Saturday, October 23, 2010

Review: Awakened by Ednah Walters

Title: Awakened
Series: The Guardian Legacy #1
Author: Ednah Walters
Available: Now

4 out of 5 Stars

Description from Goodreads:

Most teens turn sixteen and get the license to drive, Lil Falcon gets the license to kill demons, but no one told her she is not supposed to fall in love with one. 

Orphaned as a child and raised by an eccentric grandfather, Lil is concerned with surviving high school and is unaware she's a Guardian—a being with super powers charged with killing demons and protecting humanity. But when she meets Bran, a mysterious boy with amazing abilities, his psi energy unlocks her latent powers. 

But Bran has a secret that can destroy their growing relationship. He's part demon. But in her heart, Lil knows Bran is not evil. So when her grandfather is kidnapped by a powerful nature-bender and Bran is the only one who knows where he's being kept, Lil convinces the other Guardians to trust him, not knowing her grandfather is just the bait. And the truth that she discovers in the demonic enclave may just destroy everything she believes in, unless she makes the right choice—love and sacrifice.

My thoughts:

Celebrating her Sweet 16 brought more changes to Lil’s life than she ever could have fathomed. Suddenly she is hearing voices, and can cause wild storms just by getting a little emotional. She soon discovers she is a Guardian, and the one boy she can’t stop thinking about just might be her enemy.

This is a great book! The action was practically non-stop. The world it took place in was very intriguing. Guardians are teleporting all over the world to stop demons from inciting chaos. Most natural disasters can be blamed on demons with control over the elements. Then there is the whole throwing energy ball business. So cool!

The characters were fun and engaging. Lil was just the right mix of sweet and sassy. I loved how easily she handled all the changes in her life, and the secrets that kept on emerging. She wasn’t afraid to stand up for herself, and wasn’t about to forget who she really was while adapting to her new life as a Guardian. She’s a strong female protag, which I always find impressive. Bran is definitely at heartthrob status. I loved the chemistry between those two, and the eventual reveal of why they feel what they feel (insert dreamy sigh here). Nothing like forbidden love to really stir things up. A strong start to what I feel will be a fantastic series. 

Found yourself effected by the Angel mania sweeping Young Adult literature? Enjoy a tale of Good vs. Evil? If so, I highly recommend adding Awakened to your must read list.

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Source: Received from author in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Great review, Christie! I really like the sound of good vs evil. Always fun to read about and it's about angels! :) Non stop action, gosh, I need to get a copy of this one.

  2. Nice review! I wasn't sure what to think of this book when I began seeing the cover around the blogosphere, I mean it didn't exactly scream YA (not that it has to be, but it is a GREAT genre). Glad to hear more about the storyline and see what seems to be a great new addition to the "angel" theme catching on right now. Thanks for sharing...and happy reading!

  3. I have seen this book around and your review really made me want to read it! Plus the cover is pretty much fab...who can resist a hot boy with abs?! :)