Thursday, October 14, 2010

Review: Awakened by Ednah Walters

Awakened,Ednah Walters,book covers

Awakened by Ednah Walters 
The Guardian Legacy 
Publisher: Pill Hill Press
Published: Sept 2, 2010 
Genre: Young Adult 
paperback-272 pages

Summary:

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. (From author’s website)

 

My Review:

Awakened by Ednah Walters is book one of the Guardian Legacy, a new young adult series. Lil Falcon is like any ordinary teenage girl. She just is part gypsy and hears voices in her head. Wait. What? No, wrong, well sort of, she’s part Nephilim, and it is her duty to protect humanity from demons. She thought her new high school would be tough, now she has to deal with demons too.

The cool thing about being Nephilim is that right away she’s part of a group and gets to know others of her kind and start training. The bad news, other than the mortal danger of demons of course, is that there has to be that spoiled perfect brat of a girl at her high school who hates her immediately and of course is also Nephilim, named Kim. Let the good times and hair pulling begin! Lol. ;)

Oops I skipped the introduction of my favorite person, the male interest Bran. Yumminess. He leapt off the page from the get go, and I was always waiting for him to pop up next, literally. Him and Lil have instant chemistry, but there are questions as to who Bran really is and it could be very dangerous for Lil.

As for Lil herself, she’s not the only one that’s amazed at what she’s capable of doing. Jealousy never helps situations. Having her grandfather in charge of everyone and knowing nothing about it for 16 years doesn’t help either. There’s so much she doesn’t know, and it’s obvious that most people in her life her keeping things from her still. But what?

The world Ednah Walters created is fabulous! I was sucked in from the first chapter and could barely put the book down. The histories of two worlds and all the people and races are amazing. All the characters are unique and stand on their own so well. Lil and Bran are different than a lot of the characters I read about, and it was refreshing. The biggest problem I had was not having the next book to read when I finished this one!

rating

It was great! Go get it!

*I recieved an ARC for an honest review from the author.*

 

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20 comments:

Book Crazy Jenn said...

Loved this one too, awesome review! :)

DforDarla's Definite Reads said...

I always enjoy books that suck you in, great review.

Andrea I said...

Great review, it has me really interested in this new series.


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Barbara E. said...

I enjoyed your review. Thanks for giving me a better idea of what Awakened is about.

BJ said...

Love the review...So you wanted more...Hmmmmmm Gonna have to check this out.....I'm always looking for new books....And anything to get my 13yr old to read is awesome and this book is right up his alley.....!!!!!
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donnas said...

Great review. Looking forward to getting the chance to read this one, sounds good.

Stephanie said...

This is a great review and looks like a great read.

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Bethie said...

Great review. I think this sounds really good.

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Library Lady said...

This definitely sounds like a good book. Your review of it was very interesting. It makes me want to read it. If that's Bran on the cover, I can see why you think he is yummy! :)

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Kailia Sage said...

This one sounds like a great read and I'm hoping to get it ASAP! Great review~

Julie said...

Sounds like a great read. Good review.

jmspettoli said...

This sounds awesome! Its definitely going on my Wish List!

Theresa M said...

This book sounds like it will be really good! I love nephilim! Though I have a feeling it will frustrate me that lots of people are keeping secrets from Lil, but secrets can also make a book interesting.

Thanks for the review!

Lucy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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yllektra (force-oblique) said...

Oh wow, even though the whole "at school" thing has been written oh so often, this does seem like a new take on it and I love how she is Nephilim and goes through training1
kinda like Buffy! lol

Thanks for the review!

SiNn said...

this review makes me wanna read this all the more and i agree the whole training sorta like buffy deff makes me wanna read this all the more

Moirae(thefates) book reviews said...

Great review makes me want to read it more!

Lane

linaramz said...

Thanks for the review! This book sounds awesome!

♫♥LovLivLife Reviews♥♫ said...

Yes, i agree. Bran pop out of the pages for me to. He has the perfect blend of confidence and humility.
Lil is a wonderful character too. They complement one another well.

Amanda Leigh said...

I'm so glad you all liked the review! It was a great read and I look forward to more from this series! :)