Awaken by Skye Malone – Review by LAWonder10!

November 26, 2016

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This is a YA fantasy/paranormal series you will not want to miss!

~ Book One of the Awakened Fate Series ~

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Paperback, 248 pages

Published May 29th 2014 by Wildflower Isle

More Details…

Original Title
Awaken
ISBN
1940617081 (ISBN13: 9781940617084)
Edition Language
English
Running away from home was never Chloe Kowalski’s plan. Neither was ending up the target of killers, or having her body change in unusual ways. She only wanted a vacation, someplace far from her crazy parents and their irrational fear of water. She only wanted to do something normal for once, and maybe get to know her best friend’s hot stepbrother a bit better at the same time.

But the first day she goes out on the ocean, strange things start to happen. Dangerous things that should be impossible. Things to which ‘normal’ doesn’t even begin to apply.

Now madmen are hunting her. A mysterious guy with glowing blue eyes is following her. And her best friend’s stepbrother seems to be hiding secrets all his own.

It was supposed to be a vacation. It’s turning out to be a whole lot more.
My Review:

Chloe’s overly strict parents had finally gone too far! This is the last summer before she graduates and, once again, they had refused to let her go to California for vacation with her lifelong friend and next door neighbor. Chloe had always longed to see the ocean. This may be her last opportunity. Since they were both paranoid of her being near water, she wouldn’t tell them it was on a beach. She sneaked out the window with her carry-on bag and off she was for a California vacation with her best friend’s step-father and step-in-laws.
What started out to be a wonderful, dream come true, soon too a few unexpected twists. Would her dream turn into a nightmare.
Chloe learns some shocking truths about herself and about life. She has to decide if she will be the sheltered, weak individual she was raised as, or a strong, determined individual…the choice is hers alone to make.
The characters in the story were creatively and meticulously created. They all seem remarkable real. The background scenes are well-portrayed and easily visualized. The Book Cover & Title are well-chosen.
There is steady action and several surprising twists. There is also a beginning of a triangular romantic attraction. It is too early to truly determine which one to “root” for.

This is a very well-written, prolific novel.

I feel this earns a Five Stars rating.

*I was gifted this book but was in no way under an obligation to post a positive review.

This is my honest review.

 

 

The Awakened Fate Series
#1 – Awaken
#2 – Descend
#3 – Return
#3.5 – Abide: an Awakened Fate novella
#4 – Arise
#5 – Become

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About the Author per Goodreads:

Skye Malone is a fantasy and paranormal romance author, which means she spends most of her time not-quite-convinced that the magical things she imagines couldn’t actually exist.

A Midwestern girl who migrated to the Pacific Northwest, she dreams someday of traveling the world — though in the meantime she’ll take any story that whisks her off to a place where the fantastic lives inside the everyday. She loves strong and passionate characters, complex villains, and satisfying endings that stay with you long after the book is done. An inveterate writer, she can’t go a day without getting her hands on a keyboard, and can usually be found typing away while she listens to all the adventures unfolding in her head.

If you’d like to hear about Skye’s

Skye Malone is a fantasy and paranormal romance author, which means she spends most of her time not-quite-convinced that the magical things she imagines couldn’t actually exist.

A Midwestern girl who migrated to the Pacific Northwest, she dreams someday of traveling the world — though in the meantime she’ll take any story that whisks her off to a place where the fantastic lives inside the everyday. She loves strong and passionate characters, complex villains, and satisfying endings that stay with you long after the book is done. An inveterate writer, she can’t go a day without getting her hands on a keyboard, and can usually be found typing away while she listens to all the adventures unfolding in her head.

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