Thursday, March 15, 2012

Awakened (The Wachers Trilogy) by Karice Bolton: Review/Giveaway

Awakening (The Watchers Trilogy)
By Karice Bolton
Published September 8th 2011 by Purely Pursistant
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Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:

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.

Book 2 of The Watchers Trilogy, Legions, is due out December 1st, 2011

Darkfallen's thoughts:

I would say that this is more of a 3.5 stars. I really wish Goodreads would give in and add the half star option. Lol

Ana has spent her whole life alone. She lost her family so young that she doesn't really remember them or what it's like to have a family period. Always feeling a bit hollow inside and having trouble ever trusting anyone enough to get close to them has left her not really having many friends. In fact since she moved to the quiet ski town of Whistle she has only made one "kinda" friend. Leading a pretty boring and predictable life of work, home, work, repeat. That is until she goes to work one night and everything changes. Turns out she has a family after all...just not a very human one. Will she be able to accept who she really is before it's too late?

Overall I really enjoyed this book. The story is great and I found myself not wanting to put it down. Needing to know what happened next. I will say that it felt a little rushed and crammed most of the time though. Like the author was trying to fit too much information into to few pages. I kinda think with all that was happening in this story that this really could have been separated into two books. Giving the author room to flesh some stuff out a bit and draw a deeper connection to her characters and the story. I think doing that would have caused a deeper emotional connection for me and this book would have easily been 5 stars.

I did feel at times that the main character, Ana, tended to go back in forth with her emotions a lot. One minute she would be mad and the next minute she was happy about the same thing. At times this bothered me a bit. I just wanted her to make up her mind. But still I couldn't help but like her. She's like that best friend that you just have to smack every once and a while. Lol And I LOVED Arie. She reminded me of Alice in every way and who doesn't love her?

In the end I think with a little more re-writing this story would not only be great, but mesmerizing. I say support your indie authors and give this one a shot...You won't be disappointed!

Want a chance to get your hands on your own copy? Well your in luck! We just so happen to have an extra...all you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below. The winner will get their own paperback of Awakening!!

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  1. Sounds like an interesting read. I can handle the falling in love fast as long as it is semi believable. I would like to find out what happens and what the two worlds are doing to her.

    Thanks for the chance!


  2. This book sounds awesome and I would love to eat it!
    Janiera @This is From my Heart

  3. Sounds like a great book! I love the amnesia aspect! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    1. hmmm... maybe its not amnesia, she doesn't remember? Either way, sounds awesome!!

  4. I Love The Cover! Its SOOOOOO Cool!

  5. I messed up. on the entry and accidentally pushed the enter button so I didn't get a change to enter my email address in the second one. it is

    This book sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. The book sounds interesting. Definitely going to add it to my TBR pile. And I share your feelings about the half-star need at Good Reads. I often feel like a book is not quite a 4, but better than a 3.

  7. Hey it's Sheena-kay! So happy you did this giveaway.

  8. Awesome giveaway. Never heard of this book so its a new one for me to check out. Can't wait. Thanks for the chance to win it.

    - Jeanette

  9. Omg, I didn't know Bolton was an indie author! That's so cool! I've heard of this series quite some time back, but haven't really gotten the chance to read it yet. Thanks for the giveaway!:)

  10. Amazing giveaway! Thanks for this opportunity to win such an amazing book! :)

    Best regards, Diana

  11. thanks so much for the giveaway :) good luck everyone!!

  12. Great giveaway! Sounds like a good book and I agree about the 1/2 stars. :)

  13. This does sound interesting. I'll look out for AWAKENING and THE WATCHERS TRILOGY.

  14. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Interesting story, looking forward to reading reading this book.

  15. Thanks for the giveaway! The Watchers Trilogy is on the top of my to-read list, and I love the book cover too..:)

  16. Thanks so much for another awesome giveaway!

  17. Gorgeous cover! I love angels!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!