Saturday, October 11, 2014

Possession of My Soul by Kia Carrington-Russell (The Three Immortal Blades, #1)

Possession Of My Soul
by Kia Carrington-Russell

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Three Immortal Blades - Book 1
Publication Date: May 12, 2014
Publisher: Kia Carrington-Russell
Genre: Urban Fantasy | Paranormal
Print Length: 258 pages
Available from: Amazon

The Three Immortal Blades is a captivating story about Karla Grey, an ordinary young woman struggling with a unique ability. Karla is a Shielder; an exceptional fighter born with the rare ability to project a shield for protection. However, Shielders are not the only kind that possesses such a talent. The Shielders battle a war that has been raging for centuries against the Starkorfs, who endeavor to harvest humans and Shielders alike to obtain immortality and power.

Amidst the chaos of war and death that surrounds her, Karla must also confront the charming Elemental Breathers. Powerful and volatile, the mysterious Elemental Breathers are quick to conjure up the element they inherited power over at birth. Unfortunately for the Shielders, the Elemental Breathers also have at their disposal a depth of knowledge unmatched by any living being, making them indispensable to the Shielders in their quest for truth.

Whilst engaged in battle Karla begins to hear a woman’s voice echo in her head and throughout her dreams. Karla faces many new and daunting challenges while simultaneously searching for a reason as to why the unknown woman seeks to possess her body.

Karla must unravel the purpose of her curse. Finding herself embroiled in a bitter war armed with a talent she has yet to gain control over, she fights to find a way to end it all. But first she must learn to never let her shield down. The woman manipulating her thoughts may be dormant for now but she has every intention of possessing Karla. Mind, body, and soul.

Karla must choose between right and wrong: the charming Lucas and the selfless Paul, death and life, lies and truth. Within this new reality the search for the Three Immortal Blades starts.

Possession Of My Soul (The Three Immortal Blades, #1)My Review
Possession of My Soul by Kia Carrington-Russell
In the paranormal world, is it possible to bring some fresh fodder for consumption to the reading table? Believe it or not, yes and it’s coming from a new chef on the block, Kia Carrington-Russell. Possession of My Soul has many of the trappings of the paranormal world, a teen who never really fit in, filled with all of the normal teen insecurities , who is rudely awakened to the fact that she is different, special and she has a purpose that goes far beyond bringing home a 4.0 average. Here’s where we take out first turn off the beaten path, and what an adventure this is!

Karla learns she has the blood of a demon flowing through her veins, not because of ancestral lines, but through a transfusion given to her mother while she was pregnant. Finally, there is a reason for her headaches, not that it’s a pleasant one. Within her lives a demon, trapped and fighting to come out. All around her new world are beings capable of killing, battling each other with magical weapons, each being looks human, but their powers vary. Oh and there are good guys and bad guys, depending on whose “team” you are on, I suppose.
Caught up in a very loose triangle, Karla finds herself drawn to a boy from her human world and one from her new world. One of them is not who she thinks. One of them will betray her. When the time for battle arrives, who will stand with Karla, who will stand against her?
A monstrous evil is rising to power and no one is safe, but Karla is on a mission and will not be deterred.

I think Kia Carrington-Russell has hit one out of the ball park! Her characters are uniquely individual, some with agendas, some not, and part of the fun of this tale is trying to figure out who is who. Ms. Carrington –Russell has put a whole new slant on demons, good vs evil and the inner turmoil faced by her heroine, a determined young woman who is dealing with her new life, the best she can. Fast-paced, with action scenes that come alive, pain that feels real and those few moments of banter that lightens the tone. From the dialogue to the plot and each scene in between, I was hooked.

I received this copy from Kia Carrington-Russell in exchange for my honest review.

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