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text 2016-07-02 18:23
Reading progress update: I've read 41 out of 400 pages.
Reawakened (The Reawakened Series) - Colleen Houck

I'm not sure if I'm going to finish this. Already it has a lot of elements in young adult romance, that I don't like. Aka fast moving attraction. The day when someone realizes, it's not needed to woo the audience, will be the day that young adult fiction improves. Plus the main character so far isn't coming off as appealing to me. I'm all for independent women, who go after what they want. But it feels more like she's trying to be that way, because she knows her parents expect her to be. Which happens more often than not, but she doesn't have anything to really define herself outside of the fact that she's the dutiful daughter, who has all this money at her expense. The beginning held promise, but the moment it switched over to Lilliana it diminished. I've been having to really push myself to pick the book up. Which is never a good sign. I'll give it another twenty more pages, but if it doesn't improve I'm done.

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review 2016-06-23 22:52
Book Review of Reawakened by Colleen Houck
Reawakened (The Reawakened Series) - Colleen Houck

When seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification.

 

And she really can't imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe.

 

But fate has taken hold of Lily, and she, along with her sun prince, Amon, must travel to the Valley of the Kings, raise his brothers, and stop an evil, shape-shifting god named Seth from taking over the world.

 

Review 4*

 

This is the first book in The Reawakened Series. I really enjoyed it.

 

Lilliana (Lily) Young is a character I didn't really like very much at first. She comes across as rich, shallow and more than a little selfish. However, as the story progressed, she grew on me. She still made my teeth grind at times, but I enjoyed watching her mature. Whilst visiting the Egyptian display in Metropolitan Museum of Art she comes face to face with a mysterious stranger who needs her help. Little does she know that her life will never be the same again.

 

Amon is a character I felt sorry for. He does comes across as arrogant and imperious at first, but this is because he was brought up to be the next pharaoh. He's young Egyptian prince who swore to protect the world from Seth, a shape-shifting god who is determined to rule the Earth. Unfortunately, he had to sacrifice himself to do it. His sacrifice and that of his two brothers (not by blood though they were brought up as brothers) has kept Seth away for a millennia. Now Seth's power is on the rise and Amon is in a race against time to find his brothers to stop him from ruling over Earth. But, he needs Lily's help to navigate the modern world he now finds himself in

 

I fell in love with The Tiger's Curse series, so when I heard that this author was writing another series based on Egyptian mythology (which I love) I became excited. However, due to my large reading list, I haven't been able to get to it until now.

 

I started reading this story and didn't put it down until I had finished it. It is mostly told through the eyes of Lily, though there is a scene near the end from Amon's point of view.

 

Although I enjoyed this book, it took me a while to like the two main protagonists. They felt a little flat and one dimensional at first; they didn't seem to have a spark to make them more alive. As the story unfolded, however, they felt a little more real. However, I liked both of Amon's charming brothers almost instantly when they were introduced. Asten is a total flirt and Ahmose is more serious. They have different powers and, when combined with those of Amon, they are able to close the portal that allows Seth access to Earth. There is another character introduced that I liked too. Dr. Osahar Hassan is an archaeologist who also happens to be the Grand Vizier (High Priest) who's job is to watch over the tombs of the princes'.

 

This story is a wild ride of danger, adventure, mystery, mythology and romance. There are several twists that I didn't see coming. However, when the 'bad guy' behind the rise of Seth was revealed I wasn't surprised. I had guessed the culprit well before the end. I did love the way the author wove the story though. I have always been interested in Egyptian gods and the myths surrounding them. I did feel a little disappointed that this story didn't seem to have the same passion mythology-wise that the Tiger's Curse series had. Nevertheless, the ending did leave me with conflicting emotions. I am in two minds whether to read Recreated when it becomes available, though I probably will, just to see what happens next.

 

Colleen Houck has written another fantastic YA adventure. I love her writing style, which is fast paced and exciting, without being rushed and the flow is wonderful. Her research into myths and legends seems to have been rather thorough, but well embellished with poetic licence. This made the story seem more believable in places, but also a bit far fetched in others. This is not a complaint, because I like stretching my beliefs, especially in entertainment. It keeps things interesting.

 

I highly recommend this book if you love YA, Mythology, Romance or Action/Adventure genres. - Lynn Worton

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review 2013-10-27 15:31
ReAwakened (Angel Creek #2)
ReAwakened (Angel Creek, Book Two) - Ada Adams

Becoming a vampire guardian was Dawn Fairchild’s ticket out of the Scarlet House. Fresh off a successful mission, life in Angel Creek should have been great. But when her sort-of-maybe-boyfriend, Sebastian, disappears on a quest to help a beautiful vampire from his past, Dawn finds herself amidst a web of danger, lies, and deceit.

Joining forces with Razor, an enigmatic rebel lacking both a verbal and a physical filter, and her band of Misfits—Brooke, Sophie, Hunter, and Seth—Dawn is thrust into a race against the clock to solve the mystery surrounding brutal Born kidnappings and come to terms with the sudden discovery of her own unique powers. With time ticking away and Born vampires’ lives in jeopardy, it quickly becomes evident that someone—or something—desperately wants Dawn and is willing to shed any amount of blood to get her.

Dawn has only one chance to face her demons and overcome all obstacles standing in her way as she embarks on the biggest mission of her life—one that threatens a deadly outcome for all involved.

 

 

ReAwakened Review on K-Books

 

WOW! There are literally no words to explain just how phenomenal this book is. There is no way I thought that ReAwakened would beat ReVamped but I was completely proved wrong. Right from the first page I was sucked back into this incredible vampiric world and I couldn't put it down until I had finished the book and I was left reeling dying for more.

Dawn and the gang have finally become the Guardians of Angel Creek. After the danger and trouble they went through to get to this point they are looking forward to just having a relaxing time. But things are never easy in Angel Creek. When Born Vampires start mysteriously disappearing Dawn will do anything to find out what is happening and is determined to help in any way that she can. But will she be able to help without risking the life of hers and her teams?

I was completely and utterly sucked into this book and I just couldn't put it down. When I read the first book in this series, ReVamped, I was completely shocked and surprised. After reading a lot of vampire books I was getting a little bored with them but I just couldn't help but love this unique world that Ada had created and I just love her writing style. ReAwakened was no different. It ws just as obsessive and addictive and I just didn't care what I had to do I refused to put the book down until I was done. I just adore these characters and I couldn't possibly stop reading until I found out what was going to happen to them.

Dawn is such an amazing character. I love her, she is strong and tough and just a genuinelly amazing kick-ass character. Saying that she needed a good damn shake in this book. As much as I love her she really annoyed me a little with the keeping secrets from Sebastian. I just wanted to reach into the book and give her a shake and tell her to just tell him! I understand why she did it but it still irritated the life out of me. I do think that Dawn grew a lot as a character and that she is a stronger more confident person by the end of ReAwakened. I cannot wait to read book 3 in the series and wait to see what happens with Dawn next.

Sebastian... Oh My Lord *insert dreamy sigh here* I just love him. He is hot... and I mean HAWT!!! and he is so sweet and protective and there is nothing this guy could do that I would not find completely and utterly swoonworthy. Every Seb scene my insides just melt into a puddle! I just adore him!
What I also really loved is that we saw a lot more of Hunter and I just love him. We found out so much more about Hunter and he totally made me melt and I just adore him. We were also introducted to new character Razor and I love him. He is cheeky and a total bad boy! I think every girl will fall head over heels in love with Razor and I cannot wait to read more about him.

This book is full of so many twists and turns that will leave you gasping, unable to believe what the hell just happened. I just could not put this book down. It was phenomenal and I am left completely gobsmacked and reeling. I just need book 3 right now. I MUST find out what happens next. ReAwakened completely surpassed all my expectations and more. I was just shocked and surprised in an incredibly good way. If you want a book full of suspense, action and a dash of romance this series is not to be missed out on! A must-read.

 

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review 2013-07-07 22:03
ReAwakened By Ada Adams Series-Angel Creek Book #2 Book Review !

ReAwakened (Angel Creek, #2)ReAwakened by Ada Adams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Title-ReAwakened
By Ada Adams
Series-Angel Creek Book #2
Published on-November 27th, ,2012

5 stars
Reviewed by:Angels
Format:Kindle
Published:Ada Adams
Source:Author copy Gene:Young Adult Paranormal Romance


http://angelswithattitudebookreviews-...


About Book

Becoming a vampire guardian was Dawn Fairchild’s ticket out of the Scarlet House. Fresh off a successful mission, life in Angel Creek should have been great. But when her sort-of-maybe-boyfriend, Sebastian, disappears on a quest to help a beautiful vampire from his past, Dawn finds herself amidst a web of danger, lies, and deceit.

Joining forces with Razor, an enigmatic rebel lacking both a verbal and a physical filter, and her band of Misfits—Brooke, Sophie, Hunter, and Seth—Dawn is thrust into a race against the clock to solve the mystery surrounding brutal Born kidnappings and come to terms with the sudden discovery of her own unique powers. With time ticking away and Born vampires’ lives in jeopardy, it quickly becomes evident that someone—or something—desperately wants Dawn and is willing to shed any amount of blood to get her.

Dawn has only one chance to face her demons and overcome all obstacles standing in her way as she embarks on the biggest mission of her life—one that threatens a deadly outcome for all involved.


Links-



Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15...



Amazon Paperback- http://www.amazon.com/ReAwakened-Ange...



Amazon Kindle- http://www.amazon.com/ReAwakened-Ange...


My thoughts

Let me start off by saying that I love this cover .Ada Adams is a new author to me and I have to say that I really loved the first and second book.

The story involves vampires and humans coexisting together.In this story the vampires are known to the humans some in favor of there existence and other who are not.

This story picks up where that last one left off. Omg ! What a page turner this one was.So much going on so many changes the story kept going in a new direction which kept always changing.This time the Born (meaning born a vampire not made a vampire ) like Dawn are being Captured and Drained !

This time around this story I felt anyway had more that one plot going even though the plots were connected there were two different agenda's for the parties involved.We get to see more of Razor Sebastian's brother in this story who becomes more involved with the other character's.

My favorite character this time around is Razor.I just loved Razor's character I found him to be a lot of fun and a out going character.He was constantly teasing Dawn throughout this story which was a good thing because he was trying to get her to loosen up and not be so serious all the time and constantly worrying about everything and everybody.She was missing out on life by taking everything so seriously.He was trying to show her how to stop and enjoy life of only for a tiny bit.Which I think he did a very great job at even with all the danger that surrounded them all.Razor also is working on strengthening his relationship with his brother after being separated for so many years.

Sebastian actually made his brother (Razor) a vampire but, not intentionally . When Sebastian was newly turned he turned to his brother for help and with Razor not believing his bothers rantings he ended up draining him dry and leaving him for dead.

Sebastian thought he had killed his brother until he meets his brother centuries later.Razor has forgiven his brother thinking he should have listened more him being a Doctor he should have been a little more opened minded.Razor carries a lot of guilt for thinking he is the one who let his own brother down not the other way around.They both need to forgive themselves.
Razor works really hard at making his brother forgive himself as he holds no remorse for what was done to him.Razor grows closer to both Dawn and his brother but also with all the other misfits known as the Guardians.

We saw the characters grow even more this time around.Even though they may not truly like one another they all have this unshakeable bond between them all.Not only that they would give there lives for Dawn but for one another.The little family of Guardians are making a name for themselves slowly.A formidable foe...

You will love this read its just filled with fun characters so many twists and turns and a outcome that you will never see coming. And OMG what a cliffhanger at the very end ! So much is happening that you will be glued to the pages. So many secrets coming to light with the pieces all starting to falling into place.All the characters have truly grown but, I think Dawn grew the most of all with the help of others.The plot thickens!

Another amazing read just loved it.Looking forward to the next book in the series.A great Young Adult Paranormal Romance read.Recommended to all !

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review 2013-07-03 00:00
ReAwakened
ReAwakened - Ada Adams Title-ReAwakened
By Ada Adams
Series-Angel Creek Book #2
Published on-November 27th, ,2012

5 stars
Reviewed by:Angels
Format:Kindle
Published:Ada Adams
Source:Author copy Gene:Young Adult Paranormal Romance


http://angelswithattitudebookreviews-joelle.blogspot.com/2013/07/reawakened-by-ada-adams-series-angel.html


About Book

Becoming a vampire guardian was Dawn Fairchild’s ticket out of the Scarlet House. Fresh off a successful mission, life in Angel Creek should have been great. But when her sort-of-maybe-boyfriend, Sebastian, disappears on a quest to help a beautiful vampire from his past, Dawn finds herself amidst a web of danger, lies, and deceit.

Joining forces with Razor, an enigmatic rebel lacking both a verbal and a physical filter, and her band of Misfits—Brooke, Sophie, Hunter, and Seth—Dawn is thrust into a race against the clock to solve the mystery surrounding brutal Born kidnappings and come to terms with the sudden discovery of her own unique powers. With time ticking away and Born vampires’ lives in jeopardy, it quickly becomes evident that someone—or something—desperately wants Dawn and is willing to shed any amount of blood to get her.

Dawn has only one chance to face her demons and overcome all obstacles standing in her way as she embarks on the biggest mission of her life—one that threatens a deadly outcome for all involved.


Links-



Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15731772-reawakened



Amazon Paperback- http://www.amazon.com/ReAwakened-Angel-Creek-Book-Two/dp/1481142658/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1366681337&sr=8-2&keywords=ReAwakened



Amazon Kindle- http://www.amazon.com/ReAwakened-Angel-Creek-Book-ebook/dp/B00AETD0J0/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1366681337&sr=8-2


My thoughts

Let me start off by saying that I love this cover .Ada Adams is a new author to me and I have to say that I really loved the first and second book.

The story involves vampires and humans coexisting together.In this story the vampires are known to the humans some in favor of there existence and other who are not.

This story picks up where that last one left off. Omg ! What a page turner this one was.So much going on so many changes the story kept going in a new direction which kept always changing.This time the Born (meaning born a vampire not made a vampire ) like Dawn are being Captured and Drained !

This time around this story I felt anyway had more that one plot going even though the plots were connected there were two different agenda's for the parties involved.We get to see more of Razor Sebastian's brother in this story who becomes more involved with the other character's.

My favorite character this time around is Razor.I just loved Razor's character I found him to be a lot of fun and a out going character.He was constantly teasing Dawn throughout this story which was a good thing because he was trying to get her to loosen up and not be so serious all the time and constantly worrying about everything and everybody.She was missing out on life by taking everything so seriously.He was trying to show her how to stop and enjoy life of only for a tiny bit.Which I think he did a very great job at even with all the danger that surrounded them all.Razor also is working on strengthening his relationship with his brother after being separated for so many years.

Sebastian actually made his brother (Razor) a vampire but, not intentionally . When Sebastian was newly turned he turned to his brother for help and with Razor not believing his bothers rantings he ended up draining him dry and leaving him for dead.

Sebastian thought he had killed his brother until he meets his brother centuries later.Razor has forgiven his brother thinking he should have listened more him being a Doctor he should have been a little more opened minded.Razor carries a lot of guilt for thinking he is the one who let his own brother down not the other way around.They both need to forgive themselves.
Razor works really hard at making his brother forgive himself as he holds no remorse for what was done to him.Razor grows closer to both Dawn and his brother but also with all the other misfits known as the Guardians.

We saw the characters grow even more this time around.Even though they may not truly like one another they all have this unshakeable bond between them all.Not only that they would give there lives for Dawn but for one another.The little family of Guardians are making a name for themselves slowly.A formidable foe...

You will love this read its just filled with fun characters so many twists and turns and a outcome that you will never see coming. And OMG what a cliffhanger at the very end ! So much is happening that you will be glued to the pages. So many secrets coming to light with the pieces all starting to falling into place.All the characters have truly grown but, I think Dawn grew the most of all with the help of others.The plot thickens!

Another amazing read just loved it.Looking forward to the next book in the series.A great Young Adult Paranormal Romance read.Recommended to all !
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