Awakening by Christy Dorrity

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Exciting, YA paranormal mystery

Awakening (Book One of The Geis) by Christy Dorrity

Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: September 16, 2013
Publisher: Mythic Studios
Pages: 300 pages
Source: Author Request
Reviewed By: Kate McMurry

Fans of paranormal YA will enjoy this unique tale rooted in Celtic mythology.

Though sixteen-year-old McKayla McCleery has multiple family members who claim to have magical talents, she doesn’t really believe them and views herself as a normal girl. There is nothing magical about the fact that she has friendships, enjoys ballet and Irish folk dance, and has a crush on a cute boy in her physics class. Then her eccentric Aunt Avril, who works as a psychic for the FBI, arrives in McKayla’s home town in pursuit of an evil, supernatural murderer–and every assumption McKayla previously held about her life is flipped upside down.

This YA novel is an exciting mashup of fantasy, action-adventure, and mystery, with a touch of romance thrown in for good measure. McKayla is an appealing heroine, and there are many intriguing subcharacters, most especially, McKayla’s colorful aunt. The forward motion of this story never lags, and the book as a whole is very well written.

I read this book in a Kindle edition, and it is professionally designed, formatted and edited.

I rate this novel as follows:

Heroine: 5

Subcharacters: 5

Action-Adventure Plot: 5

Mystery Plot: 5

Fantasy World-Building: 5

Writing: 5

Overall: 5

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author to enable me to read it so I could write a review.

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