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My Merlin Awakening by Priya Ardis
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Jun 20, 12

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Read on June 20, 2012

4.5 Stars!!!!!

GoodReads Synopsis: If you haven't broken the rules, have you really lived?


Excalibur has been pulled from the stone, but what does it mean? Arriane (aka Ryan) DuLac doesn’t really care. She's got bigger problems—as student president, she's got to put on the Prom. While the Wizard Council debates their next move, she leaves the craziness behind and heads home. But she can’t hide forever. Sooner than she’d like Merlin (aka Matt) has her chasing mermaids on the trail of the Fisher King. The wounded King, defeated by Merlin’s brother, Vane, in the past holds the key to save the future.


On the journey, Ryan begins to realize the friends she thought she knew, she may not know at all. At a time of shifting alliances, she must decide whose side she’s on—the brother who struggles to do right or the brother who dares to break the rules? And Ryan must decide who she is—a regular or a champion?


One wrong decision and her family falls apart. One wrong decision and the world falls apart. No pressure.

My Thoughts: I am still LOVING this series. The first book dealt with Arthurian legend…this one has lots of Greek mythology as well as some HUGE surprises!!!

Let’s start with the love triangle! WOW…hot, hot, hot, hot, hot…well maybe that better describes Vane. For all his dark and foreboding nature, it kills me he is the blonde brother. He really should have dark hair and piercing green (not hazel) eyes. But I will take him anyway I can get him. Yep, color me “Team Vane”…he’s just so passionate about everything, especially Ryan. Merlin has too much of a hero complex for me…he is the guy that will always be ditching you to go save some damsel in distress. I’d much rather be at the top of my guy’s priority list!

We learn a lot about the Gargoyles, which added some interesting tension. The Gargoyles and Wizards are forced to work together to try and find out why Excalibur has shown up. Lots of interesting secrets are revealed! This was a non-stop thrill ride into undiscovered territory…and Priya Ardis knows how to create a new and exciting world! I’m so anxious to read the final installment…I’m betting it will be even better, and I’m holding out hope that Vane gets the girl!
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