Awakening (The Watcher's Trilogy #1) by Karice Bolton
Author: Karice Bolton
Source: ebook from author for review
Alone in snowy, remote Whistler village, Ana tries to build a new life since losing her parents. With a cozy condo, a sweet-faced bulldog and an evening job to leave the days free for the slopes, life slips into a great routine. If only she could shake the guilt for not remembering anything about her parents and banish the night terrors that haunt her every dream. On a whim, Ana goes out with Athen, a guy she’s just met in the Grizzly Pub... The only problem is that she feels like she already knows him. Within 48 hours of meeting Athen and his family, Ana’s world implodes. She falls for Athen quickly and before she knows it, a past life begins to resurface. As thrilling as the revelations appear at first, she fights against the chilling information that Athen is from the underworld. Soon she begins to struggle as her own supernatural gifts are slowly unveiled, and she realizes that the nightmares she’s been having might be premonitions and not dreams at all. It is up to Ana to decipher between fact and fiction before it is too late, and her new love, Athen, follows in her same fate - one that is lost between two worlds.
After just finished reading a wonderful contemporary novel…I was happy to be back in the supernatural realms. There is something about fantasy that puts a smile on my face no matter the elements that are hiding in the story. Awakening to me was a history lesson of sorts giving us useful information about the past and setting a foundation for the series. It is also a precursor of things to come in the next book of the series, Legion. Awakening also gave me my much needed dose of romance. (I am a sucker for a good romance) Even though I am not hugely crazy about BAM-your-in-love from the get go…this book was different. Yes Ana is falling
for Athen (ßcute name right?) but the whole relationship gets explained and you have an understanding as to why it is all happening so quickly. The author really makes it work!
I loved the characters and their relationship with one another. Finally, Ana is getting the family that she has always longed for. Cyril, Arie and Athen (yes the author picked out some awesome names for her characters) are everything that Ana has been wanting, needing. She falls into a comfortable rhythm with the group and life is bliss. Or is it? Soon things start happening and Ana is not sure what to believe anymore. People and beings from her nightmares are soon becoming real and showing up in her daily life. Everything in Ana’s world is turned upside down as she learns what her destiny is. Oh think I am gonna spill all the goods? Not on your life. Pick up Awakening and find out for yourself!