Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Review on Awaken (The Patronus)

Lucy Donovan is a college student out for a fun weekend with friends to celebrate her graduation right around the corner. A celebration that never came thanks to a drunk driver. She was happy and excited one minute and the next, waking up only to find out she was actually dead and that she had a whole new destiny ahead of her! One more important the she could ever imagine possible!
When Lucy wakes up from her life and into another realm she learns that she has been chosen to be something bigger then she could of ever imagined...Something very few are selected for, to protect the souls of the dead from the evil of Vampires and werewolves! These souls have to be protected until they're judgment day at all cost! As if that was not enough for her to cope with and try and understand she also has strong feelings for a member of her team, Max. She can not comprehend what it is she's feeling or why she has such a strong pull towards this man she just met! When Max approaches Lucy with the news that a very important soul to her is about to be released Lucy must quickly train and meet the requirements made to allow her to guide and protect this soul...But, the vampires already know who she is and find her a serious threat. She has powers beyond what most do in the realm that have been there for hundreds of years but will it be enough to save the most important soul in the world to her? Will she learn what it is she feels for Max or why she feels it?

This book captivated me from the very first couple pages! I instantly thought hmmm...well this is a interesting start...and I could not wait to finish it! I loved the twist in it and the fact that even there was a little romance it was not the only story in this book!The reason behind they're amazing pull is captivating on it's own!!! However this book leaves you wanting more and your mouth hung open at the end wanting to know what happened next! You may even find yourself trying to make the next pages appear even though they don't exist! I really look forward to the continuance of this story to find out how well Lucy will grow and where her relationship will lead her! Thank you Sarah M Ross for this wonderful book! 5 Stars!

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I started my obsession with reading at an early age, getting in trouble for sneaking BabySitter Club and Nancy Drew books into math class in elementary school. I would read any fiction book I could get my hands on. I knew it was an addiction when instead of grounding me from TV or music, my mom would take away my books as punishment (The Horror!). My love of all things paranormal was inspired by my good friend Laurie, who convinced me that books with vampires, witches, and all things shifter were amazing. After a little reluctance, I gave it a shot with the Sookie Stackhouse books, realized she was right, and the rest was history. 
I grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with my degree in English, and taught 8th graders to love reading as much as I do for several years. I will always be a proud member of the Steelers Nation, but I couldn't take the cold and moved my frozen tush to Florida where I now live with my family and two cats. You will find me now with my trusty Kindle in hand and toes in the sand!

When I'm not writing or reading, I am probably partaking in my favorite vice: sunbathing. I know it's wrong, but I love the feeling on the hot sun on my skin and could lay in it for hours. I do live in Florida for a reason!

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  1. This book sounds so amazing and who wouldnt want to read such an amazing twist on the vampire werewolf world mixed in with a protector that turns out to be dead. It sounds amazing and I have it on ebook and I seriously need to get it read for sure. Thanks for the giveaway also Jen.

  2. I enjoyed the review it leaves you wanting to know more about the book. Awaken is in my to read list already. I look forward to reading it! :)

    P.S. I bet you are anxiously awaiting for October 19th. Avenge will be coming out! :)

  3. great review. I read this book and loved it

  4. I can't wait to read it,sounds like a great book. I am going to put this on my TBR right now.

  5. GREAT review!! Sarah Ross is one of my fav authors! I love Awaken because it's such a unique twist on Vampires and Werewolves!! And I can't wait for Avenge!!!! :D

  6. I loved your review! It makes me want to go buy and read it! I love books with werewolves. It does sound wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway!

  7. Great Review! I have not read the book yet, but I have heard of the author Sarah Ross and she is an amazing author.

  8. Awesome job! I really want to read the book now!!!! TBR for sure. And maybe I will just buy it right now! :)

  9. LOVED your review!!! It sounds like a REALLY great book!!!!!! Thanks for giving the opportunity to read your review!!!!! Purchasing now!

  10. Great review. Some vampire type books can get a bit cliche. This sounds like an exciting adventure with a new twist. Will add to the tbr, if it's not already on there. Thanks ~ Felicia Starr Frame.