January 21, 2012

Review: Awaken by Sarah Ross

Awaken (The Patronus Series book 1) by Sarah M. Ross

Title: Awaken

Author: Sarah M Ross

Publish Date: expected date Jan 27, 2012

Source: eARC from publisher


Lucy Donovan was supposed to have a weekend of fun in the sun, celebrating her upcoming graduation from college. In a split second, everything changed. A drunk driver ended Lucy’s mortal life.

Lucy opens her eyes to a world she never imagined possible and a new destiny: as a Patronus, a guardian of spirits. Adjusting to her new role and abilities while negotiating this confusing realm will test her limits and push her further than she ever dreamed she would go. From wayward spirits who don’t want her help to soul stealing vampires, and even a stuck-up British royal, Lucy must brave them all to save one spirit she can’t bear to lose.

Further complicating her life is an inexplicable yet growing connection she feels to a member of her team, Max, whose mysterious behavior leaves her both confused and intrigued.

Waking up dead was just the beginning of her problems. Lucy’s death is about to become the greatest adventure of her life.

My take...

Lucy is headed out for a weekend of sun, sand and surf before she graduates college. But not long into the trip a drunk driver ends her life in a horrific car crash. Weird thing is she wakes up. But what she wakes up to is not her old life, but a new one. She is now a Patronus and its now her job to help guard spirits until they are to go to their final destination.

Lucy learns that someone she was very close to will soon need guarding. So with the help of her new family; Cassie, Max, James and Adam help her train. Will she be able to protect this person and herself from the soul stealing vampires? Not only that, Lucy keeps wondering why she has such a strong connection to Max. Anytime she is around him, she melts. She thinks the feeling is mutual for him too until he starts pulling vanishing acts. Little does she know that there is history between them that is old as time itself…literally!

Awaken was such a good book. I laughed at times with this book (‘crap on a cracker’ is now a fav phrase for me) and I even cried towards the end of the story (my heart was just broken!) Ross did an excellent job with her debut book and I really look forward to more and more from her. And if you don’t already believe in soul mates, read Awaken and you just might!

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