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Grace Awakening Dreams

(Grace Awakening #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Modern romance meets ancient myth
Fourteen year old Grace doesn’t know it yet, but she’s been around for three thousand years waiting to fulfill her destiny to become one of the Three Graces of Greek Mythology. Forces are battling for her love, her body and her destiny. Now all she needs to do is survive the war.

In Grace Awakening Dreams, Grace discovers the devotion of a l
Published August 24th 2014 by Smashwords Edition (first published July 28th 2009)
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Mishi Eru

the book is nicely done. i like the way how each chapter starts. it begins with the title, greek mythology related to whats happening in the current chapter then followed by the story itself. i like the way the book conveys feelings and emotion thus feeling it with the heroine (Grace) herself. it makes you understand what she's going thru. i admire the transition of grace's feelings for all three guys (ben, lloyd, josh) in the book until she realized who she really wants to be with. i e
Aug 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First love and Greek myth. There's a lot happening here! The characters are wonderful. I loved Grace, and could relate to her confusion about her relationships. Ben is a little intense. I'm still trying to figure out why he has loved her forever. Josh is the sexy bad boy. I am hoping he'll get the girl in the next book in the series!

There is a lot of poetry throughout the novel which was interesting. There are hints about what is going to happen in the quatrain at the beginning of the chapter. I
Sep 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. The characters are amazingly in-depth. I flew through the pages and I'm intensely sad that its over. I cannot wait until the next book. The Greek Gods and Goddesses in this book are ones that haven't been featured prominently. The descriptions were spot on. I felt as if I was in this story myself. The love story is one that has been done before, but I felt as though I've never read a love story at all. With all the mythological loves stories hitting the shelves rece ...more
Sep 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

First of all, I know many people could be put off that Grace Awakening is compared to Twilight. I have to say- I don't really find them comparable. They are both excellent books, but beyond the fact that they are urban fantasy set in a high school, they really don't have a great deal in common. I would compare Grace Awakening more with The Godess Test, Falling Under, or Sweet Venom. Mythology runs deep throughout this book. I love that the author doesn't explain who each god and godess is. Ther
Tricia Kristufek
Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Just another band geek in a plaid shirt to pass in the halls. Until the music started.

Grace is in grade 10 when she meets Ben Butler, who is two years older than her and convinced he's loved her forever. After they meet, Grace is the target of mysterious attempts on her life, has frequent trips to the hospital to have some secret medicine, and overhears her mother talking to her aunt about her in a strange fashion. Her parents and even her friends seem torn between liking and disliking Ben, but
Sep 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book on the recommendation of a friend and I must say I'm glad I did! This book was exquisitely unique and had just the right amounts of action and romance to keep me intrigued through the book. The story features lesser known Greek Gods/Goddesses and the characters are well thought out and interesting. I read the free preview of the book and became so caught up in those first few chapters that I purchased the book instantly and read it in 2 sittings (it would have been one if not ...more
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Greek Mythology is a favourite of mine and this book was great!

Grace is the main character of this book and it seems she is in the middle of a god/goddess war. Of course, she doesn't know it. Strange things are happening in her life and there are boys. The romantic side of this book seemed realistic - she found Ben to be creepy and kept away as a sane normal person would do. I found this very refreshing!

The poetry at the beginning of each chapter is lovely, although I must admit it did slightly
Shawn Bird
Aug 08, 2011 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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I love being on and reading to the responses to my work! I have been impressed by some astute observations, and some of those reviewers have been invited to become beta readers for future work.

If you're trying to figure out the mythology that Grace doesn't understand, be sure to pay attention to the Greek myths referenced in the quatrains at the beginning of each chapter. These show the significance of Grace's adventures in a mythical realm. There's a glossary at the back to help
Jennifer Brown
Oct 04, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Well what can i say,i was really looking forward to reading this book from what i read about it,even though the cover of the book is very boring.Usually i read a book and finish it the same day,im a book addict,what can i say,but this book bored me to tears,i kept thinking maybe it will get better,so i persevered,but sadly it didnt.I cannot say one good thing about it,the plot,the characters,were terrible.
Whispering Insights
I loved this book. It brought me back to being a teenager, those moments when you had a crush on a guy, those foreign feelings; adolescent angst and more. The writer gets into the mind of this teenager...suspense, spiritual and so much more. A must read.
Sep 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this story! I devoured it so fast, that when I was done, I was annoyed that I didn't savour it! Eagerly waiting for the next part... but in the meantime I shall read it again, slower this time! ...more
Catherine Johnson
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Compelling characters and mysterious activity make this teen romance very exciting.
This book was ok. I found Grace sort of annoying as well as that Josh guy. My favorite character was Ben and Christie. Decent story though. I will probably read the second book.
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Shawn is an author and high school teacher living in the beautiful Shuswap Lake region of British Columbia, Canada with her brilliant, musical husband. She is a former exchange student and a proud member of Rotary, and so she is out to change the world in many ways. Shawn osaa puhua Suomen kieli. Shawn peut parler français.

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