Possession of Souls

Posted 27 December 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Possession of SoulsPossession of Souls by Lacey Weatherford
Series: Of Witches and Warlocks #5
Published by Moonstruck Media on 2011-01-10
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Source: author | eARC
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From the back cover...

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From the back cover...

Fear and desperation leave Portia and Vance clinging to threadbare hope as life is given, and taken away. Manipulated, driven by bloodlust and the desire to claim sole possession, the stakes are raised higher than they've ever been before. Evil rises with the intent to dominate, leading them and their coven to the ultimate confrontation—a battle which will force one of them to make a devastating, life-altering decision. Who will survive the final stand?

My Review

Possession of Souls is sadly the last of the Of Witches and Warlocks series by author Lacey Weatherford.  This series,as a whole, has been a wonderful story and Possession of Souls was a fabulous ending to it.  As with the others in the series, Lacey has a way of drawing her readers in and holding them hostage until the very last word.  Every book is full of action and emotion and drama, and this last one is no exception.

Vance and Portia are an epic couple in the young adult fantasy genre.  By this book, Portia has truly come into her own as a woman, even as young as she is.  At the beginning, she was a bit on the meek side, always taking direction from Vance and deferring to him always.  That irritated the independent woman that I am, but it was absolutely perfect for her character and her role in the story.  But now, Portia has become strong both in herself and in her powers.  I have loved the progression of her character!  Vance began as a bit on the arrogant side, I felt, always sure he knew what was best and demanding things go as he wished.  Because of his backstory, that attitude completely fit the story, even if he tended to make me bristle.  But it didn’t matter, because Vance was still adorable and sexy!!  Like Portia, he grew over the course of the series, becoming more open and more accepting.

Lacey’s characters are all amazing, whether main or supporting, whether you loved or hated them.  They make you feel, and I love that in a novel.  I think that this book is my favorite of the series, with more twists and turns, more action and drama, and a roller coaster of emotions.  The ending was completely unexpected, and I loved it.  Even the ending had its own twists and turns and literally kept you guessing to the very last words.

My Recommendation

In a single word,… FANTASTIC!

About Lacey Weatherford

Lacey Weatherford was born in Ft. Meade Maryland while her father was serving in the military. She has been a life long resident of Arizona, spending most of her time growing up in the small rural town of Clay Springs.

It was while she was attending the small country school in Clay Springs, that she read her first “big” book at the age of eight. It was a Nancy Drew novel and Lacey was instantly hooked. She read every book that she could find in the series and decided that she wanted to write stories too.

Lacey spent a lot of time at the library from that time forward, even volunteering in her later teen years and early twenties. She would don a crazy clown outfit for the Friends of the Library fundraisers in an effort to help get the new town library built.

When she and her husband moved away from the area, Lacey took the opportunity to take some creative writing classes at the local college to help further along her interests. Several years later, they were blessed with the opportunity to move back to Clay Springs with their family. The town had finally succeeded in building their library and Lacey had the opportunity to be President of the Friends of the Library for a very short time, before relocating.

Lacey and her family still live in the White Mountains of Arizona, where she continues to write young adult novels that have a fantasy/fairytale or paranormal bent to them, as well as being sure to include a great romantic storyline!

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