Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Review : Awakened by Ednah Walters
*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.
Release Date: September 2, 2010
Source: ARC Tour
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.
--via Star Book Tours
Rating: FOUR Gold Stars!!!
My Review: One word: ALLURING
Ednah Walters’ Awakened is the first in the Guardian Legacy series. A story woven of sixteen year old Lilith "Lil" Falcon's life that was never ordinary -- one of hearing voices in her head, moving from state to state like a gypsy, traveling with a circus -- but the day she hears Bran Llyr's eerie voice summoning her she learns that her "ordinary" was better than what her life held ahead.
In a swift unraveling spiral the only life Lil’s has ever known goes splat and all she wants is to get it back. No longer is fitting into high school and finally making friends her only concerns. The man who raised her, her grandfather, isn’t who she thought he was. Though delighted she discovers friendship with a group of misfits Lil is also unwillingly tied into an allegiance with a group of guardians-in-training. And to add the icing to the cake Lil falls for the arrogant and mesmerizing Bran Llyr whose motives for seeking out her help is not the only thing questionable but his family origins as well.
Infuriated by the egotistical Bran, Lil unlocks her latent powers -- a source of which has the greatest potential ever witnessed. Consequently, she is told to become a Cardinal Guardian and use her powers to protect humanity by killing the demons that infest the earth. But saving mankind wasn’t the life she had in mind.
Nevertheless, what is a paranormal love story entailing life changing circumstances without foes? Awakened is packed with demonic super-beings fighting to take control of Lil and her new-found powers, human souls and ultimately the world. Will Bran’s evil brother Gavyn be his downfall? Will someone from Lil’s family tree come into the picture and sway her alliances? Or will the queen of the Hermonites – soul collecting demons -- Coronis succeed at executing her plan of world domination? The fate of all human souls, Cardinal Guardians, demons and all those in between lay in Lil’s hands. To ascertain how the tale unfolds pick up a copy of Awakened and dive into Lil Falcon’s “ordinary” life.
Here is one of my favorite quotes from Awakened:
The Goetz Twins & Lil:
I missed him by a breath. Someone tried to dtop the chair, but I was faster, my psi stronger.
"Let me get her," one of the twins growled.
I smiled but on the inside, I wondered if I was getting in way over my head. there were three of them against me. No, Bran was worth it. "Bring it on, short stuff." -- Page 171
Bran to Lil:
Bran leaned down and gave me a resounding kiss. “Have I told you I love you?”
I grinned, my heart skipping. “No.”
“I do. Very much. Wait right here.”
He dematerialized and left me with a sappy grin on my face. – Pages 255-256
***Check out Ednah Walters website for more information about her and the Awakened: HERE