Sunday, August 18, 2013

Awakening by Karice Bolton

Watchers #1
"Alone in snowy, remote Whistler village, Ana tries to build a new life since losing her parents. With a cozy condo, a sweet-faced bulldog, and an evening job to leave the days free for the slopes, life slips into a great routine. If only she could shake the guilt for not remembering anything about her parents and banish the night terrors that haunt her every dream.
On a whim, Ana goes out with Athen, a guy she’s just met in the Grizzly Pub... The only problem is that she feels like she already knows him.
Within 48 hours of meeting Athen and his family, Ana’s world implodes. She falls for Athen quickly and before she knows it, a past life begins to resurface. As thrilling as the revelations appear at first, she fights against the chilling information that Athen is from the underworld. Soon she begins to struggle as her own supernatural gifts are slowly unveiled, and she realizes that the nightmares she’s been having might be premonitions and not dreams at all.
It is up to Ana to decipher between fact and fiction before it is too late, and her new love, Athen, follows in her same fate - one that is lost between two worlds."

This is the first book in Karice Bolton's Watchers Trilogy. For me, this book was really slow. The concept was really interesting and all. But, it was executed in a way that I felt was a little boring. I don't really know what to say about this book other than how much I skipped. Most of the story seemed to be about what they were having for lunch or dinner (I'm not even joking) over what the story was supposed to actually be about. There were some interesting parts. I just wish there were more of those parts and less of the parts that slowed the story down. And the reason that this bothers me so much is that the entire book takes place over the span of about 2 weeks. But the way it's written it should have been so much longer. I probably won't be reading the rest of the books in this series.
It's not a bad book, it just wasn't the kind of story that I like to read. When promised mystery and action and given meal plans instead, it makes me feel like I wasted my time with the book. And since I've read her other series, you can see that from my last post, I know she can write better than this, I feel let down in a way.

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