Awakened

Awakened

by Maya Daniels

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ISBN-13: 9781543920352
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 12/02/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 492 KB

About the Author

Multi award winning fictional writer, Maya Daniels shares her skillful and creative storytelling with readers around the world. Semiramis is her first published trilogy. Marrying her investigative journalism skills with her knowledge and passion of the esoteric, she spins compelling stories of magic, truth, romance, and adventure. She lives with her magick sprinkled familiar, a cat named Odyssey, in Southern California. When not reading all about the arcane or writing her next novel, she is busy with her Reiki healing practice.

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Awakened 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Archaeolibrarian 4 days ago
Awakened is the first book in the Semiramis series, and we start of with Al, who is our main female. She is a strong character, who also seems a bit absent-minded at times. She is working in a place where she is unhappy, but has Daisy there to keep her company. Things change when she has a car accident, and her life changes forever. This book is told in two (uneven) halves as you could call it before and after the accident. Obviously, there is not that much from before, and you spend most of the book with Al as she meets Warlocks, Gods, Goddesses, and Angels. She has a dry sense of humour which was delightful to read, and really came across well on the page. Awakened is well written, with characters that jump off the page. Be warned though, there are a lot of them so you will need to keep track of who they are. With a few editing issues in words being misspelt, this was nevertheless an intriguing read. I was slightly disappointed we didn't meet Daisy again after Al's accident, especially when Philip is there so much. Ending with a cliffhanger, this is a book to be enjoyed, and will definitely leave you wanting more. Absolutely recommended by me. * A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
ALovell 3 months ago
Fans of the dark fantasy genre are in for a treat when they discover Maya Daniels’ Awakened. Al is a dissatisfied, disconnected, disenfranchised young woman who feel thoroughly outside of society. She is plagued by terrifying nightmares that detail her death in a hundred different ways, and when she has a near death event in her waking life the story ramps up with a jolt. Al is not who she thinks she is and as she is presented with information that sheds light on her past she finds that nothing is quite what it has seemed. Suddenly Al (Alexia) is thrust into a supernatural world where she holds a position of some power. Daniel does a really nice job of weaving the supernatural with the physical and I was engrossed by her descriptions of the mystical world she creates. This is a book that has powerful connotations in this age of #metoo, and the feminine is celebrated and fierce. Awakened is the first in series and build a solid foundation. I’m looking forward to seeing Alexia as she goes forward and discovers even more of her power.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite Awakened by Maya Daniels is Book 1 of the Semiramis series. Alexia hasn’t had much of a life; an awful boss, a neighbor from hell and a past she doesn’t want to dwell on. And she keeps dreaming about her own death. Now she is being hunted by, of all things, warlocks. A car accident puts her in hospital where she discovers new powers. And boy is she going to need them! Gods, goddesses, witches, reincarnation and the odd sexual encounter thrown in for good measure and Alexia’s life is about to change. Learning about her destiny and her past lives, Alexia now has to fight for her future but she has a tough job ahead of her. Awakened: Semiramis Series Book 1 by Maya Daniels is primarily a fantasy story but could also be considered multi-genre. It is written in the first person, from the main protagonist's point of view, and feels much like you are listening to her telling you the story, living it with her. The story begins with a monologue but soon moves on to a roller coaster ride of epic proportions. There are scenes of a rather steamy nature scattered throughout, a few violent scenes and some language that I would say makes this an adults only book. The story picks up pace very quickly and holds a natural rhythm. The characters are developed in depth, so much so that you kind of feel you know them, particularly Alexia. The story ends in a way that makes you want to read the next book straightaway. Great fantasy story with a bit of medieval history thrown in for good measure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really exciting and interesting book, especially because so many of the characters were immortal to one extent or another! I loved all the deities, and especially the reincarnation aspect which Alexia gets to remember again. It was enjoyable seeing how Alexia’s life went from mundane and boring to exciting and unexpected as she discovers she has a bigger place in the universe after all. The writing style was gripping and made me feel like Alexia was really telling me her story. Recommended for readers who enjoy sexy urban fantasy with lots of twists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awakened in the Semiramis trilogy is unlike anything I've read. Unlike other books, I fell in love with this book just from reading the prologue; and I don't fall in love that quickly. It is captivating, delightfully humorous, and empowering. Tortured souls are salvaged and released by the power of love, whether it is sisterly or romantic. Each character is charming in her/his own special way. You will crave to know every detail about them, as creepy as that may sound. Pick up the book, you won't regret it. You'll wish the trilogy was an infinit-ology.