Blog Tour with Giveaway and Review – The Awakening (The Guardians) by Samantha Long

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Synopsis

When Sophie moves to Boston to get away from the people who ridiculed her for her psychic talents, she wants to start fresh. But when a demon attacks her study group at the library, she has no choice but to reveal her abilities to warn the others.

She learns the attacks won’t stop until she’s dead. To stay alive she joins forces with the other students and a secret society that has battled the demons for centuries.

The last thing she wants to do is be a pawn in the war of good and evil. When her visions start showing events from a past life, she can’t ignore the connections it shows. She has no choice but to acknowledge the bonds that tie her to the other students, even if some of them refuse, to have the strength to defeat the demon that hunts them down.

Will she survive long enough to stop the demons from destroying everything and everyone she loves?

Excerpt

Something wrapped around the collar of Sophie’s jacket and lifted her easily into the air.

Cairo held her and Lilli up, one in each hand, like they were both a sack of feathers.  Her unblinking eyes settled on Sophie.  “You’re so powerful.  How does a human become this way?”

Out of the corner of her eye, Sophie saw Morgan struggle to pick Katie up.  When she realized that wouldn’t work, Morgan dragged her gently out of the way.

Sophie balled up her fist and swung.

Cairo dodged it effortlessly.  Her musical laugh grated on Sophie’s nerves.   “You can’t possibly think it’d be that easy?”   Cairo tilted her head to the side and watched the brightness of color surrounding Sophie.  No longer in control over her actions, she released Lilli to concentrate fully on the light.  “You have such an aura.  So much light.  I miss that, you know.  I may keep you for myself.”

Tristan moved from Augustus to two of Cairo’s entourage.

A sudden waft of heat hit them.  Cairo cried out.

Sophie hit the dirt and rolled.  The air pushed out of her lungs and she coughed.  When she turned on her back and lifted herself on her elbows, she gasped.

Flames covered Cairo.  Her glowing skin blistered.

Aidan forced more heat into the fire that engulfed her.

Review by Courtney

Sophie is a student at The Lotus Academy with her best friend Lillie.  At a young age, Sophie and Lillie discovered that they had supernatural powers.  Sophie is an Oracle with the ability to see the past and future as well as sense others emotions. Lillie has the ability to heal the injured.  As students at The Lotus Academy they meet 4 other students also with powers, Tristan, Jackson, Aidan and Morgan.  All 6 of the students are connected in ways that only Sophie is able to interpret and have visions of.

The Awakening begins very quickly since the characters are all introduced to each other immediately.  This made it difficult to read and understand initially.  They didn’t know each other prior to their meeting, so as certain characters have an instant chemistry without a lot of dialogue it made it a bit confusing in the first couple chapters.  However, that is my only complaint.  The story is fantastic.  There is something always going on.  Action, suspense, grief, a little romance and some witty moments, Aidan and Morgan are great comic relief to the storyline!  While I feel this book had to compound A LOT of information in order to explain backstories and characters, I believe it will make for a very powerful and exciting series and I truly cannot wait for the next installment.  This book does contain a cliffhanger, but will make the next one that much better! I give this story 4 books.

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Awakening Playlist

  1. Blow Me Away (feat. Valora)-Breaking Benjamin
  2. Never Say Never- The Fray
  3. Mad- Ne-Yo
  4. Vanilla Twilight- Owl City
  5. Shattered- O.A.R.
  6. Headstrong- Trapt
  7. The Diary of Jane- Breaking Benjamin
  8. So Cold- Breaking Benjamin
  9. Give Me a Sign- Breaking Benjamin
  10. Until the End- Breaking Benjamin
  11. Waiting for the End- Linkin Park
  12. Liberate- Disturbed
  13. Come a Little Closer- Dierks Bentley
  14. Long Trip Alone- Dierks Bentley

About the Author

samantha long

I’m a multitasking mom of four.  When not writing/doing laundry/changing diapers, I like to catch up on episodes of Supernatural and Castle.  If you can’t find me in front of the computer, I’m most likely watching my DVR.​

​I’ve been writing since the first grade, where I wrote a one page story titled “If I was an Indian”.  My warrior husband was going to be the best hunter, I was going to live in the best teepee and apparently, I was having an affair with the Chief.  Racy, I know.

​Of the things I’m addicted to sweet tea, movies, and books top the list.  My favorite authors include Nora Roberts, Lauren Kate, Kresley Cole, and Gena Showalter.  Few of many I love.

​Thanks so much for reading!

​Sam 🙂

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