Girls*Heart* Books: Review: Awaken by Kristen Day

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Review: Awaken by Kristen Day

Daughters of the Sea #2
By: Kristen Day
Published: October 2nd, 2012
(Self Published)

The sacrifices we make have the power to shift the very fabric of who we are, and ultimately who are meant to be...

After learning of her true destiny as the intended Leader of the Tydes, Anastasia Whitman must now embark on a perilous quest to the Underworld before the age of eighteen in order to plant the seed of immortality and complete her essence to become a true Sea Goddess. But before she can make her legendary journey, an unexpected new student transfers to Lorelei; initiating a sequence of events that will unravel Stasia's new life, and test the boundaries of her relationship with the mysterious, dark, and sexy Finn Morrison. The line between the Underworld and the Living begins to blur as gruesome ghosts, morbid reveries, and pure evil haunt her waking hours as well as her sanity. Once the details of Finn's own startling destiny are revealed, the dangerous secrets he's been hiding will threaten the very love Stasia believed to be indestructible. As time begins to run out, she will be forced to choose between the one she loves and the destiny she cannot escape.

...Can I be honest with you all? I hate sequels. I hate them. Especially when I really enjoyed the first book, because my expectations go through the roof and suddenly, nothing the author--no matter how talented and wonderful--does will be what I had hoped for.

That is not the case here.

Though I will warn you, if you follow our reviews and take our recommendations, you will need a punching bag and several boxes of tissues. Yes, boxes.

Who'd've thought that a mere 300 pages could cause such emotional turmoil to a person? Awaken doesn't insult Forsaken at all---in fact, it flows right with book 1, keeping the pace and the action steady (with romance and humor thrown in for good measure, of course). I honestly have no words to tell you how amazing this is. The only word I have is "*keyboardsmash*" and...well, it's really not a word. And the only way you'll really understand is if you pick up this book and read it for yourself.

I don't think I've ever read a book this quickly. Day keeps the action and romance rolling in Awaken and I am now on the edge of my seat, desperate for Chosen. January can't come fast enough. *sigh* Fantastic, 5-star-worthy trilogy. You definitely wanna check this out!

My Rating:

Kristen Day is a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. She loves all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. She’s been told she sees the world through rose-colored glasses, but she prefers to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses - swirling and morphing reality into something she can digest (who hasn't pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).

She is the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA trilogy, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN (Oct 2012), and CHOSEN (Winter 2012). She loves all books, but really enjoys writing young adult, paranormal romances. She’s loved to write for as long as she can remember. Her first published work was her poem RED in second grade (you guessed it - it was a poem about the color red - life altering, right?) that won her 5 gold stars and a spot in her elementary school's poetry book. That's when her addiction to the written word officially began. She was the only kid in fifth grade that actually enjoyed diagramming sentences. Go ahead and laugh - it's okay.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks Lana!! You crack me up and I LOVE your new word 'keyboardsmash'! Thank you so much for your review and I'm so glad you loved it! I'm not a fan of second books either (whether it's a saga, series, or trilogy) so I was really worried Awaken wouldn't meet everyone's expectations! I'm so excited you liked it! :)


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