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48 of 55 people found the following review helpful
on February 2, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I appreciate that this book was written for a young audience, but that's no excuse for the juvenile style and grammatical errors. The story could be a good one, but it needs some decent editorial work.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on May 21, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Awaken is the first novel in the Fated Saga Fantasy series. I as I read the story I couldn't help thinking that this reads like a teenager's first novel, which comes as no surprise since the author is a teenager. That being said, this is still an interesting story.

The first chapter does draw you in immediately. The contemporary writing style makes this easy to read, unlike some fantasy books that try to hard to be the next Tolkien. And I am glad that though this story focuses on two teenagers, it is not at all similar to Harry Potter.

The story focuses on Meghan and Colin, two 13-year-olds who are telepathically linked and twins. They live with their uncle and are always on the move. While camping they meet a gypsy named Jae, whom I hope we learn more about, and they have a friend named Sebastian. While learning more about the world around them, Colin comes across a magic book. I love the magic book; it's a talking book with an attitude. As the title suggests, after Colin receives the book he and Meghan suddenly learn that they have magic powers. This, naturally, makes them a target for the bad guys.

I did enjoy the story and will be reading he second book. My only suggestion to the author is to show the scenes. Don't just tell the story. This will help the reader really feel as though they are in it.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on December 19, 2012
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I felt like the entire book was a wind up to nothing. It's pretty clear where it's heading right from the introduction, but the book slogs along with petty, childish characters (I appreciate they are children, but it's sometimes hard to read) and right when the story revs up, it ends. I realize it's an effort to pull me into the next book, but when the first book was less than impressive it's a hard sale to make in the last 10 pages.
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29 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2011
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Rachael D'Aigle is an amazing author. The first book Awaken and the second book The Fated Saga, I could not stop reading it. I found it very captivating with very believable. It had all the contents of a good story, intrigue, hidden meanings, magic with some mystery and adventure! I believe this book is good as the Harry Potters books.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on July 16, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
the book was amazing the best book i have read on my kindle
i highly recomend it to anyone who is looking at my reveiw ,the other books in the saga are great too and am up to the fith and still loving them
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on May 9, 2011
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This book and the next 2 are just great wholsom enough for my grandchildren but interesting and fun for me. Keep writting Rachael D'Aigle as you have a great talent and I want to read more. These are unique while keeping me reading. Thank you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2013
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Awaken looked like a very intresting book when I read the summary. But reading it, I couldn't really get into it. The plot was a little all over the place and the back and forth conversation between characters left me confused. The author didn't seperate her character's point of view so I never really knew who was talking. While the interesting story line was there, the fact that it kept jumping around randomly made me want to read something else and not even bother. But I did finish it and despite all these negative points, it ended in an intresting way that made me want to buy the second book.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2013
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The Fated Saga Series is a fun read except you need to beware that when you get into them and purchase the volumes of this, no where does it even hint that you will get to the end of the series... The stories just drop in mid air so to speak... with a comment to look forward to future books. After reading 5 novels and then for it to just stop mid stream. Just doesn't seem right that then you sign up for e-mails for future purchases to complete...eventually the series. Amazon is a great in fact super place to get e-books. Just feels like the author should say this is going to be a continuing series...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I got about 14 pages in and couldn't stomach it anymore. Thirteen year old kids who don't use contractions? Nope. Not the book for me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 7, 2013
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I finished the book as I liked the potential, although I must have ended up with the apologised-for typos version. It is NOT a stand alone and it was as confusing and non-explanatory to me as it was to the heroes. I could have done with more explanation and less unnecessary detail. Some people like the book seller, and things like the moose, came and went yet I was not sure if they were important or not.
I personally need more than hints to entice me to buy the second books.
But I am sure there is a good story in there.
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