The Awakening of Leeowyn Blake

The Awakening of Leeowyn Blake

by Mary Parker

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BN ID: 2940011097492
Publisher: WordCrafts Press
Publication date: 08/27/2010
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 346 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

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Awakening of Leeowyn Blake 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Fantasybkgirl More than 1 year ago
This book was one of the best that I have read in awhile. I knew when I read the summary that I was interested. I had no idea just how much I would end up loving it though. When we first meet Leeowyn aka Lee, she is a 14 year old girl living with her single mom in Florida. She has never really known her dad because her mom took her and left at a very early age. They never talk about him. Then one day her Uncle Cycle (her dad's brother) shows up and tells her that he wants her to spend the winters at his house with him and her grandmother. While she finds this strange she lives with him during the winter for the next four years. Every year she knows things are somewhat off and everyone acts strange but she just can't put her finger on it. Then when she is about to turn 18 her boyfriend Alex shows up at her Uncle's and stays there. Lee's best friend Peach and her Uncle are not happy to see Alex. When he tells Lee what is really going on Peach just comes along and erases her memory of anything that he has told her. You see Lee is a very powerful guardian and will become the guardian of the realms when she turns 18. On her 18th birthday is when everything starts getting really interesting and fun. She has no idea that she will soon be the only one that can save the realms from a very powerful evil. I loved the plot and the characters so much. This was a well written story with so many twists and turns that I couldn't keep up. I read every chance I got and didn't want to put it down when I had to. I loved the ending and the answer that Lee gave. I am truly excited to find out what happens next!
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Leeowyn’s life starts out pretty simple, until at the age of four her mother takes Leeowyn and goes into hiding with her grandmother. Then, when she is fourteen, Leeowyn’s Uncle Cyle finds her and tells her that her father is dead. At that point, she spends her summers with her mother and winters with her father’s family. Things progress this way until she is about to turn eighteen, her father’s family is starting to act stranger to her. She is a guardian of realms and the family is waiting for her to come into her powers. Now she has to grow into her powers as soon as possible because Ruok is not going to wait for her before he destroys all the worlds. I really liked this book. Leeowyn has a great sense of humor and good attitude about her situation. I liked how there was a little romance with Alex without it being half of the story. There was a quick pace to the story. I couldn’t put this book down. Now I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. This is a great paranormal young adult story that you don’t want to miss. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
JK1515 More than 1 year ago
This book was actually a fun, easy read. I liked Leeowyn's character and her responses to most situations seemed genuine. The characters were all unique and memorable. Cyle was very closed off, yet mourned in private. Alex was a teenager that showed unusual interest in Lee. Peach was always bursting with energy and became a close friend. I didn't really understand why she didn't have any friends at home though. The concept was interesting and well plotted. The mystery of the story slowly unfolded as the book progressed. I wished there was more romance in this book. The author added a hint of romance with Alex, but nothing of significance. Eighteen year old girls always have guys on the brain. Overall, I enjoyed this book and made my way through it in just one evening. If you like magic and mystery, then this book is for you. I am interested as to what will happen in the sequel that will come eventually. I give this book four glittery stars for it's ability to keep me entertained:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable tale for fantasy lovers.
tamsparks More than 1 year ago
The first in a series, The Awakening of Leeowyn Blake is a young adult fantasy that tells the magical tale of a teenage girl who is not only trying to find her place in the world, but literally trying to find out which world she belongs in. Leeowyn lives in sunny Florida with her mother, until the fateful day of her fourteenth birthday, when a man claiming to be her uncle knocks on the door. The man has yellow eyes and red hair, just like Leeowyn, which convinces her that he must be related to her. After explaining that her father is dead, he tells Leeowyn he has come to take her back home, the home her mother took her from long ago. For the next four years, she splits her time between living with her mother in Florida during the summer and her uncle the rest of the year. Exactly where her uncle Cyle lives, however, is a mystery throughout most of the story. Cyle picks her up every September and during the drive to the family estate, Leeowyn always falls asleep and is never actually able to track her journey. During the winter months she lives with her Grandmother and uncle and studies in the vast library. She befriends a girl named Peach and meets a boy named Alex, a potential romantic interest, but interspersed with the sameness of daily life, Leeowyn has nightmares about a dead girl holding a raven, and she’s convinced the girl is trying to tell her something important. It is only on her eighteenth birthday that she discovers why everyone in her uncle’s house has been so secretive: Leeowyn is actually a Guardian and she is about to “awaken,” or come into her powers. And her duty as a Guardian is to save the world, actually worlds, from the evil Ruok. This startling news and what follows makes for a truly fast-paced, page-turning read, as Lee realizes that she faces a truly difficult decision. Although the story feels familiar, I found the characters to be engaging and likeable. Leeowyn feels like a real teen with real teen problems, not the least of which is how to handle her growing attraction to Alex. Her uncle Cyle and tutor Rodrick add a sinister air to the story, as the chapters alternate between Lee’s first person voice and the other characters’ third person point of view. There is clearly something going on that Lee is unaware of, although her recurring nightmares and her friends’ odd behavior should be enough to tip her off that everyone is keeping secrets from her. My only complaint with the story is Leeowyn’s use of pop culture references, which for some reason pulled me out of the fantasy world I wanted to stay in (although I understand why she did it.) The book is short and the ending abrupt, and I’m sure I’m not the only reader who got to the last page only to cry “What? That’s the end?” I immediately wanted to start the second book, which I hope Ms. Parker is hard at work on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago