Awaken: A Soulkeepers Novel

Awaken: A Soulkeepers Novel

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by Lori Adams
     
 
The thrills continue in Lori Adams’s addictive series of paranormal romance—the Soulkeepers—featuring the hottest love triangle in this life . . . or the next.
 
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

Overview

The thrills continue in Lori Adams’s addictive series of paranormal romance—the Soulkeepers—featuring the hottest love triangle in this life . . . or the next.
 
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?

Praise for Awaken
 
“In a clash between heaven and hell, no one raises the heat like Spirit Walker Sophia and her Guardian Angel, Michael.”—Cecy Robson, award-winning author of the Weird Girls series

Awaken is as page-turning and sigh-inducing as Forbidden. I can’t wait to see what Lori Adams pulls off next!”—Cassie Mae, author of The Real Thing

“Dual plotlines of good and evil provide a well-rounded universe; Hell never seemed so charming.”Library Journal

“If you are looking for an amazing and unique paranormal romance that never has a dull moment, has an intense love triangle, fabulous characters and a captivating, action-filled plot, then look no further than this highly addictive series. . . . Five stars.”—The Avid Book Collector
 
“Wow, Lori Adams’s imagination blew me away! The world building in the entire Soulkeepers series has been extraordinary. . . . Did you ever read a book and think to yourself, how the heck did the author come up with such an original and creative idea? . . . Awaken is just such a work.”—Tome Tender

“A stunningly impossible love, set in a beautiful winter wonderland backdrop. . . . I eagerly await the final installment of this series.”—TJ Loves to Read

“Adams continues . . . luring the reader into her world of paranormal wonder and excitement. [She’s] so talented that the reader almost forgets they can’t grab the character’s hand.”—Charlotte’s Book Review

“I cannot wait to see what the conclusion of the series brings . . . if it’s anything like the first two, be prepared for twists, turns, and lots and lots of steaminess!”—Books by Night, Mommy by Day

“The ending was just awesome. . . . Overall it was a great book, filled with action and twists and turns.”—SnoopyDoo’s Book Reviews
 
“Genius . . . The entire last chapter was just like last chapters are supposed to be.”—Read It Write
 
Awaken is a captivating paranormal read that just will not let go. I can't wait for the next installment.”—Eat Read Glam

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804178860
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/15/2014
Series:
Soulkeepers , #2
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
88,716
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Lori Adams is the author of the Soulkeepers series: Forbidden, Awaken, and the upcoming Unforgiven. She wrote her first book—about scary sharks—at the age of eight. Now she writes New Adult, young adult, and middle-grade fiction. Originally from Oklahoma, Adams lives in Southern California with her husband and two daughters.

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Awaken: A Soulkeepers Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok my only criticism...too short. Thank goodness there is another book. I've already pre-ordered so my only problem is ... I have to wait. Lori Adams has done a wonderful job with this story and I selfishly hope that there will be more than three books.
BooksbyNightMommybyDay More than 1 year ago
**I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review** When Sophia St. James survived the kiss of death from the charming Demon Knight, Dante, she thought that she was done with Hell and it’s demons – and that she could move on with her training as a spirit walker…that and she was finally free to love the gorgeous angel Michael Patronus.  Of course, they have to keep their love a secret as an angel isn’t supposed to have a relationship with a human…EVER!  But with Sophia’s Dad slowly getting back to normal after his brush with the demons, she is just ready to move on with her life. Michael is in love…and he’s finally seeing his love for Sophia not as a weakness, but as a focal point to concentrate on their love – especially as he is FINALLY selected to begin the trials for the Halos of the Son, and elite team of angelic warriors.  Sophia is his center and their love is the one thing he can count on without a shadow of a doubt…that is until she begins training as a spirit walker, which Michael is immensely against due to the danger she would encounter. And in the depths of Hell’s Death Bunker, Dante is facing great pain and suffering for his deception when he was in Haven Hurst…for his intent to bring Sophia back to hell instead of her father, whom he had a death contract on.  He still believes that Sophia contains the spirit of his true love from many lifetimes ago, and he promised her he’d come back for her.  Of course she can’t remember any of it.  But when he gets a chance to sneak out of hell and his daily torture, he jumps at the opportunity to see Sophia again and try to convince her she really does love him.  He needs her in hell with him… While the first chapter sort of lagged a little bit, as soon as I got going with the rest of book, I couldn’t put it down!  The love that Sophia and Michael have is just so passionate – and while they aren’t supposed to be together, there is something about a forbidden love that makes it that much better.  But add in the inevitable and dreaded love triangle once Dante makes his way back from hell to claim what he feels is rightfully his…and fireworks is an understatement.  I love that Sophia feels a strong conviction for what she feels she is supposed to do with her life in becoming a spirit walker, even when Michael and a lot of others caution her of its dangers.  She is strong and committed, which makes her a great leading lady. Now, please be warned…MAJOR cliff hanger at the end of this book – I think I almost yelled out loud in protest!  I cannot WAIT to see what the conclusion of the series brings…if it’s anything like the first two, be prepared for twists, turns, and lots and lots of steaminess! (This is book 2 in the 3 book series.)
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Get ready for a fast-paced hurricane of activity, action and emotions. Lori Adams’ Awaken picks up shortly after Forbidden and races down another convoluted trail of chaotic proportions. Sophia is gaining confidence and coming into her own, Dante is struggling to get free of the fires of Hell and Michael is flirting with the wrath of God, by falling hard for Sophia. What will become of this little love triangle with each of them sharing a portion of this tale with their own POV. Is it the stress of what he is feeling for Sophia that is making Michael seem dark and overly rough sometimes? Is it his feelings for Sophia that gives Dante the ability to survive the tortures he has endured? And what about Sophia? She has grown up so much, accepted her life and is now working hard, but will her feelings for Michael trip them both up? How will she feel when she is face to face with Dante? Sometimes you just have to go with your gut and do what’s right for you, as Sophia is finding out, but the support of the man she loves would be nice. Once again Lori Adams has crammed enough action and plot twists onto each page with the finesse of the professional she is. With vivid and often gruesome scenes, that make your gut clench, tear at your heart and have you feeling taut and anxious, she brings this installment home with an expert hand that will leave you asking for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book. Its off to a great start, and I can't wait for the secon book to be released.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. Love the series can't wait for the final book!!!!
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Wow, Lori Adams's imagination blew me away! The world building in the entire Soulkeepers series has been extraordinary and it still continues in Awaken. Racked with dark and menacing characters, Sophia, with the help of the Guardian Angel, Michael must traverse her “Awakening” into a Spirit Walker. Ok, she does get some help from a pretty comical trainer as well. Dante claws his way out of hell with the sole goal to reignite Sophia's memories of their past love. Sophia devises a plan to deal with Dante but it could destroy them all. I really enjoyed reading Awaken. Did you ever read a book and think to yourself, how the heck did the author come up with such an original and creative idea...Awaken is just such a work. I was left with a few more questions besides that whopper of a cliffhanger. I love Dante's devotion to Sophia but why would he want her to spend 1 second in hell? And...What is the deal with Michael?  Guess we will all have to read book 3 to find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can I just say that I love Dante! If given the chose I would be with him in a heart beat, because he constantly shows his love and devotion! Tickle me charmed and I hope gets to be with his lost love once again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally love this book! There is not one page of this book that is boring and I love it!!!!! This book is probably one of the best out of all the books I've read. I am so EXCITED for the third book to come out!!!!! I don't think I can wait one second! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put these books down. I always have a hard time with female characters in a lot of books because they are always overly snotty and defensive to the point they dont seem real. Sophia is the perfect female character to me she has a great personality with alot of kickass moves without bragging about herself . And of course I love the hot male characters ....I dont even know who I want sophia to be with Dante or Michael...Lori will have to decide for me. But with that being said the story line is so real that I cant believe it came from someones imagination. To me it is like there is another world that exists that I dont know about lol ...read the books and you will see what i mean.
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Good