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Lonely Souls

(Witch Avenue #1)

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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
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Paperback, 290 pages
Published June 29th 2012 by Bulldog Press (first published June 24th 2012)
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Giselle
Feb 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, ebook
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,
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Cat's Review
Jun 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
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
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Rachel
Aug 13, 2013 rated it did not like it
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
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Janie
Jan 19, 2013 rated it did not like it
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
Aug 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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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
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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
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Lauren
Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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Rosalie
Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
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
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Kari
Jun 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**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
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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
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Amanda
May 07, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sara
Feb 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good start

This book didn't blow me away, but it was a good start to what seems like it will be a good series.
Triss and Logan make you like them both from the start, and the build up to the love story is sweet.
We start the book by Triss's mother going missing and the story keeps going strong from there.
The book is well written and flows very nicely. This is a YA story, but isn't filled with the typical love triangle or teen angst. And I really appreciated the that fact. This was a fun and easy
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La La
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: on-my-kindle
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. I am looking forward to the next book. Easy read, vacation for my brain.
Joy
Nov 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Love Logan. So far I love this series.
Amy Fournier
Mar 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
So I totally admit that the original reason I wanted to read this book was because of the cover. I mean look at it!! This book is much more than a pretty cover though. The story that unfolds is wonderful and engaging. The relationships among the characters, the mystery as to what is going on, and the tension and anticipation of what is going to happen next had my thoroughly wrapped up in this book.

Triss is a character that was easy for me to like. She is grieving over her mothers disappearance,
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Michelle
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Yet another amazing book by Karice Bolton. I just loved Lonely Souls. It was a book about more than just witchcraft. Lonely Souls had a good strong plot filled with characters who you can't help but like. I enjoyed reading about Triss and Logan. Yeah total swoonage going on over here. I am not sure how Karice does it really. How she can create such a perfect pair, who support each other and make the other one complete. She writes with such vision and colour that you can't help but be sucked in. ...more
Michelle  novelsontherun
Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
RATING: 4 LOVELY LOGAN STARS!!

When I first did a cover reveal for this book, I fell in love with the beautiful cover. I loved the scene in the book where the cover came to life for me. I love it when a cover can do that.

Triss has lost her mother, the witch coven have put her to rest, but Triss is not convinced her mother has passed on. She doesn't want to believe her mother is no longer with her. But what happened to her? She just went missing. Something isn’t right. Triss on her 18th birthday i
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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
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Reader's Hollow
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
A great read, had me hooked from the first chapter. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. The fact that the main character Triss’ mother has disappeared from the very beginning had me enthralled with the story, and the idea of the Lonely Souls captivated me from the moment Triss had her first encounter with the unnerving beings.

When the return of Triss’ childhood friend Logan re-enters her life, the internal struggle she has with her mixture of emotions I found to be quite relatable. Her deal
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Karen
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the first book of four in a series called The Witch Avenue Series. I have had all four books for a while but never got around to reading them. I am glad I finally started the series.

You meet Triss at the most dramatic time of her life. She just lost her mother. Lost literally. She goes to meet her on the beach near the home and her mother' belongings are there but she is not. All Triss's lfe she has been raised as a witch and is about to become part of the Witch Avenue Coven. She has a
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Jennifer
Jun 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Triss is looking forward to her 18th birthday and joining The Witch Avenue Coven when her mom disappears right off the beach. Her mom's best friend and her son, Logan return for her memorial service. Triss hasn't seen Logan in years but they used to be best friends. Logan believes in Triss and will help her try to find her missing mother. Her coven offers no support and everyone wants to assume she is dead.

Logan was a very sweet, and dedicated character. He would do anything for Triss. I got a b
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Kimberly Souza
Jun 20, 2012 rated it it was ok
“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
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Autumn Review
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tours, review
Let me start by saying that I love this cover. Karice really has an eye for picking great covers. Her other series, The Watchers Trilogy, also has beautiful covers. This cover fits the story well too. Ok, enough about the cover love and on to the goods.

I loved that the story takes off right away with the disappearance of her mother. What should be a day out with her mom to plan her 18th birthday and initiation into the coven, turns into the worst day of Triss' life. Her mom has completely vanis
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heather
Mar 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
“I don’t know how else to get this through your head. But you’re the only one I’ve ever dreamed of being with. You’ve saved me on many levels, and I’m forever in your debt, and I’m willing to wait for however long it takes.”

Another great start to a series by Karice Bolton! I loved her Watcher’s series and could not wait to start this one!

Triss’s life has taken a major hit! She is about to turn 18 and is suppose to join her coven with a special ceremony. Her whole life, her mother and Triss have
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Nereid
Sep 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Amanda
Jul 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read this book in a day! I can't do that with all books. The book has to catch me, keep me turning pages, never let go! This book was pretty good at doing just that. The story catches you right from the start. Chapter one was definitely an interesting way to start things. It left me thinking one thing, we've got a mystery to solve! Gotta love a book with a good mystery!

Favorite character by far had to be Logan. The second he was introduced, I was sold! I'm a sucker for a good love interest an
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Katie
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I liked the book. It has a good story and who/what Triss is/can become opens many possibilities
for the next books, especially with her dad. I liked the plot how it went from one mystery to the next.
Logan was a very cool character. I love that he dabbled in the dark side.I love that he has cared for Triss for such a long time and even after she cut off all contact with him, he still followed up on her. Triss was kinda of cool. Not as cool as I had hoped for her to be, especially with her even kn
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Tina
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
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
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Aeryn Dougan
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
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Karice received an MFA in Creative Writing from the U of W. She has written over thirty novels, and she has several exciting projects in the works (or at least she thinks they're exciting). Karice lives in the Pacific Northwest with her awesome husband and two cute English Bulldogs. She loves anything to do with snow, and she seeks out the stuff whenever she can, especially if there's a toasty fir ...more

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