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Accidental Awakening

(Guardians #1)

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After high school juniors Quinn McAlester and Blake Hargreaves found themselves restrained in a hospital room after a freak accident in a dangerous cave, they had no idea how much their lives would change. Shortly after a man named Agent Victor Kraze questions the boys about their weekend activities, they are discharged from the hospital into the care of their parents and ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 5th 2018 by Purple Spekter™ Press (first published March 3rd 2018)
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Dennis
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book. It’s a nice story to spend your time with but it doesn’t burden you with to thinking.

If you enjoy superhero stories and stories about friendship, this is a good choice.

At some points the story is told very fast and I had the feeling there could be so much more in between.

The book is really the first part of more books that are to come yet. If you would read this as a stand-alone, you were disappointed. But I am looking forward to the second book.
Bob Silverstein
Who doesn’t love a good superhero story? Questions come to mind. If you had superhero abilities, would you hide them? Use them for good, or evil? To improve your own life? Who knew orgone energy is a real thing.

There is an LGBT+ element but it’s almost incidental to the story and should not put off even the “straightest” of readers. Think sweet HS crush. I can’t wait to start reading book two in this series.
Gea
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow this is a story about the making of new superhero’s! Or will they become villains?

Quinn and Blake are very different and also best friends. When they go camping they go somewhere not many people know of.
‘’Keep out’ that sign is not for us is it?’
Uh oh, is that asking for trouble or adventure?

Awesome adversary is this Victor. They better not underestimate him.
Can’t wait to read the next book!
Melissa
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Accidental Awakening by Damien Benoit-Ledoux is the first book in his Guardians series. This book is a young adult, coming-of-age, superhero origin story. It is written in third-person and is told from two sixteen-year-old best friends' perspectives, Quinn and Blake. Quinn has a happy home life, his two dads love each other and him, he enjoys school and knows what he wants to do with his life. Blake has two alcoholic parents who are always fighting and seem to care more about drinking then they ...more
Margaret
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two Sixteen year olds while walking in the woods find cave opening a door they are hit by a blue light.Quinn and Blake are spending the weekend camping with Quinn's two dads and while walking in the woods they notice a row of fallen trees and decide to explore. When they get to the notice a cave but once inside realize that it has been mined as there are rail tracks going into the deeper cave. Exploring further they fine a door with blue light showing around it and when they open the door and st ...more
Toni
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG! I will admit when I first started to read this story, I sort of snoozed off...it reminded me of the first time I started, tried!!, to read the Hobbit. Once I got past the first two pages, I was hooked!! This is a wonderful story of two boys who get what most teens, or even adults, wish...super powers of sorts. Unfortunately to get there they go through alot and some is so coincidental that if it wasn't for circumstances that surround them, they would have died. Thank goodness there is a tea ...more
Tanya
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
they woke up tied to hospital beds. they had been in an accident in a cave. they are asked questions by an agent. after a week they are released and everything seems normal. until one day they start doing things that should not be possible. what happened to them? what will happen? find out their tale as you read this book

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Cheryl
Sep 14, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Disappointed

I personally don’t care for LGBTQ books, which is what this is. It should have been labeled as such. In my opinion, it does nothing for the story. It takes away from it when you put it in nearly every single paragraph. Sorry, but no for me. I’m sure others will find it good, but it just wasn’t for me.
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Beta Reader Group: Action & Adventure / Superhero / LGBT at ~52,000 Words 1 13 Jan 08, 2018 11:59AM  
Damien's mind is a magical and nerdy place where fantastic heroes defend amazing worlds from dangerous villains who run amuck in an epic struggle to take over the universe. Recently, the brightest and best from this colorful cast of characters have made their way into notes, plots, stories, and novels for you to read and enjoy.

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