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Lonely Souls (Witch Avenue #1)

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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  1,521 ratings  ·  195 reviews
Devastated by the loss of her mother, Triss throws herself into uncovering clues surrounding her mother’s disappearance. When the Witch Avenue Coven turns their back on Triss, she realizes she’s caught in a world that is ruled by Lonely Souls. But who is controlling them?

Recognizing the herbal lore she grew up learning will do little to fight against the underworld, she i...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published June 29th 2012 by Bulldog Press (first published June 24th 2012)
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Giselle
Lonely Souls first attracted me by its gorgeous cover, even moreso by its mention of witches. I love witches and all their potential. I love spells, magic, and how books on the subject can be fun, fierce, and original. Even though I wish there would have been more "witchiness", Lonely Souls has an intriguing premise with great characters and a sweet romance.

When her mother disappears, Triss will not accept that she's dead. And if her mother's disappearance wasn't enough stress on her shoulders,...more
Rachel
Self-published authors: I get it. You've put months (maybe even years!) into your project, with no pay and nothing to show for it. But you have so much faith in your story and characters that you decide to publish independently, and to hell with agents and publishing companies. You KNOW your book is good enough, and if you could just get it out there for people to read, they'd love it.

Please, for the love of good books, HIRE AN EDITOR. I know it's expensive, and I know you've read over it a thou...more
Cat's Review
Aug 19, 2013 Cat's Review rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Teens, tweens
I am not convinced that I am reading the same book as the readers who gave this novel five or even four stars. I just finished this book and I just cannot connect with any of the characters.

Beatrice “Triss” Spires is the main character and she is often shown as an immature eighteen year-old but then she suddenly starts spouting out big words and eloquent sentences like she’s a thirty year-old woman. And what seventeen or eighteen year-old says, “My word?” That’s something a grandmother or great...more
Janie
Wow. I have actually no wotds to describe how much this book sucked. i, for one, am very lenient and very generous on my ratings reviews, but i have nothing nice to say. Well, i can admit the plot had an interesting story behind it. It could have been way more explored though. the starting was good and was very captivating(the first two chapters) then it down graded from there. many things kept being repeated over and over again. half the time i had no idea what the hell was happening. Everythin...more
Patricia Graham
It is apparent that Karice is a seasoned writer due to fact that the content remains on topic. I found the mechanics were good with proper editing in place. The storyline kept the reader engaged, and it was entertaining. Karice has a great working knowledge of her subject matter, more specifically the herbs, medicinal properties of plants, and the use of Latin. e.g. utilized in a fire spell.

I had problems with the paraphrased statements made by the protaganist in the story. Although, I do realiz...more
Amanda
Honestly, the last few chapters were hard to get through. Every paragraph was Triss whining about how gorgeous Logan was and how she shouldn't pay attention, but oooooooh he's beautiful, and then quick makeout session before back to chiding herself. I wish there were more about the witches and the differences between black and white magic. Even that wasn't well explained. It felt like a coin toss every time they came across a spell. And for the record, how many times did Logan use black magic? S...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
HOLY WITCHES! Where is the I LOVE THIS BOOK BUTTON! I have to say this is the first book I have read by Karice Bolton and will not be the last. Karice has a way of drawing you in and you are unable to stop reading until the end. Once I reached the end I was screaming at the book NOOOOO I need more wait did that just happen? I don't say this often but I will say it now Karice is one of my FAVORITE authors and I just can't get enough of her writing.

In Lonely Souls we get to meet Triss who lives wi...more
Kimberly Souza
“Lonely Souls” by, Karice Bolton

Triss is about to turn 18 and join her family’s (witch) coven when her mother disappears from the beach. Signs point to an accident of some kind and though the police are still investigating, the coven convinces Triss to hold a funeral ceremony. Trying to hold onto hope, Triss is glad to see her long-time friend Logan who has come into town for the service. Like Triss, Logan believes that there is more going on and they are both determined to get to the bottom of...more
Danielle (Bookwhoreblog) Perez
Review Originally Post HERE


Triss's life is about to begin in a coming of age sort of way; if coming of age involves being a witch and you’re about to enter a cover. Everything is going just as planned with Triss's celebration until, her mother disappears. While everyone else is mourning her mother’s death Triss is devoting her time to finding her mother hopefully alive. Triss is reunited with a childhood friend and the two set out on an adventure loaded with magic and topped with mystery that ma...more
Nereid
Having ventured into the world of the "Watchers" series and loving it I do have mixed feelings regarding this book. Triss is nearly 18 and due to enter the "Witch Avenue Coven" when her mother goes missing without a trace. A sudden memorial service is held without much time passing and no body was ever found. Everyone assume she is dead except Triss her daughter. Strange things start happening and Triss is fearful for her life as Dark magic invades the ceremony of her entrance into the coven. Tr...more
Kari
**4 Stars**

MY OVERVIEW: Lonley Souls was filled with mystery, action, adventure, and of course... romance. The book started out with a tragedy in Triss' life. I love when books jump right in like that.

PROS: I think Triss was written beautifully. You really felt the struggle she went through with trying to decide what she needed to focus on; finding her mom or Logan. I’m glad that she finally came to terms with her feelings on everything. She tried so hard to be emotionless, and I think that is v...more
Lauren
Oh. Em. Gee! I absolutely adore this series! I personally think it is better than The Watchers Trilogy (also by Karice Bolton) - and that's saying something because I really enjoyed that series, too! Kind of a totally different genre though, so I suppose I shouldn't really compare the two.

In Lonely Souls, we have Triss, who is just on the cusp of adulthood; turning 18 in a few weeks, she will become a member of the Witch Avenue Coven. Things take a turn for the worst (as they usually do) when he...more
Aeryn Dougan
I hate leaving negative reviews, but I seriously had a hard time getting through this book. The writing just seemed sloppy to me--there were tense issues, the general sentence structure was repetitive, and characters kept going through the same gestures/emotions over and over again. I also hated that the narrator would often comment on something in her head and then (the same observation) would be readdressed in the speech tag or on the next line down.

I'll admit that the initial issue may have b...more
Rosalie
Right after I finished reading The Watchers Trilogy, I bought Lonely Souls. I think Bolton has ‘bewitched’ me and now I am under her spell! Reading about witches and witchcraft is not really my thing. I bought this book simply because I enjoyed Bolton’s previous offerings on The Watchers Trilogy and I just wanted to continue being taken by Bolton to lalaland!

I must say that it took me a while to get into the story. But as I got to know Triss, I started to get into it; more so when Logan came in...more
Melissa ( Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf)
This was a delightful opener to what will hopefully prove to be a great series. We have a lot of build up here for both the mystery and the romance as well plenty of action to lead us into book two.

I loved the character of Triss. She proved to be a typical teen in many ways, given to obliviousness in certain situations and moments of panic but she also has a good head on her shoulders and makes smart decisions. In other words she was believable without being whiny or self centered which is key f...more
Alex Bennett
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I’ve always loved books about witches, and I basically try to read as many of them as I can because I’m weird like that. So, when I found out that Karice Bolton—an author I’d heard only good things about—was releasing the first in a new series about teen witches, well, I knew I had to give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised by Lonely Souls and will definitely be back for more of the Witch Av...more
Abbie
I didn't enjoy this one at all.

I was bored by the 15% mark, and it got worse from there.

I didn't get along with any of the characters. They were dull, and annoying.
I found it ridiculous how they all jumped to conclusions when it come to Triss's love life.
One of her male friends calls her "hun" so Logan automatically assumes it's her boyfriend. Then, her friends see Logan, and they assume he's her boyfriend.

Triss was the worst character out of the lot. She annoyed me way too much.

I was really gla...more
Angela Dossett
It has potential for a Witch series. I'd never read anything by this author. I got this book: 1- it was free and 2- I thought the cover was well done. I was greatly appreciative that the cover matched a scene in the story. The storyline was good. It started at a slow pace, but gradually gained speed. The author does have imagination. The characters needed more personality, in my opinion, and the "I love you's" were a bit much. The story had a touch of romance, mystery, intrigue, and action, but...more
Maegan Provan
Lonely Souls is about this girl, Triss, whose mother goes missing and she spends the entire novel wanting to look for her. The members of her mother's coven decided that there needed to be a memorial service, even though Triss's mother wasn't pronounced dead nor was there a body found. Her mother's friend and the friend's son (the later love interest of the novel) come to town for the ceremony and the son, Logan, stays to help Triss find her mom. Logan had been Triss's childhood friend whom she...more
Jesenia Sanabia
Book Review: Lonely Souls (Witch Avenue Series #1)
By: Karice Bolton

A fun spellbinding book :-) I adore the protagonist's innocence of her world of magic. The author, Karice Bolton takes us on Triss's journey to discover her magical powers. A journey she has no choice but to take in order to survive black magic's danger and save her mother. Luckily she's not alone in her dangerous journey, she has Logan. After reading this book I definitely want to continue reading about Triss and Logan's journey...more
Danielle Andrews
No depth, no suspense, no twists and turns and no cliff-hangers. Not one to put a book down unfinished I trudged on to the end unrewarded. Time for some books with substance. I think I've inadvertently OD'd on YA books. Enough already! I'll leave them for their intended audience from now on.
Heather
I liked the mention of essentials oils and homeopathic medicine, as this is an integral part of my life. I appreciated that despite the temptation, they did not sleep together and felt that was important. The story was OK. The writing was OK. I liked it alright, but not great.
Linda "La La"
Again, I wish there was a half rating for 2 and a half. It wasn't quite a three. Enjoyed reading it as a'filler' book, waiting for books from my favorite authors. and looking forward to the next book. Easy read, vacation for my brain.
Jennifer Rux
I want to say a lot about this book because I had so many mixed feelings while reading it. So unfortunately this review will be both good and bad.

I was first attracted to this book becuase of it's beautiful cover and then when I read the description I thought 'This is right up my alley', and it was. However, there were a few things that hindered me from enjoying the book fully, but I got past them and am here to say it was a decent book.

I am a sucker for strong characters, even if the story is...more
Mary
Wasn't really impressed with this book, found myself skimming over it as it didn't keep my attention
Hilary
Bad editing and irritating characters killed it.
Lana Hudson
So bad I could not even finish it.
Jessica Cowgill
couldn't get into it
Karla White
I've only read 10% of the book so far. Thanks to Amazon for a free book, too bad it wasn't a GOOD free book. I find myself editing sentences while reading to how they would make more sense. I'll keep trying to read a little farther, but so far horrible writing. It's a solid idea for a story/series, but I can tell it lacks something. It jumps straight into "action" and doesn't have the depth of description of character or setting in the first few crucial pages. I'll update this if my opinion chan...more
Tina
First off I love this cover!! It totally fit into the story and that thrilled me. Witches and a totally hot Logan really pulled me into this story. I love the idea of a budding romance between Triss and Logan, who have been friends since childhood. The fact that they have known each other so long and get each other makes the relationship feel more believeable and real. Knowing that Logan moved away but never lost feelings for Triss made my heart flip flop.

I found Lonely Souls to be very addicti...more
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Karice Bolton is a Young Adult/New Adult author living in the Pacific Northwest.

Titles include:

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Beyond Love Series
Beyond Control (Book 1)
Beyond Doubt (Book 2)
Beyond Reason (Book 3)
Beyond Intent (Book 4)

Afterworld Series
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“I'll always be here waiting for you," he said, touching my chest with his fingertips, drawing a shape of a heart.” 7 likes
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