Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Awaken Me by Emily Gossett

Awaken Me by Emily Gossett
Released: November 2nd 2011 (first released October 21st 2011)
Publisher: iuniverse
Series:A Connected Novel, Book One
Page Amount: 211, US Paperback
Source: Own (Kindle P.C.)

"After witnessing the horrific murder that was committed by her fiancé just days before their wedding, Aimee immediately flees from the life she knows. Lost in Greece, Aimee is inevitably and uncontrollably thrust into a supernatural world where she is terrified to learn what she really is. Crouching at every corner lies a new confusing memory that torments her from her previous life, while her feelings of love cease to die, but awaken more deeply for the mysteriously handsome stranger, who wants to rescue her. Battling the man, who she mistakenly still loves is a bigger conquest than imagined, but can she free her captured thoughts from the man who owns her? Facing the ultimate decision, to lose all humanity by becoming the weapon the Rogues desire most, or to destroy the creation of love. Can Aimee make the sacrifices needed to overcome deceit, love and her power that is irrepressibly blood thirsty?"
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My Thoughts:
  Awaken Me by Emily Gossett

Awaken Me is the story about Aimee, a young woman who’s live is about to change forever. For 6 years she has believed she was in a car accident that claimed the live of her mother. She suffered from serve head trauma. She has lived with her fiancé Derek Sladen’s family ever since. She has become very close with his mother Elizabeth and father Nathan. Sailing to Greece where the wedding is set to take place. On board she sees something that changes everything. Derek killing her best friend Krissy. Wanting to abort immediately from witness this horrible act of violence. She jumps off the ship and onto the mainland. She bumps into a mysterious man. She walks around the streets until coming across a gorgeous hotel. Aimee stays for a few days. Until she runs into the mysterious man again, Alec.

Alec tells Aimee to go with him or she will be harmed by Derek. Agreeing she goes with him. They go to this underground place. There she learns her mother isn’t die in fact she’s the leader of the community, a vampire community. Aimee is told she is a vampire, a Yurling, a young vampire that hasn’t been awakened yet. She is confused on who she is. And also confused about the sudden feelings for Alec, when she still clearly loves Derek.

However, Aimee knows she had to kill Derek. To end the bond they share. In order to protect those she cares about especially Alec. She isn’t just your average vampire or no, she’s a hybrid a vampire and half werewolf. Her father is the first werewolf to have a daughter for a child. With being a hybrid means she has special powers. Powers she can use to destroy Derek.

Leaving a heartbroken Alec, Aimee sets off to Florida with the warrior Marcus at her side. Derek has no clue of what his ex-fiancé is capable of.

Paranormals have been a hit and miss with me lately. So I was a bit hesitant to read Awaken Me. However when I started I couldn’t stop. There is something about the world Emily has created in Awaken Me. The book came to live. I truly loved this take on vampires, werewolves, and other paranormal creatures. I loved Aimee, she was vulnerable at times, but grew into a kick ass fighting machine! I loved Alec too, is loyalty and love to her is so amazing. Considering they were apart for 6 years!! I cannot wait to get Capture Me for review!!

If you are a fan of vampires, werewolves, and just paranormal stories. Then this is the book for you. It has action, drama, romance, and oh yeah a girl that kick some ass!!

5/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley

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