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Awakening by Karice Bolton

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Alone in 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.

Goodreads Summary

Ana has no memory of her past, but when she meets a certain family, she feels a strong connection.  When Ana learns bits and pieces of her past, a whole world opens up for her.  The Nephilim is a mystery that the reader will enjoy learning about and creates a backdrop for a unique plot the reader will love getting into.  Ana doesn't seem to have a lot of love in her life until Athen.  Athen sweeps her off of her feet and doesn't set her back down on Earth.  Their romance is cute and sweet, the reader will believe that they truly care for each other.  

Ana's character can be a little hard to get to know, but she is a sympathetic character and the reader can slowly warm up to her.  Athen is easy to picture as a good looking, strong, loving boyfriend.    The reader will be rooting for the two, but sometimes their romance can get a little slow-the reader will want their connection to hurry up!  The other characters are interesting, not that easy to get to know, but they round out the books and act as foils for each other.

The general plot of the book is interesting and will draw the reader in.  The characters can take some getting to know, but Ana and Athen make the effort worth it.  The romance aspect takes up a large part of the book, but seems very genuine.  This book is recommended to young adult/adult readers.

4 Stars

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