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Daughter of Kali: Awakening (#1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  20 reviews
We all have our demons.
Kaz Deva aches to fit in and be normal. But with the unnerving ability to see things that others can’t, ‘normal’ is not an option.
After a shocking confrontation with evil, Kaz is drawn into a dangerous world of myth and magic. An ancient Guild of Warriors fights to keep demons at bay, her mother is harbouring a dark secret, and a Hindu goddess is
Kindle Edition, 285 pages
Published by Peach Publishing
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May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Daughter of Kali was surprisingly entertaining, a fast-pacing read with especially compelling characters. I did not really expect to like it that much, and I ended up wanting for more. The Hindou mythology is a nice original touch. Received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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J'avoue avoir choisi le livre un peu par hasard, attirée par l'utilisation de la mythologie hindou (Kali est quand même assez badass). Eh ben ce fut une très bonne surprise : une lecture
Hélène Louise
May 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook, netgalley, gave-up
(I thank Netgalley and Peach Publishing for sending me the ARC in exchange for my honest review)

I'm sorry to say that I decided against losing more reading time with this book, which wasn't bad, but not good either, and didn't offer me what I'm looking for in Urban Fantasy.

The setting is interesting and original but after a good beginning is quickly lacking in subtlety. The relation between the heroine and her mother was promising, but not enough to make up for the poverty of characters'
Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary | Empathy Shouldn't Be That Hard To Understand, People.
I started 'Daughter of Kali: Awakening' the day after I finished 'Deep Silence', the 10th book of the Joe Ledger series. For anyone who has followed that series, you know it's an extremely hard act to come after. I was fully expecting to mildly enjoy this book at best, as I would be fully enveloped in a book hangover. So, imagine my surprise when I almost instantly found myselfliking'Daughter of Kali'.

This is a quick, enjoyable young adult urban fantasy read. It's got a kick-ass Indian version
If we don’t stop them, the demons will create a permanent hellhole in two days’ time. The same night as the prom. [p. 214]

Kaz is determined to be British, never mind how much her mother clings to Indian culture. Kaz's dad isn't around, and Kaz and her mum argue a lot. They've always had an intense relationship: when she was younger, Kaz had hallucinations, brought on (according to the doctor) by the stress of being the only child of a single parent. Now, as a teenager, she's starting to see
Kitiera Morey
I received a free copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This! This book is what I’ve been searching for, for a long while now. If not apparent, I adore supernatural stories that aren’t romance oriented, and Daughter of Kali sure did deliver. Yes, there’s some sexual attraction the main character feels for another, but it doesn’t distract from the main story. The author gives exactly what they promised, and I couldn’t be happier.

Kaz, the MC, is a lot of fun. She
Lee Hall
Original page turning action with a powerful voice that speaks of prophecy, coming of age and warriors...

On the surface 'Daughter of Kali' would appear to be just another teen/young adult story but in reality it is so much more and carries a level of sophistication that gives it a much wider appeal.

We are introduced to 'Kaz' who is a feisty and likeable main character, she carries the story as a girl who stands out from the very beginning. She's the only Indian girl in an English school and is
Earik Beann
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I tend not to read too much YA fiction, mostly because I get tired of the teen-angst/coming-of-age/etc themes that are so prevalent in that genre. I also find that YA tends to be a little sanitized compared to adult fiction, with no swearing, killing, or the general mayhem that I enjoy in non-YA genres. After the first chapter or two, I was lulled into the belief that this would follow my stereotypes and just be another Percy Jackson-esque story, only with Hindu gods. And that's right around the ...more
Ashley McCartney
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As an advanced reader of this new and upcoming book I am leaving my honest review.

Not knowing much from the cultural background of this book I can’t speak to it’s validity. I felt the author did a good job of getting the story moving quickly as well as moving the pace along through the book.

There were a few places where I found a mistake or two. Nothing of any major caliber. The twists and turns through the book were more than enough to keep interest. Looking forward to book two.
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A nice change

It is so nice; as a US reader to see different voices as protagonist. And Kaz is wonderful. The mythology fresh to my learning; the twisty bits not quite as easy to workout as I expected.
The pace does drag at some points. Some stereotypical YA tropes thrown in but nothing that detracted or distracted for long if at all. Well worth reading.
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had received the book for a fair review. Kalpurna "Kaz" had a normal life as a teenager with an over bearing single mother. That changed when she starts seeing things. First it was her teacher, then it was more mysterious monsters popping in and out. While Daughter of Kali might have a lot of similarities with other teenage fantasy stories, I love the fact that this can actually hold its own when it comes to story and character. Kaz is a strong minded girl with loads of courage, and I think it ...more
Debbie Eyre
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great supernatural fantasy read! Well written with a fab storyline this just grabs you from the first chapter. Fast paced, tons of action and demon slaying , great characters and twists and turns, I cannot wait to read the next book!
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won this book here on goodreads.I liked it it was a great story.the characters in the book where we'll written. It was an overall great book
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
Something Different.

I chose the rating because it's a good book nonetheless. I loved the whole mysterious aspect of the book. I wished it kept going. I guess I'll be reading more of the series sometime.

Note: I did received this through Goodreads Giveaway.
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kaz Deva is English but her mother Mari decorates their home with Indian gods and keepsakes, cooks Indian foods, and uses incense. Kaz is mortified her mother will not forget the land Mari knew as a child. Kaz does not rank very high in classes so she is lucky to have Em, best and only friend. Em is precocious; virtual, digital, mechanical science keeps her looking and finding new challenges the will eventually save her friends from a dark future. Mari, working nights as health aide to elderly ...more
L.J. Bus
I love mythology but don’t know a lot of Indian mythology so I was really looking forward to reading this book. Given I don’t know much of it, I can’t say how accurate the mythology is displayed in this book.

Most YA books these days have an “instant action” sort of start. This book builds up a bit slower than those fast paced books, which isn’t to say this book is boring, far from it in fact! But the slow build up is more suitable for this storyline. Kaz has a history of hallucinations (and
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
What an interesting little world we get a look into with this introductory book! There's demons and warriors and all sorts of mythological awesomeness jammed into this story.

Kaz is a typical high schooler. Sure, her mom is a bit of an embarrassment and she's super duper broke all the time, but as a daughter of a single mom, Kaz manages to have a relatively decent life for herself. All of that gets turned on its head when she sees her mom do something impossible. From there, all her
Daughter of Kali gave me a bit of nostalgia for the days when I watched shows like Buffy: The Vampire Slayer or I read what I can safely dub "magical girl" series. I loved those types of stories and still do. So, thank you, Daughter of Kali for letting me feel the same way as I did then.

Kaz is the main character in this book and she's different than a lot of characters I run across. For one, she's Hindu and a second generation immigrant. She stands out in her school due to this and has to deal
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A fantastic read! I highly recommend!
Jade Reeve
May 27, 2019 rated it liked it
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Destiny Bridwell
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This was an interesting tail. I have always loved mythology and stories that mix that to the storytelling. Kaz is a very bold and outgoing character and her friend Em is amazing. This was an unique story of warriors, demons, and goddess playing in the background. I don't want to say too much for I don't want to post spoilers. I might have to read more by this author. ...more
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