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Awakenings

(Elemental #1)

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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  248 ratings  ·  48 reviews
When sixteen-year old Jacey Adison’s parents tell her they must move again, she has never questioned their life style. Until now. When Jacey was two, her parents fled the protection of their birthplace, the mystical dimension of Nemele. Leaving was the only solution her parents believed might allow them to keep their family together and alive.

The Adisons have been running
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Kindle Edition, 364 pages
Published April 23rd 2013 by Limitless Publishing
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Aria Williams
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved reading this book, the story line was unique and for me a breath of fresh air in the paranormal genre. The writing was wonderfully descriptive and rich in thought. The main characters were lovely and very relatable in today’s society I anxiously waited for months for this novel to be release, and I was hooked after the first page, the original storyline was very thought provoking and detailed every single development beautifully.
Melanie
May 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ry-2013, read-in-2013
4.5*s
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Awakenings was a great read, full of mystery and intrigue that is only just setting up a series with a good amount of potential. I liked the world the author has created, it is quite different from the usual books I read and I really enjoyed it. The synopsis is spot on in its description of the upheaval Jacey is going to go through throughout the book. In effect, most of Jacey’s life has been a lie and all those close to her have
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Ashley Finnegan
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, reviewed-titles
I just stayed awake until 2 a.m. to finish this book.. needless to say full review will come later. Here are just a few words I will leave you with for now.. different, intriguing, mystical, magical, heartfelt, a breath of fresh air in the paranormal genre, and hell why not... a little bit strange! Now good night or good morning, whatever. I'm going to bed!

I'm not going to add much because.. well you can read the synopsis to find out what the book is about and I think I pretty much said all that
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M. Cunning
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was very uncertain as to what I was getting into with this book when I started reading it, mostly because I've never really been a reader of the sci/fi and fantasy genre. That said, I was pleasantly surprised. I will admit that it took me a while to get into it, mostly due to information overload, but all the information was necessary in the long run. My overly-logical brain soon realized that I was enjoying this book and the little universe I'd been tossed into. I get the feeling that this bo ...more
Trish at Between My Lines
Rating : 3.5 stars.

A very satisfying read, it started off slow paced but progressed in to an exciting, magical adventure.

Jacey Adison has always had strange, colourful, lifelike dreams and has known there is something a bit different about herself and her family. However, she has never questioned what those differences are. Now that she is sixteen years old, the dreams are becoming even more intense and even weirder. When her parents are killed suddenly in a road traffic accident, she finds out
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John Dizon
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Awakenings by Hally Willmott is a family-oriented supernatural tale centering on the life and times of the Adison family. Jacey’s parents are killed in an automobile accident, leaving her with her best friend Jen, her brother Hudson and her Aunt Grace to help pick up the pieces. Only a dream sequence brings her face-to-face with her dead parents, who reveal to her the true nature of her family history and her personal destiny. Jacey finds that her family are citizens of Nemele from an alternate ...more
elizabeth martinez-morton
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another great series in the paranormal genre like The Tapestry Series by Henry Neff.
Matilda
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazing and weird book.So strange yet I loved it - Full review to come!
(The cover is beautiful!! cannot wait for this book!!)


Synopsis- Encase you don't know what the book is about!

When sixteen-year old Jacey Adison’s parents tell her they must move again, she has never questioned their life style. Until now. When Jacey was two, her parents fled the protection of their birthplace, the mystical dimension of Nemele. Leaving was the only solution her parents believed might allow them to keep their
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Tiffiane
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-goal
I received this book through Reviewer Match Services for free, where I am a reviewer, in exchange for my honest opinion. I’ll start by saying this: the book was amazing. It was fantastic, different, wonderful, magical, and all things lovely in a book filled with suspense and the unknown. For a YA paranormal book, I am always looking for a certain writing style, something that screams “young viewpoint.” It can be difficult for an author to write with a youthful voice, yet Willmott does it with ea ...more
Kar Achondo
Apr 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free as part of the Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review.

My thoughts: Awakenings is the first book in the new Young Adult Fantasy series Elementals and it's Hally Willmott debut novel. The book portraits the mysterious, strange and uniquely fresh story of Jacey Adison.

Jacey is a sixteen-year-old girl who has always know she's not normal, because no matter where she goes with her nomad family, she never seems to fit in. That's until they arrive
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Jessica
May 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, young-adult
Being the first book in a series, Hally does a lot of world building and really immerses us readers into Jacey's world. It is quite a bit of information to take in, especially towards the end as everything begins to be revealed. The pace is a bit on the slower side, as Willmott slowly brings us into the mystical aspect of the novel. I think she did a great job of setting us up for the next installment of the Elementals series. I love it when books give us just enough, but then leave us wanting m ...more
Booknut
'I've always believed there was more...I'd have to be pretty blind not to.'

Stay together. Stay alive.

Jacey Adison's life has always lacked a sense of permanency. She's always been the new kid, the one whose family could - at any time, or at a moment's notice - pack up and move...leaving everything behind.

But there are some things you can't run from forever. Things that Jacey's parents have tried to protect her and her brother Hudson from, time and time again. Things that are intent on breaking
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Yashira Negron
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***I received this book through Reviewer Match Services for free in exchange for my honest opinion. ***

I was completely engrossed with this book from the beginning all the way to the end. Great writing style, the author Hally Willmott did a great job in describing the characters and the world to me. I loved Jacey's character, so young but we can see how much she grows through all the tragedies she has to face. She isn't surprise that magic is real and she faces it with enthusiasm and strives to
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Kathryn Romeo
May 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was absolutely captivated by Awakenings! Seriously, it is books like this that make me wonder how I functioned before Amazon's Kindle apps letting me read on any device... so I almost never have to put the book down. If you are looking to escape your reality for a bit, then you have to pick up Awakenings. I was so engrossed that I lost complete track of time!

So here is why I fell in love with Awakenings. First, it is so well written! Hally Willmott doesn't make the reader imagine any details.
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Anastasia
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
For more reviews visit: http://livinginabookworld.blogspot.gr

Awakenings is weird,wonderful and totally worth reading!An amazing first book in a new and mysterious series by promising debut author Hally Willmott.

The heroine of this book is Jacey,a sixteen-year-old girl with odd dreams full of colors,auras and an entity with crystal blue eyes that she can't seem to get out of her head.She always knew that she wasn't a normal teenager but nobody told her anything.So when one day her parents die in
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June Luu
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
review originally posted on The Page Turners

4 stars review.

I thought this book was a bit strange and weird, sometimes in a good way, and sometimes in a bad way. Awakenings was unexpected, I thought it was going to be a paranormal fantasy story about a world other than the human existence but it was a bit complicated than that.

Well, it was a bit different that what I was accustomed to. First we get to meet Jacey, she is quiet and has a best friend called Jenny. We also get to meet her brother, I
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Levian
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jacey's parents had been moving her and her brother Hudson all their lives. she never thought about questioning their decisions, until now when she found her parents dead, killed in an accident that the police claimed was no accident. Aunt Grace, her mother's twin sister took the siblings in, brought them back to her house and their birthplace. they were the Nemelite, people that held magical powers, always hunted by those who longed for powers. her parents hid them on Earth, concealing her true ...more
Satarupa
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.

Firstly I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this book.

I loved this story!!! It's awesome. The characters are developed and mature and the dialogues are to the point and crisp. I loved the mystery and suspense, it kept me hooked to the story till the end.



The writing style of the author is remarkable and the detail descriptions that she delivered here th
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Alyssa
Aug 14, 2013 rated it liked it
3 stars or a strong 2.5. This is a tough rating for me actually. I didn't NOT like the book, but I had to slog through it. The writing is well done, the characters for the most part are lovely. I felt Jacey was a little juvenile for her 16 years. Jacey, and thus us, were given no hint or insight to what was going on in the story until 3/4 of the way through. I understand the need to build suspense but WOWZA. With all the crazy weird things happening around her, one would figure at some point Jac ...more
Jennifer
May 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Jennifer by: friends
I love this book and highly recommend it to all..young and old. The author tells the story with such vivid description that it brings you right into the book. You find yourself reading and visualizing the characters, the worlds, the buildings and the details and emotions described are so good you start believing you know these characters and that this alternate realm truly exists. I find the characters are easy to relate too and you cant help but love Jacey. She is sweet but does show a side you ...more
Mariana Bezerra
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
I do love a great fantasy book and this one has lots of strange things without explanations happening every time. But the best part is for me was learning about a new world or as this case, a different dimension. I really liked Jacey and the story kept me hooked on her discovering's and the challenges she faced every day, but it took me awhile to actually get in the book, hence the 4 star rating.

Jacey is so full of live and she’s mostly not afraid of her future and what magic may bring to her li
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Abby Deschene
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked the book. It is different from what I usually read but I did enjoy it. I look forward to reading the rest of the series and I would like to congratulate Hally on writing such a great book. I would also like to thank Hally for coming to my school, CVDCS back in 2013 to introduce us to the book.
jessica
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Complicated

the story is interesting but complicated. the main character accepts what she is told and never demands answers which in my opinion doesn't seem genuine. why doesn't she push for answers? why is the answer not yet good enough and why allow herself to be blindly led for the entire story? overall a good story though.
Debbie Narh
I will NOT read this! There is too much info-dumping about characters that are barely in the book, insta-love (I know it is there), a hot guy with, "beautiful, piercing blue eyes", and the main character is keeping secrets for no good reason. I can't. After trying to attempt "Thorn Abbey" I have no patience for this book. DNF!
Nancy
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this Book! Kept me turning the pages, just couldn't put it down. The way she pulls you into the story and the lives of the characters is wonderful. I can not wait to read the rest of the series!
Mandie
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
good book!
Did start rather sad and I did get emotional which is a good thing as meant I was invested!
However most of the action was crammed in the last bit of the book and got rather confusing to follow!
Could just be me tho as was reading whilst moving house!
would recommend!
Betty Hart
May 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Awakenings by Hally Wilmott is a good book. The book was full of great characters and lots of action. However, it was also a little confusing. I got lost in all the science fiction stuff. I kept trying to piece everything together but finally got it at the end.
Grim Lolita
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. I liked how the story strung you along to the end to find out who/what/where the main character, Jacey, was all about, but at the same time, I felt like it took a bit too long. Either way, I highly recommend this book.
-RadioactiveBookworm-
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
you know, I'm not going to lie and say that this was my new favourite book.. because it wasn't. it was slow, and kinda interesting. but sometimes you need to read a slow paced book after an insane fast paced one, right? check this book out and lemme know if you feel the same. :P
Wendy Hewlett
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Awakenings was difficult to get into at first, but there was a lot to learn about this new world that Jacey was discovering. The more I read, the more I wanted to keep reading. Willmott has created a creative, fascinating realm filled with intriguing characters and a gripping storyline.
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