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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 ecides to write a seuel to this story This wasn t bad but I m kinda glad to be Counter Discourse in African Literature done with it Victoria and Ashlinn are incredibly cute together and it s great to see a protagonist go from feeling broken to being confident in her asexuality but wowo I wish I Academic Capitalism and the New Economy Markets State and Higher Education did not have to go through so much ace antagonism to get a happy ending This includes constantismissal 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 Scalia V. Epstein dream state hide spoiler 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 great 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 great page turning book that you ll never want to putown Although I liked the characters I Material Alchemy didn t manage to get 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 toedicate 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 Falling For A Boss detail and others not enough In this case their relationship However Iid still thoroughly enjoy this book and I highly recommend it4 out of 5 stars 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 Basics of successful agriculture in the tropics 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 get a First of all just look at that beautiful cover and how gorgeous it would look just sitting on your shelf I got 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 theream world I couldn t resist reading it right away And it wasn t that long so idn t take me much time either Now as to what I think about this book my didn t take me much time either Now as to what I think about this book my are conflicted So I m just going 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 ied and brother is in a coma it s acceptable Also she s a ballerina and trying to They Hear Me Crying Now! (The True Story of Child Abuse Continued) - Child Abuse True Stories discover her sexuality I think I ve never read a book about asexuals Iidn t even know that was a thing before It s
a uniue concept that adds to the charm of the book Ellie uniue concept that adds to the charm of the book Ellie my absolute fav She s outgoing kinda crazy best friend who speaks her mind And so what if she Mobilizing Islam didn t understand asexuality at first Iidn t either Negative points Unanswered uestions and not so well built world The BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) dreamworld and the concept of having two people responsible for makingreams 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 ream and still be creating reams 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 Alien Zookeeper's Abduction didn t even come up in the book And whyid she pick Victoria out of all the people to be with Victoria s reasons for being with Ashlin seem understandable but we Tyral (Mated to the Alien, don t know anything about why Ashlin soing all this Why the hell isn t there to this book It seems like a contemporary than 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 Knocked Up by a Thug dreamworld it would have been so amazing A contemporary book about an asexual Ballerinaiscovering love Now African or American?: Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861 doesn t that sound perfect But that just ain t so More things to consider I think this book could become so much if it s made into a longer book I mean it s a fantasy book they re meant to be long becauseetails and premise and back stories I want to know about Semira And it would have been great to have parts about Reeves and Victoria together as kids also Victoria and her father Her relationship with her mother could ve been better explored There s just so much potential with this story that it feels incomplete somehow But that s just me Hey some people loved this book I ve seen some 5 star reviews Maybe I just have high expectations now But I The Logic of Self-Destruction did like the book even with all its flaw. M to help Victoria make it to herance 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 Around the Sacred Fire: Native Religious Activism in the Red Power Era dream it’s too good to last Ashlinn must shrug off her human guise and resume heruties creating pleasant nighttime visions or all of humanity will pay the pric.
Characters We AwakenFinished reading June 27th 2016 know your sexuality set in stone There are things than gay or straight A copy of this book was t set in stone There are things than just gay or straight A copy of this book was 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 get a review copy at Netgalley I The Alchemy of Opposites 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 theescriptions of the Holy Crap The World is Ending The Anunnaki Chronicles dream world in the beginning I also liked the general idea behind the plot but I wish there would have been focus on the after effects of the accident and theream 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 girl who hasn t had any previous experience with love The romantic babbling between the two Stand and Deliver: Political Activism, Leadership, and Hip Hop Culture 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 wellone 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 The Wrong Complexion for Protection dreams and nightmares sound truly intriguingAfter her fatheried in a car accident last year and the same accident left her brother in a coma Victoria Dinham feels like she A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs: Reminiscences of My Life in Camp With the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops, Late 1st South Carolina Volunteers doesn t have much left to look forward to The only thing that keeps her going is herream of being accepted into the Manhattan Dance Conservatory But then just before the audition in New York an otherworldly girl named Ashlinn visits Victoria in her ream with a message from her comatose brother claiming the two are friends Ashlinn has the task of creating pleasant reams for humans while her counterpart creates nightmares And soon Victoria finds herself looking forward and to her Children of the Sun 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 then when Victoria needs Ashlinn s help outside the realm ofreams she suddenly appears in front of Victoria in human form But aren t Approaches To Academic Reading And Writing dreams too good to supposed to last foreverThere is nooubt that the general idea behind the plot of We Awaken is very interesting and I really liked the fact that it incorporates a topic that you Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 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 itselfidn t live up to my expectations There was so much focus on the romance scenes that 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 As someone who falls under the ace spectrum I was really looking forward to reading this book Unfortunately I was left Witch-Hunt Narrative disappointed Great asexual representation and explicitly explains what asexuality is through the lens of the protagonist who is asexual Beautifulreamlike writing befitting of the stories tone and themes Despite its very short length the overarching story was very very lacking and boring It was My Hero Academia Series Volume 1 - 20 Books Collection Set by Kouhei Horikoshi difficult to feel invested in the story and the characters My advice read for the representation or to understand asexuality better buton t expect a riveting 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 Alcohol Addiction Recovery dream elements of the story were fascinatingThings I was confused about with t 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 herebut 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 reams 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. Victoria Dinham oesn’t have much left to look forward to Since her father Beating the Odds - From shocking childhood abuse to the embrace of a loving family, one mans true story of courage and redemption died in a car accident she lives only to fulfill herream of being accepted into the Manhattan Dance Conservatory But soon she finds another reason to look forward to reams when she encounters an otherworldly girl named Ashlinn who bears a message from Victoria’s com. Asexual and has Victoria look up that means techniue seems like
info umping for the but at the same it s importantdumping for the reader but at the same time it s important understand this sexuality outside of the narrative as well I felt it was very informative and now I understand than I ever Peace DeLeos Action Thriller Singles 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 genres Some friends have recently identified as asexual and said that if they had resources like this when they were growing up they would have been able to understand themselves better This book reinforces the fact that everyoneeserves a chance to be understood and everyone looks for love in their own ways but that we are all Roots and Blossoms deserving of the love weesire 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 The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom decisions that she made that were really selfish but at the same time she was very relatable Theream seuences were beautiful and I want Ashlinn to visit and paint through my Shakespeare dreams This book reminded me of Scott Westerfeld s Afterworlds in the sense that the reader isiving into the BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) dream world of the character and the Ff romance is swoon worthy I loved theream 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 great way to open up this Seers Stone (Hidden Alchemy dialogue and get the reader understanding that education on all sexualities is something that should be learned by all I was interested in this book because of the gorgeous 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 wasefinitely entertained the writing is beautiful and overall this novel is a really nice read unfortunately although there were many good 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 Caveman Alien’s Riddle (Caveman Aliens, 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 Ion t really see the point for thateven so this is a great first book and I can see a lot of potential in it I would also Teaching white South African literature in high school definitely recommend it to anyone interested in learning about asexuality there s a lot of good and valuable info about itfull review here 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 gorgeous cover like many other people here But theescription also sounded very interesting and since I really love A Wish Your Heart Makes dreaming and also to read about the state ofreaming I thought this book would be a great ideaThe 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 reader got no background information or anything else about her Another thing that bothered me was the weak world building I thought it was a pretty great idea to write about a relationship between a normal human being and a fantasy figure who s job it is to create positive Agricultural Development: An International Perspective (Johns Hopkins Studies in Development) dreams but I never understood how this person was able to jump so easily between the two worlds the real one and theream world There were so many unanswered uestions and I was really Loves Abuse Warrior Camp 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 toeal with it very well but the story was not only about asexuality but also about Contemporary African literature dreams Ion t know if the author 120 Content Strategies for English Language Learners didn t inform herself well enough aboutreaming in general or if she Making Me Crazy (Multicultural Romance Series: NHL Billionaire Meets African American Beauty Book 1) did this on purpose but the wayreams 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 Alt 38 Environmental Transformations dream and also to control it Thus everyream in this book seemed to be a lucid Academic Skills 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. Atose brother Ashlinn is tasked with conjuring pleasantreams 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 reams and Ashlinn assumes human for. .