*I was provided an ecopy of this book to review*
Charmed Souls by Abbi Glines
“They say blood is thicker than water, but I was never proud of mine. A female born into the Kamlock bloodline was destined to possess three things they couldn’t change—a crazy as hell mother, an unfair amount of beauty, and a Charmed soul that was as black as night.
All a Kamlock woman ever desired in life was to use her beauty to destroy wealthy men and take their riches. A century had passed since a generation of Kamlock sisters had been anything other than gold diggers.
All I ever wanted was to be free of them. I knew I couldn’t change my cursed birth, but I could change its legacy. I had a job, I had friends, and I was slowly gaining my independence.
Until Rathe Scott crashed into my life and tore it apart.
He made me feel what I had spent my entire life never wanting to feel. He brought out a darkness I’d not known was inside me. And just when I thought I was becoming everything I had sworn I would never become…
He was gone.”
If you like:
- Hot Mysterious Guys
- Witches, Worlocks, and Sorcery
- Love Triangles (with some unrequited love)
Then this is the book for you!
After reading the synopsis months ago, I knew that I had wanted to read this book because up to reading this book, I had only read Abbi’s YA (and a couple of NA) contemporary/romance books, so I was very excited to read a book by her that’s outside of what she’s know for!
Cat Kamlock is a witch who doesn’t really fit in either the human part of the world or the sorcery part. Because of her mother’s genetics (and magic) she’s gorgeous, but the Kamlock beauty comes with a price of luring men in for a short time to inherit their value then disposing of them. Plus, she’s seen first hand the destruction that this life style brings from her mother and her older sister. Then to add to the to the list, Cat has powers that are unique to be putting it lightly. She’s able to do things that makes even her emotionally abusive family fear her powers.
One of the bright spot in Cat’s life is her friends Margo and Heath who help keep her grounded by being human even though they don’t know of her heritage. That is until Margo and Heath gets a new roommate, Rathe, who is sexy and isn’t at all affected by the spell that Cat placed on herself to make herself less noticeable to people attracted to her.
Rathe makes Cat want to be normal and have a relationship despite her destructive bloodline from mother dearest. Rathe wants to hang out with her because she tells him like it is, keeps him on his toes, and isn’t easily swayed by his looks. Cat wants to give this budding attraction a chance because he see more than her looks and keeps finding ways to talk to her. Cat has to decide if this attraction is worth the pain and heartache that is promised to follow.
“He was going to be my biggest heartache. I didn’t need a fortune teller to tell me that. I was already slightly cracked because of him. He was too damn charming… He’d managed to charm me, and I was the one who had been born charmed.”
I liked Cat because even though she has the ability and charms to get everything in life and to step on people, she goes against a huge part of herself by denying her charm to try and live the life that she wants to. But in turn she is also kind of holding back on the full extent of her powers for several different reasons.
Then we have Rathe… he’s his own special person all together. Each time we get a glimpse of him and just a sliver off his life, he throws a curve ball making you rethink his character. He’s used to getting girls easily because of his looks and persona lures you in like a moth to a flame, but he isn’t sure how to take it when Cat all but gives him the cold shoulder when they first meet at a party. Sure he may be cocky at times and don’t seem to follow the rules, but there’s something about him that makes you want to be around him.
“What was the purpose of all these questions? Did he suddenly have a burning desire to know all about me? I doubted it.”
Charmed Souls is a fasted pace book that leaves you on the edge of your seat the whole time, but I warn you know that there’s huge secrets revealed and a major cliffhanger, so buckle up and get ready for the ride!
- Personal by The Vamps ft. Maggie Lindemann
- More by 5SOS
- Personal by HRVY
- Hands by The Vamps ft Sabrina Carpenter and Mike Perry
- Teeth by 5SOS
- Lie to Me by 5SOS
- broken by lovelytheband
- Wildest Dream by Taylor Swift
Happy reading until next time,
This is my Review of the Month for the book review link-up on LovelyAudiobooks.info.