Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tour/Review ~ Betrayed by Ednah Walters

Welcome to our stop on the Betrayed tour by Ednah Walters. Brought to you by Forbidden Passions Reviews. Here, in our little corner of the blogosphere, you can read our review, a little about Ednah, watch the trailer for Awakened (prequel to Betrayed) and enter to win great prizes including, books, tee shirts and even a Kindle Fire! 

Lil isn't just an average teenager. She's one of the Nephilim--the descendants of humans and angels--which gives her some serious psi skills and a mission for redemption. Just when Lil thinks she's found a balance between her normal life with human friends and her training to become a Guardian, she's warned that someone close to her will betray her.
When the boy she loves starts acting strangely and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability, Lil begins to realize that someone is manipulating the people she loves... and won't stop until she's been lured to the dark side.

  My Review

Betrayed.... I really did not think I would like this book.  I normally steer clear of YA books, but Betrayed has made me rethink my preferences.
Betrayed is book two in a series called the guardian legacy. I started reading betrayed and really liked it, but there was a lot going on that I did not understand.  So I put it down and went online and purchased Awakened (book 1) and read it (omg! great book).  After reading book one, book two really started to come alive for me.  I must say I really got into the story.  The book just flowed for me from one page to the next.  One of the things that I loved most about the book is that it really kept me on my toes.  Every time I thought I had things figured out the author would surprise me again and again. I must say that the ending really threw me for a loop,I so did not see that coming!  I really can't go into more detail about the book without giving it away. This is a book that I would definitely recommend to a friend.  I can’t wait for book three to come out. 

Great Book!

A little about Ednah                                        (Taken from her website)

Writing about myself is not as easy as penning a saga about fictitious characters.  Where to start?  What to add?  What to leave out?  Don't want to bore you with stories of my childhood...when I walked, got potty-trained, talked...so I'll start with the more interesting stuff.
I started making up fairytale stories before I could write, even wrote a play which was performed by my class in high school, but I didn't complete my first story until I finished my PhD in chemistry and decided to be a stay-at-home mother. The first books I wrote were picture books about the adventures of a little lion called Little Leo and his pet Cockatoo.  My kids got a kick out of hearing me read them out aloud.  Then I moved to mid-grade chapter books.  Their favorite was Goldilocks before the Three Bears.  Then I tried my hand at contemporary romance and romantic suspense. That didn't go so well and besides, I couldn't read them to my children.
And the little munchkins grew and became teens and moody and impossible to please...digressing again.  As teens. my babies wanted to read teen books. Vampires and werewolves were in.  A professor of mine once told me that you can either be the first or the best at what you do.  I wasn't too keen on jumping on the vampire/werewolf bandwagon, so being first was out.  And I couldn't see myself being the best, self-taught writer that I am.  So I decided to write something different--the fallen angels. 
The idea for Awakened (originally named The Awakening) rose from the inner recesses of my mind after I came across the stories of kris/keris daggers. All I knew was that the weapon had to be at the center of my story. Soon the characters formed in my head and wouldn't leave me alone, especially an orphaned girl named Lil.
Finding a home for Awakened wasn't easy.  Books about fallen angels by other authors hit the shelves while I was still trying to find an agent and an editor willing to take a chance on me.
Like most of my stories, Awakened is full of romance, mystery and adventure. I believe in the power of love, and that's why I spice up my stories with romance. 
I live in picturesque valley in northern Utah with my husband, five children and two cats.

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