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Sherry Soule
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Beautifully Broken (Spellbound #1)

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New guy in town. Rumors of witchcraft. And doomed first love. This is where the saga begins...

Fallen Oaks isn’t like other small towns, it’s a secret community nestled deep within the woods, where forces of both good and evil reside.

And Shiloh Trudell isn’t like other sixteen-year-old girls. She’s a heritage witch with psych
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 341 pages
Published June 26th 2011 by Moonlight Publishing
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Anastasia シ
Wow! OMG!!!

What a fantastic read! Beautifully Broken is the first novel in Sherry Soule's Spellbound series.

The author has created a mystery immersed in history and heritage. The story follows Shiloh (main character), a 16 year-old witch who has just started learning about her powers. Not only is she dealing with that, but she also has the unfortunate ability to see ghosts and demons. She is brave, selfless, and snarky. She's a character that I think a lot of teens, like myself can look up to. S
Aug 15, 2011 Sharon rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult

REVIEW: 4 out of 5 stars

Beautifully Broken
is the first book in the Spellbound series by author Sherry Soule and the beautiful cover and detailed and intriguing synopsis is what originally drew me to this novel.

Shiloh Ravenwolf is 16 years-old and starting to understand the powers she holds as a heritage witch, she can see auras, echoes of souls which reveal a person or demons true nature. She lives in the small town of Whispering Pines where she is unfortunate
Fangs for the Fantasy
Oct 25, 2012 Fangs for the Fantasy rated it did not like it
Shiloh Ravenwolf is different. She can see things that no-one else can see, shadows that shun the sunlight and feed on her fear. Demons that stalk the night and whisper her of debts unpaid. And she has powers and abilities she cannot fully explain, but increasingly sees as part of a family legacy that has been kept carefully hidden from her – even when she needs those tools the most

And she does need them – with the town being even more spooky than usual, labouring under a curse and with an incre
Jul 11, 2011 Tammi rated it it was amazing
Meet Shiloh Ravenwolf. She sees things in the shadows. She lives in Whispering Pines, which is rumored to be cursed. Children have been disappearing in the town. Sometimes close together and sometimes not. This has plagued this small town and caused law enforcement to enforce a curfew to ward off the “serial killings” that have been happening. Only one problem with that theory is that there have been no bodies of the missing found.

Shiloh is almost sixteen and is almost done with school for the s
Tishia (Paperback Opinion)
Jul 22, 2011 Tishia (Paperback Opinion) rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful YA book! Beautifully Broken is the first book in Sherry Soule's Spellbound series. The story follows Shiloh, a 16 year-old witch who is just learning about her powers. Not only is she dealing with that, but she also has the unfortunate ability to see ghosts and demons. She lives in the very creepy town of Whispering Pines, where people just mysteriously vanish.

My favorite thing about this book was the romance that develops between Shiloh and Trent. They just have this connec
Aug 22, 2011 Beverly rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts:
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). This is a story of jealousy, greed, betrayal, sacrifice, desire, and love. It is a story of what happens 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 fan
Jul 17, 2011 Kristen rated it really liked it
Shelves: demons, ghosts, ya, witches
GENRE: YA Paranormal Romance/Horror
THEME: Witch/Ghost/Demons
RECEIVED: Review Request from Author

Talk about the not wanting to read a book in the dark, I love it when a story give you the creeps but adds some humor with some romance. Beautifully Broken has it all and wrapped in a haunted house. Soule creates a creatively haunted story for young adults with a strong lead female character.
Shiloh has gone through her whole life known as the Freak or Witch
Jul 30, 2012 BookHookup rated it really liked it
This review can also be found on The Book Hookup

**This book was given to Celeste, but that did not influence the review**

Celeste’s review:
Initial Thoughts: As soon as I read the first page I wanted to know what was happening! Shiloh Ravenwolf is a seemingly normal teen just hanging out in her bedroom when the scary and threatening Shadow Man crept in, and he wasn’t alone. Shiloh is able to get rid of him, although she isn’t quite sure how she pulled it off. I loved that the story jumped right in
Amy Lignor
Sep 18, 2011 Amy Lignor rated it really liked it
Shiloh Ravenwolf is a young girl involved in a past she doesn’t quite know everything about. Her father and mother are a bit “odd” and her family has been split down the middle over things she doesn’t really understand. Shiloh has the ability to see and hear the “shadows, wraiths, and spirits” that appear in her room and all around her; including a large “Shadow Man” who tells her that, “Debts Must Be Paid.” Being the owner of a strange scar that goes from her wrist to her elbow, Shiloh seems to ...more
Shelby Young (The Haunted Rose)
Jul 24, 2012 Shelby Young (The Haunted Rose) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ya paranormal lovers
Recommended to Shelby by: Sherry Soule
Shelves: spellbound
Cover Thoughts-
Exotic and beautiful! It's perfect! The girl is obviously Shiloh and the cover gives me a better vision of her in my head. I'm also guessing the house under her is Ravenhurst Manor. The whole cover ties together nicely in a beautiful dark kind of way.

First Thought-
Thirteenth Daughter. Heritage Witch. Demon Slayer. With those 6 words you totally have my attention! Way to pull me in! This is diffidently a book I need to get started on!

What I liked-
The beginning totally caught my att
Imo :D (Omnom Books)
Aug 25, 2012 Imo :D (Omnom Books) rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
Note: A copy of this novel was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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 favourite 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 a
Jul 24, 2011 Heavensent1 rated it really liked it
Beautifully Broken is a YA Paranormal/Horror Romance.

Shiloh Ravenhurst is sixteen and is the town's "freak", especially with the weird "birthmark" on her wrist which she takes great consideration to keep covered and hidden. Her families past has haunted her most of her life with the townsfolk snickering and bullying. She has few friends and her parents seemingly uncaring and aloofness make them unapproachable.

Shiloh gets thru each day the best she can and from the moment she accepts the job at
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
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Actual Rating: 2.5

Having read and loved another book by Sherry Soule, Immortal Eclipse, Spellbound sort of felt like a poor follow up in comparison. There were a lot of similar elements, such as a mystery involving a haunted house and name dropping of fashion brands, but this one had a few elements that annoyed me.

Shiloh is far from perfect, she’s young, immature and sees spirits following a near death experien
Jasmine Villanova
Jun 27, 2012 Jasmine Villanova rated it it was amazing
Beneath the Moon and Stars review

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.

This has AMAZING characters. I understand why it's called Beautifully Broken. Shiloh and Trent are both broken in th
Jul 23, 2011 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: other
Originally posted at Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me

Shiloh Ravenwolf is a powerful witch, as the thirteenth daughter of the Broussard family. The daughter who the prophecy says will be able to lift the dark curse blanketing the town of Whispering Pines. Before Shiloh learns of her powers, she finds that she can see supernatural beings, evil shadows in the dark that seek to harm her. It is revealed that this all began the day she tried to commit suicide, leaving a scar along her forearm in the shape
Amy (Books, College, and Other Random Things)
I received a copy for review

Shiloh Ravenwolf has been able to see shades and demons since she was seven. She tried to talk to her dad about it, but there’s no one she can talk to about this. In Whispering Pines, people have gone missing.

At school, she’s treated like an outcast because she is descended from one of the thirteen founding families and traces her heritage to witches. She does have friends, Jada, Ariana, and Paige and one marred by tragedy. Ariana’s sister was killed and her parents l
Aug 12, 2012 Wanda rated it really liked it
Hi guys, here's my review of Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule.

The book takes place in Whispering Pines a small town known for its perpetual fog and increasing amount of disappearing kids. Everyone knows about the town curse but does everyone believe it?

The novel is told in the point of view of Shiloh Ravenwolf, a spunky sixteen year old who has waaaay too much on her plate! As a character I really enjoyed Shiloh. She goes through all of the ups and downs of being a teenager, with a dash of t
Dec 24, 2012 Booknut rated it really liked it
Demons plague her. Ghosts haunt her. Gossip follows her.

Shiloh Ravenwolf's family are the food of Whispering Pines' gossipmongers - supposedly descendants of witches, they are believed to be behind a mysterious 'curse' on the town, a curse that might be responsible for the mysterious disappearances occurring of late. Shiloh's dreams and her waking hours are plagued by the supernatural. She longs to be able to confide in others, but who would believe her?

Trent Donovan may be hot but his house com
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Aug 12, 2011 Savannah (Books With Bite) rated it really liked it
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 holds secrets just waiting to be unfolded. Not to mention that the main character is a witch. Fun, scary, and very engaging, this is a book you are going to want to read!

The characters of this book all played some big roles. I thought that as I read, I knew what was going to happen. Ms. Soule surprised me with
Kristin (Young Adult Book Haven)
Jul 17, 2012 Kristin (Young Adult Book Haven) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
My Thoughts:
I received this book from the author in exchange for review.
Beautifully Broken was an amazing book to set the stage for Sherry's Soule's series Spellbound. It is full of everything you look for in an awesome YA book. It has action, witchcraft, romance (with only a little bit of insta-love), and a reluctant heroine, who by the end of the book I couldn't help but love.
Shiloh Ravenwolf, knows she is different from everyone else, she can see shadows, but, don't try telling anyone else t
Book Whales
Feb 15, 2012 Book Whales rated it really liked it
Originally posted @ Book Whales

Thirteenth daughter. Heritage witch. Demon slayer

Debts Must Be Paid

I was lucky enough to be given this book directly from the author. I was excited to read this! The plot is interesting; I love stories with witches and ghosts. I was drawn to Shiloh’s world instantly. The Gothic theme, haunted house, wraiths and a hot guy made this book a fun read. I was completely hooked! I couldn’t put this book down. I finish reading Beautifully Broken in one sitting.
Holly (Novel Bliss)
Apr 29, 2013 Holly (Novel Bliss) rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, kindle, for-review
Did you ever have one of those books where the writing was so fantastic that you actually feel like it was real? Well, that's Beautifully Broken for you. With the vivid writing and creepy demons and ghosts lurking about, I didn't want to turn the lights off at night!

Shiloh's whole life she's been haunted by shadows and more recently an evil demon who has been coming around too. She has a mom who doesn't care and who isn't who she seems to be, a dad who doesn't listen when Shiloh tries to tell hi
Veronica Morfi
*I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*


Beautifully Broken had everything I enjoy reading about, witches, wicca, ghosts, demons and creepy situations, so when I started it I had some great expectations.

The book starts very fast and puts us right in the middle of a fight between Shiloh and the shadows that haunt her, so that made me think that the whole book would follow in that direction. But instead I found it to be hot and cold, there were times that we
Aug 15, 2011 Loretta rated it really liked it
Sherry Soule wrote a beautiful story. Her debut novel Beautifully Broken is just that, beautiful. Shiloh's story was very powerful. Shiloh is just a regular girl. Going to school, hanging out with her friends. But, "normal" she is not. She is a Witch, the 13th daughter, and a very kick butt Demon slayer.
Shiloh learned more and more about herself. After being attacked by Wraith, she had some SERIOUS questions that needed to be answered. Through trying to figure out what was going on she found ou
Jun 30, 2011 Kiki rated it really liked it
First thing that really stood out to me with this novel - that is after that stunning cover, Wow! - was the setting. The small town, Whispering Pines, 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. The evil beings the main character called shades and demons, I enjoyed, coming in and out of the story, and the reader just never knows what to expect from them. There is no progression, like in some novels of ...more
Trisha Wolfe
Aug 12, 2011 Trisha Wolfe rated it really liked it
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 these 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 ...more
A really enjoyable book if you are looking for a thriller with paranormal suspense elements. The author has weaved together a interesting story involving witches, demons, ghosts and haunted houses. Be prepared to stay up late when reading because you wont want to put it down.

The characters are well developed and fun to read. You really care about what happens to Shiloh and how she learns to deal with her special talents. She has normal teen issues, like not fitting in. But she has great self est
Sandra (Rather Barefoot than Bookless)
My thoughts:

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 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 an
Jun 12, 2013 Becky rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading Beautifully Broken. It was very different from what I am used to reading and very deep. You really have 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 ...more
Aug 07, 2012 Melanie rated it it was amazing
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Sherry Soule is an Amazon bestselling author, who lives with her family and two black rescue cats in Northern California. She’s always wanted to live in a world where sweatpants are sexy, cupcakes don’t make you fat, and she could adopt every homeless animal.

Sherry writes urban fantasy, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance in young adult, new adult, and adult genres set in fictional places wi
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“His kiss was fierce, desperate, and slow, drugging. A shudder passed through me, warming my body from the inside out. All my defenses dissolved. We started making out again and I let Trent slip his hand inside my top. This time, when he kissed me, something inside me awoke and a shudder warmed my skin. Our kisses got more passionate and hotter. His fingers slid over my bra, and a turbulent ache burned through my body.” 8 likes
“Neither of us wanted to say it first. But our two souls had become one in a realm no one else could venture into. The immortal coil of passion had wrapped around us forever. It had begun with lust and attraction and blossomed into so much more. Fear of rejection kept us from declaring it.” 4 likes
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