ari, is realistic. The story is riddled with creepiness and Soule strives to go beyond the clich├ęs of the supernatural genre…”

 
Source: Rather Barefoot than Bookless
“What can I say? I knew before I started this book that it would be great! Before I started I was curious about the book's title, but now I definitively understand. It really is a lot of mayhem going on. You get new weird things happening and new characters that we are introduced to. As the plot says, Shiloh meets new allies and the people she allies with are sooo unexpected! But I loved it! I must say that at first, I thought that Sherry put to many different supernatural creatures in one book, but as the storyline progressed, I ended up loving it. It would not be a good story otherwise…”

Source: Belle of the Library

"...Shiloh is not your average teen, though she wishes that she was. How much easier would her life be if she didn’t have to be the destined protector of Fallen Oaks?  That’s a lot of responsibility for a 16-year-old.  Now something is loose in town…something dangerous.  Whatever it is, it’s biting teenage boys and killing anyone else who happens to be in its way.  Then Shiloh’s father is murdered.  Suddenly, Shiloh has a purpose: find her dad’s killer and kill him/her before more people are killed.  But with the unpredictable demon blood in her body, Shiloh just might be the bigger threat to Fallen Oaks if she can’t get it under control in time.... All in all, a good sequel to the series."

Source: Sated Fairy's Reviews

"Wow! Now things are really getting exciting (and maybe a little terrifying) around Fallen Oaks! I liked this book even better than the first one! Now that Shiloh has discovered her roots and began fighting against evil, the whole town seems to be teeming with dangerous and intriguing new creatures. I admit, I was a little worried after that ending in Beautifully Broken, but there is still plenty of adventure and romance for Shiloh. Not to mention we get to see a whole new side of the gorgeous Trent Donovan. I am definitely hooked on this series! Can’t wait for more!" 

"...During the beginning, I was disappointed by the lack of romance between Shiloh and Trent, but that quickly turned around once Trent was enlisted by Evans to train Shiloh to fight.  I knew they wouldn't be able to stay away from each other for long!  Fighting lead to some hot kissing scenes, but then things took a turn for the worst once Shiloh realized something was seriously wrong with Trent.... I haven't read many books about werewolves, but I loved how they were portrayed in this novel. There was such a great mystery all throughout the book and it kept me guessing until the very end. Some new characters were introduced as well, so I'm looking forward to learning more about them in the future.  This series just keeps getting better with each book and I love that Shiloh is such a strong character."


"Having really enjoyed Beautifully Broken, Charmed Chronicles ( Spellbound Series) I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read Book II as well. It started out rough for Shiloh, nothing new, and boy, once again, I loved the way she handled herself. I can say in all honesty, that this YA series so far is something that I would actually recommend to someone with teenage daughters, if you know what I mean. Great, strong, female character lead, and age appropriate content with quite the dark and paranormal edge to it. I think Sherry Soule has a great handle on what a paranormal YA series book should contain....  Honestly, I just love Shiloh. A great character. Strong and weak in all the right places. What she has to deal with is a lot, and she does so with the grace of a strong and big-hearted teen with special gifts...The town, her friends, her enemies, are all portrayed well by Ms. Soule, and written with a nice balance of description and action to keep the reader turning the pages. I look forward to more in this series. Oh, and can I say that I just love her book covers :)"
  
Source: A Life Bound by Books

"...Soule has written a fantastic sequel and has left me craving more. With a story that flows and characters that grow stronger and stronger from one book to the next, it gave me a thrillingly great read! I can’t wait to see what she puts her characters and the town through next. If you’ve read the first book, be sure to check out this one soon. And if you haven’t picked up this series yet, you should defiantly give it a try, enjoy!"


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