Grace Awakening review by KjOls
Grace Awakening
Age Range - Mature Young Adult
Genre - Fantasy

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Age at time of review - 13
Reviewer's Location - Lake City, IA , United States
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Becoming the target of countless attacks in the cold 
plains of Calgary isn't exactly on everyone's List of 
Favourite Things To Do, but for fifteen year old Grace 
Severin, this is becoming increasingly normal. In a world 
where Greek gods live among mortals and love takes an 
unexpected twist, Shawn L Bird's first book in her Grace 
Awakening series is bound to have readers begging for the 
next book. Packed with suspense, Awakening Dreams is about 
tenth grade Grace, who was never really looking for 
romance. But after a sudden fainting spell, all of a 
sudden one of the school's biggest druggies wants to date 
her, a twelfth grade music genius won't leave her alone, 
and might her best friend secretly have a crush on her? On 
top of this, the druggie keeps on mysteriously 
disappearing, and worst of all, a war between the gods to 
end all things creative is breaking out. Somehow Grace is 
connected to all this. As her erratic life continues to 
unravel, Grace finds herself dreaming dreams that link to 
another universe. In a world where Greek gods live among 
mortals and love takes an unexpected twist, Grace must 
discover her true self and destiny before it's too late.



There's no doubt about it. Awakening Dreams is a 
definite page turner. As already mentioned, the book is 
packed with unforgettable suspense. Who is trying to kill 
Grace? Why is Ben so certain he's been in  love with her 
forever? What's with all those overheard conversations 
that don't seem to make any sense? are just a few 
questions that plague readers throughout the entire 
reading experience. When I read the book, I felt like I 
was Grace herself, and the dialogue only added to this 
effect by latching onto your nose and reeling you into 
intensely vivid conversations. The characters are all very 
unique. They're very fun to read about and fall in love 
with. However, one of the things that I didn't like about 
the book was how at the end, readers are never aware of 
why Grace is the heroine of the story. I am aware that the 
author was trying to limit the reader's knowledge on the 
whole Greek gods and the war concept (because readers 
are only aware of what Grace knows), but it would have 
been nice if the author had ended the book allowing 
readers to understand why Grace is important to the story. 
Another thing I didn't really like was how the structure 
was just a bit weak. For example, there was no climax. 
Some might argue that the book did in fact have one, but 
I'll let you decide when you read it. There is a little 
profanity; but overall, the novel is very tame. I would 
recommend Awakening Dreams to anyone twelve years of age 
and up, who has a passion for romance novels with a blend 
of fantasy. 


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