(EBOOK/PDF) [We Awaken] ´ Calista Lynne


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So More things to consider I think t This wasn t bad but I m kinda lad to be done with it Victoria and Ashlinn are incredibly cute together and it s reat to see a protagonist o from feeling broken to being confident in her asexuality but wow do I wish I did not have to o through so much ace antagonism to et a happy ending This includes constant dismissal and hate from Victoria s best friend it shifts into i cannot possibly understand this weirdness but whatever if it makes you happy towards the very end and another antagonist tw for sexual assault in the spoiler tagview spoilerforcing Victoria and Ashlinn to witness Victoria assaulting Ashlinn in the dream state hide spoiler My video review can be found here was sent an arc to review from the author I want to thank Calista Lynne for the wonderful opportunity to review her debut novel All thoughts and opinions are my own The artistic prose Lynne paints with introduces us to a female sandwoman Ashlinn who shows us the beauty in dreams as well as the beauty life has offer Our main protagonist Victoria has recently experienced a traumatic life altering event While working through that preparing for college she also struggles with her sexual identity Ashlinn explains that she identifies as asexual and has Victoria look up what that means This techniue seems like info dumping for the reader but at the same time it s important to understand this sexuality outside of the narrative as well I felt it was very informative and now I understand than I ever did when looking it up on my own This being the first book I ve read with an asexual protagonist makes me realize how much representation is needed in all enres Some friends have recently identified as asexual and said that if they had resources like this when they were rowing up they would have been able to understand themselves better This book reinforces the fact that everyone deserves a chance to be understood and everyone looks for love in their own ways but that we are all deserving of the love we desire Calista Lynne s writing is breath taking and addictive Each chapter and scene feels like viewing the next arrangement in an art show They are all cohesive but most of all meaningful and thought provoking I enjoyed the fast paced plot line as well as several of the characters Victoria as a character wasn t my favorite because there were several decisions that she made that were really selfish but at the same time she was very relatable The dream seuences were beautiful and I want Ashlinn to visit and paint through my dreams This book reminded me of Scott Westerfeld s Afterworlds in the sense that the reader is diving into the dream world of the character and the Ff romance is swoon worthy I loved the dream world and magic in this book It was a really interesting concept I thought the education of asexuality by an asexual character to another non identified asexual character was a The GI Bride great way to open up this dialogue andet the reader understanding that education on all sexualities is something that should be learned by all Finished reading June 27th 2016 You know your sexuality isn t set in stone There are things than just ay or straight A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Harmony Ink Press in exchange for an honest review Thank you view spoilerI was immediately intrigued when I first saw the cover and read the blurb so when I was able to et a review copy at Netgalley I decided to read We Awaken straight away This novel by Calista Lynne has the promise of a realistic fiction story with a paranormal touch and main characters exploring their asexuality Especially the last part caught my attention since asexuality isn t something that has been written about often in YA novels as far as I am aware And I think this interesting topic is probably the strongest feature of We Awaken because I found the other elements kind of lacking The story had a fast pace the prose was easy to read and I liked the descriptions of the dream world in the beginning I also liked the eneral idea behind the plot but I wish there would have been focus on the after effects of the accident and the dream world itself and less on the romantic scenes Because if I have to be honest the romantic elements are what most bothered me about this story First of all the relationship between Victoria and Ashlinn felt too much like insta love their relationship evolved so uickly that it just wasn t credible any especially for a confused teenage irl who hasn t had any previous experience with love The romantic babbling between the two definitely made me enjoy this story a lot less and the scenes mostly felt awkward forced and unnatural The exploration of asexuality is actually uite well done but I felt it was kind of buried under the other romantic scenesdialogues I probably would have liked the story a lot better if there would have been a better balance between the actual plot and romance scenes because both Victoria s life and the idea of two creatures creating dreams and nightmares sound truly intriguingAfter her father died in a car accident last year and the same accident left her brother in a coma Victoria "Dinham feels like she doesn t have much left to look forward to The only thing that keeps her "feels like she doesn t have much left to look forward to The only thing that keeps her is her dream of being accepted into the Manhattan Dance Conservatory But then just before the audition in New York an otherworldly irl named Ashlinn visits Victoria in her dream with a message from her comatose brother claiming the two are friends Ashlinn has the task of creating pleasant dreams for humans while her counterpart creates nightmares And soon Victoria finds herself looking forward and to her dreams with Ashlinn In Victoria s mind the two are starting to become close and she is finally able to understand herself and her sexuality better with the HELP OF THE ASEXUAL ASHLINN AND of the asexual Ashlinn And when Victoria needs Ashlinn s help outside the realm of dreams she suddenly appears in front of Victoria in human form But aren t dreams too ood to supposed to last foreverThere is no doubt that the eneral idea behind the plot of We Awaken is very interesting and I really liked the fact that it incorporates a topic that you don t come across often in YA fiction novels asexuality Like I said before that is probably the strongest feature of We Awaken because unfortunately the story itself didn t live up to my expectations There was so much focus on the romance scenes story itself didn t live up to my expectations There was so much focus on the romance scenes the balance with the main plot was lost and the romance itself felt mostly unnatural not really credible and awkward The pace is fast though and romance fans might still really enjoy this read hide spoiler. M to help Victoria make it to her dance audition They take the opportunity to explore New York City their feelings for each other and the nature of their shared asexuality But like any dream it’s too ood to last Ashlinn must shrug off her human uise and resume her duties creating pleasant nighttime visions or all of humanity will pay the pric. .
We AwakenVer like many other people here But the description also sounded very interesting and since I really love dreaming and also to read about the state of dreaming I thought this book would be a reat ideaThe A Shark Never Sleeps: Wheeling and Dealing with the NFL's Most Ruthless Agent good things about it were not only the cover but also the beautiful language Sometimes it was even kind of philosophical and truly evocative It was easy to picture the surroundings and you could relate to the feelings of the characters as well Therefore it was a really enjoyable readBut I had a problem with the plot line I always had the feeling that there is something missing and thus the story seemed incomplete For example there was a character called Semira who was responsible for people having nightmares And it looked like she was an important person of the story but apparently she just happened to be there and the readerot no background information or anything else about her Another thing that bothered me was the weak world building I thought it was a pretty My Jihad: The True Story of An American Mujahid's Amazing Journey from Usama Bin Laden's Training Camps to Counterterrorism with the FBI and CIA great idea to write about a relationship between a normal human being and a fantasy figure who s job it is to create positive dreams but I never understood how this person was able to jump so easily between the two worlds the real one and the dream world There were so many unanswered uestions and I was really disappointed not to learn anything else at the endThere is one little thing left which I would like to address Of course this book handles the topic asexuality and how to deal with it very well but the story was not only about asexuality but also about dreams I don t know if the author didn t inform herself well enough about dreaming ineneral or if she did this on purpose but the way dreams were portrayed in the book was a bit weird Based on the story of this book it would be possible for everyone to remember every dream and also to control it Thus every dream in this book seemed to be a lucid dream and this is not only very unlikely but I found it also a little sad because otherwise the plot wouldn t have been so fast paced and the book wouldn t have been so short I am aware of the fact that this was a work of fiction and also fantasy but it is just something to consider if the author decides to write a seuel to this story Things I loved about this book The main character and the main character s love interest are both asexual The cover There are excellent explanations of asexuality without it feeling like an infodump The dream elements of the story were fascinatingThings I was confused about with this book How old Victoria s brother was supposed to be I mean he s her YOUNGER brother so he s 17 at the oldest And a lot of the time it read like he was meant to be 14 16 But at other times it seemed like he was 7 or 8 So basically any time he was discussed I was trying to work out how old he was and failing constantly Why there were so many random side plots Likewhy was there the whole ballet audition side plot when we never find out the outcome Why was there the The Book of Leviathan going with Ellie toet a tattoo side plot Why was there the Nine Ghosts go to Ellie s for a sleepover side plot Considering the book is less than 180 pages all of these felt like they distracted from the main story and made it feel slightly undeveloped Seriously why the hell was this so short It could easily have been doubled in length and the dreaming stuff the romance the friendships the comatose brother and the ballet side of things could all have been fleshed out in much depth Things I wasn t really a fan of The romance Don tet me wrong I LOVE that it s a FF relationship between two asexual characters I love that there s no pressure wrong I LOVE that it s a FF relationship between two asexual characters I love that there s no pressure take things further that Ashlinn wants Victoria to find out what she likes and what she doesn t like in her own time BUT The book was so short that it felt very much like instalove And Victoria Las Maravillosas Obras de Dios: Historias B�blicas Para La Familia goes from Oh shit Iuess I m asexual to Ew kissing is شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى gross to We should shower together so I can wash your naked body in the space of about 10 20 pages andit felt too fast Ellie Yes her reaction to Victoria s asexuality is realistic But I m not entirely convinced that any teenageirl would The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) go Oh my best friend has airlfriend now COOL I CAN TELL THE STORY ABOUT THIS GUY I SLEPT WITH WHO HAD WEIRD KINKS INVOLVING KNIVES Um Nooooo Keep that shit to yourself irl Especially when you re telling the story to two people who ve LITERALLY JUST TOLD YOU THEY RE ASEXUAL So yeah I loved the diversity I really enjoyed the fantasy elements to the story And I liked the writing But I suspect I would have enjoyed it MUCH if it had been a 300 page book rather than a 173 page book First of all just look at that beautiful cover and how orgeous it would look just sitting on your shelf look at that beautiful cover and how Arabian Challenge gorgeous it would look just sitting on your shelfot an e ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review and when I heard that this book was a fantasy with asexual characters and something about the dream world I couldn t resist reading it right away And it wasn t that long so didn t take me much time either Now as to what I think about this book my thoughts are conflicted So I m just oing to lay it all out for you Positive points I like the main character Victoria and how she s written a little confused and self conscious She isn t that open or fun loving but considering her father died and brother is in a coma it s acceptable Also she s a ballerina and trying to discover her sexuality I think I ve never read a book about asexuals I didn t even know that was a thing before It s a uniue concept that adds to the charm of the book Ellie is my absolute fav She s outgoing kinda crazy best friend who speaks her mind And so what if she didn t understand asexuality at first I didn t either Negative points Unanswered uestions and not so well built world The dreamworld and the concept of having two people responsible for making dreams and nightmares seems fine But they re are too many missing pieces that weren t explained Like how can Ashlin spend time in Victoria s dream and still be creating dreams for others How is she at so many places at the same time I mean the answer s obvious magic But I hate how that topic didn t even come up in the book And why did she pick Victoria out of all the people to be with Victoria s reasons for being with Ashlin seem understandable but we don t know anything about why Ashlin s doing all this Why the hell isn t there to this book It Seems Like A Contemporary like a contemporary a fantasy novel because of such a weak world building And if this book was really a contemporary novel just make Ashlin a real person and remove the dreamworld it would have been so amazing A contemporary book about an asexual Ballerina discovering love Now doesn t that sound perfect But that just ain Atose brother Ashlinn is tasked with conjuring pleasant dreams for humans and through the course of their nightly meetings in Victoria’s mind the two become close Ashlinn also helps Victoria understand asexuality and realize that she too is asexual But then Victoria needs Ashlinn’s aid outside the realm of dreams and Ashlinn assumes human for.

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The cover of this books is so so beautiful and I m happy to say that everything inside of this book is beautiful too If you re looking for a book to help your understanding of asexuality or would like to broaden your mind you NEED to pick this book up Calista Lynne writes this story in a reat easy way to help the reader understand asexuality and her writing is amazing It s the kind of book you can read in one sitting The writing is easy and poetic at the same time making it a reat page turning book that you ll never want to put down Although I liked the characters I didn t manage to et attached to any of them The romance fell a little flat to me too The book is small and I understand that there isn t a lot of pages to dedicate to building up the relationship between the two main characters Ashlinn and Victoria but I found that some parts of this book had too much detail and others not enough In this case their relationship H I was interested in this book because of the orgeous cover but mostly because it focus on something that s not really portrayed or even talked about in any media asexuality I read this book very uickly which means I was definitely entertained the writing is beautiful and overall this novel is a really nice read unfortunately although there were many ood pointsmoments in this book I can t say I really cared for the plot I feel like it needed a few pages to really have some depth some scenes could be added and little plot points would seem much realistic everything the romance the protagonist career interests and her family problems seemed rushed and I don t really see the point for thateven so this is a American Literature Student Text great first book and I can see a lot of potential in it I would also definitely recommend it to anyone interested in learning about asexuality there s a lot ofood and valuable info about itfull review here As someone who falls under the ace spectrum I was really looking forward to reading this book Unfortunately I was left disappointed Great asexual representation and explicitly explains what asexuality is through the lens of the protagonist who is asexual Beautiful dreamlike writing befitting of the stories tone and themes Despite its very short length the overarching story was very very lacking and boring It was difficult to feel invested in the story and the characters My advice read for the representation or to understand asexuality better but don t expect a riveting story Originally posted on Bookshelves Paperbacks I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review Thank you to the author and the publisher for allowing me this opportunity to read it in advanceCalista Lynne s We Awaken follows the story of Victoria Dinham who is still very much struggling to deal with the aftermath of the accident that took the life of her father and put her brother in a coma a year ago Things Cheyenne: A Sweet Historical Romance get a little strange when Victoria is paid a visit in her dreams by Ashlinn who claims to have a message from her comatose brother Victoria finds herself drawn to this dreamirl and finds that their nightly meetings are what she looks forward to most As the two The Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems girlsrow close Ashlinn helps Victoria realize that she is asexual and ives her the much needed support and knowledge to deal with this revelation about her sexuality We Awaken exists in a literary world where asexuality is largely ignored in this way Calista Lynne has written an incredibly important novel about a community which is severely underrepresented in literature I have very conflicting feelings about this novel but I m sure of one thing if you are not aware of what asexuality is and want to know this novel is an accurate while entertaining means to et this information In some places it almost read like an Asexuality 101 textbook and while the integration felt a little clunky in the larger context of the story it did the job I now feel like I have a tentative rasp on the basics of asexuality and can maybe even explain it to someone who Is Completely UnfamiliarI Used completely unfamiliarI used word textbook above but I have who is completely unfamiliarI used the word textbook above but I have point completely unfamiliarI used the word textbook above but I have to point that unlike textbooks We Awaken is beautifully written Lynne s writing is the perfect midpoint between being too simplistic and too flowery the result is a novel that is both fast paced entertaining and can offer beautiful language as wellBut alas the writing techniue and the subject matter are perhaps the only things that worked Before oing into this novel I was under the impression that Victoria s asexuality would seamlessly integrate into a novel about loss family and love But in truth her asexuality is largely at the forefront which in itself is not a negative at all What is a negative is that there was so much Girl on the Verge going on her father s death and her brother s coma was largely brushed aside when Ashlinn came into the picture so much so that when the topic of them was brought up here and there I uestioned itsenuineness We Awaken is an amalgamation of contemporary and paranormal half reads like one Women and Alcohol in a Highland Maya Town: Water of Hope, Water of Sorrow Revised Edition genre half reads like the other Again I did not think the two complemented each other While in the paranormal areas the issues of the contemporary world were largely forgotten and vice versa Sometimes I felt as if I was reading two different books instead of one cohesive well balanced storyWhich brings me to the topic of pacing Now We Awaken is a very short novel Goodreads tells me that the page count is 180 pages But 180 pages is still aood number to tell a story with all the details that matter Lynne chose to focus on the scenes that felt rather unimportant considering all that was The Quickie (Sexy and Short Erotica Story) going on in Victoria s life These scenes could have been eliminated to make way for heartfelt scenes between Ashlinn and Victora build up because I felt that their romance was rushed and very insta lovey More time could have been spent on Victoria dealing with her family And time could be spent on an issue dealing with mental illness that was tossed aside as a plot point I cannot say for the risk of spoilersBut despite my problems with the storytelling aspect of the novel I do think that this is a book worthy of being read if not only for the subject matter it deals with It was perfectly enjoyable while alsoiving its readers some much needed truths so I would still recommend it to readers especially those who look further than entertainment and look to learn something concrete from what they readBook Blog Twitter Instagram Tumblr Thanks to Netgalley and Harmony Ink Press for providing the ARC in exchange for an honest reviewIt is really hard for me to write a proper review for this bookFirst of all I have to admit that I wanted to read this book especially because of its orgeous co. Victoria Dinham doesn’t have much left to look forward to Since her father died in a car accident she lives only to fulfill her dream of being accepted into the Manhattan Dance Conservatory But soon she finds another reason to look forward to dreams when she encounters an otherworldly irl named Ashlinn who bears a message from Victoria’s com. .


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