Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Book Review: My Soul To Wake by Tara Oakes

True love. 
 These are the things of legend. Unexplained, some even say impossible, but nonetheless prevalent in stories and tales from all cultures and in every land from the beginning of time. What if there is something to it? What if there is an explanation behind the mysteries and bedtime stories? Something beyond words?


 She was taken from him in the cruelest way... condemned, sentenced and punished out of fear of the unknown. How is he supposed to live without her? How can he go on knowing that in this life, by the natural order of things, they will never be together? There's only one thing to do... only one option that will bring them together again. 


 Amelia is taken on a weekend excursion with her best girlfriends to let loose, relax and have a little fun. What harm is there in a little vacation? It's not like the legends, the haunted history of the place can scare them away. It's all harmless fun. 

 Or so she thought. 

 Something seems familiar about the town. The trees, the winds, the feel of everything. Her ever present nightmares have become more intense within the limits of the old historical setting. She's prepared to write off the whole trip as nothing more than a case of her mind running away with the sensationalized magic here. When she meets a handsome stranger who's eager to know her in a way no one else can, she begins to think there may be something more to this place, something more to him. 

 Will has been waiting, biding his time, and praying that she'll come back. He's broken the natural order of things to possibly find her again, weaving their way through the years until they can be together again. He knows he may never find her, but he can't risk not trying. This place calls to her, just as it did to him. It will bring her back home. It will bring her back to him. 

 What's 300 years when it comes to true love? He's prepared to wait an eternity if he has to, just to see her, hold her, kiss her again.. to make her remember what was stolen from them so long ago. To make her remember who she is, the power she possesses and the love they swore to each other.

If you'd like to purchase My Soul to Wake, feel free to grab your copy here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XUCJB4Q 

MY SOUL TO WAKE is such a wonderful book. As someone fascinated with history, the Salem witch trials always drew me to that event in time. My Soul To Wake captures the panic and hysteria of the 1800's during the witch trials.

Leah, on a get away with friends, meets Will and is instantly attracted to him. As someone who has had night terrors all her life, Leah avoids relationships, but something about Will draws her to him. The only problem? His friend, Liza. Liza tries to scare Leah away anyway that she can so that truth of Leah and Will's true relationship never comes to light. Leah has to contend with the jealousy of Liza who tries to get her to turn on Will and Will's own story that Leah was once his wife long ago.

Can Will's story be true? Is Leah Will's wife reincarnated? The twists and turns in My Soul To Wake are some that you never see coming (which in my opinion are the best ones of all). Tara Oake's characters are so realistic and mysterious with their past lives and future. I cannot wait to see what happens next between Will and Leah and what will happen with Liza. 

My Soul To Wake's plot is so intriguing with the themes of witchcraft, reincarnation, and true love. Tara Oakes has never written a book such as this before. Oake's previous works include The Kingsmen MC series and the Chianti Kisses series, both of which are so different from My Soul To Wake, but just showcases how talented Tara Oakes is and the way that she can cross into genres so seamlessly. 

I am looking forward to seeing the continuation of this series and what Oakes has up her sleeve next.


**I received an ARC of My Soul To Take in exchange for an honest review.**

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