Review: Seraphina's Awakening by Sheena Hutchinson

Seraphina's Awakening by Sheena Hutchinson

(I received a free eBook from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.)

For as long as she can remember, Seraphina Cross has experienced these visions that made her feel like there was more to life. It wasn’t until one moment, one accident that her life changed forever.

She awakens the next day a new person in more ways than one. With no recollection of past night’s events, she’s forced to adapt to certain sensations she is experiencing all while trying to piece together what exactly happened to her that fateful night.

Her strange, hectic life doesn’t seem to make sense until she meets a handsome stranger. Only then does the puzzle finally piece itself together. What she doesn’t expect is the new powers she has developed attracting all kinds of unwanted attention.

Thrown into a world she never truly believed existed she is forced to come to grips with who she is becoming while staying out of trouble long enough to figure out what needs to be done to fulfill her destiny.

Seraphina Cross was an interesting character to read about albeit being something of a cliched heroine; the good girl, the 'different' one, the girl with the visions. I saw in many reviews that people were surprised and shocked that she was still living with her parents at the age of 25. It wasn't shocking to me considering that's pretty normal in India, where I live. I personally enjoyed the friendship between Seraphina and Amanda. There is such a lack of good female friendships in books these days and this duo were a cute and fun pair of friends.

Nathaniel came off as a pretty believable angel. His character development is slightly fast but not rushed and therefore didn't seem awkward or unbelievable despite his story arc being slightly predictable. He is quite the hunk with the mysterious background.

Jack is a character I really liked. His story arc wasn't something I was expecting and that truly surprised me.

This is the second story I'm reading that deals with angels. My first experience was definitely not good but Seraphina's Awakening makes me want to pick up more Angel books. A part of the plot was predictable but the overall mystery of the story remained till the very end. The first book in the series leaves readers with an air of mystery and many questions in their head. The question 'Who is Seraphina exactly' comes up at the very beginning and while we are given clues and ideas throughout the book, the question is still not answered at the end. Cannot wait to find out the answers in the next book!

The writing was pretty immersive and I enjoyed the dialogue a lot; especially the conversations between Sera and Amanda. While there were certain grammatical errors, I found the book to be quite well written. Sera's dreams are described with a lot of detail and I enjoyed reading about them.

- The Characters
- The main plot
- The writing (for the most part)

- The predictable parts of the plot
- The writing errors
- The love triangle (It felt a little forced)

A solid read if you enjoy stories that deal with Angels and Demons. The plot gives an air of mystery and the novel is quite well written.

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