Awakening (The Geis, #1) by Christy Dorrity

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A little magic has always run in sixteen-year-old McKayla McCleery's family—at least that’s what she’s been told. McKayla’s eccentric Aunt Avril travels the world as a psychic for the FBI, and her mother can make amazing delicacies out of the most basic of ingredients. But McKayla doesn't think for a second that the magic is real—it’s just good storytelling. Besides, McKayla doesn’t need magic. She recently moved to beautiful Star Valley, Wyoming, and already she has a best friend, a solo in her upcoming ballet recital—and the gorgeous guy in her physics class keeps looking her way.

When an unexpected fascination with Irish dance leads McKayla to seek instruction from the mute, crippled janitor at her high school, she learns that her family is not the only one with unexplained abilities.

After Aunt Avril comes to Star Valley in pursuit of a supernatural killer, people begin disappearing, and the lives of those McKayla holds most dear are threatened. When the janitor reveals that an ancient curse, known as a geis, has awakened deadly powers that defy explanation, McKayla is forced to come to terms with what is real and what is fantasy.

A thrilling debut novel based in Celtic mythology, Awakening is a gripping young adult fantasy rife with magic, romance, and mystery.

Title : Awakening (The Geis, #1)
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ISBN : 1940427029
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 325 pages


Kelli rated it ★★★★★

April 03, 2016 Christy Dorrity's Awakening is at least the third book/series that I have read that involves the Tuatha de Danaan. However, this book is completely different from all of the others! This book, the debut story from Christy Dorrity, is a great story. I don't u...

Jen (Feffer) rated it ★★★☆☆

August 10, 2016

I have to be honest: as eager as I am to read books written by friends of friends, it always makes me a little nervous. Will it be any good? Will I have to force myself to finish? Will I have to find something nice to say about it so my friend doesn’t feel bad for asking me to read it? I was so th...

Holly rated it ★★★★★

September 30, 2013

This book has a little something of everything: romance, fantasy, suspense, and a fresh plot that kept me turning pages. I love reading books in the season they are set in, so this was the perfect kickoff Fall read. The characters are loveable and unique. I would have enjoyed a bit more romance,...

Christy rated it ★★★★★

November 08, 2013

I hope you love it!

Lori rated it ★★★★☆

September 27, 2013

Take one dancer who dances with emotion (literally), a mute janitor from a world of music, a lizard who is invisible (unless he lets you see him), a kooky aunt who hears voices and sees things that aren't there (except they are), a mother with magical cooking who doesn't approve of magic, a reall...

Vanessa rated it ★★★☆☆

January 26, 2015

McKayla's aunt Avril has always been a little odd. She travels the world as a psychic for the FBI, to the chagrin of McKayla's mother, who doesn't like it when she talks magic with her daughters. Now, Avril is visiting Sun Valley in small town Idaho where McKayla and her family live in order to i...

A Book Vacation rated it ★★★☆☆

October 20, 2013

3.5 stars To see my full review: This story had a very interesting premise, mixing magic, Irish dance, an alternate universe, and a curse unlike any other in order to set the stage for the events that unfold within Awakening. McKayla is a great female lead, w...

Shannon rated it ★★★★☆

August 18, 2013

I really enjoyed this one. The author used Irish dancing as a doorway into the broader world of Celtic mythology, which I loved. She also obviously knew her setting very well. The quirky Aunt Avril made me happy. I love characters that are quirky without being over-the-top. I also love the scene w...

Sheila rated it ★★★★☆

October 04, 2013

First off, I just loved the cover the first time I looked at it. It truly grabs your attention! Christy’s husband designed it and he did a fabulous job. Awakening has a fantastic lead character in McKayla. She is a very bright and bold character. Her love of dance in this novel is almost contagiou...

Jennifer rated it ★★★★☆

September 11, 2013

I enjoyed this book, but for me, it seems more appealing to a teen or middle school reader. I read a lot of YA, and felt this did not reach me as an adult. That is not a criticism, as this is the intended audience. I would have adored this book when I was younger. I really liked that MacKayla is a...

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