Wednesday, September 19, 2018

New Review From Sadie: Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Awakened - The Power Trilogy book 1 by Dot Caffey (Young Adult Fantasy)

Dot Caffrey
(The Power Trilogy, #1)

Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: August 31st 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Power and Prophecy!
Seventeen-year-old Regnaryn grew up in an idyllic land among mythical beings. She believes she is the last surviving human.
Her world begins to shatter when Evil invades her dreams, demanding she relinquish unknown powers foretold by her long-deceased mother. When Graeden, a young human male, arrives, he further disrupts her once-orderly life. Her emotions in chaos, Regnaryn flees the only home she’s ever known, only to be captured by the servants of Evil from her dreams. Now she must take a stand, confronting her late mother’s prophecy while also attempting to survive and protect those she loves.

Being the only human in Reissem Grove with no powers can make you feel like an outsider. Regnaryn grew up with a family that did not look like her, act like her and had powers but her family loved her as if she was born into their pack. She was the last human to survive in her realm and it was unknown if she would ever have powers until one night her dreams became more of a reality. Her birth mother’s prophecy was starting to come true unbeknown to her.

Graeden is human and lives in distant lands with siblings who he feels all have worth and he has none. It’s when he decides to run away and soon gets captured and tormented does His and Ragnaryn’s worlds collide. Dreams become reality. For both of them. What were once childhood stories and myths Graeden will find are factual. Together the two will need to find a way to bridge their realitis and will find out they had more power than they ever dared to dream.

Now, I did enjoy the book. Dot Caffrey created a fantastical world I just wish I could remotely pronounce the names of the characters. The names are what drew me out of the reading because I was trying to sound out what each person's or town’s name was. I don’t mind having a big cast like this did and was able to remember who went with you but maybe give us nicknames or a few easy ones for those of us who just want to let a book wash over us without thinking.

It was an interesting concept of having animal like creatures mixed with human traits. The romance is sweet and kept Y.A. so this mom doesn’t have to worry about what my kid, or my nieces are reading. I loved the parallel between the older romance of the parents and the newly in love young ones. Very reminiscent of Much Ado About Nothing.

This book is great for  lazy weekend reading. Grab a drink, some cookies and dive in.

I was born and raised in New York, mostly on Long Island not “The City”. After high school, I moved to California and then did a three-year stint in the Navy before going to college and getting a Microbiology/Medical Technologist degree.
According to my Dad, I’ve been a storyteller from the time I began talking (which was at a very young age). But, it wasn’t until a few years ago that I decided to take my passion for writing and my love for all things magical or mythical seriously and set out to write fantasy novels.
When I’m not at my day job or writing, I enjoy creating and wearing costumes (cosplay), playing video games (though, I’m not very good at it) and watching NHL hockey and assorted other things many of which are merely time wasters. Of course, hanging out with my friends and my cats also pleasantly fills my time.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for being on the tour! This sounds like a well developed world and unique, too! Glad you liked it!