I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Kaelia Awakening by Gina Dickerson
Also by this author: Underleaf, The Pennington Christmas Curse, Kaelia Falling, Evil Rising
Series: Mortiswood Tales #1
Also in this series: Kaelia Falling, Evil Rising
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on 31 Oct 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Source: for a Blog Tour
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“They’ve been waiting lifetimes for you, Kaelia. They want you and will stop at nothing to have you.”
The warning’s rung in Kaelia’s ears since she discovered she’s far from the ordinary girl who grew up in the coastal town of Margate. She has power. The first time she shows it, death strikes, the second, she loses someone special, and on the third, her mother disappears. Destiny is coming for Kaelia and there’s nowhere she can hide.
THEY have stepped out of the shadows to find her. For generations, there have been whispers of The Chosen One. They speak of a name – Marrock – whose destiny entwines with that of The Chosen One. Kaelia must avenge the wrongs, uncover who Marrock is, find her mother, and …
FIGHT Facing forces of depraved evil, magic, and myth, Kaelia’s search leads her through magical forests and unearthly realms. Who, or what, can Kaelia trust? Is she strong enough to survive the horror? All she knows is her life will never be the same again…
Firstly thank you to Jenny at Neverland Blog Tours for letting me take part in this tour. I absolutely LOVED this book. This is the first book of Gina’s that I have read and it definitely will not be the last.
I’m finding this review a little difficult to write without giving too much away. Lets start with the cover. It’s beautiful. I love the colours and the way the wolf is standing so protective over her. It’s perfect for this story.
There are quite a few settings for this book but the descriptions are very vivid and you can easily imagine yourself standing there next to the characters.
Kaelia has known from a young age that she isn’t ordinary. She has powers but her father warns her that she shouldn’t use them. They are after her. She is The Chosen One and they have been waiting, for her, for a long time.
This story has some Norse God mythology in it which I really enjoyed. I’m not extremely clued up on Norse Mythology….my knowledge is as extensive as the Thor films (mmmm Chris Hemsworth…haha) but it’s not necessary to know the ins and out the author provides all the details that you need.I thought the glossary and the maps were very useful.
There are a lot of twists and turns and you never know who to trust. Who is really working with who.
It is a wonderful story and with such a cliffhanger ending, I honestly can’t wait for the second book. I would recommend this to all fantasy lovers out there
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