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The Accalia (The Accalia Series #1)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  55 reviews
After traveling the country with her aunt, Genesis Berkley finally feels like she is home. Settling in Tillamook, Oregon, she begins a new life and everything seems to be going smoothly. That is, until she runs into a mysterious young man.
The feelings that he awakens are unsettling, and soon, her simple, peaceful world shatters. Lies and secrets are revealed, and danger l
Kindle Edition, 451 pages
Published August 3rd 2017 by Amazon Digital Services
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Cynthia Austin
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Genesis is the Accalia. The first female wolf in existence, her destiny is mapped out as some special savior to her fellow wolves.

But she wasn't raised a wolf.

Her mother's dying wish was for her best friend to take baby Genesis and hide her. Now, eighteen years later, the little wolf is reconnected with her pack.

But there is a rogue wolf of the lose who wants her dead.

Locked away at Rosewood Estate, Genesis spends her days learning the wolf history, training for combat and doing her best to
Connie Lafortune
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I am truly blown away by this book! The Accalia is a fabulous debut novel by H. L. Girton. The characterizations are brilliant and the twists and turns had me flipping through the pages at breakneck speed. I fell in love with the vivid narrative that made me feel like I was truly part of the story. Bravo!

Genesis and Liam are now my favorite couple and I can't wait to dive into the second book since this one had a cliffie to end all cliffies. I highly recommend The Accalia to all fantasy lov
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I got this book free in exchange for an honest review.

This incredible debut novel captured my attention from the first line 'The scream pierced the silence in the midst of the night.' There are few authors who are able to write a book that hooks you from beginning to end with out loosing you somewhere in the middle at least once but Girton is one those authors who knows exactly what to put, where, and how to create the perfect set of characters to keep the readers interest, Mine included. This
Patricia Finnegan
This is a story of omissions rather than lies. Genesis has been loved and protected her whole life by her Aunt Cammie. Cammie has filled her with stories of a father and mother that loved her dearly but were dead. Until her senior year in high school, Genesis was home schooled and they moved around the country frequently. Finally, Aunt Cammie settled in Oregon and enrolled her in high school. Madeline became her best friend and confidante but Genesis remained an introvert. That was about to chan ...more
Naomi Martinez
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
Love this new series! I loved this book and am so excited for the next one. Genesis and Liam are so perfect. Love them!
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The Accalia by H.L. Girton
Reviewed by Angi

I was going to sleep on this before I reviewed because this book left me with so much....well feelings.

I didn't really know what I was expecting when I started this book, but whatever it was it was not what I got.
The characters are so well written that you feel thier every emotion. Your invested in the outcome. You love when Genesis loves you cry when Genesis cries. Well the sky quite literally cries when she cries.

The story starts out so happy and fr
Riley K.
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Accalia by H.L. Girton is a majestically beast of a book. This is one of those books where you just immediately fall in love with the characters but their story as well. I was hooked from the beginning, and I didn’t look back. The author has a way of drawing you into the story, and making you feel like you are a part of it.

I love finding new to me authors who make you fall in love with their art. This paranormal story is definitely a book you will stay up all night reading. The plot line wa
David Thompson
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HL Girton’s “The Accalia" provides an intense look into the life, social structure and mythology of a werewolf pack while introducing the Wolfen prophesy of a female wolf born into the clan. I won’t go into specifics and ruin the suspense but the author has crafted a unique new twist on the werewolf genre and created a real page turner here. I was especially pleased to discover that the heroine isn’t some fawning damsel in distress. She is a truly heroic figure but a believable one too. She make ...more
Devon Sexton
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Refreshing YA Novel

You follow a girl who grew up thinking she was just another human and making plans to live out her life as such, only to have everything change after graduation. A chance encounter at a graduation party changed everything she knew about herself and the world she lives in. Add in a budding relationship, discovering what a family really is, a funny best friend, and a villain to capture, you have recipe for a start to a great series. The only downside I found in this book was the
Brianna York
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a tale of grit, determination and adventure set in a world full of mythical creatures and strong characters. The heroine grows before the reader's eyes as she becomes the image of her legendary promise and fulfills her role with grace and strength. As an Oregonian, the setting of the story was charming to me and made me feel right at home in the action. A cliff hanger makes the reader desire to know more and sorry that the story has ended. ...more
Vanessa Haley
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
H.L. Girton writes with such passion that the story of "The Accalia" became real in the moment. The first edition to series, gives readers a taste of the Young Adult Fantasy, leaving readers wanting more. With the lead female character becoming shapeshifter/water nymph, learning more about her destiny and gaining her gifts, alongside a pack of wolves that is now her family, gives a variation to the many alpha male wolf stories available. If you enjoy reading about strong females fighting for the ...more
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Just going to say it now, when  I started this story I did not know it was a werewolf related story. And I loved that, that aspect was not thrown at you. We get a little taste right in the beginning, but it is one of those things I didn't pay much mind to. I was to caught up with Cammie getting away.  To protect her best friends daughter.

The story skips ahead eight-teen years, we find ourselves picking up with the daughter Cammie's best friend. Genesis, who just finished high school, thinking sh
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Cranky

I have my grabby hands ready for book two! I was intrigued by the synopsis of this book and this author was new to me. I love a good paranormal shifter book and this didn't disappoint me one bit.

Genesis was a normal girl. Well as normal as a girl can be seemingly on the run from what she doesn't know. Her aunt moves them place to place under the guise of wanderlust. She has finally made a best friend in Madeline and life seems on track. Genesis has always been a homebody while her best
Amanda Mann
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I decided to pick up this book when a couple of my fellow blog team members raved about it for almost days on end. I heard so many good things about it, how amazing and incredible it was, and how I just had to read it to see for myself. Full disclosure: I was a little worried that it wouldn't live up to the hype. I was dead wrong!

From the very first page, I was transported to a completely different world. I forgot about my adult responsibilities, my laundry went unfinished and I didn't even eat
Mary Dean
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story! It had me involved from the first line. The beginning has the reader thrown into the action right away. It is the story of Genesis who was raised by her Aunt Cammie. She just graduates high school and is ready for a fun summer but it turns out to be a summer she won't forget and one that will change her life forever. I really don't want to give too much detail because the story is worth the journey. But let's just say that Genesis is not just a normal teenage girl. She has a ...more
Anita Louise
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great start to what should be a wonderful series. My only complaint is the cliffhanger ending and a few editing errors. Otherwise, this would easily have been a 5 star review.

Those who enjoy paranormal, shape-shifter, new adult stories will LOVE this novel! The dramatic prologue sets the stage as a midwife manages to escape from a foreboding mansion with the baby whose mother has just died in childbirth.

Eighteen years later the reader is re-introduced to Cammie, the midwife, and Genesis, the ba
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Accalia by HL Girton for me is a 5 star read.
Genesis was raised by her aunt, travelling around from place to place not staying too long. For the last year she’s attended high school and made the kind of friend who is more sister than just a friend, but on the final night of high school she attends a party and from there her life completely changes, she’s attack by wolves and wakes up a few days later in a cabin in the woods with a stranger. Genesis runs as she’s not sure if the danger that
Michaela Zankl
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great first book release! I was captured by the story and characters right from the beginning. The story between Genesis and Liam is captivating. Genesis struggles to come to terms with the importance she holds as the Accalia but with the support of her best friend Madeline and her fathers guidance she embraces what the future will hold. After a terrible heartbreak she seeks revenge but finds herself being torn between her responsibilities and loyalty.
This is the first book in The Accalia
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 gloriously bad A$$ stars

Genesis' journey into this world was terrifying. On the run from some unknown danger Aunt Cammie takes minutes old Genesis away from their family to hide away.
Genesis is home schooled until her senior year when Cammie decides it's time to attend public school. This is where Genesis meets Madeline, her sister from another mister. From day one they were inseparable and throughout the story we find out why.
This is a new author to me yet I feel like I've known her my whole
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Okay, lets see. Where to start? I guess with the book in general is a good start.
I really liked the book- the story it told and I'll just get this out from the beginning, that prologue... That Prologue! I just loved it. It seriously pulled me in right away and even before I had finished it I already wanted a prequel of Naida and Jerimiah. I got so little time with them but I seriously want to know more about them.
There was times I felt the story was moving too fast and I wondered if I had missed
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books
I was skeptic about that book i admit. I find hard time to read it, so i didn't at first. I waited.
They say that every book comes in right time. So i hoped for my right time with that one.

I don't know why i was so skeptical. Maybe because of wolfs or.. i can't really say.

Well my time to read it come and when i started it just sucked me in. I read with open eyes and mouth. So nervous what will happened.

It's story that change your way to see wolf or if you didn't read any of ¨wolf's¨ book, makes
Iris Sweetwater
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me tell you, I am so ready to move onto the next book. This book takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride with saying goodbyes and hellos you absolutely hate and some you won't expect. Take the hormones of a teenager and add that to being a werewolf, and the main character comes to life, jumping off the pages, as a real person. There were a few mistakes, but I didn't care. This is a great read for those who love romance, YA, and paranormal. ...more
Christy Nicholas
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is definitely a good example of paranormal shape-shifter drama. The drama and action is strong within Genesis’ world.

The first person narrative seemed a bit oppressive at times, and there were moments when the telling overcame the showing, but it still allowed a great glimpse into the protagonists world-view and emotions.

I really enjoyed Liam’s character, and I must wonder if I’ll see him in the next book.
J.B. Trepagnier
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an interested taking on the werewolf/regular girl finds out she's special kind of story. Genesis is the first and only female werewolf and supposed to be a savior for werewolves everywhere. There is tension and emotions as she struggles to find her place in the pack and with all the secrets that have been kept from her as she grew up.

There's romance in the story too, though the way it ended makes me wonder how it's going to play out in the rest of the series given the turn of events.
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is an incredible start to a series. I was completely hooked from the first page and love the characters. This was so much more than I was expecting, a very unique gripping story. You can feel everything along with the characters. It's a fast paced read with intriguing twists, you're not fully sure who you can actually trust. That ending though! It leaves you dying for the next book ...more
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Genesis has no idea who or what she really is, until one day she is attacked by wolves and in that moment one truth is revealed. I liked this book quite a bit, good storyline, characters. A Fun read!
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is my first read from H.L. Gritón and I loved it!!! Such an awesome read!!! I love that this series is based on wolfs🙌🏼 love the paranormal, mystery, angst and love story of Liam and Genesis. But that ending killed me!!! Ugh I need book 2!
Daniel Quilter
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not your typical romance story

I'll admit I hesitated a little bit when I read the description of this book because I'm not usually one to pick up a romance novel, but this was not your typical romance story. There was so much more going on than just a romance. In the interest of avoiding spoilers I won't go into detail, but I will say that there are some great fantasy elements at play in this story. The main character was interesting and felt like a real person. The writing also flowed well. Ove
Billie Kowalewski
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From the very first page I was drawn in and didn’t want to put it down. I loved the way Genesis comes into this world (this was probably my favorite part. It was just so captivating) and then later on discovers what makes her such a rare gem turning this into a coming of age story too. I totally enjoyed this!
Amber Daniels
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book and can't wait to read book 2. The love story between Liam and Genesis is so fun. The characters are all done wonderfully and each member of the crazy world the author had created has their own style and flare. There were a few typos but that happens to the best of us. They did not take away from the story at all. I would 100% recommend to friends. ...more
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H.L. Girton has been a creative writer since her childhood, writing creative stories and poems for the love of imagination and literacy. It started out as an outlet for personal struggles and a way to cope with them through fictional fantasy and turned into a passion and need to share her aspirations with the world. It wasn’t until 2013 that she decided to share her talent through fictional novels ...more

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