Awakening Review

Hi guys! I am back with another blog tour! I love doing theses mainly because it is so much fun and I love doing reviews as well! This blog post is part of the Awakening: Bloodline blog tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. Please note that Xpresso Book Tours has supplied me an e-copy of this book. Please note that this has not affected my opinions in any way.

This blog post will take the following format:
  • Giveaway Information
  • Book Links
  • Book Review
  • About the Author

Giveaway Information

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Book Review:

Title: Awakening
Author: Tiera Rice
Series: Bloodline #1
Publisher: Eula Rae Printing & Publishing
Publication Date: 12 October 2016
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Format: E-book
Pages: 220
Rating: 4.75
Reading Timeline: 26 February 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:

Antanasia knows better than anyone that being loyal comes with lots of expectations. Born into war as a Vampyre Witch, she has to battle the ultimate enemy: her own blood. The she has a terrifying Vision, Antanasia fights harder then ever to prevent it from coming to pass. Will she succeed? Or doe she die trying?

Nadia is an average teenager celebrating her nineteenth birthday. But her day turns upside down when she starts developing unusual abilities that make her question everything she knew. Searching for answers to her predicament, she finds herself trusting Nicolae, a stranger with a familiar presence. Why does she feel so drawn to him? Will Nadia find answers to the questions about her past and take on her new role willingly? Or will she choose to remain in the dark and deny her destiny?

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I am actually pretty excited for this book. I originally thought it was like time travel or something but obviously its not. But nonetheless, I am pretty excited for this book. I can't wait to see what journey it takes me on. I would also like to see what a Vampire Witch is considering that in a majority of the mythologies/ theories, they are considered opposite. Please note that I have received this book in exchange for an honest review and a blog post. Xpresso Book Tours have supplied me with an e-copy of this book. In no way has receiving this book affected my opinion on the book. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing in this book is actually pretty good. There is a definite flow to the words. It was absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed the writing. It wasn't like there was a lot of descriptions but it was just so enjoyable. I really liked it.

The story is set in two different timelines and what I loved about this is that it was so obvious. There was clear distinction between the two characters that we are following both in the format of the book and just the different personalties that shown through the writing. 

Plot Thoughts:

There was constant action in this book. The tension just kept growing as we switched between both chapters. This constant tension definitely adds a lot to the story, it just makes the story really incredible.

I also loved how the two stories ended syncing up. It was just like a puzzle that you put together. it is pretty fantastic! I really love this story concept! It is definitely something that you should read!

Character Thoughts:

I loved both of our main characters. They were both really incredible and kickass. I absolutely love them!

P.S. I will add more to this at a later stage when my love for this book has calmed down...

Final Thoughts:

I have been loving a lot of books layer and I think that it is mainly because my current life is pretty boring lately. This was a book that provided the best escapism. I absolutely enjoyed this book! I cannot wait to see what this author has to over us in the rest of the series. I cannot wait for the next book!

About the Author:

Tiera Rive was raised in Rockland County, New York and is a realtor in Rockland, Westchester, and Orange Counties. She earned her degree in criminal justice from Temple University, is the founder of Laughter and Lemonade: a project that focuses on motivational posters for those experiencing a chronic illness, and cofounder of #26forTiera : a foundation that provides financial resources to single parents battling life-threatening illnesses. 

A greater of poems and short-stories for many years, Tiera challenged herself by leaping into the world of novels. Having recently survived a battle with, Tiera decided to use her writing to entertain and motivate her readers. When not writing or selling houses, Tiera can be found spending time with her friends and family, specially her young daughter, fish, and kitty cat. Her other interests include singing, drawing, and dancing.

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  1. This sounds like such a unique and exciting read! Def a page turner! Great review, Melleny! :)


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