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Awakened (The Guardian Legacy prequel)

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Awakened is the prequel to the Guardian Legacy series.

Most teens turn sixteen and get the license to drive, but Lil Falcon gets the license to kill demons. Orphaned as a child and raised by an eccentric grandfather, Lil is concerned with surviving high school and is unaware that she's a Guardian-a being with super powers charged with killing demons and protecting humanity.
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Kindle Edition, 379 pages
Published April 16th 2013 by Firetrail Publishing (first published August 22nd 2010)
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~Tina~
Aug 11, 2010 ~Tina~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
TBR Reduce Challenge #12- 2011 (Alexa)

First off, I'm gonna push aside the fact that the first chapter was a little to sudden and it seemed to jump right into the storyline. It felt like it was missing a chapter or two and as a reader I wasn't prepared for the setup to the plot structure.
But, that's the only thing that bothered me about this book.
The rest, I really just loved!

Ednah Walters pens a fascinating unique story in Awakened.
This is very detailed stuff and has many different elements t
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Ariana
Oct 30, 2010 Ariana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


As I said, books with 'almost naked teenagers' on the cover are not my type at all, but now I am glad that I didn't mind that when I've decided to read this novel.

From time to time I find a book that I really-really like, with some characters that I really-really love, and this is one of those. From the first page I got hooked up by this story, and I felt a connection with the main character Lil, because she is so sweet and funny, it's a pleasure to hear her story.

I also fell in love with Bran
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Kathy
Nov 27, 2010 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
When originally given the chance to review this book I turned it down. I took one look at this cover and dismissed the book. I really had no desire to read it thinking it was likely going to have content I'd find objectionable.

However over the past year or so I've had many interactions with author Ednah Walters. A recent plea for me to review the sequel to this book opened a line of discussion in which I was assured there wasn't anything really objectionable in this book so I agreed to read it.

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Kai (Amaterasu Reads)
Sep 03, 2010 Kai (Amaterasu Reads) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teens, angels, arc
Full review at: Amaterasu Reads

I tend to shy away from YA Paranormal since I'm still recovering from reading paranormal romances even before I crossed to the YA genre, so I always am skeptical to try new books. Boy, this book just made me enjoy YA paranormal again!

How do I begin my review of this book? I'm not really sure, because this impressed me so much. The plot development is solid. Eventually you'll have questions as you go along (like who are the Nephilim? what are they?) and I have to ad
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Katrina
Aug 24, 2010 Katrina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Rogier
this is long overdue lol

My toughts:

Bookcover:. Wats wrong with this cover? Nothing . This cover looks intense. (The dude is bran btw.) Huge wings, lol.

Book:
The prologue was really good , The synopsis intrigued me like a great synopsis should . We get to meet lil falcon and bran immediately. (I had the tendency to read little falcon instead of lil falcon trough the first chapters but later I got used to her name.)

Lil accepted who she was and did not hide her gypsy heritage, that was cool. I loved
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Yelania Nightwalker
I should post this review since December ... but the truth is that even today I still don't know what to say except that I loved it!

The first thing that struck me was the writing of the author, the story caught me beyond belief, I would not even put the book down at all. Lil lives alone with her grandfather, are gypsies, and she has seen some strange things with him, but is not prepared for the intrusion of a pretty boy, arrogant and stubborn directly to her mind and oh yeah, her heart ... Her
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Bailey (IB Book Blogging)
Awakened was an amazing book packed with action, romance, and fantasy! Walters introduces many new concepts and paranormal beings that are all unique. I enjoyed myself while reading Awakened and am so glad that I got a chance to read it!

Lil was a wonderful main character and someone I could really understand. After her meeting with Bran, her emotions are thrown all over the place and cause a huge electrical storm that reveals that she is a Guardian, and her grandfather has been hiding it from he
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Raquel Vega-Grieder
Review Of Awakened By Ednah Walters

Awakened (The Guardian Legacy Book 1) By Ednah Walters
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Pill Hill Press (August 22, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1617060380
ISBN-13: 978-1617060380
Source: Amazon.com (link to purchase HERE)
Purchase: Barnes And Noble (link to purchase HERE)


Blurb:

Most teens turn sixteen and get the license to drive, but Lil Falcon gets the license to kill demons. Orphaned as a child and raised by an eccentric grandfather, Lil
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Sharon
Jul 06, 2011 Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Awakened is the first installment in The Guardian Legacy series by Ednah Walters.

16 year-old Lil Falcon was orphaned as a child and raised by her eccentric grandfather, Ares Falcon living the life of a gypsy she has spent most of her life moving around and wanting to belong.

When gorgeous, mysterious and powerful Bran telepathically calls to her, she responds – initially thinking he was a ghost, he has a message for her to deliver to h
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Mallory
Aug 17, 2010 Mallory rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review, arc
Review taken from my blog @ http://teenbibliophile.blogspot.com/2...

Let me start this review off by saying that Ednah Walters is an author to be on the look out for. Awakened is her debut novel and the debut to her series of The Guardian Legacy. I’m thrilled that this is a series! After reading Awakened, I’ve been trying for too long on how to write a review without looking like a total fan girl. I feel myself just wanting to gush how great this book is already! You really should go out and buy
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Katieb (MundieMoms)
4.5 stars

I really enjoyed Awakened, as Ednah gave her debut book a very unique, captivating spin. It's not just another angel vs demons book. I felt drawn into the story from the get go and enjoyed getting to know each of the characters and learning more about the Guardian world. I really liked Awakened's mythology and real world setting. Ednah does a great job at making the story come to life, as she drew me into with her vivid descriptions and memorizing plot.

From page one I was drawn into th
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GW
Jun 02, 2012 GW rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Ah, soo good! If you like angels & demons and romance, then I'm sure you'll love this! Wow, this book is amazing! And pretty refreshing to read. I really do like the whole concept with the guardians and such, and there's twists here and there.

After reading the book, I feel that the person on the cover shouldn't be Bran. It'd be better if it was Lil (and fully-clothed) with her (view spoiler). I mean, the whole half naked part didn't really have muc
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Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
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Awakened, the first book in The Guardian Legacy series and freshman title for author Ednah Walters was more than I expected and then some. I found much to enjoy, from the rich story and brightly crafted characters to the fascinating mythology. It was quick to draw me in and had its hooks into me within the first few mysterious pages straight through to the last… leaving this reader scrambling for what comes
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Angel Charms
Jan 14, 2011 Angel Charms rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in Angel books with Romance.
I really looooved this book. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Angel books with Romance. Lil is very likable and so is Bran ofcourse though I wish he had more sexy or atleast normal name....I mean come oooon Bran? seriously? like Brawn or Brain? I absolutely loved the cover and the guy on it. There is not one character in this book that I didn't like. I also liked that author thought of adding a brief note in the beginning with intro to some important characters and terminology ...more
Stephanie
Sep 04, 2010 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First of all, let me start off by saying WOW... I loved this book. From the very first page I was sucked in and not let go until the very last page.
The Awakening is a fast pace page turner that had me guessing until the very end. With many unexpected twists that had me gasping and extremely surprised.
Lil has just turned 16 and is just coming in to her powers. If she wasn't enough of an outcast, Lil now thinks she is a freak. But maybe this new found birthright isn't such a bad thing. She joins 4
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Brob
Mar 20, 2011 Brob rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was absolutely amazing. It is balanced with action, love and personal relationships. Lil is an amazing lead character. She is strong and yet also vulnerable. She was raised to be proud of who she is no matter what. She would be a great role model for any teen as she dresses how she wants and is always herself. I loved that she didn’t try to become someone else or whine throughout the story. She always adjusted and took things in stride after she acclimated to the circumstances.

Bran is
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Christie
Sep 10, 2010 Christie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Angel Fans
Shelves: read-in-2010
Celebrating her Sweet 16 brought more changes to Lil’s life than she ever could have fathomed. Suddenly she is hearing voices, and can cause wild storms just by getting a little emotional. She soon discovers she is a Guardian, and the one boy she can’t stop thinking about just might be her enemy.


This is a great book! The action was practically non-stop. The world it took place in was very intriguing. Guardians are teleporting all over the world to stop demons from inciting chaos. Most natural di
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Ellz Readz
Oct 04, 2010 Ellz Readz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My thoughts...I LOVED this book. Ednah Walters has created an exciting world of Angels and Demons complete with magic and romance.

Awakened is book one in The Guardian Legacy series. It grabbed my interest from the very first chapter and kept me intrigued until the end. It offers a great blend of action, romance, great fight scenes, and fantasy. While some of the settings were complex, Walters did a brilliant job of transporting the reader to her world. The book played out like a movie, one that
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Tara SG
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--This book in 6 words:

mythology saved missing connection and predictability

--Why did I read this? And am I glad I did?

I came across this on the tour site and it sounded like something I would enjoy. I will say that this had much higher reviews on GoodReads than what I’m giving it. And I’ve read two OUTSTANDING YA novels this month and may be more critical than normal. Overall, it wasn’t a complete waste of time, but I didn’t love it. I’ve been whining a little about the overabundance of a
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Rosangela
Nov 06, 2010 Rosangela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A so fresh, so highly enjoyable reading! Awakened takes us to a world of adventures and magic, powerful characters. I loved Lil and the way she accepts her destiny as a Guardian, bravely facing all the things that have been assigned to her. A very distinguished heroine, so easy to love.

As soon as Lil is told she is truly a guardian, her life cannot be "normal" anymore. And finding herself among other powerful beings, the Guardian Council, they all together know that they have a mission. Besides
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Julia
May 25, 2011 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another author to add to my favorite list! I cannot wait to read Betrayed! Ednah knows how to weave a story with amazing characters, twists and turns, leaving you always wanting more. A series you do not want to miss.

Lil Falcon has her life ahead of her, decisions to make as she gets older. Never in a million years does she expect the direction her life takes when fate comes knocking at her door. She can almost accept the fact she is special, born into a life of killing demons. What she doesn't
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Kristina
Mar 09, 2011 Kristina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book is simply amazing. The story and plot are incredibly original and brilliant. This book sucked me in and I could not put it down. All the characters are lovable. Lil is such a badass! I love the fact that this story is lead by a strong female! I also love the little page of definitions in the begining of the book, just incase you forget something.

I loved this book so much that it now resides on my favorites shelf in my room! :) I can't wait for book 2!

Go read this...NOW!!!!
Jennifer
Aug 20, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Epic, received it yesterday, started around 8:30 or so, and because I am a SLOW reader it's now nearly 6 AM and I just finished...

What a story, what a main character - Lil kicks some serious butt!!!

To tired to write more now full review to come ASAP!!! But bottom line, LOVED IT!
Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
Reread this and i love it even more :)
Lisa B.
Jan 27, 2014 Lisa B. rated it it was amazing
Awakened, was born of pure creativity for readers of any age, and imagination is what fuels Author, Ednah Walters. This Series Prequel, is genius and pure cognition flows from its very first pages. E.W.'s, given us permission to step into her dream world where you'll find the adventures wouldn't exist without her own brand of fantasy. Her dream, now ours, reveals a Nephilim spin entirely unique from other scripts. Awakened, demands to be read prior to her Guardian Legacy Series. This is only the ...more
Jen  (In the Closet With a Bibliophile)
I've actually been very excited to start this book. It's funny how on Goodreads, the book word can spread like wild fire just by adding a book to your TBR list (now I know for future use). So, you can imagine my joy when Ednah Walters sent me a copy of her debut novel.

The book is set in the Utah valley. Now, although nobody knows this about me, I have family in several parts of the valley there so I'm pretty familiar with its layout. Plus, visiting the place at least twice a year for most of my
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♫♥✿LovLivLife Reviews✿♥♫ (Chasity)
How would I describe Awakened: A tapestry of sweet complexity.

Ednah Walters did not waste any time jumping into the plot and introducing us to two of the main characters Lil and Bran in chapter one. What is Lil and what will come of her? Is Bran who he is raised to be?

I am not going to attempt to resummarizing the plot because I'm still on cloud nine. Wouldn't want to have a *whoops* spoiler moment.



The storyline is a tapestry of rich inheritance, intriguing back story and optimistic future. Of c
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Aly
Jul 24, 2012 Aly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Aly by: R2R
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A good angel book? Hell yeah!!

The beginning is a bit rushed and confusing with information overload. Although the character introductions are smooth and Bran and Grandpa both have an air of mystery that I simply adore!
Lil also overreacts a tad too much and it doesn't really make sense at the beginning because as the reader we haven't been properly introduced to her as a character yet. That basically summed up the problems I had with this book.

I LOVE BRAN AND LIL'S RELATIO
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Sarah
Aug 28, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lil has spent her life moving from town to town with her gypsy grandfather and is pleased when he tells her they are finally going to settle down. She is looking forward to staying in one school for longer than a few months and hoping to finally make some friends. Everything changes when she meets Bran, he has abilities that she doesn't understand and is telling her crazy things about herself and her family - but they can't be true can they? When Lil confronts her grandfather and discovers her h ...more
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