{Review+G!veaway} The Watchers Trilogy: Awakening by Karice Bolton

June 25, 2012 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews 25

Today I have a review of the first book in the watcher’s trilogy, Awakening. I have reviews of Legions and Cataclysm coming up next 🙂 

Awakening by Karice Bolton

320 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Purely Persistent

Age Group: YA
Source: Author
Series: The Watcher’s trilogy #1
Challenge(s): Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, TBR pile challenge, Dusty Reads Challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon (free on kindle)
Summary(from Goodreads):

Alone in snowy, remote Whistler village, Ana tries to build a new life since losing her parents. With a cozy condo, a sweet-faced bulldog and an evening job to leave the days free for the slopes, life slips into a great routine. If only she could shake the guilt for not remembering anything about her parents and banish the night terrors that haunt her every dream.
On a whim, Ana goes out with Athen, a guy she’s just met in the Grizzly Pub… The only problem is that she feels like she already knows him.
Within 48 hours of meeting Athen and his family, Ana’s world implodes. She falls for Athen quickly and before she knows it, a past life begins to resurface. As thrilling as the revelations appear at first, she fights against the chilling information that Athen is from the underworld. Soon she begins to struggle as her own supernatural gifts are slowly unveiled, and she realizes that the nightmares she’s been having might be premonitions and not dreams at all.
It is up to Ana to decipher between fact and fiction before it is too late, and her new love, Athen, follows in her same fate – one that is lost between two worlds.

The thing that I liked most about Awakening was the amount of detail that went into the story. This world is so rich, I totally loved it! The characters are good too, but the detail that went into the world building was the star for me.  The story drew me in and kept my interest the whole time. This series has a lot of potential for some epic adventures, I think! 

I really connected with Ana. I felt for her, her life certainly has not been the easiest, and then with everything new happening she doesn’t know what to believe. There is certainly a lot going on all at once for Ana, and it is just all so new to her. Luckily she has Athen, who is so amazing. Seriously, he is almost too good to be true. But i’ll get back to him. 

Karen is Ana’s only friend from her “normal” life. I liked Karen, you can tell that she is really a good person and that she looks out for Ana. But there was a point in the middle of the book that kind of struck me as odd. There was this situation with Karen that kind of came out of left field but wasn’t really explained or developed. It kind of just faded away. I would have liked to see a little bit more of her and figured out what was going on exactly. 

Athen and Arie are super cute. I loved their brother/sister dynamic, and I found them really funny. There are still some unanswered questions, so I’m really excited to see where the second book will go. With the devastating ending of this book, I have an inkling of what is going to be a main focus but hopefully some more things will be answered. In a way, the second book is the most important to me in a series. The foundation has been set and now you can really get into the story, so I am even more excited to see what is going to happen. I am really liking this series, and I hope the next book has some good endings for Ana and Athen.

3.5/5 gavels

The Watcher’s Trilogy Tour
Click here to see entire tour schedule.

Where you can find Karice Bolton: 

The Witch Avenue Series LONELY SOULS


These are tour wide giveaways for some awesome stuff! (note: this giveaway is not sponsored by Book Briefs)

Giveaway #1:
2 ecopies of the trilogy and 2 $10 Amazon Gift Cards

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Giveaway #2: Grand Prize
$50 Amazon Card, Paperback set of The Watchers Trilogy, Swag
Etsy Angel Wing Necklace, Paperback set of The Watchers Trilogy, Swag

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You can get Awakening FREE on kindle right now. CLICK HERE

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25 Responses to “{Review+G!veaway} The Watchers Trilogy: Awakening by Karice Bolton”

  1. Diana

    The Watcher’s Trilogy sounds really good and Athen and Arie are very interesting gharacters.
    Thank you for the tour and giveaway!

  2. soulunsung

    Oh wow, thank you so much for this awesome giveaway. I’m excited for this series, I’ll definitely have to check it out. I’m part of the blog tour for Lonely Souls, the new book in her newest series coming out and I’m excited for that too. I just received my book and the sweetest little note within. 🙂

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung

  3. Lili

    Thank you for such an awesome giveaway! I tried getting into a series where the character couldn’t remember her past before and had a bit of trouble, but I think I may actually be able to get into this one! Great review!

  4. Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue

    I’ve actually thought a few times about getting this one for my Nook but decided each time to wait until I’m more caught up on my for-review books. (Though I’m not sure I’ll EVER be caught up there…) This one DEFINITELY sounds interesting. Fab review and giveaway, Michelle!

  5. April Hays

    This trilogy sounds good…..I have not read any of these books. I will add them to my wish list. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  6. Denise Z

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful review. I am looking forward to the journey and appreciate the lovely giveaway opportunity.

  7. Dynie

    I would love to win these books. They sound like something that I would really like. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Dynie

    What a great review. You make these people come to life & sound so very resl. I love how all of your reviews are so personable.

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