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Awaken

(Divine Hunter #1)

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3.76  ·  Rating details ·  340 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Michael Warden used to live a normal life. A successful entrepreneur, he had everything until his life got taken away from him. Literally. Now he is trapped in a world that shouldn't exist, fighting things that should only exist in nightmares in a quest to find out the truth about what happened to him.

Lacy Holloway is finally content in the little town of Oakland, Garrett
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Paperback, 374 pages
Published November 19th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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L.J. Sealey
Jul 12, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-book
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Christina Moore
Nov 10, 2013 added it
Shelves: dnf
I’m an author (both traditional publisher-backed and self), but I’m a reader too and I have my opinions. I try to be as gentle as I can, but constructive too. How else do we learn and hone our craft? So I hope what I have to say helps rather than upsets, but I warn you, I can be blunt.

I picked up this title due to the high reviews, but I wonder now if they all weren’t from loved ones and friends, as they are all sparkling 5-stars to a book that has some serious structural flaws. There’s so much
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Jacky Light
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. the storyline flowed and I really loved the characters. Michael and Lacy's relationship felt very real and I loved their chemistry. there were a few other characters as well who I warmed to particularly Evo, Michael's friend, who had me laughing quite a bit. Great character. I loved the story and can't wait for book 2.
Dawn
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book. Definitely worth checking it out. I enjoyed the fresh story line and fell in love with the character's. I can't wait for the next book. I applaud Ms Sealey on her first book and will be looking forward to the next one.
Amanda Squires
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! Couldn't put it down. It had me gripped on every turn of a page. Loved the characters and can't wait for book 2 to find out what happens next! Brilliantly written and great story line. I totally recommend anyone to read this.
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Wow, this book was great! It took some time for me to get used to the writing and phrasing as they are obvious that its from an English writer, and the main female character is from European area so it works, but when its from Michael's, Point of view, it seems odd as he is American, but it was fine, I am used to reading books by authors who have the unique phrasings, and I rathe
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Anna Hirsch
Awaken by L.J Sealey
3 Stars

This is the first book in the Divine Hunter series. Michael Warden had a wonderful life. He was the CEO of a company that he built, had many friends and an amazing social life. He had it all until he died. Now he hunts demons. In the past ten months he has managed to make it out of hell and kill his fair share of demons. There are a lot of gaps in his memory which frustrates him. He doesn't really remember his time in hell, which is probably a good thing. He doesn't k
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Jennifer
Nov 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Awaken is a Paranormal Romance which is L.J. Sealey's debut novel in this series. It gets you gripped right from the very first page.

Michael - was a successful entrepreneur until he died. Now he is trapped in the human world in someone else's body fighting off the evil that exists in this world - demons - all the while trying to find out exactly what happened to him. Michael follows stories of mass suicides at the University in Oakland. He believes that the only thing that can be behind them is
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Nikki Brooks
This début novel does not disappoint!!! I was hooked and had to read it in one sitting!

Michael is a paranormal being, he just doesn't know what! He was a human but when he died he went to hell for unknown reasons. After being tortured he managed to somehow escape and he now spends his time despatching demons back to hell. He has a web of contacts who can give him access to information, giving him an edge on the other hunters.

When he hears of a strong of unconnected suicides at a University he kn
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Alicia Marietta
I won a signed copy of Awaken from L.J. but I have a rule that I NEVER read my signed editions. As my way of saying thanks to the author, as well as to keep my book in pristine condition, I always buy the Kindle copies. I admit when I entered the giveaway I did it solely based on the book cover. It's just so damn awesome - Michael's white eyes that seem to be glowing, the wings and lets face it - the cover model is smoking! The smoking doesn't end with the cover either as it continues inside thi ...more
Vicki
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm conflicted by this book. I enjoyed the story, I want to read the second one and the final twist was excellent. All these things considered though, I'm struggling to give it more than 3.5 stars as I feel that it could benefit from a stricter editor to pull the story together more. There were lots of unnecessary 'fillers' towards the start of the book - did we really need to read Michael's entire conversation with his dry cleaner? - and sometimes the writing actually jarred me out of the story ...more
Cheryl Williams
Jul 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All avid readers of paranormal romance
I have loved watching series such as supernatural on tv and I have read lots books with a fantasy theme my whole life, but never have I come across such a fantastically written book like this that leaves me almost begging for the next in the series to be written. I am loving what Michael is and enjoyed the story immensely. LJ Sealey, if and when you see this, hurry up and finish book two lol!!!!!!

I recommend this author and anyone who has not read 'Awaken' is missing a lot!!!!!!!! 100%!!!
Gillian
Dec 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
WOW!!!!
Let me start by saying I loved this book.
Michael died, he doesn't remember how he died, but for some reason has come back from Hell and is now fighting demons and other creatures. He goes a college to find out who/what is killing the students by pretending to be a psychology professor. He did't plan on going back to hell and no way did he plan to fall in love with Lacy. But he did.
This is a MUST read book, wonderfully written, full of excitement and love. Can't wait for book 2.
Alaina
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
This story was very entertaining, I don't usually like the whole angels and demons type of books but this one wasn't the norm. I applaud L.J. Sealey for her new and exciting ideas that made this read very enjoyable. I look forward to reading book two so I can get some more answers and see what will happen with Micheal and Lacy.
Angela Wright
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Such a good read. Couldn't put it down, great storyline and great characters. Really got lost in it. As soon as I finished it I wanted the 2nd one straight away!! Wouldn't think this was from a first time author
Karma Queen
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Tina tinkerbel Hart
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
loved this book and can't wait for book 2 Daek Deliverance to be released :-)
Misty
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was impressed with this book. It was simple and I figured out what he was early on but I still enjoyed it.
Sal
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a throughly enjoyable story!
Now yes I know I’m not the biggest fan of paranormal but I do really like the age old good verses evil type of story and this is one of those but with a completely brilliant twist. The folklore hadn’t been messed with, which I appreciate. The characters, both human and not so were believable, the story was so beautifully paced that I didn’t feel as if I was reading, more watching the story came to life before my eyes and I have to say that I was throughly sucked
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Erth
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
now i am hooked. This was such a great, easy and creative book. i was hooked after the first page.

The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story. the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real.

i would highly recommend this author and this book.
Anita Hargreaves
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cliffhanger

Good read but hate abrupt endings. Character well thought through with Angels, Demons, Gods and Godesses and the odd human or two.
Joanne Ball
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not my kind of read but I know the author and I really quite enjoyed style of writing. It was very good. Very clever.
Bobbi Wagner
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awaken by L.J. Sealey is a paranormal romance story. This story is about two people who have pasts that haunt them. This story is mystery, suspense and romance. This story will show you what happens when your past starts colliding with the present. The author has created characters that will pull you into a world between Earth and Hell. They will take you on a roller coaster ride of twists, turns and sitting on the edge of your seat action.

Michael Warden is a man who had everything he wanted in
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Erin
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I give Awaken (Divine Hunter series, book 1) by L.J. Sealey 4 stars.

Michael had it all. CEO of his own successful company, he was doing quite well. His biggest worry was the business conference coming up that he had to travel to. He had plenty of friends and acquaintances. His life was a little hollow maybe, but normal. He liked it like that. But all that was in the past.

He literally died and went to Hell. He is now back on Earth in a different body, with no recollection of how he died, how he e
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Kandis
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awaken (Divine Hunter Series Book 1)
by L.J. Sealey
**4 Stars**

Awaken keeps you guessing throughout the entire book. Sealey spends quite a bit of time introducing and developing characters, letting you get to know each one. The beginning of the book is slow but I promise you it's worth finishing!

Michael Warden has taken a temporary job as a college professor to investigate a string of suicides. Michael believes the suicides are something more than meets the eye! He has literally died and gone to
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Winks
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awaken by L.J. Sealey wow what a book!! 4 stars! I really enjoyed this book; I could not put it down this book kept me wanting more! I can’t wait to read the next one! So I have to say I love the cover of this book perfect choice for a cover! In Awaken we meet Michael Warden who had a normal, slow boring life but he was successful and had anything he wanted. That was until it was taken away from him. The problem with that is well there is more than one problem but he doesn’t know how he died, wh ...more
Sam Sheerin
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awaken (Divine hunter series)
Book 1
L.J. Sealey
5 stars

Wow oh wow I wish I could give it more stars!! Debut novel by British author and It was absolutely amazing, filled with that part of suspense, kidnapping and sense of paranormal phenomenon that keeps you on the edge and turning those pages and the chemistry of a romance blooming between two lovely main character that you can't help but fall in love with, especially with their POV’S.
Michael is he dead/alive? Running from a hellish past trying
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Heather Bass
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book that I have read from this talented author. This book is the first book in the series called The Divine Hunter. After reading this book I am now hooked on this new series. This book takes you on a crazy journey into the unknown and you will love it. This book had me up in the early morning to finish it.

This story starts off with a man named Michael Warden and he had it all. He even had all the women he could ever want. Everything was perfect until his life got taken away
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Kelli
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book Review: Awaken (Divine Hunter Series Book 1)
Author: L.J. Sealey
FIVE STARS
Michael Warden is an investigator, but, not your ordinary type. Some might call him and Demon Hunter, or a Ghost Buster but it is way more than that.
Michael not was able to just become him. He took over his entire existance, which made being back on Earth much easier for Michael to be able to do what he needed to do.

Heading to the SPU campus where there have been students jumping to their deaths from dorm windows, Mi
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Angela
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

Awaken is the first book in the Divine Hunter Series and debut novel, by L.J Sealey. It is a paranormal romance- with action, suspense, fantasy, mystery, supernatural elements and drama.
Michael Warden was a successful entrepreneur; living a comfortable, normal life- until that was snatched from him. Finding himself in hell for some unknown reason- he eventually manages to escape. He is determined to find out what happened to him, and so starts off on his quest to discover the truth.
He he
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L.J. Sealey was born and raised in a little Welsh town by the sea. It rains a lot, so she often has a great excuse to sit at her writing desk and while away the hours at her laptop.

She still lives in N.Wales and when she's not travelling around the country working with her husband - who is a professional singer - or singing backup vocals herself in her husband's band, she likes to read and watch h
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