Sunday, May 22, 2016

Jade's Awakening by Isabelle Hardesty

Jade's Awakening
by Isabelle Hardesty

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Delacourt Saga - Book 1
Publication Date: May 24, 2016
Publisher: Isabelle Hardesty
Genre: Fantasy
Print Length: 80 pages
Available from: Amazon

What would you do if you had only one pill left? One pill that could stop you from becoming a supernatural. Jade Delacourt has that pill and wants to avoid the chaos and fear that her recent supernatural powers have brought upon her and her family.

On the night of her eighteenth birthday, Jade is about to become something she is afraid of. The full moon beckons her half shapeshifter and half fairy blood while she is at a cosplay convention. A meeting with two supernatural guides catapults her into a dangerous world where she faces an evil that wants her dead.

Jade endures her first painful shapeshifting and transforms into a mythical creature, then takes flight in the Atlanta skyline alit by a full Harvest moon.

Within 48 hours she finds herself grieving for the death of someone close to her and searching for another who has been kidnapped. Torn between two, does Jade fall for the right guy? Will he stand by her side or betray her? Will Jade be caught by the evil that chases her?
Jade's Awakening by Isabelle Hardesty

Jade's AwakeningFor many teens, hitting the Big Eighteen isn’t scary or unwelcome, but for Jade Delacourt, she will undergo a change that, for her is a nightmare all of its own. She is about to experience “The Change” and her half shifter/half fairy ancestry is about to go full-court press on her.

When she meets two hot and helpful, yet slightly mysterious supernaturals who are going to help her with her “issues,” she discovers that she is entering into a world of dark secrets, personal agendas and danger. Not everyone thinks a “half-breed” is something to be amazed about, there are those who do not want the bloodlines tainted and by eliminating her, there will be once blight on the world.

Happy Birthday to her. Jade finds that with age, wisdom doesn’t necessarily apply when it comes to the heart and if her heart chooses the wrong supernatural, she could be signing her death warrant…and it was so cool shifting into a dragon, too.

Jade’s Awakening by Isabella Hardesty is the first novella in the Delacourt Saga and I think you’ll find Ms. Hardesty’s style, upbeat with moments of attitude and snark from Jade a she comes of age in a magical way. A little mystery, a lot of action, a few shiftings and fairies that are not the little sparkly, gossamer winged creatures we think of! A quick read packed with “story” from an author to put at the top of the Hidden Gem pile!

I WON this copy from Isabelle Hardesty! (But that isn't why I liked it so much, although I do love the Dragon Necklace a lot, too!)


  1. Sounds like a fascinating YA book with a lot of unique characterization.