Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway - Soul Possessed by Katlyn Duncan

Welcome to today's stop on the Soul Possessed blog tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Today's stop features my review of Soul Possessed by Katlyn Duncan.

Author: Katlyn Duncan
Release Date: October 28, 2013
Publisher: Carina UK
Series: Book 2, The Life After Trilogy
Genre: YA Paranormal
ISBN: 9781472044556

Life after Life
Now Maggie has been given the chance of her after-life to become a Guard, nothing will stand in her way. Not even the undeniable attraction she feels for her trainer and past love—Jackson.  But when the battle between Shadowed and Guard begins again which side will she choose?
When her boss, Felix, partners Jackson and Maggie up with Ally and Cooper to investigate terrifying Shadowed activity, she doesn’t think it could get any worse. Jackson and Cooper barely tolerate each other and this time, Maggie isn’t just proving her loyalty to the Guard during one mission...she has a side mission too. One so secret and so dangerous she can’t tell a soul...

About Katlyn Duncan

Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. Her overactive
imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.
Katlyn now lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and adorable Wheaten Terrier and she is thrilled to finally share her stories with the world.


Rating: ****

Wow! What  a story. While I enjoyed the first book Soul Taken, Soul Possessed takes this story to a whole new level. In this book, the stakes have been raised, extra layers have been added to a story that will keep you glued to its pages till you get to the cliff hanger conclusion.

Sometimes book twos in a trilogy or longer series can be more of a set up/filler type book that's more about getting you to the point in the story where the thrilling conclusion can happen rather than being a story on its own as well as art of an overall arc.  Fortunately this is not the case with Soul Possessed.  If anything, the story for me got better and better as I got further into it and the more I read, the more i wanted to know what would happen next.

Firstly, I love Ms Duncan's take on the after life and I liked that we got more a view of both the after itself and the workings of it in this book.  I also liked that we got to know more about  other characters more in particular Ally and Cooper.

I also think I like Maggie more in this book.  She seems more real and I guess more human in a way.

What I most love however is the story line.  There are more layers added and threads weaved in this book and we find out not everything is completely is as straightforward as first thought.  There is more action, more drama and more emotion in this book and the place it ends... just completely unexpected but brilliant nonetheless.

I am enjoying this series immensely and cannot wait to see what happens next.

A definite recommended read and a definite ****

Sapphired Dragon xx

The Giveaway

There is a tourwide giveaway for an Amazon eGiftCard valued at $15 USD. It is open Internationally to anyone who is able to accept an Amazon GC.

There is also a tourwide giveaway for a set of Kindle eBook copies of SOUL TAKEN and SOUL POSSESSED to one winner.

The giveaway ends on Monday, November 11th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.

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The Tour Schedule:

Week One

Oct. 21stThe Happy Booker – Review SOUL
Oct. 22ndRealm of the Sapphired Dragon – Review SOUL TAKEN & SOUL POSSESSED
Oct. 23rdDark Novella – Review SOUL TAKEN & SOUL POSSESSED
Oct. 24thIrisjeXx – Review SOUL TAKEN & SOUL POSSESSED
Oct. 24thBooker Like a Hooker – Review SOUL TAKEN & SOUL POSSESSED
Oct. 25thMagical Urban Fantasy Reads – Guest Post

Week Two

Oct. 28thTwo Chicks On Books – Playlist Guest Post
Oct. 29thTween 2 Teen Book Reviews – Review SOUL TAKEN & SOUL POSSESSED
Oct. 30thCurling Up With A Good Book – Interview
Oct. 31stAddicted Readers – Guest Post
Nov. 1stParanormal Book Club – Interview

Week Three

Nov. 4thChasm of Books – Guest Post
Nov. 5thLost in Ever After – Review SOUL TAKEN
Nov. 6thLeft to Write –Review SOUL TAKEN & SOUL POSSESSED + Interview
Nov. 7thBook2Buzz – Interview
Nov. 7thEndless Reading – Review SOUL TAKEN & SOUL POSSESSED
Nov. 8thMoonlight Gleam’s Bookshelf – Review SOUL TAKEN & SOUL POSSESSED + Guest Post


  1. Thanks for the review and taking the time to be a part of the tour!

  2. Sounds great! What intrigues me most? I want to know what Maggie's side mission is! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    ~Veronica Vasquez~

  3. Love your review! And I really agree with you that the story line of Soul Possessed has more layers and threads!