Hi everyone, so today I'm part of the Fractured Soul Tour. The tour is running from Jan 29th right up to the 26th Feb & passing through some great blogs, so check them out for giveaways. I read Fractured Soul by Rachel McClellan in return for an honest review and as it is the second book in the series I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to get into the story as I hadn't read the first one... but that is not the case at all and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Here are the details:
About Fractured Soul
Llona will do whatever it takes to protect her new found friends and home, but the dark plot threatening Lucent Academy, a school that’s supposed to be a safe place for Auras, may be too powerful for even Llona to defeat. This fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and overcoming the darkness will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!
Llona is a teenage girl who with both parents dead (possibly murdered, but I'm not sure as I didn't read the first book) is coerced into attending a boarding school for Auras and Furys along with her best friend who happens to be a rare Fury. Even though I hadn't read the first I think you could easily jump straight to this book as it's easy to pick up the necessary facts and background info. Auras are filled with (& able to wield light) and Furys are able to create fire.
There are some regular, fun school type situations... girl cliques and hot boys, but the action comes from the uncovering of a huge plot to basically farm the auras blood, which the Vykens feed from. (Vykens are basically a new version of vampire, but it all works nicely and is a little bit different.) The introduction of a new supernatural type called Lizens who are basically lizard-like people who can breathe underwater... reminded me of mermaids, but I loved Tessa and thought she was a great addition to the story.
The ending was great and I have to say obviously I didn't have the connection with Christian (Llona's Guardian and boyfriend) due to not reading the first book, but I preferred the new guy :)
Overall I'd give it a 4.5 star rating as I whizzed through it and found nothing lacking. This is definitely one to read if you like YA Paranormal fiction.
Rachel McClellan was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she's not in her writing lair, she's partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel's love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was...
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