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My Merlin Awakening

(My Merlin Trilogy #2)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  979 ratings  ·  91 reviews
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'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
ebook, 1.0, ebook Amazon, B&N, iTunes edition, 340 pages
Published May 14th 2012 by Ink Lion Books (first published May 2012)
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The follow-up to My Boyfriend Merlin is phenomenal! It was fun to get my hands on the arc and read it before everyone else. :D

In Awakening, we get plenty more of the juicy dynamics of Ryan's love triangle with two sexy wizards, Vane and Matt. The beginning starts off funny and poignant, and then quickly becomes thrilling and action-packed. Creepy ghost-girls kept me up at night, as did fierce mermaids (which are not really mermaids at all because they have legs, but they are creatures hidden in
Jun 12, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 – Hmm, okay, this one is hard… I actually really like the adventure in these books and the crazy, unpredictable action, but I have lots of problems with the romance. I don’t care much for Vane--he seems like a power-hungry, abusive control-freak to me. And Ryan’s interactions with Matt never go the way I’d like them to. Seems crazy that he’d have to choose her over the safety of the whole world--and that she punishes him because he doesn’t! Yes, Matt does have a bit of a hero-complex and I h ...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-book-read
This second installment in the Merlin series was even better than the first.
Once again we are taken on a nonstop ride filled with lots of action, adventure, mystery and just enough romance thrown in to keep it really interesting (just in case the action and adventure wasn't enough for you).

We get more of the mysterious yet hot Merlin...err Matt and the sexy bad boy Vane.
Matt. Vane. I don't think I could choose between them.
Ryan definitely doesn't have it easy. Not only does she have two very tem
Apr 25, 2012 rated it really liked it

Wow, great story and I have nothing against the writing style.
How can Ryan not be totally in love with Vane by now? I always seem to be rooting for the bad boy under dogs when i'm reading stories and it hardly ever turns out to be them who get the girl.
Even the titles are pointing towards Matt! How unfair.
Who does Vane get? Even knowing it's not likely to be a Vane/Ryan happy ending I know i'm going
Jan 01, 2016 rated it liked it
The first half was a little boring, a lot of drama with love triangle but the second half was good.
Jen Scott
Mar 29, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Why did I read this? No one will ever know.

This book had no idea what it was doing. It combined Camelot, Vampire Diaries, Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, Percy Jackson, Hunger Games, and New Moon in the worst ways. Highly do not recommend.
Rae Ryans
Mar 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If you have yet to read the first book, My Boyfriend Merlin, then please drop everything, and go read it right now. There may be slight spoilers if you continue to read below as some of the first book will bleed into this review, and there is nothing I hate more than spoiling a good, no scratch that, great read for others. Please consider yourself warned.

My Merlin Awakening picks up shortly after where My Boyfriend Merlin left off. Ryan has pulled the sword, but in order to protect the candidate
I hated finishing this book! How can any author do that to you, leaving you with a second book in a trilogy, just waiting, pining, dying, for the conclusion? Because good authors are just EVIL.

We find Ryan (Ms. Arrianne DuLac) back in old high school with...Vane as her teacher and boyfriend? SCANDALOUS! After the craziness of the last book, all Ryan wants to do is recuperate from the death of her sister, Alexa, and do normal things for awhile. Normal like throwing the best Prom ever. Unfortuna
Ashley Chen
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
WOW, WOW, WOW! I have encountered few second books that were better than the first, and this was one of them. (If you haven't read the first book, maybe don't read the synopsis just in case but if you did, I mean, just read the synopsis! HELLO! AWESOMENESS!) When I saw mermaids mentioned in it, I was like O______O, okay, this book is going to give me feels.

It was hard being Ryan. The choice she made can break or make the world. It was hard choosing a side, which reminded me of The Nicholas Flamm
An addictive, gritty and page-turning addition to the series. Nearly shedding her last vestiges of innocent youth, Ryan finds herself in the dark underworlds of the sword-bearer's journey and in the dark space between her feelings for Vane and Matt.

I loved the eerie settings described with beautiful imagery, from attics in haunted houses to hidden cities to spaces inside the character's minds. The journey to save the world has been turned up a notch. So too has the love triangle. And as Ryan he
Jun 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy, 2012
This was a free nookbook so it was better than most. It was better than the first. The author knows how to suck you in. What I didn't like is that she is supposed to be this awesome warrior chick and the one beating her up is her boyfriend. Are we now saying it's okay to stay in an abusive relationship, as long he can push you to be your best too. what are we teaching our teenage daughters? That really pissed me off.
I love this series so far. I even like all of the characters, bad guys included. I can't wait to read the final installment.
wei ting
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
still can't wrap my head around how poseidon and minotaur are related
and perhaps its because i personally hate people who two time, i really can't stand Ryan being with Vane, lusting after Matt. and the Title is on Merlin, yet Vane takes up more of the book
Romancing the Book
Jun 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Posted on Romancing the Book's blog
Reviewed by Robin
Review Copy Provided by Bewitching Book Tours

Ryan, Matt/Merlin and Vane are back in another spellbinding story; along with all the wizards and gargoyles from the first book. Not to leave out Ryan’s brother Grey, mom Sylvia and good friend’s Gia and Blake from Avalon Prep.

Ryan just found out that she was no ordinary girl in My Boyfriend Merlin; if that wasn’t enough she finds out that her boyfriend is actually Merlin, yes from Camelot. Ryan pul
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
Maybe I went into this novel with too many expectations but I ended thoroughly disappointed. I picked up the third installment but getting through even the first chapter felt like swimming through quicksand so I guess this is the end of my journey.
Jun 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
From the moment she pulled Excalibur free of the stone, Ryan DuLac's life went from being practically unknown to being plunged into the limelight, so to speak. It didn't help that Matt had revealed himself to be Merlin before the entire world thereafter. Oh no, that's quite a little thing compared to the enormous weight that now sits upon her shoulders. Her priorities have taken a different turn and she's supposed to fulfill the obligations that surround the life of a sword-bearer now that she c ...more
May 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book by Priya Ardis has everything. The girl, the boy, the other boy, mystery, action, jokes, more mystery and a lot of visions from the future (which is more mystery)

Who read the first book definitely remembers how it begins. This one is the same, but little surprise right on the first line (more like the prologue): It’s Merlin who starts it, telling us a piece of a memory. At first I thought Ryan, the main character, was ripped off from the story, but no, she is still there introducing he
Jun 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
My Merlin Awakening is an incredibly thrilling sequel. It's full of adventure as well as tons of mythological creatures. Ryan DuLac is immersed deeper into Arthurian legend. Ryan's character grows even more into the warrior she was meant to be as the wielder of Excalibur. I could not for the life of me put this book down, I tried my best to finish it slowly so as to savor its exciting story but failed epically and devoured the book in two days time during every waking second I wasn't busy. T ...more
May 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Originally Reviewed at: Mother/Gamer/Writer
Rating:5 out of 5 Controllers
Review Source: Bewitching Book Tours

If you have yet to read the first book, My Boyfriend Merlin, then please drop everything, and go read it right now. There may be slight spoilers if you continue to read below as some of the first book will bleed into this review, and there is nothing I hate more than spoiling a good, no scratch that, great read for others. Please consider yourself warned.

My Merlin Awakening
May 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-read, favorites
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 Kin
Stacy Sabala
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense, romance
Book Review- My Merlin Awakening by Priya Ardis

In the second book of the series, Ryan survived the trial and is now the sword bearer, but she has gone home. She couldn’t handle her new responsibility right now. She needed to feel normal. Vane is her protector now and he goes where she does. He is currently her history teacher and La Crosse coach. He is pushing her to be better just like he did before. He knows she will have to accept her destiny eventually. That eventuality becomes a reality whe
Wesley Mccullough
"In the first act, you introduce everybody.

In the second act you put them into the worst
possible position they could ever get into in their
lives, a black hole from which they can never get out.

And in the third act they get out."

-- George Lucas

It is a truth universally acknowledged that The Empire Strikes Back was the best movie of the Star Wars trilogy (the question of whether it is the best of all 6 I shall not dignify with a response). And it is only slightly less well-known that this
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I had my whole review written and I lost it all, so now this is take 2.

My Merlin Awakening had some pretty high expectations to live up to. I loved the first book and I was really excited to read this one and I am happy to report that it did not disappoint at all. I loved it just as much, if not more, than the first book. This series is shaping up to be amazing and I am super sad that there is only one book left. Maybe Priya will change her mind and switch it from a trilogy to a series? (well,
Aug 03, 2012 rated it liked it
I really liked the first book and did I like this one? Yes.


First of all, I love the character Vane and this whole love triangle thing hopefully ends in his favor or I will be VERY disappointed. I felt so much for him in this book. So much I was boiling with frustration that Ryan couldn't see clearly he was the one for her. Ok, we're going to move on before I start sounding as if I'm reviewing "Twilight."

What I didn't like about this book really comes down to two things.

First off, it moved
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tours
My Merlin Awakening picks up where the first book in the series left off. Ryan finds herself in the middle of the conflict between two brothers, each who believe they are doing the right thing, and she cares for them both. While she finds herself with one, she still can't seem to let go of the other, and with both of them being able to get into her head, it doesn't make things easier. The action in this book is intense, with mermaids, monsters, and myths, Ryan finds herself in the middle of a ba ...more
Shelly Hammond
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you haven't read the first book in this series, My Boyfriend Merlin, stop right now and go read it! It's very good and should definitely be read before reading this one. Stopping now would be a good idea. I don't think there will be spoilers in this review but if there are, it's ok, because by this point, I'm thinking you probably had enough warning you've read the first book!

In this second book in the series, Ryan is still having some issues with her feelings for Matt/Merlin and those she ha
Casie W
May 29, 2014 rated it liked it
"My Merlin Awakening" is about girl named Ryan that was chosen as the next champion or ruler because she was the one to pull the sword out of the stone. Her problems aren't over though cause she has to once again pick a side. She has to choose between the two brothers again but this time its not for whether she should go or not with the other kids to try to pull Excalibur out of the stone. This time she has to find the fisher king instead of preparing herself for the final test of seeing if she' ...more
Ashley E
Apr 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
My Merlin Awakening is the second book in the My Merlin series, and continues to follow Ryan's life now that she has become the sword-bearer. At first, not much has changed... Mostly because she refuses to. But a shared vision with Matt shakes things up. A worldwide disaster is shaping up and they have got to figure out how to stop it.

I liked this book; I did. Yet somehow it didn't stick with me. The writing is clean and fresh. The characters are well-developed and fascinating. (Matt! Vane! Both
Oct 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Overall, the writing was stronger in this second installment. It felt cleaner and more polished than the debut novel. The story also kept me more reeled in--it pretty much felt like non-stop action. The love triangle has developed nicely; Merlin's still a bit too standoffish, but you start to believe he might actually fight for it. We're given intriguing glimpses into Vane's underlying insecurities--for all his annoying attitude, you can really see the little shots that keep Ryan from letting hi ...more
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“Vane grabbed me. “DuLac, let’s chat.”
Chat. British-speak for “Stand still while I yell at you.”
“Vane’s lips tightened to suppress a smile. “Why so hostile, love?”
“You whacked me on the head with a ball!”
“You deserved it.”
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