Book Review: Savage Souls by S.M. Boyce

14 May

There are two things 18-year-old Cadence Murphy is proud of: she is an amazing Witch with the healing magic of nature, and she can run a five-minute mile. There’s just one tiny problem: an ancient darkness in her blood is messing with her healing abilities. When some very powerful, cruel men want to destroy her for it, she must tempt fate itself to stop them.

Dishonorably discharged from the marines, 20-year-old Drew Richards uses his deadly skills to neutralize criminals and lowlifes… for a fee. So when a wealthy businessman offers half a million to kill some girl, Drew is more than willing—until he sees her, and his priorities change.

But the Norns, weavers of fate, have decided Drew is destined to kill Cadence. Can he resist his destiny? Suspenseful, romantic, and rich with chilling magic, Savage Souls captures the essence of forbidden love—and the consequences that come with it.


Available on Amazon.




My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Savage Souls is a story of magic, love, fate, and choices. 

When hit man Drew Richards is hired by a wealthy man to murder an 18-year-old girl, he has his doubts. He decides to watch her for himself to make sure she is as evil as he was told. The portrayal of Drew is an interesting one. He’s supposedly a bad person, a hit man and someone not afraid of a fight, but he’s not all bad. If he was, he wouldn’t think twice about killing a teenager.

Cadence is the 18-year-old Drew is supposed to kill. She is a witch who loves the forest and has the power to heal things. She is dealing with a new power that scares her. Along with that, she just found out secrets about the parents she never knew. When she meets Drew, she thinks things may end up okay after all. But magic is a secret she’s not allowed to tell to mortals. Poor Cadence has had so much to deal with in her short life. I felt bad for her, especially when someone wants to kill her through no fault of her own. 

Drew and Cadence fall in love. Rather than kill her, he wants to keep her safe. He knows that they’ll have to run or they’ll both be killed. Can they overcome the secrets and lies to be together?

Savage Souls is a good story but I wish it was longer so I could get to know the characters better.




About the Author

When S. M. Boyce graduated with a degree in creative writing, she realized that made her well-qualified for serving French fries. It would take years of writing hundreds of thousands of words of all kinds before she became the fantasy and horror novelist she is today.

Boyce specializes in action-packed stories that weave in fantasy, mystery, and heroines with a knack for mischief. All romantic leads are based loosely on her husband, who proves that soulmates are real.

She has a deep love for ghosts, magic, and spooky things. If you’ve already finished her books, check out her blog or twitter feed for a dash of adventure.

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