Awakening (The Golden Ones: Book One)

Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
When seventeen year old Eve begins to suffer from strange phenomena, she begins to notice that it is also affecting those around her. All that is except for the mysterious new guy, Dylan, who seems to know more about Eve than she does herself. As Eve unravels the cause behind her strange affliction, she discovers an ancient mystical heritage she never knew existed; a legacy fraught with danger. More

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About Sarah L Robins

I live in the heart of Bristol, England.
I'm an alternative fashion designer by day and a writer by night!
Currently working on "The Golden Ones" saga. Book one: Awakening is available now!

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Review by: Sarah hill on May 14, 2012 :
Well done sar that was fantastic. I couldn't put it down. I need more!!!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: Sarah hill on May 14, 2012 :
It was a fantastic read. I just couldn't put it down . I can''t wait for the next one. Hurry up sar, I need more!!!!!!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: Lexie Snyder on May 4, 2012 :
This was a very captivating book, and I am looking forward to reading more. It is definitely geared towards a YA audience, but I still really liked it.
It begins with Eve starting college with her friends, when she begins experiencing some weird “symptoms”. She meets a stranger, Dylan, who she feels an instant connection with even though he isn’t very warm to her at the beginning. However, once he learns a little about her, his attitude changes. It turns out her “symptoms” are actually powers. She’s basically a demi-goddess. Half-human-half goddess, and probably the child an old prophecy spoke of, that would forever change her life as well as the life of the Gods and Goddesses who no longer inhabit the mortal world. The author does a good job of giving subtle clues of the powers that Eve may develop in the coming books (or perhaps I’m reading too much into things). 

This book reminded me a little of Amanda Hocking’s Switched Trilogy. The two main characters love each other, but can’t truly be together since her power isn’t under control (in fact she has the potential to be one of the most powerful of her kind) and Dylan is her protector first-and-foremost.

I read the book in half-a-day, it definitely kept my interest, but after reading The Protector Series, Shades of Gray, and The Arrival, & the Kate Daniel Series just to name a few, it lacked some of the humor and character development I’ve seen in those books. I’m biased towards books with lots of sarcasm, humor, and kick-ass female characters, so keep that in mind.

I would probably purchase the next book if it comes out, just to see how the story progresses but I’m not emotionally involved with the characters in this book the way I am with the other series.

All of that being said, it was a good book that has potential to really turn into a great YA series & I think the author can do that.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
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