Saturday, September 24, 2011
Review: Awakened by Ednah Walters
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.
Awakened is the first book in The Guardian Legacy by Ednah Walters. When Lil turns 16, she comes into her powers – powers she had no idea she would ever have. Her whole life has been a lie, but she is strong and resilient. Once she accepts what she is, nothing can stop her from fulfilling her destiny.
She meets Bran – a boy who is very mysterious, but she is very drawn to. Nobody trusts him, but Lil can't help but fall for him. It's a sweet relationship with a lot of sexual tension – nothing out of line though for a teenage book. I think you could feel at ease having your teenage daughter read this book.
I really enjoyed the paranormal aspects of this book. The book has a lot of excitement and moves at a fairly quick pace. There are some “edge-of-your-seat” moments where you cannot put the book down. Honestly, the only thing that bothered me about this book was Bran's name. Every time I read it, I either thought of a girl (short for Brandi) – or I thought about Bran Flakes, lol... I guess something that was a little hard to remember was the introduction to all these characters in a short amount of time. That part was a little overwhelming. As a whole though, this was a great young adult paranormal book and I will be reading the next one very soon!
Posted by Tishia Mackey at 10:40 PM