Tuesday, November 20, 2012

BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: Awaken by Kristen Day


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.


Kristen Day is a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity.  She loves all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky.  She's been told she sees the world through rose-colored glasses, but she prefers to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses - swirling and morphing reality into something she can digest (who hasn't pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).

She is the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA trilogy, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN (Oct 2012), and CHOSEN (Winter 2013). She loves all books, but really enjoys writing young adult, paranormal romances.  She's loved to write for as long as she can remember.  Her first published work was her poem RED in second grade (you guessed it - it was a poem about the color red - life altering, right?) that won her 5 gold stars and a spot in her elementary school's poetry book.  That's when her addiction to the written word officially began.  She was the only kid in fifth grade that actually enjoyed diagramming sentences.  Go and and laugh - its okay.

When she's not writing she's making jewelry, painting, feeding her addiction to sweet tea, watching the Discovery Channel or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with her amazing husband.  She was born in Boone, NC and graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Marketing in 2001.



The problem I have with second books in trilogies is that you know going in that all your questions are not going to be answered and in most cases things with escalate.  And boy does that happen here. But it is wonderful to read more about Stasia and Finn.  I admit I really came to like them when reading the first book (see the review here).  With plenty of action, conflict, and romance, Kristen Day really ups the ante in this book, especially that ending.  It's the kind of ending that leaves you going, ARGGGHH, where's the third book, I need it now! Luckily February isn't that far away. ;) I think one of the things I enjoy the most about this series besides the romance, is the relationships between Stasia and her friends.  Her friends manage to come shining through, each with their own personality and character. It's easy in cases like this for secondary characters to become static, thankfully that doesn't happen here. I highly recommend this series for those who enjoy a great YA read involving paranormal romance and mythology. Note: This series is more appropriate for older YA readers, it does have some language and sexual situations.


The prizes up for grabs are 7 copies of Forsaken and Awaken (winners will get both), a Stasia inspired original necklace and a Finn inspired original necklace.

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  1. Hey Heidi! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Awaken! I really appreciate it! You rock! Happy reading!

  2. Looking forward to reading this book! Thank you for the opportunity!! Sarah p. on RC


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