This fast-paced and well-written prequel tells Mellissa and Bertram's story and explains the dynamic between them. It also gives some answers about Carlo and how he fits into the world of the soul guide. Mellissa's past is emotional and filled with choices she feels forced to make, making the situation with Bertram even more tense. While this one does answer some questions from book 1, I would suggest reading it after you've read The Soul Guide as some of the questions this one answers add a bit of the mystery to the first book.
I read this one a few months ago and enjoyed it, so I sat down with it again before reading book two. The author builds an intriguing world of a guide for souls and the dark forces bent on taking over. With a magical manor that not just anyone can find, a cafe with a mysterious owner, doors in the strangest of places, Sybil finds herself at the mercy of strangers and quickly learns that things aren't always as they seem. This introduction to The Soul Guide series is full of mystery, suspense, and while many questions are answered, things are far from over for Sybil, Alec, and Bertram. I'll be interested to see what's next for this gifted trio and those around them.
Could becoming the Soul Guide be the biggest mistake of Sybil's life or her bravest decision yet? She couldn't tell you, to busy dealing with the responsibility that her new role brings and avoiding the growing residents of Clayhill to find out.
And yet, hiding away isn't an option.
With the arrival of terrified young Estelle, Sybil is forced to face reality and become the warrior she was destined to be. There are far worst things happening beyond the safety of Clayhill and she doesn't have the option of turning a blind eye, especially when the 'worst things' involve her own beloved dad.
With Estelle's revelations, action must be taken. Can the unlikely group work together to save the children locked away in the depths of the Masters home or will the Mephisto succeed in tearing them apart? Read book two of The Soul Guide series to find out.
In Tortured Souls, alliances are made, friendships are forged, hearts are broken and the battle of light versus dark has truly begun.
Tortured Souls picks up where The Soul Guide left off. This fast-paced addition to the series is suitably named as even more secrets are revealed and bonds are tested. From the opening line to an ending that will leave you breathless, this one is even harder to put down than the first book. If I hadn't already been invested in Sybil's story, this one would certainly do it. This reader will be anxiously awaiting the next book in this fantastical tale.
Her love of writing started when she began her Creative Writing degree at North London University in 1999. She hasn’t always wanted to be a writer, her first job of choice was a Vet, but that dream died when she realized she was allergic to most, small, furry animals. But, she has always loved to read, and that’s where her passion for writing began.
After finishing her degree in 2002, she didn’t put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, until thirteen years later. Life, in all its wonderful glory got in the way. Then when her youngest went to school full-time she had precious time on her hands. It was during this time that Bertram, Sybil, and Alec were conceived and her first novel, The Soul Guide was born.
In her spare time you can find Kelly, reading, bringing up her kids the best way she knows how, and trying desperately not to make a fool of herself on social media.