Thursday, May 9, 2013

Awakenings - 4-Star Review

Welcome to my stop on the Shadow Chaser blog tour hosted by YA Bound.  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule!

I was absolutely captivated by Awakenings!  Seriously, it is books like this that make me wonder how I functioned before Amazon's Kindle apps letting me read on any device... so I almost never have to put the book down.  If you are looking to escape your reality for a bit, then you have to pick up Awakenings. I was so engrossed that I lost complete track of time!

So here is why I fell in love with Awakenings.  First, it is so well written!  Hally Willmott doesn't make the reader imagine any details.  Instead, she acts as our tour guide as we experience this entirely new world that we otherwise could never have even dreamt of.  She vividly describes not only every sight and sound, but emotion, smell, and texture.  So as readers, we are not just reading a story, we are experiencing it along with the characters.

Second love, the characters.  Even when 16 year old, Jacey's world is flipped upside down, she remains a strong character.  Yes, she does have to fight against feelings of insecurity, but let's be honest here... what 16 year old doesn't?  For me, the range of Jacey's emotions were one thing that really made the story believable and brought it to life.  And of course, there is Vincent... oh Vincent.  There is a little bit of a Beautiful Creatures type bond between Jacey and Vincent in the beginning where she only knows him in her dreams, and even then  can only see his brilliant blue eyes.  But once they meet, he is her anchor.  And isn't that what all of us girls want in our men, an anchor?  So by the end of the book, you will want to push Jacey out of the way a bit (even though you love her) just to get your hands on Vincent because let's face it... he is perfect.

So overall, I thought that Awakenings was sweet, original, and an absolute joy to read!  So curl up this weekend with your new fictional boyfriend, Vincent.  I can promise that it will be love at first read.

Awakenings (Elemental Series #1)

Release Date: May 2013

From Limitless Publishing

Summary from Goodreads: 
When sixteen-year old Jacey Adison’s parents tell her they must move again, she has never questioned their life style. Until now. When Jacey was two, her parents fled the protection of their birthplace, the mystical dimension of Nemele. Leaving was the only solution her parents believed might allow them to keep their family together and alive.

The Adisons have been running from a sect of iniquitous beings from Nemele who covet Jacey. Her parents have repressed their adversaries’ relentless tracking efforts by not utilizing their own mystical powers. They have chosen to conceal themselves within the only realm they knew they’d be able to survive. They are living under their self-imposed powerless sanctions on Earth, which constitutes the nineteenth nation of Nemele. 

Her parents have never revealed their true identities to Jacey, consequently keeping her true lineage and unique birthright from her. Jacey’s family has pretended to be non-magical humans as a ploy to prevent an ancient omnipotent entity from killing more innocent beings in its relentless quest to possess Jacey.

Born as an anomaly, Jacey possesses rare abilities that both virtuous and corrupt entities seek to use as their own. Should either side prevail, Jacey may be the saviour or downfall of every world within Nemele’s domains. Blindly thrust into life and death situations, Jacey learns of her true powers within her dreaming and conscious states.

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