Chrysalis: The Awakening [NOOK Book]

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All Families have secrets. At 32, Bree Campbell discovers her entire life has been a secret. A human born into a family of magicals, she begins questioning everything and everyone around her. The prophecy speaks of a Chosen One charged with saving both the human and magical realms, but an evil sorceress stands in the way. Will Bree find the inner strength needed to save the world?

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Chrysalis: The Awakening

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Overview

All Families have secrets. At 32, Bree Campbell discovers her entire life has been a secret. A human born into a family of magicals, she begins questioning everything and everyone around her. The prophecy speaks of a Chosen One charged with saving both the human and magical realms, but an evil sorceress stands in the way. Will Bree find the inner strength needed to save the world?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044736023
  • Publisher: M. L. Lacy
  • Publication date: 7/20/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 6,233
  • File size: 459 KB

Meet the Author

M.L. Lacy is the author of the Chrysalis Series (The Awakening, Tribulations, and Trepidation) and the upcoming Starburst Series.M.L. Lacy was awarded the first place in the Rebecca's Read's 2010 Written Art Award for her book The Awakening in the Fiction: Science Fiction/Fantasy Category.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    Meh...

    Up until chapter 16 or so, I was confused as to what was going on. It seemed like there was a chunk of the story I was missing. Finally things started to flow and make sense, but I didn't like the way it took the author so long to finally get the story started. I think I could have really gotten into this story despite the slow start, but then the plot turned and I finally stopped reading. **Possible spoiler for part of the story....I was really disgusted how Bree has to sleep with everyon in the "family" of vampires in order to strengthen her bond to them. Bree is initially horrified about the prospect of having sex with these other married men and is ticked that her own mate has been intimate with another member of the "family". She is resistant to becoming a swinger and cheating on Steven, her mate. However, she finally accepts their ways and gives in and has sex with someone else other than Steven. What's more annoying is how Steven is just so at peace now that his mate has slept with somebody else. I couldn't finish this story after this plot development. I just can't like a story where the author clearly has no problem with the "swinger" lifestyle where couples trade partners. I tried to keep reading, but I was too disgusted. I didn't finish this book.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    Chrysalis The Awakening really is a fantasy story. It has everyt

    Chrysalis The Awakening really is a fantasy story. It has everything from romance to vampires, but has a much more adult feel than other books, like twilight. Because although it is written in a common genre it is a book all of its own. The plot and story line are definitely unique to this book series. M.L. Lacy is a fantastic author, and maes the book flows so well that I read it cover to cover in two days and had the right amount of suspense and mystery to keep me interested in reading. The characters are all so well written and have depth. I would recommend reading this book, 5/5 stars.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

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    Free. Loved length 100+ pages. Took a little while to get into.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Reviewed by Stephanie D. for Readers Favorite "Chrysalis:

    Reviewed by Stephanie D. for Readers Favorite

    "Chrysalis: The Awakening" by M L Lacy is an interesting combination of paranormal and contemporary romance. In her early thirties, Aubrey Marie - Bree - discovers that she is the Chosen One, the last Chosen One. She has a clan of vampires, werewolves and other supernaturals protecting her. Esmerelda, the egomaniac sorceress, is out to destroy Bree so that she can gain supremacy over the human race. Life hasn’t been easy for Bree, with so much being kept secret from her, mysterious accidents happening to her, and on top of all that, a disastrous marriage to an abusive man, Nick. Bree has been ‘mated’ to Stephen since her birth but her memories of him have been blocked for her benefit. Suddenly he is in her life again and she can’t explain the peculiar attraction she feels towards him, or why it seems that she knows him. Gradually, at a family reunion in Vegas, her recollection of the past comes back to her. Bree’s world is about to change - big time.

    Lacy creates reality, fantasy settings and action equally well. She is a very readable author with a direct, easy style that gets to the point and keeps the story motoring along. She uses the concept of a chrysalis as being a stage of development in this book. Bree is developing, both as a woman relating to men and as a magical being. She is strong, active and very likeable. All the characters are complex and cleverly drawn. There is an element of erotic romance entwined in with all the other action. This book has everything and is an extremely accomplished novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Boring

    The plot drags on and the story takes forever to get going. For a book where everyone is suposed to sexually share themselves with the entire group, the sex scenes are dull and lifeless. The heroine is very childish and insecure but then will suddenly "know" something and be totally sure and strong. It was over the place

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2014

    Ok

    Kdsk

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    Excellent read if you like witches, vampires, and magic!

    The book was a little dark but it continuously keeps you on the edge of your seat. A woman at age 32 realizes she's the "Chosen One" and has a duty to save her clan and the world from dark forces. The Council which is like their government has evil within it and she has to stand up to them. Her magic increases on a daily basis as her confidence soars to meet her challenges. The vampire clan ways were odd to me as were a few other things. This book will not be like anything else you've read. I enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Multiple sexual partners

    Not a big fan of stories where themain characters sleep with other partnerS? I was okay with this book until they got into everybody sleeping with each other. No thanks.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    A

    Great story! Would love to be in bree's shoes with the guys but then again I am a one guy kind of gal and luckly to have found my own true love as well. I hope anothter book comes out soon. I can't wait!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Cdgg Cdg very good

    Looking forward to reading more

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    Very readable

    Easy and enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    You Go Girl!!!

    Bree is a strong character, well written, her strength forged by fire. The men in her life write her off as another pliable woman to bend to their wills in the guise of protecting her. Just let her do her thing, trust her, and she'll exceed your expectations!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Fascinating, but with a slow beginning.

    This book builds slowly to an exciting, but abrupt stop. It doesn't really end, it just stops, making you wonder what happened. I hope there will be more books to carry the story forward, because I came to really like some of these people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Love it

    This was a wonderful read

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  • Posted September 23, 2012

    I haven't found a book lately that I just couldn't put down, but

    I haven't found a book lately that I just couldn't put down, but this was one of those books. I was hooked from the moment I started reading. It's a great fantasy book. Lots of vampires, magicals and more! I don't think you could be disappointed with this book. Sometimes it's as if your right there along with the characters. It's one of those books where your on the edge just waiting to see what happens next. I give this a five star rating. One of the best books I have read yet!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2010

    The Awakening

    The Awakening is the first book in M.L. Lacy's Chrysalis saga; it follows 32 years old Bree Campbell who learns the truth about her past and the prophecy about her future. As she is the last Chosen one, who is predicted to either die or fulfil her destiny.
    It has a riveting plot line, that has both well thought out and original. The plot line has so many fascinating and surprising twists that are unforeseeable, that this book is impossible to stop reading.
    The Awakening has well developed characters that have flaws making them, both realistic and interesting. M.L. lacy has effortlessly blended an entire world of Magicals, such as vampires, werewolves and demons in ordinary society. Often with books that have vampires in them, authors try to combine as many myths and legends as possible, whereas M.L. Lacy as dismissed the myths that would diminish the storyline and instead adds original ideas to make the fascinating and complex Magicals.
    One of the many interesting components of this novel would be how some Magicals have the ability to telepathically move items around and to 'fold space'. It is impossible to think of any flaws in this addictive book, which leaves readers wanting to know what happens next.
    In conclusion, The Awakening is a delight to read with well developed characters, plotlines and world. It is both an original and extremely addictive novel that is one of the best recent debut novels.

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