My Merlin Awakening

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If you haven't broken the rules, have you really lived?
Book 1, My Boyfriend Merlin, My Merlin Series
Book 2, My Merlin Awakening, My Merlin Series
Excalibur has been pulled from the stone, but what does it mean? Arriane (aka Ryan) DuLac doesn't really care. She's got bigger problems, as student president, she's got to put on the Prom.

While the Wizard Council debates their ...

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My Merlin Awakening: Book 2, My Merlin Series

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Overview

If you haven't broken the rules, have you really lived?
Book 1, My Boyfriend Merlin, My Merlin Series
Book 2, My Merlin Awakening, My Merlin Series
Excalibur has been pulled from the stone, but what does it mean? Arriane (aka Ryan) DuLac doesn't really care. She's got bigger problems, as student president, she's got to put on the Prom.

While the Wizard Council debates their next move, she leaves the craziness behind and heads home. But she can?t hide forever. Sooner than she?d like Merlin (aka Matt) has her chasing mermaids on the trail of the Fisher King. The wounded King, defeated by Merlin's brother, Vane, in the past holds the key to save the future.

On the journey, Ryan begins to realize the friends she thought she knew, she may not know at all. At a time of shifting alliances, she must decide whose side she's on--the brother who struggles to do right or the brother who dares to break the rules? And Ryan must decide who she is--a regular girl or a champion?

One wrong decision and her family falls apart. One wrong decision and the world falls apart. No pressure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984833931
  • Publisher: Priya Ardis
  • Publication date: 6/28/2012
  • Pages: 342
  • Sales rank: 459,451
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.76 (d)

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

    The follow-up to My Boyfriend Merlin was epic! In Awakening, we

    The follow-up to My Boyfriend Merlin was epic!

    In Awakening, we get plenty more of the juicy dynamics of Ryan's love triangle with two sexy wizards, Vane and Matt. The beginning starts off funny and poignant, and then quickly becomes thrilling and action-packed. Creepy ghost-girls kept me up at night, as did fierce mermaids (which are not really mermaids at all because they have legs; however, they are creatures hidden in the depths of the sea).

    The first book had great characters, and this book builds on them even more. Awakening manages to keep up the tension with Vane & Matt throughout the book, and leaves Ryan with excruciating choices.

    However, it was Ryan's adventures in the second book that really captured my imagination. Greek mythology and even the Salem witch trials are cleverly brought into our modern day Camelot mythos. The book does get a lot darker than the previous one, but I think it works really well. I wished this book lingered on a few things a little more, but the fast pace did make it hard to put down. And now, I must know what happens next! But, seriously, Ryan had better end up with Vane!!!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2012

    "In the first act, you introduce everybody. In the secon

    "In the first act, you introduce everybody.

    In the second act you put them into the worst
    possible position they could ever get into in their
    lives, a black hole from which they can never get out.

    And in the third act they get out."

    -- George Lucas

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that The Empire Strikes Back was the best movie of the Star Wars trilogy (the question of whether it is the best of all 6 I shall not dignify with a response). And it is only slightly less well-known that this greatness is due to the fact that there is no time wasted on hellos or goodbyes--it's all creamy middle.

    And while I can't speak for the conclusion of the My Merlin saga, let alone for a prequel set in Camelot (fingers crossed), My Merlin Awakening certainly bears all the hallmarks of a tour-de-force second act:

    Plot thickening rapidly with back-story? Check.
    A vastly expanded tableau of exotic and mysterious locales? Check.
    Hunky heroes encased in carbonite and/or tempted to the dark side? Check (well, technically not carbonite, but you get the idea).
    Our heroine's indomitable spirit lighting a path through a twisted and cruel labyrinth more populated with monsters than men? Check.

    Yes, make no mistake about it, this is a bloody book, downright unsettling in places, and it may be a while before you once again picture mermaids as cute sea creatures with Calypso-playing crab sidekicks. However, if I had to pick a favorite part (in either of the 2 books thus far), it would have to be the scene in the House of the Seven Gables (yes, the one from that book your teacher made you read sophomore year). It's an ideal set piece, breezily and beautifully executed, and a fitting homage to the Gothic genre which, let us not forget, was originally inspired by "combining elements of the medieval romance, which was deemed too fanciful, and the modern novel, which was considered to be too confined to strict realism"--if that doesn't describe Arthurian YA, I don't know what does.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2012

    Awesome

    I read the second book last year and totally forgot about the third one was coming out.i recomend to all ages.cant wait to read book three.i luuv the world.hugs and kisses bye

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2012

    An addictive, gritty and page-turning addition to the series. Ne

    An addictive, gritty and page-turning addition to the series. Nearly shedding her last vestiges of innocent youth, Ryan finds herself in the dark underworlds of the sword-bearer's journey and in the dark space between her feelings for Vane and Matt.

    I loved the eerie settings described with beautiful imagery, from attics in haunted houses to hidden cities to spaces inside the character's minds. The journey to save the world has been turned up a notch. So too has the love triangle. And as Ryan herself, we're left wanting more. I can't wait for the final installment!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Amazing!

    This book is fantastic! I love them both so much and I absolutely cannot wait for the 3rd! I can't decide who she should end up with, I keep going back and forth! Either way, I know it will be super exciting. These books are seriously hard to put down and addictive! Hope the next one comes out soon or I might have to read the first two again...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 21, 2012

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    Daring continuation of the YA paranormal romance of Ryan DuLac,

    Daring continuation of the YA paranormal romance of Ryan DuLac, Merlin and his brother Vivane (Vane). Despite a few editing errors, I think that the book has a fast pace, a wonderful story line and an intriguing perspective.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Must read

    Loved it!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2012

    Simply awesome!

    Simply awesome!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

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    My Merlin Awakening picks up where the first book in the series

    My Merlin Awakening picks up where the first book in the series left off. Ryan finds herself in the middle of the conflict between two brothers, each who believe they are doing the right thing, and she cares for them both. While she finds herself with one, she still can't seem to let go of the other, and with both of them being able to get into her head, it doesn't make things easier. The action in this book is intense, with mermaids, monsters, and myths, Ryan finds herself in the middle of a battle in which her choices and actions determine the lives of others. The question is can she rise to the occasion, and can she hold onto both of these brothers that she cares so much about, or will one be lost to becoming a monster?

    I really loved this book, it was even better than the first in the series. It delves more into the magic and mythology surrounding Merlin, as well as the gods. The romance is really, really hot, as is the drama. I found myself team Merlin sometimes and team Vane others (though I really have a thing for the bad boys). Ryan really kicks butt in this novel. Lives are lost, difficult choices are made, friendships are tested, and love is put to the test. This was an outstanding second book in this delightful series and I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it.

    Favorite My Merlin Awakening Quote: Vane grabbed me. “DuLac, let’s chat.” Chat. British-speak for “Stand still while I yell at you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    They made it

    It will come out at the end of this fall and will bbe called Ever my Merlin

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    3rd book

    Did they make a third book or is the author working on the third one? I want to know. Thanks

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    What a fun book! Anxious to read final installment...

    What a fun book! Anxious to read final installment...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2012

    Exciting Book

    Book two of this series is every bit as good as book one. As soon as I finished book one I bought this book and finished it in less than 24 hours. It is great and I highly recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    AMAZING book

    This book was amazing. The plot was wonderful and full of plot twists. The end was a complete surprise. The characters are well rounded and reasonable. I would definitely recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    Highly recommened.

    the books are great. They kept my interest. I would rec amend them to my other book reader friends/\.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Wow!

    Can we say love triangle.......I couldn't put the book down. Great read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2012

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    Wonderful

    Posted on Romancing the Book's blog
    Reviewed by Robin
    Review Copy Provided by Bewitching Book Tours

    Ryan, Matt/Merlin and Vane are back in another spellbinding story; along with all the wizards and gargoyles from the first book. Not to leave out Ryan’s brother Grey, mom Sylvia and good friend’s Gia and Blake from Avalon Prep.

    Ryan just found out that she was no ordinary girl in My Boyfriend Merlin; if that wasn’t enough she finds out that her boyfriend is actually Merlin, yes from Camelot. Ryan pulled Excalibur from the stone. Unbelievable, for someone who thought she was an average American teenager?

    Now they are all back for the next installment in this magical series that brings Merlin, Camelot and so much more into the 21st Century. Ryan is back at school in the Northeast where she is student body president, working on senior prom while still finding time to play Lacrosse. She is just your typical teenager, who happens to be dating the dreamy brother of Merlin, Vane. Vane is posing as the history teacher and lacrosse coach, talk about keeping that fact under wraps. Normal, I don’t think so. How do you date and not be found out?

    Ryan still carries a torch for Merlin; he still has a claim to part of her heart. She is one lucky girl as the continuing pull for her love via these two very hunky wizards’ leaves her torn as to which one she wants.

    The story gives us a glimpse into the mundane life that Ryan wants so much but quickly takes a turn and brings us into the gripping adventure that I found so appealing in the first book. Leaving you to keep turning those pages to find out where and what the adventure was going to be this time. And which wizard she would end up with.

    As Ryan shares a vision with Matt, she finds that once again life isn’t as normal as she would like it to be. They dynamics change back and forth between Ryan/ Matt and Ryan/Vane pulling and tugging all the time. Vane continues to pressure Ryan into stepping up and accepting her role as the chosen one. Merlin/Matt is a little more subtle in his wanting her to step up.

    Once again the exotic, mysterious and unsettling life of our characters comes forth in the story. As we find them still at war with the gargoyles and now with some wicked mermaids.

    The quest to save the world takes us to the Salem Witch trials were we are led to the “House of Green Gables” (I may have to dust this book off and re-read an old favorite) were we encounter the ghost that haunts the classic gothic home. Hidden in a secret room amidst winding staircases, unknown passageways are the Fisher King’s trident or maybe Poseidon’s. I guess we will have to follow the adventure to find out.

    As we journey back and forth we do it with ease, never missing a beat. Ms. Ardis has a magical spell that she weaves in making it hard to decipher the differences between the past and present in her story; as she has us believing this is not something unusual but in fact something more compelling, she makes it seem real as she breathes life into stogy old history.

    She grips and captures the imagination romanticizing Camelot once again but in a 21st century kind of way. I was again was captivated with Ms. Ardis’s story of Merlin. The vividness and well written characters have certainly enchanted this reader.

    Don’t take my word for it find out for yourself. Purchase your own copy of My Merlin Awakening and might I suggest if you haven’t yet read My Boyfriend Merlin to pick

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2012

    My Merline Series book 2 OOOH MY GOODNESS!!! I finished his bo

    My Merline Series book 2


    OOOH MY GOODNESS!!! I finished his book in a day. I have not done any homework for this weekend which is bad for being a full time college student!!! I just couldn't put the book down. Everytime I try I kept coming back for more. Book 2 in the Mr Merlin Series picks up where the first book left. (So if you haven't read the first one you might not catch on to everything at the beginning but you will). Ryan is still in the love triagnle between wizard brothers Matt (a*k*a Merlin) and Vane (a*k*a Vivane) even though she is dating Vane. I thought at the end of this book we would have found out who she had choice which kind of mad me mad because I though the book was ending (which I didn't want) but there is one more installment of the book which makes me sooo happy and sad because once you start reading it you don't want it to end. I love Ms. Priya Ardis and she has become one of my fave authors that I look forward to read more of.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Great sequel

    Can't wait for 3!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2012

    Really?

    I haven't read the second book, but I have to wonder if it is really appropriate for a YA book to basically have a high school student in a romantic relationship with a teacher/coach. What sort of message is this sending to young girls?

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