Title: The Soul's Mark: Broken
Author: Ashley Stoyanoff
Series: The Soul's Mark #3
Expected publication: April 1st 2013 by Ashley Stoyanoff Books
Page Count: 160
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Shelf: Advance Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads:
The vampires and humans coexisted with relative peace, or at least they did until the vampire hunters arrived. Now, Amelia finds herself at the center of a showdown, fighting not only for her freedom and that of her new vampire family, but also for the lives of Willowberg’s residents.
But when Amelia’s branches of destiny cross paths, a long forgotten darkness falls upon the town. For any chance at victory, she must revisit her past and come face to face with the ultimate challenge: a fate that was decided by a force much closer to her than she could ever have imagined.
Will darkness prevail, or will Amelia find the strength to mend what has been broken?
Don’t get me wrong, the storyline itself definitely does not stay consistent. There are so many twists and turns in the storyline that you can barely guess where it’s going next. Stoyanoff keeps you perpetually on the edge of your seat. Looking back, you can see how the story and the characters got from point A to point B, but while reading it, you’re along for one very exciting ride. This novel is so unique that you can’t help but want to dive in and keep reading.
Ok, so before I get started on characters, you should know that I’m a huge Eric fan. Like drool and fawn, want to make him mine Eric fan. That said, Mitchell absolutely kills me in this installment. He is priceless. Stoyanoff doesn’t give him a magical personality overhaul, but yet is much more engaging than he has been in the past. I absolutely love the fact that Stoyanoff’s characters remain consistent throughout all of her novels. All of the main characters were quite well developed and rounded by the end of the second novel in the series, but you still get some new tidbits about them here. These characters draw directly at your heartstrings, which pulls you further and further into their lovely world.
This installment in the Soul’s Mark series is definitely a must have. It might be a bit difficult to read as a standalone novel as you would be missing some background information from the initial two novels, but that’s the joys of reading a series. It also does wonders for the storyline of the series as a whole. At the end, you’re left wondering: How in the world are they going to fix this one?
Ok, so this book isn't available for purchase until April 1st, but guess what! I've got 2 giveaways for it running until then. Enter below and you'll be notified on April 1st if you've won!
The first is for participants in Canada & the US only. Enter to win 1 papberback copy of The Soul's Mark: Broken by Ashley Stoyanoff, coupled with a 'book cushion' (may not be exactly as pictured).
The second contest is open Internationally. Enter to win one of 3 sets of The Soul's Mark series. That's right, each of the 3 winners will win a copy of The Soul's Mark: Found, The Soul's Mark: Hunted, and The Soul's Mark: Broken.