Mona Lisa Awakening (Monere Series #1)

Mona Lisa Awakening (Monere Series #1)

by Sunny

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Overview

Mona Lisa Awakening (Monere Series #1) by Sunny

A smoldering debut novel.

From the time she was a child, Mona Lisa knew she was different-but she never knew how different until a man of otherworldly beauty entered her life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425224557
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/07/2008
Series: A Novel of the Monere Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 572,629
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sunny is a Vassar graduate and physician who lives on the West Coast. She and her work have been featured on Geraldo at Large and CNBC. Sunny has won numerous awards, including the prestigious PRISM Award. Sunny is married to literary novelist Da Chen.   

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Mona Lisa Awakening (Monere Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 254 reviews.
Xedra77 More than 1 year ago
Well, I'm not ashamed to tell you that I love this story. Sunny runs the story lone book to book with only hours passing for the characters from one book to the next. FYI, you have to read the short stories as well to get the whole story. That being said, it's such an enthralling story, make sure you have plenty of time to read through all the books one after the other - you'll want to. Now, on to what must be said; a warning . . . the characters are promiscuous and definitely sexually uninhibited. Whether or not their actions are a good surprise or a bad surprise depends on what you, the reader, brings to the table . . . or comfy armchair, since we're talking about books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately there's only so much character and plot developing you can do in 243 pages. I thought the characters were one dimensional and and the story was rushed. It's one thing to read a book and think, "this is just bad." I finished this and was left wondering what could of been. Feeling not that it was bad, but that it could have been so much better.
scrumptiousgemini More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, it was catchy from beginning to end... started with the lady not knowing who she was and then truly being awakened... I thought the multiple lovers were a plus, each was different and she was not having sex with the folks just for the heck of it... she was "healing" them... you know, like Marvin Gaye sung about... :)
mary_j More than 1 year ago
it was a good read and it made me want to read the rest of the series! i cant say that it is my favorite book but i would reccomend it to my friends! I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books
SamanthaP More than 1 year ago
Wow! I absolutely loved this book. I love finding a paranormal series that is refreshingly different. Mona Lisa is an ER Nurse in Manhattan that feels alone in the world. She meets a creature during one of her shifts that changes her life and helps her to understand why she has been different all of her life. She is not only another species, but a born Queen of that species (kinda like a queen bee) that is meant to rule. This story was absolutely amazing. Filled with action, heart break, and loyalty that is so intense. Mona Lisa is a strong female that grows into an amazing inspiring leader. She faces many challenges and protects those she cares for with intense fierceness and love. I can't recommend this book enough to lovers of the paranormal. Or to anyone that appreciates a strong female, hot yummy shape shifters, and a wild ride. This book is a keeper and a re-reader.
debsdj More than 1 year ago
At first I was really pleased with how fast the book was moving. Then the tedium set in. It seemed like I was reading a watered down version of Laurell K Hamilton's Merry Gentry series. I suspect a lot of the character base is derived from that series, but there wasn't enough originality to make them able to stand on their own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would have rated this story better if it were more focused. The characters make up for the aimless, meandering plot. The story was entertaining and easy to read but I couldn't help the feeling that Mona Lisa was just a sticky ball rolling along aimlessly and gathering people as she went. The story and its protagonist seemed to lack a goal. There is little suspense in wondering about the characters' futures since its apparent the characters have no clue what they'll do next and are simply reacting to events.
Mendoza on LibraryThing 4 days ago
Wow. I had never heard of this author and it was on a desperate for something new whim that I bought this book. And I couldn't have made a better choice.I put this up there with Patricia Briggs on my favorite urban fantasy type shelf for now. At first I was a little questioning about Mona Lisa suddenly accepting and jumping right into being a Monere queen - it didn't really ring as 'real' but then, the point is that she isn't human and it is quite obvious that the Monere do not act the same as humans.I think what I really like about Mona Lisa is that she is a kick-ass-just-do-it-girl. SHe doesn't beat herself up afterward or get all emotional. She just is what she is. I really like that. Of course, the woman is blessed with all sorts of uber powers so that makes it easier to cut off a guys balls and get a way with it.Anyway, this is the start of a series and I will continue with it as long as it goes. I have to say though, I think she should hook up with Halcyon.
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing 4 days ago
Mona Lisa was found at the door to an orphanage with only an engraved silver cross with her birth name. Growing up she knew she was different from other people. Drivin to use her special abilities to ease the pain of others Mona Lisa has grown up to be a nurse in a busy Manhatten hospital. It is there her destiny is revealed to her by a dying man whom she is instantly drawn to. Determined to save him Mona Lisa enters the life of the Monere, a life both more brutal and sensual than that of mere human. As Mona Lisa's true self awakens the danger to her and those she has grown to care about rises and she finds herself with enemies more terrible than she had ever imagined. Will she be able to fight the demons without and within to accept the destiny of her heritage?I really liked this tale of the Monere, enough so that I read almost the entire book in one sitting. Going into the story I knew a bit about the plot from having read the Monere short in the Over the Moon Anthology, but the foreknowledge of a lot of major plot points didn't stop me from really enjoying this book. Mona Lisa was definitely a strong, likeable character and it was interesting to learn about her new world along with her. Although the book was a bit graphic in places, both violently and sexually, it never felt as though it was too much and didn't detract from the story. I thought the plot was also fascinating and I'm truly looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first in the series and I could hardly put it dow.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to reading the rest of the books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book I didn't know if I was going to like it when I first started reading it but it got really good half way threw
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