Review: The Charmed Souls by Christine Wenrick

The Charmed Souls
(The Charmed Trilogy, #2)
By: Christine Wenrick
Publisher: Red Tree House Publishing
Published: Nov. 22, 2012
Genre: Paranromal Romance
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Olivia Ann Greyson is a Charmer, a Dhampir with the power to lure the supernatural world’s most dangerous of creatures – and she’s in an impossible situation. She must leave behind Caleb Wolfe, the strong, protective vampire she has fallen madly in love with, in order to learn how to protect herself from the vampires, shifters and demons that will be drawn to her for the rest of her life.

Human Guardian, Alec Lambert, has been assigned to see to Olivia’s training by the organization he belongs to, which is known simply as The Brethren. He takes Olivia to the group’s stronghold in the mountainous regions of Alberta, Canada, where she discovers the answers to her family’s painful past and the extent to which those hunting her will go to capture her. But she also uncovers many secrets and even more questions about this mysterious group she has trusted to protect her – secrets that will have her fighting to get back to the man she left behind.

. . . but will it be too late?

 

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We pick up where The Charmed left off. Olivia’s just arrived at the hunters base where she will not only be safe from vampires but will learn how to protect herself. Her hope is to learn to not only use her power but also learn to fight vampires so that she can go back to Caleb. That is, if he still remembers her after their time apart.

The beginning half has a lot of new characters in it. We meet Olivia’s protectors, fellow dhampirs and some of the Elders. I didn’t find the new addition to be confusing at all. Christine wrote each character in a way that they were distinguishable by their words and actions. And I must say that whether you were a fan of Alec or not in the first book, you will be a fan of his before you are finished reading this. Not in the sense of “Alec & Olivia” but just Alec as a person. He went from the arrogant cocky s.o.b in the first book and really steps up to the plate in this one. Not to mention that steamy elevator scene *fans herself* let me tell you… that scene wasn’t overly explicit since Olivia is overhearing it with her dhampir hearing but the images my imagination came up with… wowza!

I really enjoyed this story. I can’t wait until the next book comes out although I will be sad to see the story end. I’ve fallen in love with all the characters. Hopefully the last book brings together the new characters that we got to meet in this book.

 

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“I love you, Gemma. I have for a very long time. I have just been too stubborn to admit it. I wanted to be noble and let you do if that would make you happy… but I realize no I cannot. You make me happy, and you are second to no one. Just say you will give me a chance to prove that to you.”

 

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