Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Awakening by Karice Bolton
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Purely Persistent (September 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615535186
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615535180
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 
Alone in a snowy, remote Whistler village, Ana tries to build a new life since losing her parents. With a cozy condo, a sweet-faced bulldog and an evening job to leave the days free for the slopes, life slips into a great routine. If only she could shake the guilt for not remembering anything about her parents and banish the night terrors that haunt her every dream.

On a whim, Ana goes out with Athen, a guy she’s just met in the Grizzly Pub... The only problem is that she feels like she already knows him. Within 48 hours of meeting Athen and his family, Ana’s world implodes. She falls for Athen quickly and before she knows it, a past life begins to resurface. As thrilling as the revelations appear at first, she fights against the chilling information that Athen is from the underworld.

Soon she begins to struggle as her own supernatural gifts are slowly unveiled, and she realizes that the nightmares she’s been having might be premonitions and not dreams at all. It is up to Ana to decipher between fact and fiction before it is too late, and her new love, Athen, follows in her same fate - one that is lost between two worlds .

Awakening serves as an introduction to a really good story.., In this book, we got to know more of the characters and their pasts, we also learn about the plot and what this is all about. The theme of the book, Nephilim, white and black demons, and the awakening ritual, added up spice that are new to reader’s ears.

White demons vs. Black demons is a unique plot..it made me see good and evil… Like the rest of the reviewers.. A big wow to Ms. Bolton, for her wonderful descriptions of the place, it made me want to go there too, and experience a good white Christmas…:D

It’s quite fascinating, how fast Ana and Athen’s relationship grow, how fast they become a couple, but somehow it got slower in the middle, I felt Ana’s patience thinning..:).. but it adds up to the reader’s anticipation and when they sealed they’re relationship at the end, it gives satisfaction…

Even though there’s just a little bit of romance, the characters are developed so well, that you would find yourself loving each. The actions or fighting scenes also are short-lived but I believe the next book has a lot to offer.

The ending had me in almost tears..lol….I can’t wait to read the next… I somewhat felt Ana’s loss .. I grieve for Athen too…

I can’t believe this is the first published book of Ms. Karice Bolton, based on this, another paranormal genius grace the literary world.:)

I think, the author should somehow alter the given synopsis of the book, maybe give it some spice or anything that would hint the readers how good this book is…. For me, the synopsis, is lacking, it is not something that would make you buy this book…where else the storyline is fantastic.

A kind advice from me, don’t buy this book----without intending to buy the second one!.... because whether you like it or not, once you came up reading til the end of book one, you would have the urge to buy the next…Awakening leaves off in a fast, action-pack thriller, that will made good impression for the second book Legions..

I can’t wait to read the next book- Legions! Highly Recommended for everyone, whether you like angels stuff or paranormal things…..

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  1. Great review! It's true that I wouldn't want to read the book after that synopsis but I kind of fell in love with the new cover. I'm getting this book soon! Yay!

    1. I'm thankful.. you consider buying it beyond the synopsis..:)
      The covers of the trilogy is amazing..:)
      I posted the complete set here: http://bookshelfconfessions.blogspot.com/2012/03/cover-unveiled-cataclysm-by-karice.html

  2. Thank you for this!!! I actually have a kindle copy of this book, courtesy of amazon, it's actually free until now... But I still haven't read it... I hope I will be able to read it in the next few weeks... Thank you again!!!

    1. it's still free in amazon, a promotion for the series I guess.. you shoud start reasing it..:D

  3. I'm really into angel-books and I think I'll give this a try. Thanks for your honest review! :)


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