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Awaken (Fated Saga #1)

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  1,348 Ratings  ·  137 Reviews
Book One in the Fated Saga, A Contemporary Young Adult + Fantasy Series, fueled by Action, Adventure and the Eternal Desire for Truth...

While summering in a New England campground, mind reading thirteen-year-old twins, Meghan and Colin Jacoby, discover they have until the rising of the Blue Moon to help save the life of a young man, whose caravan is forced to flee through
Kindle Edition, 199 pages
Published April 20th 2011 by Amazon Digital Services
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Mar 03, 2013 Rachel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I felt like I was reading a very rough first or second draft. Not only were the constant, pointless typos and grammatical mistakes distracting, but they were also confusing and made the story difficult to follow at times. Mostly it felt rushed in places, or even somewhat disconnected. I could follow the story and aspects of it were interesting (twin siblings being able to read each other's mind and feel each other's feelings, for instance), but it was so rough that I found it to be incredibly ...more
Tony Parsons
Jul 15, 2014 Tony Parsons rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
School is out & summer is here at last. My summers were never quite like this.

At the Cobbscott Campground (Maine) with Uncle Arnon Jacoby; Colin Jacoby (13, Little Bro, Col, telepathy) was confronted/humiliated once again by Toady #1 (bully), Toady #2 (bully), & Toady #3 (bully).

Meghan Chelcy Jacoby (13, twin sister, telepathy, Firemancer) came to his rescue.

The twins had lost both their parents at the age of 2.

A good friend of Uncle Arnon; Kanda Macawi (Tunkapog, Native American wom
Melissa Levine
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Cheryl Landmark
Jan 05, 2015 Cheryl Landmark rated it liked it
Intriguing premise and okay story, but seriously needed the deft hand of a good editor. There were far too many punctuation, grammar and spelling errors to make the story flow as smoothly as it could have. And, there were many instances of clunky, awkward dialogue between the characters, especially the young children. Most kids wouldn't use "cannot", "did not", or "would not" when they are speaking--they would use the contractions. Also, when the twins were communicating telepathically, I think ...more
Nov 03, 2016 Jean rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 14, 2013 Jayne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was all right. It was a little bit difficult to get into, but it does have an interesting concept behind it. Although... I will admit it wasn't quite what I was expecting.

The characterization of the twins at the moment is so-so. Colin and Meghan are on the cusp of their thirteenth birthdays, but they felt a bit younger at times. Colin is bookish and comes across as a bit cranky, and Meghan is bossy and comes across as a vain little girl sometimes. I'm hoping as the series develops, so
Aug 02, 2013 Heidi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a sucker for any book that takes place in Maine and this one is no exception! Great YA book for any age with just enough magic and mystery to keep you totally engrossed in it. I read it all in one day as I couldn't wait to see what happened.

Bringing in local Indian legend, Gypsy legend as well as parallel universes, the book has it all. We never do quite figure out exactly what Meghan and Collin are, but they are special! Of course I would love to have one of those caravans that are like t
Aug 01, 2013 S rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Although it was written for the younger generation, it is a good read for any age. The twists and turns along with the fantasy were mesmerizing. The fast pace and plot line are those of a seasoned author. This was a new author for me and after reading the first book, I immediately purchased all other books in the series (and there are 6 so far). D'Aigle has a unique ability to grab the reader and pull them in, and at the conclusion of her book ...more
May 28, 2014 Meghan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
i tried. i thought the kids might like it. it was too slow. i couldn't keep my ADD in check long enough to get into it. just didn't have anything to make it stick. =( it wanted to be good, could have been good. needs a heavy re-edit of first half of book to grab and hold attention.
Jan 19, 2013 Shanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this book. It was an easy read that kept the pages turning. The ending killed me because you are wondering what happens next!
Nov 29, 2016 Jackie rated it it was amazing
While camping at a campground, 13 yr old twins have until the blue moon, to help. They discover that things are more dangerous than they appear. Great writing, loved being able to help review. One book not to be missed
timothy norris
Nov 20, 2016 timothy norris rated it it was amazing
Writing that crosses all ages

5 stars for plot, character development and the ability to draw the reader into the action. Only issue is how to buy the second in the series from Amazon when the link provided says it is not for sale!!
Barbara Dunbar
Nov 23, 2016 Barbara Dunbar rated it liked it

Typical that adults keep things from children. Enjoyable magical romp and coming of age story. I got caught up in the magic.
Gayle Mills
Nov 21, 2016 Gayle Mills rated it it was amazing

If you like magic get ready for an interesting ride. The more you read this story the more you are intrigued.
Nov 23, 2016 B S LUPTON NEILSON rated it really liked it
Lotsa Magic!

Interesting novel...a trifle complicated perhaps, and the reader must keep up or get lost, but the denouement is fascinating. I look forward to the next installment.
Vicky Robinson
Nov 17, 2016 Vicky Robinson rated it really liked it

Slow start but got really good in the middle, didn't see the end coming even though there were little hints throughout.
Adele Ratzlaff
even though the book is continued, it felt too short and almost too detailed.
Sue Plant
Oct 11, 2016 Sue Plant rated it really liked it
always a cliff hanger with this author...and its left in such a place that you want that next book...aaaarrghhh

this is a well written childrens book that everyone will love...think i would class this book as a before harry potter book...

there is magic and mystery and some very strange exotic animals and some quite violent predatory birds like things that want to kill you, so be warned not for the feint hearted...

but on the whole i enjoyed this book immensely and want the next one now...
Oct 04, 2016 Mari rated it it was amazing
This book grasps you from the beginning and was hard for me to put down. I still feel lost about what is happening, twin siblings being able to read each other's mind and feel each other's feelings, are awakening into their magic on their 13th birthday, but they are not fully aware this is happening to them. Looking forward to book 2.
Carl Kleinebecker
Sep 26, 2016 Carl Kleinebecker rated it it was ok
Shelves: bookbub
SO.... I was kind of excited about this .... there's a TON of books to this series....I enjoyed this book ... had great humor ... the kids were not very whiny BUT my GOD... this book took FOREVER to get to the point... I will put this series on a shelf and might come back to it....
Aug 30, 2015 Rebecca rated it liked it
Mixed feelings about this.

1. I liked the overall story arc.
2. I thought the world building was fairly interesting.
3. The two main characters were distinct and were developed.
4. Some of the secondary characters were interesting as well.
5. The writing had some good spots.
6. It just felt like it needed a really good edit/proofread.
7. The language feels very stilted because of the only occasional use of contractions. Nearly always could not, have not, did not, etc. are used, but occasionally the con
Dec 20, 2014 Patricia rated it it was amazing
Gypsy and campers and magic and one wild summer

Their normal campground for their summer vacation becomes a place of mystery new friends unexpected changes and magic. The twins have been raised by their uncle since they were two and always enjoy spending the summer at the camp grounds,it's the only place they ever stay very long as their uncle travels over the country. They feel as though their extended family resides at the campground what with the native American manager who secretly has a crus
Alice Taylor
Aug 30, 2016 Alice Taylor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awaken is the first book in the Fated Fantasy Quest Adventure series of books. This book is about Meghan and Colin, who are twins getting ready to turn thirteen. But Meghan and Colin, while looking nothing alike, are very special. They can read each other’s thoughts and they can speak to each other through their minds. The twins are being raised by their Uncle, Arnon, and while they spend most of the year traveling, they spend every summer in Maine. They have not been there long when there are ...more
Apr 10, 2015 Lissibith rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, novel
This is why I don't tend to read self-published books. Not because of the really terrible ones, nor the really good ones, but because of the vast quantity of them which I probably would have enjoyed if they had been edited a time or two more, cleaned up and smoothed over and immersive.

This is your typical kids-discover-magic-powers story - really derivative, but with some interesting ideas. However, those ideas just get lost in the flat prose, shallow characters and weirdly paced plot. Througho
Sep 27, 2013 Earicka rated it it was amazing
This book was in the young adult section but I think even younger readers would enjoy it and there is nothing objectionable in it really. I enjoyed this fantasy coming of age story and while the ending was a bit abrupt that is not really a big deal as it is a series. I don't mind cliffhanger endings as long as there are more books :)

The characters were believable and likable. The action was fast paced and had good flow. The fact that the setting of this book was a wilderness campground was refr
Jennifer Zamora
Nov 17, 2015 Jennifer Zamora rated it it was amazing
I have read 3 of these stories and fell in love immediately with Ms D'Aigle. I could not read the first Awaken fast enough to get to the 2nd, Shifting. It is more aimed towards a younger teen group, but as an adult I still fell in love with this writer. I absolutely love how her style flows across the pages and into the next book. It is a definite Did Not Put Down! I ot only Loved this story but have recommended it to many of my friends and family.
This book starts out with action, with a set of
Jun 28, 2013 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet-book, 2013
Set at a camp in Maine during the summer, nearly 13-year-old twins Meghan and Colin Jacoby are eagerly awaiting their birthday while hanging out with an old friend and making a new friend (who happens to be from a family of Gypsies). It won't be a normal summer, however. Throw in some otherworldly creatures (that are very interested in the Gypsy family and the portal they use to travel), the twins' mind-speak with each other, plus a cast of characters that seem to know more about the twins' ...more
Aug 24, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meghan and Collin were twins. They have always been able to be read each others thoughts and feelings. Now as they get near their thirteenth birthday, things are changing. At one of their year campsites, their friend Sebastien and family returns for the summer. There are also gypsies this year, and the become friends with Jae. When a beast called Scratcher shows up, Collin is given a magical book, and the gypsies disappear into a tree, It seems like an unbelivable summer faces the foursome. Good ...more
Aug 06, 2016 April rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok I got the first in this series for free not realizing it was a series and read it, well it was good enough to read on so i bought the set of book I-II , of course I could not stop there and went on to book 3 I have yet to be disappointed and am looking forward to steppiing into book 4 and so on. Though I have enjoyed other series it is a rare thing for me to get into one. This series caught me off guard and I am glad it did the author is wonderful with allowing your imagination to run away ...more
Jan 18, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing
There is magic

This is the first book in the Fated Saga Fantasy Series and the books must be read in order for the story to make sense. The story follows twins, Colin and Meghan as they are about to turn 13. Strange things begin to happen to them, magical things. As they try to figure things out on their own, they are pulled into a position of helping a friend make it back to his family who leave in unusual circumstances.

I think readers as young as 5th grade might enjoy this series though it wa
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