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My first work by these authors.I m not exactly sure what I was expecting when I decided, kind of randomly, to try this book I even did something I had somewhat gotten out of the habit of doing checking out the preview before starting downloading Read the first couple of pages and got sucked in immediately There s a kind of hypnotic quality to the writing that grabs the reader by the scruff of the neck and tugs them further and further along Somewhere along the way this tugging lessons, and the reader is gently let to walk on their own four paws I do not know why I pictured a mother cat carrying along a kitten, these be werewolves not cats.One example of the hypnotic pull The first and second chapters seem as if they move from one moment to another Flow naturally together A security guard is prowling around at night, gets caught up in a robbery, captures that guy, and has something magical happen to them They are all shocked and trembling and confused They curl up to eat some food and attempt to rest Second chapter starts She s clocking in at work, apparently the next day but somewhere along the way I realized that this was a flashback Probably around the point where the first chapter got repeated I just now looked and no, there s nothing to indicate One week ago or anything like that Just moving from one chapter to the next This is one of those things that kind of messes with my mind and causes me to get all annoyed and angry like Yet, I just shrugged, caught up in the hypnotic pull of the writing So There was that The writing was good Interesting fantasy world overlaying the non fantasy world A world of vampires, werewolves, magic users, fae, and others who are awake and then there are those who are not awake Who travel the world refusing to know the truth Looking grey and uncolorful These would be the humans and any unawaken creature who shares some human dna, like, say, werewolves which are born in this world, not made though they have to be awakened There s this neat way that the awake world and the unawake world is shown in this book When Dakota goes outside for the first time after being awoken she s confused It s like the film Pleasantville not mentioned in the book where some people are in color, and others aren t Those not awake appear grey and without color Those awake share two characteristics they are in color and they have aura s mostly unique to themselves That s also why Dakota s attacked for the first time she s awoken now, and so others like say a Vampire, sees her as something interesting And unprotected.Before we go too far down the road of vampire evil it should be noted that only one seemed to be described that way One of the magic users mentalists Dakota encounters has a vampire boyfriend, and Dakota herself is circling a female vampire Did I not mention that yet Well, until it actually matters, it didn t matter For most of the story the fact that Dakota is a lesbian doesn t really matter Sure, near the beginning she mentions being attracted to a certain female she meets, but then she also checked out the man that woman was within noticing what he looked like and that he appeared handsome, less in the drooling way she was checking out the woman Of course at some point it does matter I mean this is, in addition to being a fantasy, a lesbian romance And that rears its head to sniff the air and bounce around I appear to finding weird word choices and phrases Odd that I had a point I think I lost the point before I successfully conveyed said point.Right so, this is a fantasy It mostly takes place in an urban setting Knoxville Tennessee and, Nashville Tennessee, Calgary, Alberta, Canada and a moment or two in Dallas Texas , and takes place in a dwelling that may or may not be in a suburb rural area I forget now just that it is in the mountains Still, there s a certain feel of being in a city, but the urbanness of the story doesn t really seem to matter So, should I call it an urban fantasy Maybe Paranormal activity occurs Has a kind of different vibe though Hmms Well, um, it s a fantasy that includes a bit of romance, a bit of lesbian stuff, mystery, magic, andstuff This is a good solid great story It just didn t feel like a five star story And I have no real idea why that might be So, I ll mark it down as a 4.5 story for now.December 17 2015 The story is okay, there s not much conflict, but it has a lot of potential in which, I hope it will be address in the second book This whole first book is mostly about finding identity and lost memory The main character s personality is not to my liking I hate love triangle, especially when the main character can t even differentiate her feeling yet still let her mouth keeps saying the wrong stuffs At time, I did felt embarrassed for her I must admitted that she is quite honest and straightforward in saying out her feeling, so that s a plus She did mature quite a bit throughout the story I hope there will beromance it s the reason why I hop on this ride in the first place. This was a really fun book The world building had numerous fascinating elements to it and I m really looking forward to seeingof it in future books As this was the first book in a series, much of its length was dedicated to fleshing out the rules and background, so it was vital that all of said information be delivered in an accessible, entertaining way It was While there might not have been much action or conflict in the story, it was chock full of funny dialogue, likable characters, an interesting mystery, a few emotional moments, some family drama, and probably a number of other things I m not remembering right now.If there s a part of the story I m not completely sold on, it s the love triangle I m not a big fan of that device in general, but if you re going to do it, make it work I just never felt the connection between Amorie and Dakota Dakota and Raelya Totally I m 100% team Raelya But, I mean, I shouldn t be I should be torn I should be able to see the appeal of the Amorie relationship, and I just didn t At all Ever That s an issue, especially with a first person point of view I definitely should not be thinking,Gee, I hope Amorie betrays her soon so Dakota can end up in a healthy relationship Still, the romance is only one part of the book Granted, it s the part I was most looking forward to and I really hope the triangle thing wraps up quickly , but there was a lot of really good stuff in the story that compensated for it I loved the familial relationship of the pack, the fun world details about things like auras, the little character details such as Dakota s dyslexia, the constant stream of references, and so on and so on As far as editing and proofreading go, there were errors Nowhere near as many as you d find in the worst self published fiction, but there were enough to occasionally pull me out of the story I think some editing would have been useful in a few of the descriptions, too I love a good kitchen, but I don t need two pages of descriptive text for a room the characters only visit once or twice, nor did I really need the huge blocks of text describing Amorie s hallways or bedroom A little flavor is great by all means, let me know that she s wealthy and has great taste but detailed passages about wood grain, crown moldings and decorative chair rails just aren t necessary.Really, though, my criticisms are pretty minor in scope and scale I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and I bought both the novella and the sequel long before I d turned the last page There s a lot of world to explore here, and I m eager to do it.4.25 stars.Also, TeamJacobRaelyaHaha, just kiddingNo, but seriously, TeamRaelya This book was AWESOME I was very lucky to get an early copy and I m utterly floored This is Shei Darksbane s first book and I ve paid good money for books by established authors for books that were not as exciting as this one The world of the Auralight Codex Auraverse CodexVerse is deeply rich, and I feel like we ve only barely begun to scratch the surface in Awakened But wait, I m letting my ramble distract me. Ahem. Let me actually review the bookOkay, so, Dakota Shepard is an adorkable protagonist, just making ends meet like all of us do, until her whole world gets turned upside down and. Ugh I feel like I m just parroting back the blurb mmmh. What to say without spoilers This is a great story, about a fantastical snarky protagonist, who I was cheering for every step of the way She meets some AWESOME characters all of which I WANNA KNOW MORE ABOUT along the way of trying to figure out who and what she is The ending was a real surprise and I cannot WAIT for book 2 I don t know how long the author plans on making this series, but she s got a fan in me ( Pdf ) ⚓ Awakened (Auralight Codex: Dakota Shepherd #1) ♪ Geeky Lesbian Dakota Shepherd Was Just A Bored Night Security Guard, Working At A Museum In Knoxville, Tennessee Until One Fateful Encounter Changed It All A Rogue Wizard A Demonic Ritual A Silver Chalice Dakota Awakened, Hellfire Blazing From Her Hands Dakota S Powers Are A Danger To Herself And Everyone Around Her, And She Has To Learn To Control Them Quickly Or Risk Losing Her One Chance To Finally Fulfill A Lifelong DreamWhile Coming To Terms With Her New Reality, She Stumbles Upon A Secret That Changed The Course Of Her Life Now She Wants To Know Who Is Responsible For The Holes In Her Memory, The Blocks That Hold Back Her Powers, And All The Years She Spent AloneWho Put Her Back To Sleep When She Awakened Years Before This month I m doing ReadAtMidnight s TheReadingQuest and Awakened fulfills my book with one word title along the mage path and gives me 20EXP and 33HP.Definitely an interesting read Nice addition to the urban fantasy genre and I love how Dakota s identity is just a part of her and the only contention comes near the end and is memories of her mother Nothing new or spectacular in different beings, but still a good story I definitely wanna learnabout Andrei, but overall this was a well concluded story with just enough open questions to continue Dakota s story. I won t get into too much details in fear of spoiling the read What I will say is that this book sparked the reader in me to escape into a story The characters are well developed, the pacing is great, and the ending is satisfying.There are many elements that make this book stand out For me, though, if you a an avid reader that has been finding many books full of the same old story and would like something different to spark your interest and get you back into reading, this book is for you 3.5 stars Overall a nice adventure, a bit mundane at the beginning as well as at the end Somehow I expectedexcitement And the romance part was severely undeveloped They met like four times, didn t really get to know each other and already the I love yous are flying around, that was straight outta left field But other than that it is a solid read.Gonna grab the next book too. Awakened is one of those urban fantasy books that absolutely eats my time and provides the force that makes me want to gobble upandwriting I ve not read as exciting a book as this since I was first introduced to the Dresden Files series, and Shei definitely evokes the same level of can barely contain myself let s stay up until 6 in the morning reading excitement that Butcher does Awakened has a few loose ends that are left hanging at the end of this story, but with the promise of manynovels to come in this series, I m sure they ll be tied up I certainly look forward toDakota Shepherd and evenso toof Shei s writing. I really don t like books that start with a scene from later in the book The first chapter of this book is actually part of chapter four, fortunately I found the story interesting enough to forgive this.This wasn t an action packed story, but it has a kind of charm that pulls you in and keeps you reading Having established the main characters I hope the author adds a littleexcitement in the next book.