The Awakening by Mary Abshire
Publisher: Lyrical Press Inc.
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (220 Pages)
Rating: 4 stars
Review by: Fuchsia
She's the only one of her kind. And she doesn’t even know her name.
Two investigators--one human, one vampire--find a young woman among a mass of dead bodies. She has no memories, and nothing but her clothes, two receipts, and a mysterious dagger carved with the initials ‘SB’.
As she seeks her identity, SB realizes she's unlike any other creature in the world, making her the most valuable person on the planet. And the most wanted.
Imagine being awakened by a stranger and realizing that you have no knowledge of who you are or why you are lying in a dump surrounded by dead bodies. Then imagine you find out that you are a half breed and the people around you are vampires, shifters, demons, angels and human. That’s what happened to our main character, who could not recall anything that had happened to her in the last few days. Boss, the vampire who found her and woke her up along with his human partner Jonas set out to solve the mystery of who she was.
From the moment I opened the book this story had me captivated. The characters were interesting and the mystery surrounding the girl Jonas named ‘Stephanie’ had me hoping that she was as innocent as she appeared to be. Even she didn't know if she was innocent although she kept saying she wasn't a killer. From the beginning of this story to the end it added layer upon layer to Stephanie’s character which made her more interesting and endearing.
The author Mary Abshire reached out and grabbed me from the start and took me on a ride that was filled with twists, turns and surprises. Boss was a no-nonsense kind of guy. He was dark and brooding but cared about the people in his charge, while Jonas, who was the complete opposite of Boss, acted as a buffer between Boss and Stephanie. The supporting characters in the book like Tabby the shape shifting cat and Jackson the hot werewolf as well as Sal the demon were woven in seamlessly, and I understood the part each of them played in Stephanie’s life.
It took me two hours to finish this book and when I was done, even though I was smiling, I wanted more. I look forward to reading the next book in what I’m sure will be a series since many questions were left unanswered.