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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Noteworthy Passages: Awakened

Awakened by Ednah Walters
Publisher: Pill Hill Press
Pub. Date: September 2nd, 2010
Pages: 256
Series: The Guardian Legacy, #1
Source: For review via author
Age Level: 14+

Synopsis via 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. At approximately 87,000 words, THE AWAKENING written by my client Ednah Walters is a compelling young adult paranormal romance novel.

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.

Noteworthy Passages

Lil and Doug; pg. 100-101
"I'm Doug," his friend said, flanking me on the other side, his eyes running up and down my jean-clad legs and lingering on my chest. He leered. "You're new, right?"
I rolled my eyes. This was so old. "Right." I didn't mean to listen to his thoughts, but the gleam in his eyes had me digging into his psyche. He thought I was hot. Cool. And he wanted to...ew, bad jock, bad, bad. Forget free will. I'm stopping this bonehead.
No, don't ask me out...go away...leave me alone...pretend you don't know me.
"Are you going to the school dance...?" Doug's voice trailed off in the middle of the sentence then he turned to Sykes. "I've got to go, man."
He took off without looking at me.
I stared after him with round eyes. Did it work?

Lil, Mrs. D, and Kenta; pg. 157
I went through the motions of doing my homework and at the dojo hours later, we concentrated on telekinesis. We used heavier objects--chairs, tables, the ceiling. No, the last one was an accident. I planned to move a hovering table to my left, but instead locked on the ceiling. Plaster and wood tumbled down, leaving behind a gaping hole. My jaw dropped then laughter bubbled through. Mrs. D's gaped when the table danced in the air as if it had a life of its own. The harder I laughed the more the darn thing moved. She joined me.
Running feet in the hallway then the door burst open. "What's going...?" Kenta's voice trailed off, his gaze taking in the crazy scene. Behind him stood the instructors and trainees.
Mrs. D controlled herself long enough to say, "The ceiling exploded," then she laughed harder.

Lil; pg. 183
His laugh came from the shifting shadows around my truck. Like a brush of frosty air, the evil sound spread goose bumps over my skin. I stiffened, looked around. Nothing but darkness hugging beams from headlights of passing cars. And the laughter echoed into the night. So insane and haunting.
You can't be everywhere all the time, Lil.


Well I hope you all enjoyed the passages I chose and that they will encourage you to pick up Awakened. But just in case you need a little extra motivation, check out my Review.

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember, your comments mean a lot to me. :D

PLEASE NOTE: This is a feature hosted here at my blog in which I present you with selected passages or quotes that I deem Noteworthy from a book I've just reviewed. My hopes are of course, that these passages will make you want to pick the book up and read it. This feature was started and created by me in January in hopes of making my blog more unique. That being said, I would like to kindly request that you do not use this feature as it was intended to be for my blog only and is not a meme. If you see some one else using it, please know it is without my permission. Thank you.


♫♥✿Chas @ LovLivLife Reviews✿♥♫ said...

*squeee* Thanks for posting. I am able to relive some of the coolest moments.

I like the first passage. I was rooted for LIL the whole time. So every time a new power manifest i was whooping and hollering.

The second passage for the same reason as above but also because it was freakin funny.

The last one I think helps to highlight Ednah's writing skills!!


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