Awakening by Cate Tiernan

Spoilers ahead in this soul-searching witchy teen book. Morgan’s finally coming to grips with her powers and she knows what side’s she on. The only thing to do now is gather herself for the coming battle – and that means teaming up with people she’s learned not to trust.

AwakeningTitle:  Awakening
Author:  Cate Tiernan
SeriesSweep Book 05
Publish Date:  August 6, 2001
Genre:  YA Fantasy
Source: Purchased

Publisher’s Description:For now, Morgan is safe from the dark wave that has been attacking witches. Betrayed by her first love, she is trying to come to grips with her Woodbane heritage and with Wicca-its thorn and its rose.

Possible spoilers beyond this point.


 

Kat_Mandu_100Kat Mandu says…

I never realized it – but the author draws me in with her writing with the follow up of each book. You can see the progress of her words and emotions. And since the first two books are all about introductions and getting to know the character, it gets easier to skip all that and just get basic details. It saves room for more action and new emotional levels. And it makes reading all the more enjoyable.

I love the idea that Morgan and Hunter hate each other at first; it makes it clear that he and Cal are totally different. Especially since Morgan seemed to fall in love with Cal almost instantly. I’ve always rooted for Hunter and it was nice to see him find a place in Morgan’s heart beside her annoyance factor. He did you know, save her life, since her now ex-boyfriend is batshit crazy.

I still adore the magick and the spellworking, even if it’s getting a bit unrealistic. It’s beautiful to think about it.

badge5v4I feel for Morgan with each book. It’s hard to try to maintain a normal life when she has all of this other stuff going on, since she can only confide in a certain amount of people. I feel like most authors just put their characters through the grinder because they enjoy it.

Or, at least I do. Wink, wink.

Books in this series…

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Other reviews…

If you like this book…

…you might like So Mote It Be by Isobel Bird, Blue is For Nightmares series by Laurie Faria Stolarz, or Don’t Die Dragonfly by Linda Joy Singleton.

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About Kat Mandu

I'm an urban fantasy and young-adult paranormal writer. I love to cook, rock out to music, and read as much as I can get my hands on. Always believe in your dreams and pursue them no matter what the cost. If you believe in it, it's worth every chance you take.

Posted on July 14, 2016, in 5-Great, Contemporary Fantasy, Kat Mandu, Review, Young Adult and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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