CATALYST: Sometimes who we really are lies buried just beneath the surface…
After learning she’s inherited a house in the beachside town of Soul Harbor, Georgia, Addison Harmon and her best friend decided to take a much needed vacation before the pressures of life after high school suffocate them too heavily.
But what Addison finds isn’t a chance to recoup from a bad break up and hang out with her best friend while she decides what she wants to do with her future. What she finds is Kace Sullivan—a sexy guy she can’t seem to get enough of—someone who with one touch reveals a seductive world full of magick and secrets Addison isn’t sure she’s ready to be a part of.
CONJURE: Sometimes to understand the present you have to conjure up the past…
The last thing Addison Harmon needed was to become tethered to the broody, often seemingly cold, Theo Van Rooyen, but that’s exactly what happened.
Forced to partner up with Theo to figure out a way to break the tether, Addison soon realizes she may have bitten off more than she can chew.
CONFINED: Sometimes the things in life that seem to confine us most are often the ones that save us…
To Addison Harmon becoming initiated appeared to hold the answers to her every problem—all except what she would do after, when the tether was finally broken. But when the after Addison imagined isn’t the one unfolding before her, she finds herself tangled even further in a web of secrets, lies, and betrayal.
It’s not until Addison is captured by the last person she ever suspected would betray her that she’s forced to rely on herself for survival.
Questions will be answered. Trust will be misplaced. And hearts will be broken.
I have said it before and I will say it again, I love trilogies!! This is the perfect type of read for me: I don’t have to give up characters I love too quickly and the story really has time to develop and unfold. I got exactly what I wanted with Jennifer Snyder’s character-driven Tethered Trilogy.
Soul Harbor, Georgia is not where Addison saw her life but when her adoptive parents tell her she has been left a home there, Addison is compelled to check it out. The house is old but totally livable, there’s a beach within walking distance and, the locals are definitely worth investigating. In a very, very short amount of time, Addison finds herself a delectable boyfriend, a new job, a hidden room in her new home and, a very curious little cat. Though she doesn’t initially understand how everything in her new home is tied together it isn’t long before Allison begins to understand her place in Soul Harbor.
Within moments of meeting Addison, Kace discovers something he has been hoping for his entire life, the awakening of his powers. As a life-long resident of Soul Harbor, Kace understands intimately that magic is a very real thing and now that Addison has moved to town, the balance of power can be restored. Though Kace is absolutely attracted to Addison he would be lying if he said the draw of her magic and the emergence of his weren’t a factor. For Addison, the whole idea of magic is something she is certainly open to and she thoroughly gets that she feels different when Kace is around but what Kace ultimately wants from her may not be something she can give. You see, in order for Kace, Addison and, their friends to awaken the full potential of their powers, they have to be initiated as a group. Furthermore, in order for them to wield strong magic and cease being reliant on hoodoo, they must always work together as a group. Well, isn’t that a lot to dump on a girl within the first two weeks of coming to town?
Just like Kace, Theo has lived in Soul Harbor his whole life but his experiences have been markedly different. For Theo and his family, the balance of power is just fine and so long as the potential magic-wielders stay in the realm of potential, Theo and his family will be just fine too. As hoodoo practitioners, Theo and his family are responsible for providing the magic and spells to those who need and/or require them. As you might well imagine, in a town that is well aware of magic, Theo and his family are seen as a necessary evil. For most of his life, Theo has had something of a chip on his shoulder and mixing with the locals has never been his thing. Until Addison moves to town. In a most unexpected turn of events, Theo and Addison find themselves tethered together and though neither want the connection, they have it and it seems only Addison’s initiation can break it. See where I’m going with this?? 🙂
The Bottom Line: Over the course of three reads, Addison, Kace, Theo and, a whole host of others try and work through a multitude of problems including relationships, burgeoning magic, threats against Addison and, what will become of each of them either with or without magic. The various mysteries are spread out nicely throughout the reads, the action is all kinds of cool with both magic and hoodoo thrown in, the naughty bits are kept at an appropriate level for the genre and, in all the Tethered Trilogy is just a really good read!! This is one I can heartily recommend to lovers of paranormal, lightish mystery and, love triangles. Go forth and one click, dear reader!
Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing New Adult and Young Adult Fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.
SHATTERED SOUL was my debut novel and no, you haven’t seen the end of me yet…