Sophia St. James has every reason to be happy: she survived the kiss of death from the seductive Demon Knight Dante and is free to be with Michael, her sexy Guardian Angel. She eagerly begins her Awakening to become a Spirit Walker and help lost souls cross over. But her training is fraught with setbacks, and Michael begs her to stop. The life of a Spirit Walker is far too dangerous, and he won’t be able to protect her.
Then Dante returns, threatening to drag Sophia to Hell so they can finally be together. Terrified of losing everything she has worked for, Sophia turns the tables on Dante, luring him into a deception that may get them both killed. The stakes climb even higher when Dante’s ally, Wolfgang, emerges from Hell with one order: kill Sophia. Will Michael once again be Sophia’s saving grace or will the Awakening give her the power she needs to save herself?
I absolutely adored the first book in this series and had high hopes for Awaken. Let me tell you, Awaken just builds and builds and then that ending...well, it is a killer!
I was really proud of Sophia in this one, for always sticking to what she wanted. She didn't let anyone sway her decision or hold her back, she went after her dreams. At the same time though...I was definitely worried about the whole "Ka" thing and it looks like with good reason. Dying to see what happens to Sophia in the next book.
Then there's Dante, who returns in all his glory. As much as I love Dante, I also want to slap him. I understand his love for Sophia and think it's adorable, but he always seems to go about things the wrong way. On the other side is, Michael. I really adored Michael in book one, and don't get me wrong I love him still, but he was different in Awaken. I just felt his love was too overpowering, but I did love his protectiveness over Sophia. I'll be excited to see where their relationship ends up.
With Awaken, I loved all the multiple view points we get to see. Plus, all the training sessions between Michael and Sophia were awesome to witness. I'm sure we'll see more intense fighting in Unforgiven, and I'm super excited for it. I also have to shout out to Vaughn, I really like him as a character and hope he's in full supply in the next book as well.
- 4 out of 5 Splatters -