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Awaken (Daughters of the Sea #2)

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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
ebook, 273 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Kristen Day Books (first published October 1st 2012)
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I'm in shock, I'm in awe, I am dumbfounded, and I am in love with this series. Forsaken was just a preamble. It was a grain of sand, maybe even a little itty bitty baby sea turtle that you followed behind ever so slowly to this massive ocean called Awaken. I cannot gush any more. I can't breathe after that ending, and holy crap thank goodness Chosen will be released in a few months. I will be going crazy until then! Thank you Kristen Day for conjuring up such a magnificent story with such epic d ...more
Kristen Day
Oct 02, 2012 Kristen Day rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I kinda, sorta, just a little bit LOVE it:)
Jen (in her Unicorn Bubble)
Sometimes you click with a book and other times you don't. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to click with this book. While it contains interesting characters, intriguing mythology and a pace that I enjoy, I just didn't fall in love with Awaken. If I would have read this book a year ago, I know I would have loved it. I would have continued the series and gushed about it to anyone and everyone. But unfortunately and fortunately in the last year I have read some amazing books. Not only did they take a ...more
Oct 24, 2012 Sven rated it it was amazing
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the author for a honest review.

Judge-a-book-by-its-title Me: Awaken? Just plain old Awaken? Yawn.... doesn't sound too interesting. But the blurb is amazing. I am willing to try it out. Kinda.
Judge-a-book-by-its-cover Me: *chants* "Blue, blue. Not a clue. Of what tale you tell." The cover is not particularly attractive. If I saw this book in a store, I would probably overlook it.

*starts reading*

Umm... okay! Interesting prologue like the previous b
Danielle (Dannie)
Oct 25, 2012 Danielle (Dannie) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone!!!
Recommended to Danielle (Dannie) by: Goodreads and the author
OH. MY. GOD!!!! Let me first say that the end of the book is a cliffhanger that left me wanting More! More! More! This is such a compelling, all-encompassing story that made me feel all of the highs and lows that Anastasia is encountering in her life. The storyline is fresh and new - definitely unique - and I have enjoyed every minute of reading Awaken and it's predecessor "Forsaken"!!! I am going to have a hard time being patient awaiting the third book in the series "Chosen"!! I could not put ...more
Beth McCraw
Oct 09, 2012 Beth McCraw rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness! What a ride this story is taking me on! Sometimes you find a book that just grabs you right from the beginning and doesn't let go....Awaken is that book! Just like Forsaken before it, Awaken draws you in...You feel for Stasia and Finn, and root for them throughout the book. And let me just say I want friends like Willow, Phoebe and Carmen on my side! The way they care about each other, take up for each other, and stand together against the odds just makes you want to grab the pom ...more
Ana Quiambao
Oct 14, 2012 Ana Quiambao rated it it was amazing
The story is amazingly good that it should be included in The Mythology! Really! The story is well thought of that it seems like I'm reading the actual mythology, more exciting if I may say :)

Honestly, I didn't expected the book to be so much good. The first book is good, I actually rated it 4 stars, but the second book being sssoooooo good is beyond my expectations! Right from the very first word, I couldn't put it down. I find myself laughing on some scenes, surprisingly scared in some parts (
Oct 28, 2012 Chani rated it it was amazing
**This review can also be found at http://www/readinginthewindowseat.blo...**

This is really a 4.5! But I rounded up due to the fact there was still way more good to this then there was bad. :) I loved it, just like I loved the first one. The story was still strong, and there was still a lot of mythology. The idea of Tydes and Sirens and Sons etc is great. It's a lot more unique then most of what's out there, and I'm so glad that I was able to read this book and the first one. Day creates a great
Oct 15, 2012 Alana rated it it was amazing
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

OH MY FREAKING WORD! KRISTEN DAY, YOU'VE DONE IT AGAIN! Amazing! Absolutely amazing! Last page of novel again shocked me into silence!

Awaken is part two in Kristen Day's truly awe-inspiring series, Daughters of the Sea. It continues telling the story of Stasia, a young woman destined to become the leader of the Tydes.

In order to fulfil her destiny, Stasia has to take the journey to the underworld to become immortal. In this i
Oct 05, 2012 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
I read the first book in the Daughters of the Sea series called Foresaken. I was captivated right from the start and thought this new author did a FANTASTIC job and could not wait to read Awaken (this book).

I read Awaken the day it was released on Oct. 2nd. I want to shout to the world: THIS BOOK FREAKING ROCKED!!!! I love the journey these characters go through in Awaken and releasing this in October was perfect, because it contains parts that will make the hair raise up on your arms, but at t
Maria Dodd
Jan 15, 2014 Maria Dodd rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r
I was given this book as part of the series in exchange for an honest review by the author and Lovers of Paranormal.

WOW. This second book is just as good as the first in the series, Forsaken. It totally deserves the 5 stars.

This book continues to follow Stasia in her voyage of discovery of who she is to become, the leader of the Tydes and a Goddess. Stasia's character is really well written and very believable. The love story between her and Finn is really good too, not too mushy and lots of hum
Melissa Simmons
Awaken is the second installment in Kristen Day's fabulous Daughters of the Sea series. As some of you may remember, Lana and I both absolutely LOVED Book 1 in the series, Forsaken. So when we found out that Young Adult Novel Reader was putting together a tour for the sequel, Lana and I jumped at the chance to be a part of it. I know I have been eagerly awaiting this sequel since the moment I finished book one.

Awaken picks up shortly after Forsaken ends and I was pulled right back in from the o
Between the Bind
Nov 03, 2012 Between the Bind rated it it was amazing
After obsessively completing Forsaken, the first in this series, I was anxiously awaiting Awaken's release...and Kristen Day did not disappoint. Another beautifully written, intriguing, and well-developed novel that goes much deeper than the first.

Awaken began right where Forsaken left off. Stasia is preparing for her venture to the Underworld while simultaneously building her relationship with Finn, going school, and keeping her adoptive parents in the dark about her new life.

While practicing,
Heather andrews
Feb 01, 2013 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
I loved how the playfulness between Anastasia and Finn continued in this book:
"Nothing could diminish your radiance, not a fever," he smiled slyly. "and especially not a fake fever."
"I don't know what you're talking about. I'm burning up." I put a hand to my forehead.
"You're definitely hot..." he reached for my hand and kissed it...
Even when they're not together they find a way to flirt with each other and be playful, thank goodness for cell phones and texting huh,
Either ur stalking me or u
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Seriously...I was left hanging at the end of this book and now I have to wait for the final book in the trilogy to find out what happened. (cue in screaming)
I love Kristen Day's Daughters of the Sea Novels. I am in love with her characters that she created and I secretly wish Finn was REAL.

In "Awaken", Anastasia aka Stasia, is supposed to travel to the Underworld before her 18th birthday to make a trip to a river that will help her become an immortal when s
Emilie E. Faye
~*I received a copy of this book from the Lovers of Paranormal Goodreads group in exchange for an honest review.*~

Awaken is about Hannah Whitman, now Anastasia, as she uncovers her destiny. She finds that she will be the next goddess of the Tydes and must defeat Keto, the current goddess of both the Tydes and Sirens, after her 18th birthday. Before that, though, she must travel to the Underworld via death and swim in the River Styx to complete her essence so that she may become immortal because
Dec 09, 2012 Tohrutohno rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

If the first book had me intrigued, the second one has me hooked!

I found myself on the edge of my seat for every twist and turn of this book (and there are a lot!). It is anything but predictable. Stasia finds out about more of her abilities and what is needed for her to complete her journey to the Underworld and back unscathed, not to mention Finn’s big secret! With the presence of Nadia, a new arrival from California who already seems to hate her, and the unexpected run-ins with bloo
Oct 21, 2012 Sara rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful second book to this series! I loved every minute of it. Thank you, Kristen Day, for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review. I love this series!

"Behind the confidence, beneath the intensity, and hiding amongst the darkness was an innocence so pure it almost blinded me. The wildfire condensed into a river of hot lava that flowed straight to my soul; feeding something even deeper and stronger than love itself."

And that is why I love Finn as much as Stasia does. He
Christina M Condy
Okay first let me say ARGH!! OMFG!! SERIOUSLY!!!! YOU'RE ENDING IT LIKE THAT!!!! I AM SO ANGRY!!! Now that I have that out of the way let me explain.

Kristen Day has created the cliff hanger to end all cliff hangers! And that has me furious that I now have to wait until February to continue on this glorious story.

This book picks up were we left off in her first book Forsaken. The beautiful and lovely Pasha and the equally adorable Finn. Their escapades in this book are as exciting as they were in
Oct 24, 2012 Casey rated it it was amazing
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Let me say first, Kristen Day definitely does not let fans down with the second book in the Daughters of the Sea series, Awaken! She has proven to fans that she is, in fact, a gifted writer. Awaken was simply amazing. I'm almost at a loss for words. I loved Forsaken, but I do believe that she took the Gold when she wrote Awaken. The second in the series continues after the first book ends. Anastasia knows what her destiny enta
Oct 17, 2012 Vilmarys rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Okay so ummm...still speechless!

Awaken continues where we left off in Forsaken with Stasia preparing to complete her essence by journeying down into the underworld. We get introduced to two new characters who by the way are creepy as hell! We also learn some juicy details that Finn has been hiding ( I don't care what anyone says he's still amazing). Awaken does not disappoint! Every character has so much depth. Absolutely love Carmen!!! I can honestly say that this series is fast becoming one o
I rec'd the first and second books in this series from my lovers of paranormal group. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series but this one was even better.

The only critisism I can give is I wanted to get farther into the worlds the author was describing! Without giving away too much I wanted the character that travelled to the other place to be there in that other place so much longer so I could learn even more about the areas and what other types of things were there.

shawna wulf
Sep 23, 2015 shawna wulf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good series

This was my favorite book in the series. There were a couple slow parts, trying to hard to fill pages. But all in all very good
Samantha Clysdale
Jan 10, 2014 Samantha Clysdale rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review Lovers of Paranormal.

This review is a 3.5 stars for this book. So anyway this book is about Stasia Aka Hanna preparing for her task in the other world. There is a new girl in town named Nadia who wants Finn all to her self. I found this book to be quiet slow and dry in parts. Nothing like Kristen Day's first book which was a high pace, excitement in every turn book. This book was just okay.
Heather Busby
Oct 13, 2012 Heather Busby rated it it was amazing
*I received a copy of this book for my review*
In the second installment of the Daughters of the Sea Triology we follow Stashia through her journey of becoming a goddess. Met with many challenges Stashia and her friends help her along her journey. With heart break, betrayal, and unadulterated evil Stashia fights for her loved ones, and even gives up her life so that she can be with the love of her life Finn. Fate and destiny are what you mould them to be. I definitely recommend this book to ever
Oct 11, 2012 Eren rated it it was amazing
Oh my god! I love books that are about Mythology and these books do it for me. Forsaken was such an enjoyable read for me. Great characters, great chemistry and super hot hotties! I loved the way the friendship between the girls. I WANT that type of friendship. These books pull you in so much! I think in Awaken, you get a better sense of what is going on and you get to grow through Stasia's development with her. Awaken was intriguing, funny, adventurous. There wasn't a single spot where I wanted ...more
Sep 08, 2015 Mo rated it really liked it
Shelves: faves
I would technically give this 3.5 stars, but Amazon/Goodreads doesn't allow half stars on their sites. Hmm, smacks of censorship imo. The biggest subplot in this book is the fact Finn lied by omission throughout book 1 and this book. Stasia reacted in a very normal fashion by yelling, crying and walking away. Finn should have mentioned, casually maybe, he was bound to Nadine on his 18th birthday after he has to kill his brother to become Prime. It irritated me and still does as I write this revi ...more
Nina Higson-Sweeney
Okay, I am stupidly torn about this novel. On one hand, I loved it just as much as I loved Forsaken - I liked the different characteristics of all the characters, the initial plot, the different powers, the mythical connections...but I also felt that the timing was off for this book. The events that I deemed unimportant went on for ages, and the bits I thought were important were only a chapter or two, max. Let me explain.

Awaken is a simple continuation from Forsaken. Stasia has found her destin
Nov 12, 2012 Rashmika rated it it was amazing
I loved this book as much as I did the first one in the "Daughters of the Sea" series.
Kristen Day is an amazing story teller, once u start reading this book, you wouldn't put it down unless you have completed it.Waiting to read the next one in the series.
Totally loved the romance and the bond shared between the main characters i.e., Finn and Stasia; their love for each other and their determination to face their destiny.
Good story,good plot and strong characters.Awesome book overall.
Feb 12, 2013 Kristine rated it it was amazing
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“Between the ‘death bridge’ and our little chat with the Queen of the Damned, I’ve decided I should carry a gun at all times; whether it’s to defend myself or to put myself out of my own misery,” Carmen rambled on nervously. “It’s a win-win situation, really.” 4 likes
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