Great Finds Issue #7

September 12, 2009 at 10:44 pm (Great Finds) (, , , , , , , )

What to do when you don’t live close to a book store?  Two words – Thrift Shop!

 

Hardback:

Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural edited by Henry Mazzeo

 

Paperback:

True Courage by Dee Henderson

Sweet Valley Twins: The Haunted House by Francine Pascal

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Book Review – Awakening

August 25, 2009 at 10:54 pm (Book Reviews, teen) (, , , , , , , , , )

Awakening

BY: K. Lippi

PUBLISHED BY: Mirror Publishing

PUBLISHED IN: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-936046-14-0

Pages: 231

Ages: Teen & Up

Reviewed by Billy Burgess

 

Author K. Lippi brings us the epic tale of Awakening, a world where vampires, demons, werewolves and other supernatural creatures exist. A California girl named Emilia Miani just returned from visiting her father in Japan. Her life is turned upside down when she meets the mysterious stranger, Shin Kurosaki. He is her guardian angel, a Japanese demon assigned to her by one of her ancestors over 500 years ago.

She learns that she has mystical powers of her own, and also a dark destiny. Her grandfather was a death angel just like her. He was hired by God. Emilia is his only heir. She is forced to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps.

A fallen death angel, Markus is stealing the souls of innocent children. He is set on becoming a new god. Emilia and Shin try to destroy his evil plans, while she starts to have feeling for her guardian.

This book is cleverly written at times. The characters are deeply explored, and I felt everything the main character goes through. The backstory was a bit too much. It could have been saved for the sequel. Yes, there will be sequel because of the ‘to be continued’ at the ending. A little cliché if you ask me. Overall it was a fun read. If you love reading supernatural, good vs. evil tales, then you’ll love Awakening.

 

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