Monday, November 19, 2012
Awaken by Sarah M. Ross
Lucy Donovan was supposed to have a weekend of fun in the sun, celebrating her upcoming graduation from college. In a split second, everything changed. A drunk driver ended Lucy’s mortal life.
Lucy opens her eyes to a world she never imagined possible and a new destiny: as a Patronus, a guardian of spirits. Adjusting to her new role and abilities while negotiating this confusing realm will test her limits and push her further than she ever dreamed she would go. From wayward spirits who don’t want her help to soul stealing vampires, and even a stuck-up British royal, Lucy must brave them all to save one spirit she can’t bear to lose.
Further complicating her life is an inexplicable yet growing connection she feels to a member of her team, Max, whose mysterious behavior leaves her both confused and intrigued.
Waking up dead was just the beginning of her problems. Lucy’s death is about to become the greatest adventure of her life.
After having this book for quite a while, I wish I would have made time for it earlier. I had a lot of fun reading Awaken. The story was your average afterlife story with quite a few twists. Incorporating vampires into the story made it a little more interesting. I like how the author gave a lot of back story about the Patroni and the characters in general. However, as much as I loved the book, it had a couple of flaws. The copy of the book that I received had quite a few spelling and grammar errors which kind of took away from the story. This might have been fixed when the book was updated. The second issue I had with the book, some people might consider a good thing. Lucy and Max’s relationship reminded me of Edward and Bella’s relationship in Twilight. Max and Lucy instantly fell in love when they met. Max is very protective of Lucy and doesn’t want her to do quite a few things for fear she will get hurt. However, unlike Bella, Lucy is a kick-ass heroine. She stands up for what she wants and won’t take no for an answer. She’s not going to let a man boss her around and tell her what to do. I think we need more heroines like Lucy in YA literature. Later in the book, you learn why Lucy and Max fall in love at first sight. It’s a cool explanation and makes up for their over the top love. The ending of the book left off on a crazy cliff hanger. I am dying to find out what happens next in Avenge.
I give Awaken: 4/5.
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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.