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Awakening by Christy Dorrity
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really liked it

First off, I just loved the cover the first time I looked at it. It truly grabs your attention! Christy’s husband designed it and he did a fabulous job.

Awakening has a fantastic lead character in McKayla. She is a very bright and bold character. Her love of dance in this novel is almost contagious. Her feelings were written so clearly that you experienced everything with her. I wanted so much for things to work out for her as she was going through so many hard things.

The most outstanding character would have to be crazy Aunt Avril. I loved her! She was everything that McKayla needed in her life right now. She is one of the most colorful characters I have read in a long time! I also thought the mysterious and sometimes strange janitor, was a wonderful addition to this book.

One thing I loved about this book is how it starts out as just a normal book about a teen girl. Then it becomes a murder mystery, and then the paranormal comes into play. It truly has something for readers in all genres. Awakening has great action scenes and very heart warming scenes too. I love the addition of the Celtic Mythology to the story and the Irish Dancing. I wish I could dance! The author also is an Irish Dancer. This was evident from the great descriptive writing about McKayla’s very emotional dancing scenes.

The most amazing thing that will blow readers away after reading Awakening, is knowing that this is Christy’s debut novel! It does not feel like a first novel. Her writing is smooth, characters are rich,and the storyline and plot are full and engaging.

I’m very excited to see what comes next for all of these characters. You will be hooked and wanting to read more. If you like to read YA paranormal fiction, with a lot of mystery and some romance thrown in, Awakening will keep you in your seat reading until the very end.
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October 3, 2013 – Finished Reading
October 4, 2013 – Shelved

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