Thank you for stopping by on our tour date along The Watcher's Trilogy Blog Tour hosted by A Tale of Many Reviews. Today, we will be posting a review of Awakening, the first book in The Watcher's Trilogy by Karice Bolton.
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.
Awakening is told from Ana's point of view. I enjoyed seeing everything through her eyes as she met (or re-met) Athen and gradually got her memories, and started putting the pieces of her life back together through the awakening process. The romance happened fast, but it worked smoothly for this book, since they weren't really strangers. Ana was an entertaining character. She had many moments of obvious obliviousness that were frustrating, but I'll give her the benefit of the doubt in hopes that she'll grow to be less oblivious once her awakening is complete. There were times I would blank out while reading, but for the most part the story kept my attention. Matilda, the English Bulldog, was an irresistible character. I love that the author has an English bulldog in real life too. That added a little bit of fun to the story. Awakening was a wonderful introduction to this trilogy. I think there are some big things in store for us in the next book, and I look forward to finding out what happens next.
I received Awakening by Karice Bolton from the author for review. The opinions are my own.
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