Saturday, March 19, 2011

Awakened by Ednah Walters

I struck gold with this read! I came across Ednah on Book Blogs while she was looking for reviewers. I have fallen in love with this series! Here’s the summary posted on Amazon:

Most teens turn sixteen and get the license to drive, but Lil Falcon gets the license to kill demons. Orphaned as a child and raised by an eccentric grandfather, Lil is concerned with surviving high school and is unaware that she's a Guardian-a being with super powers charged with killing demons and protecting humanity. When she meets Bran, a mysterious boy with amazing abilities, his psi energy unlocks her latent powers. But Bran has a secret that can ruin their growing relationship, and the truth she discovers may destroy everything she believes in unless she finds the right balance between love and sacrifice.

This book was absolutely amazing. It is balanced with action, love and personal relationships. Lil is an amazing lead character. She is strong and yet also vulnerable. She was raised to be proud of who she is no matter what. She would be a great role model for any teen as she dresses how she wants and is always herself. I loved that she didn’t try to become someone else or whine throughout the story. She always adjusted and took things in stride after she acclimated to the circumstances.

Bran is a great male love interest. He is protective of Lil but the typical dynamic of protect the female takes a backseat to the story. He doesn’t’ try to constantly try to shove her behind him. It is refreshing to see a male lead that allows the female to be herself. He is also strong in his own right and cares about others.

Izzy, Kim, Sykes, and Remy make excellent supporting characters. They accentuate the story but also come to the forefront of the story. Their personalities are really developed and that is also really refreshing. Most of the books that I have read recently have two main characters and the supporting characters don’t interact with the leads as much. This made Awakened stand out among the other books that I have read.

The back story is very well done. At first I had a few reservations that I had stumbled upon something that might be more science fiction. However, as the story unfolded I found it wasn’t science fiction and the details were nicely worked out.
I give this book a

I am eagerly awaiting the release of the next book in the series! 

1 comment:

  1. Good review, I'll definitely have to keep this book in mind!