The thrills continue in Lori Adams’s addictive series of paranormal romance—the Soulkeepers—featuring the hottest love triangle in this life . . . or the next.
Sophia St. James has every reason to be happy: she survived the kiss of death from the seductive Demon Knight Dante and is free to be with Michael, her sexy Guardian Angel. She eagerly begins her Awakening to become a Spirit Walker and help lost souls cross over. But her training is fraught with setbacks, and Michael begs her to stop. The life of a Spirit Walker is far too dangerous, and he won’t be able to protect her.
Then Dante returns, threatening to drag Sophia to Hell so they can finally be together. Terrified of losing everything she has worked for, Sophia turns the tables on Dante, luring him into a deception that may get them both killed. The stakes climb even higher when Dante’s ally, Wolfgang, emerges from Hell with one order: kill Sophia. Will Michael once again be Sophia’s saving grace or will the Awakening give her the power she needs to save herself?
Since the ending of Forbidden, I had been impatiently waiting to get my hands on the next installment of this series. Awaken begins where Forbidden ended, and I was sucked back into this world from the first few pages. It is packed with action and numerous twists and turns. I was not bored for a moment. There is a great balance of action and emotional angst. Despite the intensity, there is a plenty of light hearted humor that I adored.
By all appearances, it was a college dorm — if Battlestar Galactica had exploded insides of Horgwarts.
While most of the book is told from Sophia’s POV, there are a few chapters that feature Michael and Dante. It was nice to see their thoughts and actions, as both are complex characters. As with all YA stories, they were moments I wanted to throw up your hands and yell. Sophia and Michael have moments of self absorption and reacting on impulses. However, I loved seeing them together and interacting with one another.
“There is no great promise than our love. It is not complicated, Sophia.”
There are so many questions about Micheal’s behaviors that I hope will be answered in the final book. While I am still very much “Team Michael”, I found myself really empathizing with Dante. It would be easier if I could just hate him, but this book made that impossible for me. He has an endearing personality that will resonate with YA readers. I will warn you there is an intense cliffhanger. I can not wait to see what the next book will hold for Michael, Sophia, and Dante. This series is refreshing change from previous angel books. I RECOMMEND this series to any YA/Paranormal fan. ~ Rebecca
“Never apologize for what you do not know. It’s called an Awakening for a reason.”
Lori Adams is the author of the Soulkeepers series: Forbidden, Awaken, and Unforgiven. She wrote her first book—about scary sharks—at the age of eight. Now she writes New Adult, young adult, and middle-grade fiction. Originally from Oklahoma, Adams lives in Southern California with her husband and two daughters.