If the cover of Ednah Walters’ Awakened ((first in The Guardian Legacy series) doesn’t grab you, her strong characters and evocative writing will. Awakened is the story of Lil Falcon an extraordinary sixteen year old girl. She is far from your typical teen. After her sixteenth birthday Lil begins to hear “spirits.” She attributes this to her Gypsy heritage, until one day she meets one of the “spirits” face to face. After meeting Bran, Lil learns that she is only half human. She is a Guardian – a being with strong supernatural powers charged with protecting humans and fighting the demons that would harm them. Throw in a strong attraction to Bran and you have the makings of hit series young girls will clamor to read.
This book has it all: the struggle of a new girl to find her place in yet another new school, the difficulties of dealing with a changing body, young love, and good vs. evil. Walters creates well rounded, well thought out characters. Even the fully human characters are interesting. Lil is a strong female character with a healthy dose of both fearlessness and courage. I know several young teen girls who will just love this series. Personally, I can’t wait for the next book in the series.