Why, you ask?
Well because not only did she release Book 2, Awaken, in the series back in October but she is about to release #3, Chosen, at the end of the month!!
I am a baaaaddddd, bad blogger because I had every intention of sharing Awaken with you before now! Better late than never though right???
So here you go...
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.
My gushy mushy very short review:
Words can NOT even describe this book. I love it!! Kristen takes all the things you love about Forsaken and then adds even more. This book get's darker (really darker!) in a way I wasn't expecting but soooo loved.
Finn is still totally sexy and mysterious and his relationship with Stasia is still fabulous. This one is a nail biter that takes you to the underworld and leaves you breathless with an ending that will make you glad that Chosen is just a few weeks away!!
Here is my proof of how great Forsaken and Awaken are:
I did a Read 2 Review with both of these books on my Goodreads group page for Kristen. Here is what they rated the books:
Forsaken - 23 readers and the rating average was 4.6! Two 3's and the rest all 4 or 5*
Awaken- 23 readers and the rating average was 4.69! Two 4's and the rest were 5*
Seriously if you love young adult paranormal books with a little magic, mythology and fantasy you MUST try this series out!
Oh Nadia!! I can NOT wait to see her get what's coming to her! Kristen knows that I will be knocking on her door the second she pushed the publish button so I can read this one. I NEED it NOW!
Chosen is due out January 29th to catch up on Forsaken and Awaken if you haven't already
and add Chosen to your TBR Shelf !
Also, for you UtopYA peeps...Kristen will be there with a booth so be sure to read these book before you get to meet her in person!! I for one can not wait to get me some signed paperbacks! These are worthy of adding to my bookshelves for sure!
About the Author
I am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I've been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses - swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn't pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).
I am the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA trilogy, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN, and CHOSEN (Winter 2012). I love all books, but really enjoy writing young adult, paranormal romances. I've loved to write for as long as I can remember. My first published work was my poem RED in second grade (you guessed it - it was a poem about the color red - life altering, I know) that won me 5 gold stars and a spot in my elementary school's poetry book. That's when my addiction to the written word officially began. I was the only kid in fifth grade that actually enjoyed diagramming sentences. Go ahead and laugh - its okay.
When I'm not writing I'm making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband. I graduated from Appalachian State University and dream of becoming a full time novelist.