Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Awaken (New Bloods Trilogy #1) by Michelle Bryan

by Michelle Bryan

My rating: 4 stars

Series: New Bloods - Book 1
Publisher: Aelurus Publishing
Expected Release Date: Feb. 1st, 2017
Genre: YA Dystopian/ Urban Fantasy
Print Length: 232 pages
Available from: Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2jo2lHO

Tara is a teenager in a broken world, searching for answers…and a future.

The Shift has destroyed the world. All that remains is the harsh and unforgiving sand lands. Food is scarce; water even more so. And Tara has just discovered that she has been lied to her entire life. The world as she know it does not exist. She is not the ordinary girl she thought herself to be. Instead, she is one of a unique breed known as New Bloods, revered by some and hunted by others.

Tara is no stranger to hardship. But when her village is destroyed and the young people taken by the merciless Prezedant, she quickly learns how much of a fighter she really is.

Now she embarks on a quest to find what remains of her family, with a ragtag fellowship of allies at her side
Finn, an orphaned boy who has a devil-cat as a pet
Tater, the dwarf storytelling trader who seems to know more than he is willing to admit
Jax, a surly young man who seems to hate everything about Tara.

The journey will be long and dangerous. It will change her destiny…and perhaps change the world.

Join Tara in her journey…and discover the secret of The New Bloods!

 Awaken (New Bloods Trilogy #1) by Michelle Bryan
Awaken (New Bloods, #1)In a dystopian world where food is scarce, water is precious and the land is nothing but brutal and unforgiving sand, an eighteen-year-old girl witnesses the mass murder of her town and that her life has been one big lie. Only the children survived, kidnapped for the brutal dictator that rules their lands. And. It. Was. All Because. Of. Her. Tara discovers she is a rare being, a “New Blood,” with powers that could change the world and forge a new destiny for her.

First, she will rescue the children. Her journey will bring her new friends, new fears, and the explosive debut of her rising powers. She only has the words of the man who took her in as a guide to where she must travel and who she must see, but not why…

Michelle Bryan takes us on a quest with Tara and her unlikely companions in AWAKEN, a tale of loss, pain, determination and discovery as one girl leaves her tiny slice of the world and journeys through a huge world filled with the unknown and the terrifying ugliness she has been spared. Will Tara find her true heritage or will she become a puppet for a mad ruler who seeks eternal rule and the vast powers of a chosen few?

Tara’s character is often difficult to like with her bullheaded refusal to accept who she is, her need to be the “leader” and her inability to admit an error. Her speech is often peppered with vulgarities that became tedious, far more than the other characters. It is the addition of her traveling companions that create the flesh over the bones of this fantasy from the quirky dwarf to the sweet young boy who looks to her for his safety to the hard-headed teen who adds the muscle to their group. Now that the foundation is set, the action looks to have great potential.

I received this copy from Michelle Bryan in exchange for my honest review.

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