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Seraphina's Awakening

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For as long as she can remember, Seraphina Cross has experienced these visions that made her feel like there was more to life. It wasn’t until one moment, one accident that her life changed forever.

She awakens the next day a new person in more ways than one. With no recollection of past night’s events, she’s forced to adapt to certain sensations she is experiencing all wh
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Published September 2016 by Sheena Hutchinson LLC (first published January 1st 2013)
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Uma   ~Books.Bags.Burgers.
(I received a free eBook from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.)

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Seraphina Cross was an interesting character to read about albeit being something of a cliched heroine; the good girl, the 'different' one, the girl with the visions. I saw in many reviews that people were surprised and shocked that she was still living with her parents at the age of 25. It wasn't shocking to me considering that's pretty normal in India, where I live. I personally enjoyed the friend
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Rae King
I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LOP or lovers of paranormal)

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Seraphina is a pretty, normal girl in her mid-twenties. She works at a medical office with her fun best friend, Amanda and, surprisingly, still lives with her parents. She gets depressed at times because she feels lost, like there is something missing in her life. For years, she has experienced dreams that feel like visions and for months she has had a reoccurring dream that features a gorgeous man that she is dra
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Sara Oxton
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Seraphina’s Awakening by Sheena Hutchinson an angelic four-star read. This is the first book in the Seraphina series and what a start to the series, I have read a couple of other books by this author in a different Genre and loved those books so thought it was about time I gave this series a try and she writes so well in both genres. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series.
This book built the start to a very good read, it built up the background and got the mystery and thrill
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Vera Neves (Sinfonia dos Livros)
This was the first book I read of this author, and although I felt some difficulty in feeling inside the story, from a certain point, I began to find myself trying to pull both for Sera and Nate (I loved it The fallen angel's character, Nathaniel).
This book brings us the awakening of Seraphina to her destiny. If, at first, she felt strange and out of her world with the dreams that she had and that seemed to her real world and where she felt herself, from the moment she knows what she was, in fac
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Jannin (The Booknerd Dragon)
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
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First off, I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours via Netgalley to read and review. For that I am grateful but it will not influence my review in any way.

Let me get this first before anything else, I’ve heard about this book somewhere but I can’t remember where. It was the second book of this series that I saw first and when I found out that the first book was entitled Seraphina’s Awakening and it somehow sounded familiar. So I requested it when I saw it in the Review Opportunity section
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Kat
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THE AUTHOR HAD NO INFLUENCE IN THIS REVIEW WHATSOEVER

It's about a female who still lives with her parents!! She's shy most of the time and had no reason to be (view spoiler) Until she finds herself between with a gorgeous angel, Nathaniel 'Nate', and a adoring handsome human, Jack. And she's starts to find out who she is really us and what she's capable of.

Sera might be a typical girl with problems
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Angela
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Seraphina’s Awakening is the first book in the Seraphina Series and debut novel by Sheena Hutchinson. This is a wonderful fantasy/paranormal romance with mystery, drama, a well written and imaginative storyline, superb world building full of descriptive and vivid imagery, and with really captivating characters. I am impressed that this is a debut novel- it flows well, has a great pace, is easy to follow, is believable, quite polished and professional. Since this book's debut, Ms. Hutchins
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Cassie C
Jul 18, 2017 rated it liked it
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Actual rating 3.5 stars

I was given a free copy of this book as part of the blog tour for The Seraphina Series

Overall, Seraphina's Awakening was a solid start to The Seraphina Series that will appeal to many fans of the paranormal/angel & demon genre. There were some things that I wasn't a huge fan of, but by the end, the story really started taking off and I was intrigued enough to check out the next in the series.

I have always been a fan of A
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Coco.V
Jun 15, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
For as long as she can remember, Seraphina Cross has experienced these visions that made her feel like there was more to life. It wasn’t until one moment, one accident that her life changed forever.

She awakens the next day a new person in more ways than one. With no recollection of past night’s events, she’s forced to adapt to certain sensations she is experiencing all while trying to piece together what exactly happened to her that fatef
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Tracy Wilkin
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Seraphina's Awakening is the first book in the Seraphina series by Sheena Hutchinson. Another new author for me, and I was excited to see what was on offer. I am not one to stray too far from my favourite genre, but I don't want to miss anything, so taking a chance is a must.


Seraphina has the power to see more than the average human. She finds herself a new person upon awakening one day, but is clueless as to how and why it happened. She has to piece together what has happened. A meeting with a
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LZW
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Seraphina’s Awakening by Sheena Hutchinson is a paranormal romance that I gave 4 stars. It has a good plot (good vs evil), and the imagery of the dreams is amazing(could visualize while I was reading)! This book is written in third person POV, and I feel that it would be easier to connect with the characters had it been 1st person POV. Sera is written as such a bada$$ chick thrust into the world of the paranormal-angels vs demons. The book was engaging though slow build up, but also hard to conn ...more
Stephanie Dulac
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Seraphina's Awakening by Sheena Hutchinson is the first book in the seraphina's series and this is the first book that i have read by this author . This series is an amazing paranormal romance read. Seraphina is a young lady in her 20's who works with her best friend Amanda. But Seraphina always feels kind of out of place and soon she will figure out what is going on. This book will get you hooked and will keep you reading for more. The journey that Sheena takes you through Seraphina's life is i ...more
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a bit dull the first few chapter or two, but that happens a lot in first books in a series. Once the paranormal elements came in to play it really got my interest up.

I got to say I didn't like Sera very much that first part. Part of that was she has such a dull life that she did complain about a bit. The talk of the depression and that was quite deep and made me uncomfortable at times, But as she got "hap
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Lynn Jones
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Seraphina's Awakening
by; Sheena Hutchinson
4 Stars
Sera feels like she is just going thru the motions of her life. There should be more in this world that is important. The only time she feels this way is at night when she is dreaming. Every night since her eighteenth birthday she has dreamed of a handsome stranger, but never sees his face. Nathaniel was sent to earth to watch over her, but makes a mistake and takes his eyes off Sera and she has a horrible accident that should have killed her but
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Eveline
Seraphina’s Awakening is a solid first instalment to a new paranormal romance series that I highly recommend. It’s a story of self-discovery, good versus evil and gives us a refreshing take on angels and demons.

Sera is a young woman in her mid-twenties, stuck in an unfulfilling job by day and troubled by very vivid dreams at night. When her co-worker and best friend, Amanda, drags her along to a psychic shop to get a reading for herself, one of the other psychics approaches Sera. The psychic, A
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Maghon Thomas
So, what if you’re whole life you felt like something was missing. You felt like you weren’t living out your purpose in life and you were missing someone who was so close but still too far away. This one is definitely intriguing, and has a whole new take on the fallen angel status. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was a fun ride experiencing this one.

Sera thinks she’s plain, and has not much going for her. She still lives at home, she has a boring job, yet a fun friend. She has a crush on t
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Kristina Taylor farrell
This book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Seraphina “Sera” is a young woman whose life feels like it is stagnant and without direction. She still lives at home with her parents, stuck in a job that she does not enjoy, and plagued by visions every night when she dreams. That all ends in one of the strangest weeks of her life. She finds herself stuck between Nate, who is literally the man of her dreams, and Jack the man from the local coffee shop who has been flirting with her for mo
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Rebecca
**I was given the opportunity to read "Seraphina: The Awakening" and the recently released book 2, "Seraphina: Initiation" as part of the series' blog tour.**

Sera is your average kind of girl, still living at home, feels like she's nothing special and maybe a little boring. Something is missing from her life; she feels incomplete. She's having dreams about a man she's never met and she has a crush on a cute coffee shop owner. So wouldn't it figure that her first date with him goes a little spook
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Rebecca
May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Seraphina: The Awakening” by Sheena Hutchinson is a great fantasy novel that falls into the paranormal genre. Her writing style is creative, intense and done in such a way that you will find yourself falling in love with the main character of the book.

The main character in the book is Sera. Many people just look at Sera as being a woman who is plain and yet, mysterious but without much going on in her life. She looks nice and attractive enough and her life tends to be uneventful but nothing out
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Sassy Southern
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Star review

Sassy Southern Book Blog Review
This is a story about Seraphina "Sera". She is at a rough patch in her life and is having trouble dealing with….life. Good vs evil. Also, SHE STILL LIVES WITH HER PARENTS! Sera, get your own place!!!

Nathanael "Nate" is pissed with GOD for making him take on this new job. And on Earth! The nerve he has to watch over a measly human and why do they have so many clothes!!!!

"A few minutes later, I hear the door knob turn and the door creak open. Slowly op
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Heather Young
Jun 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Star review

Sassy Southern Book Blog Review
This is a story about Seraphina "Sera". She is at a rough patch in her life and is having trouble dealing with….life. Good vs evil. Also, SHE STILL LIVES WITH HER PARENTS! Sera, get your own place!!!

Nathanael "Nate" is pissed with GOD for making him take on this new job. And on Earth! The nerve he has to watch over a measly human and why do they have so many clothes!!!!

"A few minutes later, I hear the door knob turn and the door creak open. Slowly op
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Dusti Dasilva
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was sent this book along with the 2nd one in series, for which I was reviewing.

I really enjoyed this book.
The characters are great. Nate is charged with being Seraphina's guardian angel, which he is pissed about due to feeling like he did something wrong as he guards the Throne and to him this is a downgrade from what he was doing.

Seraphina works at a medical office and has a best friend that I wish was mine, Amanda. She still lives at home, COME ON GIRL YOUR TOO OLD FOR THAT, and has a routin
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Nicole
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fabulous read. I loved this take on a fallen angel story and the battle between good and evil. The main character, Sera is so likable and relatable, just wanting to understand her purpose in life. It all seems to happen so fast, and the author does a fantastic job at keeping you in the story and not feeling confused about what is going on. The descriptions about everything are very well written. The descriptions of the demons and the possessed will probably be keeping me up at night. ...more
Renay
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book very relate-able, a lady in her mid 20s who is smart, lives at home with her parents, has a job which she does not enjoying doing, and have dreams every night of a wonderful man who will fill her life plus her destiny. Yes, she has a fun BFF and a crush on the coffee shop owner. What she's not understanding is why she is feeling lost and missing something in her life. With a freak accident, she wakes up from a mousee attitude to a strong kick azz female.

I found it to be a fast
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Doris
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I was given a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

Love this debut novel! Sera starts off as your average girl in the story and we get a glimpse into the world she is about to become a part of, yet we only get it in pieces just like she does.
Then everything starts happening at once and she has to learn to trust herself and she really has to learn to trust and open up to her guardian!
Go get this book and read it, right now... go on!
You will fall in love with Sheena Hutchinson's wr
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Felecia Tanner
Aug 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did enjoy the story line. It seems a little outlandish that a 25 yr old female would be so trusting to go in the middle of nowhere with a man she had a 10 minute conversation with or that she has all these "changes" but is calm about it. Also, in the epilogue, her name was changed to Sarah? This book reminds you that hope is still there and reminds you that God is always watching over you. 168 pages.
Samantha's ~*Confessions*~
Many women, I think go through a time similar to Seraphina's.... They are waiting, expecting and hoping for something more. What most women don't go through is this amazing change after an accident. Sera realizes she has powers and the hunk she's been dreaming about is a real life Angel!! Well fallen Angel, but Nate is just wonderful. Swoon. The action kept me reading and I cannot wait to start the next book!
Andrea Heltsley
Fantastic! I loved reading Sera's story! We first met her in Discovering April and she was this mysterious girl I wanted to know more about. After finishing that book and the sequel, I was excited to learn Sera was getting her own series!
I loved this book and the supernatural plot. Sera is bad*ss and a great heroine. So many things go on and even the owner of the coffee shop plays a part. I highly recommend this paranormal romance and give it five glittery stars!
Bonnie Woodruff
Aug 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received this as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I am really getting into this story, and am feeling connected to the characters. This is the first book I have read from this author, but I am looking forward to more of her work. I love the angel and the fallen angel, he gives up everything for her.
J.L.
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great escape and fun plot! Absolutely recommend this book for fans of paranormal/supernatural. In fact, if you are a fan of the TV show Supernatural or Twilight you I think you will totally dig this book!
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