Awaken



✾ [EPUB] ✶ Awaken By Christal Mosley ❦ – E17streets4all.co.uk Secrets Lies Hidden Truths What if there was a vast hole where your memories should be When you closed your eyes, all you saw was darkness Then, what if one day, light began to shine through, illumina Secrets Lies Hidden Truths What if there was a vast hole where your memories should be When you closed your eyes, all you saw was darkness Then, what if one day, light began to shine through, illuminating intricate keys to your past Would you try to unveil the truth Even if, in the end, it s not what you wanted When enigmatic dreams and arcane encounters begin to unravel the world around her, Coralie Collier begins to question the elements that surround her As images of her past begin to rise to the surface, missing pieces to her future begin to fall into place Will Coralie be able to uncover the hidden secrets that lie within the darkness Those who surround her, good and evil, are waiting to find out.Awaken

CM Raised in the Heart of Dixie and born to be a writer A boymom, completely outnumbered, in her house full of mud, music, and flying monster trucks Words and pictures are forever her creative outlets Never found without a book in hand or a notebook and pen within reach Writes books for all ages including Contemporary Romance, YA, and Middle Grade A true southern girl who loves Jesus, sweet tea, rom coms, and her family Currently working on her next writing project Be sure to check out her Harden Fields series, and look for updates on upcoming projects Follow her creative journey on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr.

Awaken ePUB ò Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 212 pages
  • Awaken
  • Christal Mosley
  • English
  • 03 August 2018
  • 0988742357

10 thoughts on “Awaken

  1. says:

    WALKI S REVIEWI like fantasy and paranormal novels where the main character is a teenage girl, one with intelligence and fighting skills Within a few chapters I felt like saying, Ladies and gentlemen, we have a slayer However, while Coralie is a natural warrior, too, here ends the comparison with Buffy Seventeen year old Coralie lives with her parents, Katelyn and Cal, in the small town of Thessla While apparently a normal teenager, she is different Her memories are incomplete, and at nig WALKI S REVIEWI like fantasy and paranormal novels where the main character is a teenage girl, one with intelligence and fighting skills Within a few chapters I felt like saying, Ladies and gentlemen, we have a slayer However, while Coralie is a natural warrior, too, here ends the comparison with Buffy Seventeen year old Coralie lives with her parents, Katelyn and Cal, in the small town of Thessla While apparently a normal teenager, she is different Her memories are incomplete, and at night she dreams about fighting bad guys One day when walking to the library with her dog, she finds herself followed and attacked by two dog like creatures and a hooded stranger Like in her dreams, she beats them up Awaken is the first volume in the Empyreal Warrior series where our heroine is eventually told who and what she is a natural born warrior whose existence will have a huge impact on many people s future A warrior from a unique lineage A warrior some people would protect with their life A girl whose affection some young men maybe would fight for Cunningly, Christal M Mosley doesn t tell us everything, and her hints leave us hungry for the next volume

  2. says:

    Awaken was a great YA romance with a paranormal backdrop Coralie had a pretty normal life with wonderful, loving parents in a small ish town Except for some reason, she experienced strange dreams that felt real to her And there were holes or gaps in her memory that she couldn t explain As those gaps becamenoticeable to her, her awareness increased With the help of Court, a gorgeous guy who seemed to have only eyes for her, she was thrust into a world she couldn t quite understand.One Awaken was a great YA romance with a paranormal backdrop Coralie had a pretty normal life with wonderful, loving parents in a small ish town Except for some reason, she experienced strange dreams that felt real to her And there were holes or gaps in her memory that she couldn t explain As those gaps becamenoticeable to her, her awareness increased With the help of Court, a gorgeous guy who seemed to have only eyes for her, she was thrust into a world she couldn t quite understand.One of the first things I noticed about Awaken was that Coralie s parents existed And had lines And were actually there I always love it when I see parental involvement in YA books because it is so rarely apparent So, I appreciated Coralie s parents having a role in the story and being there for their daughter They also had a wonderful relationship with each other, which I also appreciated I loved the adorable romance between Coralie and Court It was so cute and even though he was all dreamy and gorgeous, I loved how their relationship was sort of slow to develop andof a bonding type of connection than a physical one The book was written in third person, but mostly followed Coralie s point of view Occasionally, there were scenes without Coralie present, usually involving Court or Coralie s parents, but they were so cryptic It was nice because while it was obvious that people were hiding things from Coralie, but I didn t get enough information to unravel the mystery, despite being a tad bitaware of the situation than Coralie I also liked Coralie as a character because even thought her missing memories made her naive and innocent, she was really tough at the same time It was a great balance And I loved Court because I felt like he really wanted to help Coralie and push her to be better andknowledgeable even though he wasn t supposed to The addition of another character in the middle to end of the story was wonderful I can t give any information about the character away, but it added a little bit of conflict and mystery just when I was thinking all the cards were out on the table I liked all the characters, but sometimes I felt like the dialogue was forced The author used a lot of s in her dialogue and it got to be somewhat distracting In fact, there were so many pauses, it reminded me of Bella in the Twilight movies, where she s all slow and mouth breathing and sighing and gasping every 5 minutes about everything Even though the pauses made sense in context, I thought the use of made it wayin my face and obvious and unnatural than the use of a comma would have in most of the situations Also, while I enjoyed the scenes where Coralie s parents hint at how they should tell her the truth, it got kind of aggravating that they kept pushing it off and not telling her and that I kept reading about all the moments where they wanted to and didn t It was almost like the boy who cried wolf, where I just stopped caring about whether they were really going to tell her this time, so when the moment finally came, it felt somewhat uneventful to me when it should have been the OMG moment These issues were just things that bothered me a little, but won t necessarily negatively affect other reader s opinions.Overall, I enjoyed Awaken and want to continue the series I loved the premise and characters and I thought it was a great read I would recommend it to others

  3. says:

    3.5 starsREVIEW AWAKEN is the first storyline in Christal M Mosley young adult fantasy series Empyreal As a reader of many YA storylines I have found similarities and differences amongst a number of books and series and in this particular novel, there are several similarities to The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare Coralie Collier has purposely been kept in the dark about her heritage When dreams and nightmares become a living and breathing reality, her memories would suddenly disappea 3.5 starsREVIEW AWAKEN is the first storyline in Christal M Mosley young adult fantasy series Empyreal As a reader of many YA storylines I have found similarities and differences amongst a number of books and series and in this particular novel, there are several similarities to The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare Coralie Collier has purposely been kept in the dark about her heritage When dreams and nightmares become a living and breathing reality, her memories would suddenly disappear and there would be black holes of emptiness and confusion whenever Coralie tried to grasp at images and thoughts Thinking they were trying to protect their daughter, Coralie s parents have endeavored to keep their daughter s true identity a secret As the one True Empyreal Warrior a direct descendent of the Angels Coralie s future has been determined since her birth There are secrets from Coralie s past that even she has no knowledge When part of the truth is finally revealed Coralie is stunned to realize that parts of her memory have purposely been removed for her own protection But in the grand scheme of world domination and pure power, keeping Coralie s destiny a secret from her was an error in judgment by all concerned Coralie has not been prepared for the upcoming war between good and evil, and in doing so could risk the lives of those hoping to protect her As a reader, I was slightly frustrated at times at the incomprehensible situation brought about by Coralie s parent s refusal to inform their daughter about her heritage and the upcoming battles And when it came time to explain, it took forever and several chapters before an explanation was finally spoken And in this, the explanation was not very clear I had hoped thatdetail surrounding the Empyreal history would have been revealed especially her connection to the past and potential powers Perhaps in the second storyline,history and background of the Empyreal will be revealed.As I said earlier, the premise is similar to The Mortal Instruments in that the protagonists are descendants of angels the hero and his sister are Coralie s guardians and fight to rid the world of the demons the evil are warriors gone rogue kidnapped siblings jilted lovers and a young woman who has been secreted away from her destiny only to discover she is the key to everyone s survival I am not saying that this is a bad thing, but it was a similarity none the less I suspect that the missing sibling will play a major role in the war between good and evil And there is mention of several supernatural powers including vampires and werewolves, witches and warlocks and, the fae who may or may not have a storyline in the upcoming battles.Overall, AWAKEN is an interesting and enjoyable storyline If you are a fan of Cassandra Clare s Mortal Instruments you will definitely see some similarities but you should also have no problem seeing the bigger story I wish Christal M Mosley all the best with the release of AWAKEN I did have an issue with the author s continuous use of ellipses the use of but it was explained to me that the protagonist is reticent and na ve, and is having some issues in trying to fully explain what is going on, but the use of ellipses can also be found in the book blurb as well

  4. says:

    When I first read the synopsis, what intrigued me the most was that the heroine of this series, Coralie, was experiencing some form of missing pieces to her memory My immediate question was whyFollowed with how could this happenAnd could she possibly find a way to retrieve these missing pieces before it s too late With these questions in mind, I began reading I must say I am in some way surprised but also somewhat frustrated when I start to notice what could be actually happening to Coral When I first read the synopsis, what intrigued me the most was that the heroine of this series, Coralie, was experiencing some form of missing pieces to her memory My immediate question was whyFollowed with how could this happenAnd could she possibly find a way to retrieve these missing pieces before it s too late With these questions in mind, I began reading I must say I am in some way surprised but also somewhat frustrated when I start to notice what could be actually happening to Coralie Those close to Coralie all appear to be good natured people They sound genuinely trustworthy They have a sense of good humor I can tell they have the inside scoop about what s really going on but for some reasons, they just seem to be too hesitant to inform Coralie of the truth, of her heritage, of her purpose That s when I feel a little underwhelmed No doubt, Coralie seems unhappy and frustrated by her scanty, scattered recollection of what could have happened to her entire life, but does she take a stand and do something to rectify her situation Not really Instead, she seems to be focusing her attention elsewhere And while her inability to focus could be in line with her memory loss, I just find it a bit draining to watch her not taking herself seriously enough to make some positive changes to her situation.Another issue that I have is that I find myself not disliking Coralie, but at the same time, I don t seem to be able to find something substantial enough for me to like her Perhaps because of the illustration of memory losses, Coralie doesn t come across as a vivacious heroine with a distinctive personality, but when I don t seem to be able to connect with the main character at a level that I d hope, I find it somewhat hard to stay interested to keep reading.Fortunately, the pacing of the story starts picking up about half way through Things seem to be taking some interesting turns and I find myself flipping through the pages at a much quicker speed.What I like about the story is that there are some twists and turns that I don t quite see them coming, and when things are happening in a way that can no longer be hidden from Coralie, the revelation comes out in a way that helps me see something that is so much bigger than what I could imagine, and I must say wow, Mosley, I totally didn t see that coming How could you hold this back from me for so long But wait there soh gosh, now I m AMAZED So, if you ask me if I like this story from start to finish, my answer is no.I was a little underwhelmed by the first half of the book, but I m happy that I ve kept reading Reminiscence is a story that may catch you off guard in a good way If I may make one request to the author, I d ask to see a bitediting to be done in the published copy, but overall, I d say this story has given me a nice introduction to the world of the Empyreal warriors, and I d be interested to find outwhen the sequel comes out This review was originally posted on my blog

  5. says:

    When I first read the synopsis, what intrigued me the most was that the heroine of this series, Coralie, was experiencing some form of missing pieces to her memory My immediate question was whyFollowed with how could this happenAnd could she possibly find a way to retrieve these missing pieces before it s too late With these questions in mind, I began reading I must say I am in some way surprised but also somewhat frustrated when I start to notice what could be actually happening to Coral When I first read the synopsis, what intrigued me the most was that the heroine of this series, Coralie, was experiencing some form of missing pieces to her memory My immediate question was whyFollowed with how could this happenAnd could she possibly find a way to retrieve these missing pieces before it s too late With these questions in mind, I began reading I must say I am in some way surprised but also somewhat frustrated when I start to notice what could be actually happening to Coralie Those close to Coralie all appear to be good natured people They sound genuinely trustworthy They have a sense of good humor I can tell they have the inside scoop about what s really going on but for some reasons, they just seem to be too hesitant to inform Coralie of the truth, of her heritage, of her purpose That s when I feel a little underwhelmed No doubt, Coralie seems unhappy and frustrated by her scanty, scattered recollection of what could have happened to her entire life, but does she take a stand and do something to rectify her situation Not really Instead, she seems to be focusing her attention elsewhere And while her inability to focus could be in line with her memory loss, I just find it a bit draining to watch her not taking herself seriously enough to make some positive changes to her situation.Another issue that I have is that I find myself not disliking Coralie, but at the same time, I don t seem to be able to find something substantial enough for me to like her Perhaps because of the illustration of memory losses, Coralie doesn t come across as a vivacious heroine with a distinctive personality, but when I don t seem to be able to connect with the main character at a level that I d hope, I find it somewhat hard to stay interested to keep reading.Fortunately, the pacing of the story starts picking up about half way through Things seem to be taking some interesting turns and I find myself flipping through the pages at a much quicker speed.What I like about the story is that there are some twists and turns that I don t quite see them coming, and when things are happening in a way that can no longer be hidden from Coralie, the revelation comes out in a way that helps me see something that is so much bigger than what I could imagine, and I must say wow, Mosley, I totally didn t see that coming How could you hold this back from me for so long But wait there soh gosh, now I m AMAZED So, if you ask me if I like this story from start to finish, my answer is no.I was a little underwhelmed by the first half of the book, but I m happy that I ve kept reading Awaken is a story that may catch you off guard in a good way Overall, I d say this story has given me a nice introduction to the world of the Empyreal warriors, and I d be interested to find outwhen the sequel comes out A copy of an earlier version of the book was offered by the author for review purposes

  6. says:

    4.5 sThis is a little gem of a book, I wasn t even looking forward to reading it because I m in a bit of a reading funk but this had me intrigued from the get go Coralie to me is an unlikely heroine, she s quite na ve and unassuming, happy to go with the flow even though she always feels like she is missing pieces of her life She doesn t really question this until her dreams become hard to dismiss and with the appearance of Courtland Cumberlan who assumes a protective bond with her does sh 4.5 sThis is a little gem of a book, I wasn t even looking forward to reading it because I m in a bit of a reading funk but this had me intrigued from the get go Coralie to me is an unlikely heroine, she s quite na ve and unassuming, happy to go with the flow even though she always feels like she is missing pieces of her life She doesn t really question this until her dreams become hard to dismiss and with the appearance of Courtland Cumberlan who assumes a protective bond with her does she start to think something is up Little does she know that the people who she trusts the most are deceiving her in the name of protection for Coralie is meant to be some epic warrior and she is the only one who has no idea The only evidence of this is in her dreams when she instinctively knows how to fight, but of course she doesn t believe it s real and as she finds it harder to differentiate between the dreams and reality, with the appearance of shadows and feeling like she s being watched etc something is going to give and her safe world is about to be rocked I really liked the storyline, there were a few things going on alongside each other but all based around Coralie The focus is her, her dreams which are so real, her feeling of missing parts of her life, a sweet blossoming love that has a fated feel to it , the beginning of what could possibly be a love triangle and her need to find out who she really is and what on earth is going on Whilst there is also a lot that she is unaware of, where there is a whole other community that she is part of, but not a part of due to the deceit, we get to know all of this through others POVs and get certain peoples reasons for why Coralie is in the dark the way she is and we also get why some agree and some don t It s like everyone has a say in her life, but her Everyone knows about her, knows who she is and what she is supposed to be but her and this is the story of her finding that out but as the big reveal comes we also get the set up of what I believe is the series plot and it is a very good one, it has a prophecy feel to it and we all know how much I love those and I can t wait for the full story behind that I m not going to go into the threat to her for fear of giving something away and it s very much tied up to her own reveal but the circumstances and what could happen around this have me very excited The pacing and everything was good and it was definitely my kind of book that has set up what has the potential to be a great series and I ll be looking out for book two for sure 4.5 s

  7. says:

    I was curious when I picked this book up and I really wanted to know the cause behind Coralie s memory loss We see Coralie feeling confused, incomplete and unable to recall certain fragments of her life She also has dreams that feel so real about her fighting people and shadows that chase her Her parents are a bit of a mystery We read a bit of their POV and realize that they know the cause of Coralie s confusion but they are hiding the truth to protect her Throughout the book, Coralie encou I was curious when I picked this book up and I really wanted to know the cause behind Coralie s memory loss We see Coralie feeling confused, incomplete and unable to recall certain fragments of her life She also has dreams that feel so real about her fighting people and shadows that chase her Her parents are a bit of a mystery We read a bit of their POV and realize that they know the cause of Coralie s confusion but they are hiding the truth to protect her Throughout the book, Coralie encounters several new people whom I found very questionable and suspect Family friend, Court, takes Coralie around on dates where paranormal things happen and then these memories turn into a blur for her later She meets lone hiker, Alex, in the woods one day who seem to pop up in places so conveniently We also get her encounter with Xavier, a young man masking as a student, who makes her feel uncomfortable I found Coralie a little bit too trusting when she meets all these people especially when she was questioning herself of their intentions Some of the doubt she had, she let go a little too easily.I liked this book but thought the mystery of Coralie s memory loss as slow building We follow Coralie around for the majority of the book as confused and lost about why she is missing pieces to her life We see some weird paranormal aspects but it isn t enough to decipher what kind of world it is There are some people after her but we don t learn about them until way later into the book This all had me a bit inpatient because I needed something to develop and I wanted to get down to the grit of the story When we do finally get to the big reveal, I must say that it was executed really well and has me very intrigued about this world I won t reveal what was uncovered since it doesn t happen until well after the 80% mark There s still so muchto learn and I really see lots of potential in this storyline I hope the next book will answerquestions and give usworld building and character development This is definitely a great start to this series Copy provided by author for review

  8. says:

    Though the synopsis wasn t all that original, I found myself intrigued when I began this book.I was immediately drawn to the main character, Coralie I love it when I am able to so easily connect with the MCs in books and Coralie was very easy to relate to She was really lost throughout a lot of the book but even then she found the strength to fight back and question what was going on I didn t particularly like all the switching POVs though, especially to the people who hadn t really been a h Though the synopsis wasn t all that original, I found myself intrigued when I began this book.I was immediately drawn to the main character, Coralie I love it when I am able to so easily connect with the MCs in books and Coralie was very easy to relate to She was really lost throughout a lot of the book but even then she found the strength to fight back and question what was going on I didn t particularly like all the switching POVs though, especially to the people who hadn t really been a huge part of the book, like Court s sister I did, however, like when we got to peek into the minds of Cal and Court It gave a little insight as to what exactly was going on with Coralie Cal, Coralie s father, was a bit of a mystery to me At first he was so fun and easy going to Coralie but he progressively becameandthreatening in my opinion, especially to other people I was getting quite mad at him I couldn t believe how completely stupid he was being I was getting really frustrated the longer he kept Coralie in the dark From the first attack I knew that it would be better for Coralie to know about what was going on.I also didn t like Court much, but that was mostly because we didn t know much about him I didn t really feel like Coralie and Court knew anything about each other before they were suddenly together Their relationship just felt a little unnatural to me I really loved finding out the back story to what Coralie exactly is It was interesting finding out where she came from and what all the secrets were I was actually really surprised when we found out what happened when Coralie was a baby I really hadn t seen that coming In all, this story had a relateable main character and an interesting ending My only problems had been with some of the other characters and the time it took to get answers as to who and what Coralie was

  9. says:

    This was an interesting read for me This book follows the story of a girl name Coralie no memory of her lineage and the abilities she s able to do All her life her parents have been taking away parts of her memory and now things are slowly starting to come back to her in bits and pieces She know s that there are pieces of her memory missing and things weren t adding up I think I would have given this book a high rating had I been able to connect with Coralie Even though I found myself wanti This was an interesting read for me This book follows the story of a girl name Coralie no memory of her lineage and the abilities she s able to do All her life her parents have been taking away parts of her memory and now things are slowly starting to come back to her in bits and pieces She know s that there are pieces of her memory missing and things weren t adding up I think I would have given this book a high rating had I been able to connect with Coralie Even though I found myself wanting to knowabout her, her memory loss, and her weird dreams, I still couldn t connect with her or the love interests for some reason I think it was mostly because I was confused as a reader in what was going on I thought the story was interesting, but it was also very confusing When Coralie got confused, I got confused and it was really hard to follow the story at times Every time Coralie would wake up on a new day, I would become confused from the way she acted, like the night before never existed I don t think things were explained good enough for me to fully comprehend why she was acting the way she was until every thing got revealed, which was towards the end of the story But the thing is, I enjoyed the story line of the book It was fast paced and had some pretty good action scenes, but the confusion took away from things and my disconnect to the characters But I still can t wait to see what happens in book two Things were just starting to get interesting

  10. says:

    What happens when all your life you ve lived normal until your sixteenth birthday Then you start having strange dreams and loosing memories That s what s happening to Coralie It s not fair that you are unable to remember the colors in your lifebecause that s what memories are, they are colorful moments that we can relive over and over againsome are good, and some aren t, but it s from those that we learn from For Coralie life was normal until her sixteenth birthday Then she started What happens when all your life you ve lived normal until your sixteenth birthday Then you start having strange dreams and loosing memories That s what s happening to Coralie It s not fair that you are unable to remember the colors in your lifebecause that s what memories are, they are colorful moments that we can relive over and over againsome are good, and some aren t, but it s from those that we learn from For Coralie life was normal until her sixteenth birthday Then she started to have weird dreams and loosing memories Not to mention she started feeling like someone was constantly watching her.Then Court came into her life Court is determined to keep her safe and tell her the secret that her parents have yet to tell her He wants to make sure that she continues to live and that her enemies don t get a hold of her.Secrets and lies can lead to a dangerous life which is exactly what is about to happen to Coralie Check out Awaken to find out how everything plays out

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