Awakening by Catrina Burgess

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Read Awakening Online Free - In Awakening, the first installment in the Dark Rituals series, a former healer turns to the Death Arts to seek revenge. Seventeen-year-old Colina was born a healer. But after a horrific event forces her to leave her clan, she becomes desperate to learn the dark magic of the death dealers, mages who draw their power from the spirits of the dead. Colina was taught to fear and hate death dealers, but becoming one of them is the only way for her to get the revenge she seeks-and the only way for her to survive. Colina asks a young death dealer named Luke to help her, but he's reluctant to train her in the Death Arts. Little does she know convincing him to teach her will be the easiest part of her journey. To become a death dealer, Colina will need to undergo three dark rituals, each more terrifying than the last. At the same time, she'll have to deal with her growing feelings for her mentor. Too bad the first ritual involves him strangling her to death. As Colina undergoes the trials, she discovers an untapped darkness within herself. If she survives the horrific rituals and gains dark power, what will she become? Catrina Burgess' Dark Rituals series originally appeared on Wattpad with over three million reads. Awakening is the first book of four and was named Wattpad's Best Suspense Story of 2014.

Title : Awakening
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ISBN : 1633700887
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 332 pages


Sarah rated it ★★★☆☆

October 03, 2015

(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Full Fathom Five and NetGalley.) “Whatever it takes,” I vowed. This was an okay story, but the pace was a bit slow. Colina started off as an understandable character; she’d lost her family, she was grievi...

Amanda rated it ★★★★★

March 02, 2014

A paranormal story unlike any other. If you are looking for an original plot look no further. Awakening is a story filled with the need for revenge and a character who takes an ugly path in order to survive and avenge the deaths of loved ones. Filled with so many unexpected twists and unbearable...

Katie ® rated it ★★★★☆

June 06, 2014

I was given this book to read for an honest review. Wow, so where do I begin... Well let me begin this by saying that I have always stayed clear of books like Awakening. The reason why is because demons, the dead, ouija boards, possessions and anything having to do with conversing with the dead,...

Online Eccentric Librarian rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 29, 2015

More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog Around 11% into Awakening, I knew this was not going to be the book for me. The pace is easy to follow, story fairly straightforward, but the writing very problematic. For anyone who reads many books, substandard plotting...

Hannah rated it ★★★★☆

April 18, 2014

I have received this copy free, In exchange for a honest review I loved this, the romance, the powerful magic, the heroism and the revenge all mixed wonderfully, I really liked Luke, he is the perfect book crush, he is definitely going on my Ficional boyfriends list :). Though I did have few probl...

Jade rated it ★★★★☆

July 03, 2015

I received a copy from the author exchange for a review Revenge, Romance, Magic, Death, Rituals, Action, Supernatural, Adventure. Colina desperately seeks to become a Death Dealer, she will do anything, pay anything to become one. Her revenge will be achieved no matter the cost but what will sh...

khulhet24 rated it ★★★★★

February 16, 2014

I got this book in exchange of an honest review Awakening is about the journey of Colina, a healer who witnessed the death of her family and now is searching for revenge. Being a healer has no match for the murderers so she went to Luke, a young death dealer, and ask him to train her to become a d...

Polo rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 01, 2015

Great potential but I did not make it past the first couple of chapters. Why? Because all of a sudden I come across the use of the word 'Gypsy' - considered by many Romany people and others to be a slur - and not only that, but it was in the context of an amoral group of money-grabbing magic peop...

Trisha rated it ★★★★☆

March 24, 2014

what an amazing and fun read. The inside is JUST as good as the outside. In the first chapter, you instantly are introduced to Darla, Luke and Colina. From there, the action and adventure are on! You get to know healers and dark wizards - and how those each wield their power. By and large the creep...

Abbie rated it ★★★☆☆

October 03, 2015

(I received a copy from Netgalley, In exchange for an honest review.) I felt quite sorry for the main character in this at the start, but I wasn't a huge fan of her. Unfortunately, as the book progressed, I liked her less and less. This wasn't a bad read, but it did feel rather long. It dragged a...

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