Burden of the Soul

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Overview

Clara never asked to be special. She was perfectly happy e-stalking her crush's blog, avoiding the attention of the Bronze Brigade clique at school, awaiting the next visit from her avant-garde Aunt Grace, and dreaming of a strange young man ... who feels too real to be only a dream.

But then her world literally separates at the seams, as a blinding light rips her mother away right before her eyes. In one, inexplicable moment, Clara loses the life and family she had known and is...

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Overview

Clara never asked to be special. She was perfectly happy e-stalking her crush's blog, avoiding the attention of the Bronze Brigade clique at school, awaiting the next visit from her avant-garde Aunt Grace, and dreaming of a strange young man ... who feels too real to be only a dream.

But then her world literally separates at the seams, as a blinding light rips her mother away right before her eyes. In one, inexplicable moment, Clara loses the life and family she had known and is thrown into a transcendental battle being fought between Fallen Souls and Guardians. The Guardians have protected her from the shadows while waiting for her to awaken and remember a promise she made in another world. When Clara learns what is expected of her, and the price she must pay to restore order, she can only hope that the still dormant ancient soul that lives inside of her is truly fighting on the side of Good.

Burden of the Soul grapples not only with the battle between Good and Evil, and Action and Complacency, but pits its unlikely heroine squarely against herself. Half of Clara is an ancient soul who made a promise to fight a war, the other half is an adolescent girl who never asked to be special.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983752714
  • Publisher: Bit of Grace LLC, A
  • Publication date: 9/26/2011
  • Pages: 328
  • Age range: 14 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

A born and bred Michagander, Kate Grace traveled through Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City in order to find her way back home to Detroit. We'll call it a VERY scenic route. She has worked as a freelance writer and editor for various regional publications and Web-based zines for years. She received her BA from Columbia College in Chicago and her MS from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

She is author of the dark, Paranormal Young Adult/New Adult novel Burden of the Soul, the first in a series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    Burden of th soul

    This book is a little dragged out sometimes but other than that it was a good read. What i like about it is i cant decide if Clara should be with Devin or Dave. Most books with a love triangle i choose a guy i like best for the main character but the author always picks the other one. I hate it when that happens. I sort of think Clara is a ( sorry for my language) whore. So she better hurry up an pick one guy because she cant have two.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Great read!

    I could not stop reading this book in 'till I was done. Awesome story line and very describtive. I Loved It. Can't wait for the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Ok

    This is an ok book. It was a little confusing at times and some of the characters were just getting on my nerves. I thought it would have been a great bbook based in the summary and reviews, but it was medium. It just a book to pass the time.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Waiting for #2

    I loved this book, I want to know what happens next! Hopefully it doesn't take much longer for book 2 to come out!

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  • Posted March 9, 2014

    Burned of the Soul introduces an interesting romantic twist. How

    Burned of the Soul introduces an interesting romantic twist. However, the story was not as captivating as I had originally thought it might be. The plot moved very slowly, focusing mostly on the Clara’s losses and romantic struggles rather than on trying to solve the mystery that was challenging her. I also couldn’t relate to any of the characters or even find one that I could truly fall in love with.

    There were a few things I did enjoy about the book. The concepts of the soul and afterlife were definitely intriguing. And the antagonist was perfectly nasty, sending shivers down my spine as I read. But, his part in the plot didn’t last long enough.

    In short, I loved the concepts, but the novel simply did not live up to my expectations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2014

    okay book not my kind of read

    Wasnt as good as i thought it was going to be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Elli

    This book was honestly so amazing i just wanted to throw my Nook in excitement. I tend to do that a lot... There were so many grammatical errors, though, I just wanted to punch someone or eat my feelings away. I loved the plot and characters and everything so much that I am seriously considering, when I am eighteen, getting a bar code tattoo and getting a skeleton key bracelet now. I would range the age for this no younger than thirteen. But the readers will be readers and do whatever they want. Oh and friend me if you want. Just reply to my comment because I don't really want to waste so many characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Madi

    Once I started this book, I never wanted ro put it down. It captivated my attention for hours....then I got hungry. A little confusing at times but I definatley reccomend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    Why is this book free?

    This book is amazing! They need to put the rest of the series up so I can finish it. I can definitely see this becoming a future best seller! Gotta say though, the beginning is a little slow, but that might just be in comparrison to the rest of the story's majesty.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Great

    I ABSOLUTLY LOVED THIS BOOK i felt like in left with a lot more to explain and lose ands to tie up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    BOOK FOR TEENS

    The concept of the story was easy to understand. The idea of the body is a vessel for the soul is true. This stroy is great of teenagers my age. It touchs on things teens go threw and struggle. Very good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2013

    Amazing!

    I loved this book so much, even though there were some grammatical errors. Can't wait for the next one!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    Loved it!

    I absolutely loved this book. It grabbed my attention from the begining and i couldn't stop reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Bad grammar

    As a teacher, I find the repeated error of the subject form of the pronoun where the object form should be so distracting and disturbing that it is hard to read this potentially engaging story.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Amazing

    love it

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

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    Couldn't leave it alone

    The theme of no matter how up side down your life gets at the time you are able to make it through it. I couldn't put it down. I had to find out what Clara was gonna to next, and how everyone would react to her decision. You can feel emotions with the characters at times. It's a great read for everyone. The ending has you saying REALLY.... Now I have to wait how long for the next one. I look forward to the rest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2011

    Kept me coming back for more!

    I finished this book in 24 hours. I love the imagination and the surprises. I did not expect what was going to happen. Clara is an ideal character, and written well. My favorite is Aunt Grace, she is spunky and knows it! Highly Recommended. Enjoy!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Fantastic

    Absolutely fabulous. If you enjoy young adult fantasy fiction, you'll love this book. The characters are so dynamic and so well written. Even though the book is pure fantasy, the characters are very human.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    Deeply Moving

    Hey,

    I downloaded this and was, as ever, sceptical. I always approach a novel with a hint of trepidation.

    But, I must admit, once I read the first few lines. I was completely engrossed. Burden of the Soul just invades you and takes you on a journey that's over way too soon! Can't wait to continue the journey with the next installment!

    Epic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

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