Tuesday, November 13, 2012

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Awaken (Daughters of the Sea #2) by Kristen Day

Title: Awaken (Daughters of the Sea 2)
Author: Kristen Day
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: October 2, 2012

The sacrifices we make have the power to shift the very fabric of who we are, and ultimately who we are meant to be…

After learning of her true destiny as the intended Leader of the Tydes, Anastasia Whitman must now embark on a perilous quest to the Underworld before the age of eighteen in order to plant the seed of immortality and complete her essence to become a true Sea Goddess. But before she can make her legendary journey, an unexpected new student transfers to Lorelei; initiating a sequence of events that will unravel Stasia’s new life, and test the boundaries of her relationship with the mysterious, dark, and sexy Finn Morrison. The line between the Underworld and the Living begins to blur as gruesome ghosts, morbid reveries, and pure evil haunt her waking hours as well as her sanity. Once the details of Finn’s own startling destiny are revealed, the dangerous secrets he’s been hiding will threaten the very love Stasia believed to be indestructible. As time begins to run out, she will be forced to choose between the one she loves and the destiny she cannot escape.

About Kristen Day
Kristen Day is a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity.  She loves all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky.  She’s been told she sees the world through rose-colored glasses, but she prefers to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses - swirling and morphing reality into something she can digest (who hasn't pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?). 

She is the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA trilogy, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN (Oct 2012), and CHOSEN (Winter 2012).  She loves all books, but really enjoys writing young adult, paranormal romances.  She’s loved to write for as long as she can remember.  Her first published work was her poem RED in second grade (you guessed it - it was a poem about the color red - life altering, right?) that won her 5 gold stars and a spot in her elementary school's poetry book. That's when her addiction to the written word officially began.  She was the only kid in fifth grade that actually enjoyed diagramming sentences. Go ahead and laugh - its okay.
When she’s not writing she’s making jewelry, painting, feeding her addiction to sweet tea, watching the Discovery Channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with her amazing husband. She was born in Boone, NC and graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Marketing in 2001. 

My Thoughts:

No, no, no, no , NO!!! Just.... NO!!!! You're going to end it like that!!! You're going to leave me hanging like that!!! OH. MY. WORD!!!  Talk about emotions!! SO. MANY. EMOTIONS!!! One minute I was up, then I was down. I was happy, then I was sad. And now? Now I'm feeling a whole lot of frustration mixed in with a huge dose of anticipation!! But above all of that is the pure and simple fact of how amazing this book was!!!

Book two in the Daughters of the Sea series could almost be described as the growth of Stasia, because she truly comes into her own in this book. As Finn and her friends help her prepare for the journey to the Underworld that she will embark on she was plagued with doubts about her ability to be able to achieve what is expected of her. But she handles the pressure and then some as there were times when it seemed like she was being bombarded from every direction!! But it's once she takes that journey to the Underworld that we see how truly strong and capable she is!!

I can't tell you how much I love Stasia's group of friends. They are witty and full of character. Each one different, but all willing to go to extreme lengths to show their love and support for her.

And then we have Finn. Gorgeous, loving, caring, protective Finn!! But he's been keeping a secret!! And not just some itty bitty little secret. No, this is a whopper!!! And it sends Stasia into a spin!! 

Book one was just a teaser to prepare us for the awesomeness of this book!! There is more action, more suspense, more evil and more twists and turns. And when you get to the end of that final page... Well, prepare to be left reeling!! February just can't come quick enough!!!

5/5 Stars!!


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  1. I just don't know why I seem to keep getting that reaction about the ending....hehe! I'm so glad you loved it! I had SO much fun creating Nadia (I'm not evil though I promise) and I'm hoping to have to have Chosen available on January 8th!!!

    1. Of course it's Nadia we have to blame for that evil ending!!! :D Okay, January 8.... I can do that....


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