by Tish ThawerPublished by: Amber Leaf Publishing Publish Date: November 6, 2012 Genre: Paranormal Romance Series: Ovialell #1 Source: E-ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review Heather’s Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Blurb from Goodreads:
Please note: This is an ADULT PNR which contains explicit sex scenes! You’ve been warned!
To claim her destiny, Aryiah must die…but dying’s just the beginning.
After waking from a dream where all she remembers is the word Wicca, Aryiah is determined to re-educate herself with this magical religion of her youth.
When a gorgeous man materializes in her living room, vampires start knocking on her door, and books literally start to glow, she soon realizes this dream was just the beginning of a nightmare.
Aryiah has been triggered to become one of The Witches, a coven charged with protecting the citizens of Ovialell with their magick and healing abilities. The only catch? In order to take her place with The Witches, Aryiah will have to die.
Book Savvy Babe’s Review:
It took me awhile to get into the world and the characters in Aradia Awakens. However, once I began to understand the characters and the world, I became intrigued with the setting and story line and find myself looking forward to the next installment in the Ovialell series.
The story of Aradia Awakens begins with a woman, Aryiah who begins have some odd experiences. One of these odd experiences is a hot man appearing in her living room and telling her that she is a witch and it was time to take her rightful place. To complicate matters, Aryiah has a memory block keeping her from fully understanding her situation, her attraction to Damarius keeps heating up, and a vampire is seeking out new witches to kill them. Aryiah must learn and accept her destiny and help protect a people from the dark forces rising.
I really, really like the world of Ovialell. The world is unique, complex, and full of all sorts of paranormal species. There are werewolves, vampires, amazons, Goddesses, there are so many interesting elements to the world. However, it took me awhile to understand the world and Aryiah’s situation. I was confused and felt a little lost at times. I felt that some of the transitions and world-building could have been smoother.
I like Aryiah’s character, she was often very confused by all the changes in her life, but she managed those changes well. Her relationship with Damarius is hot, and I felt the chemistry between them. The more Aryiah learned about the other world of Ovialell, the more intriguing the story became for me. The magic and setting are unique. Now that the foundations for the world have been laid, I am looking forward to the next installment in the series. I am looking forward to seeing how Aryiah grows in her new role as a witch and her place in her new world.