Saturday, August 11, 2012

Book Review: The Soul's Mark: FOUND by Ashley Stoyanoff

Title: The Soul's Mark: FOUND
Author: Ashley Stoyanoff
Number of Pages: 276
Published: May 24th 2012 by Ashley Stoyanoff Books
Source: Author (paperback)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Reading Level: YA
Star Rating: ★★★1/2
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Anxious to leave her destructive past behind, Amelia Caldwell moves to Willowberg, excited for a fresh start. Once there, she discovers that her birthmark is more than it seems. She has been marked by a vampire’s soul. Not only does she hold his soul, but Amelia is also his soulmate.
After almost a century of searching for his soulmate, Mitchell Lang fears the worst—he is going to lose Amelia to another man. His heart takes over, and his impulsive decision to take away her free will and to intensify their bond quickly turns her growing love into hate.
When they become trapped in the emotional rollercoaster of their souls' bond, open conflict erupts. Amelia has no intentions of belonging to anyone, not even her soulmate, and Mitchell refuses to let her go.
While she frantically searches for a way to escape his grasp, Amelia unlocks the painful memories of her past and uncovers a powerful secret. But before she has a chance to explore her newfound edge, she finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly game of revenge and is forced to realize that YOU CANNOT RUN FROM DESTINY.
Just another Vampire novel? No, not one bit. This book brings Vampires into a whole new light. (..well figurally speaking..) When you think of Vampires the whole blood sucking, creatures of the night thing comes to mind. Well at least to me it does, but what if one of them happens to be your soul mate. 

When Amelia moves to a new town because of a free ride school scholarship she won she is determined to start anew and make friends. A way to leave her haunted past behind and find happiness but when things are seemingly to good to be true Amelia starts to question the people around her. Why is everyone being so overly nice? Why are her roommates treating her like royalty? And why does everyone in the town of Willowberg acting like she is so special? The answers to her questions lie within her dreams, a rather a certain recurring dream Amelia has every night. From the day her parents were brutally murdered in front of her this dream or rather the guy in the dream has keep her safe and feeling loved. But when a simple dream become a reality, Amelia is faced with a whole new world and someone who claims to be her soul mate, her love. To find out what happens to Amelia and the secrets she now posses you will have to read "The Soul's Mark: FOUND".

I found the plot and the overall uniqueness of this book to make for a fast and interesting read. I do feel vampires novels are very overrated and sometimes cliche'. That's why I was happy when I found one unlike any I have read before. Although the book is short with less than 300 pages it really does make a good impression on the reader. The characters are very likable but I did feel like Amelia was very down on herself at times and had a bad habit of questioning everything. I wished she could have just let things fall into place and not want an answer right away for anything that seems off or strange to her. I also felt like I wanted to know more about the main characters, their past and who they really are. The pace or flow of the authors writing was easy to read and understand but at the same time slowed down a bit during certain area's of the book. I was really torn between giving her book a  solid 4 star rating or 3.5 stars but in the end I choose 3.5. I did enjoy the story and would definitely read the next book in series, but felt it could use a little work. So all in all, I found the book to be very likable but did not love it. I do very much recommend the book to my readers and I feel it should be given the chance. 

Thank you for reading and be sure to check out the links above for more into about this book and it's author, Ashley Stoyanoff.


  1. The Soul's Mark: FOUND does seem to give justice to the vampire legend (unlike the others). I'll try it.

  2. Sounds like a solid read; I'll think about it.


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