#Review: Awakening Dream – S. M. Knowles
Upon learning that witches do exist, Rylee Everley has had to come to terms with a good many things in so short a time. As if that’s not enough, she’s still reeling from the news of her father’s disappearance and the death of a good friend of hers. To make matters worse, Adysin seems to have sunk her claws into Brock as far as they can go.
Rylee knows that she’ll need to break Adysin’s hold on her beloved friend. Granted, she doesn’t know how to do that. Yet. If the bright lights and voices are any indication, however, there’s definitely a solution in gaining the upper hand in defeating Adysin, once and for all. Though she’s not quite sure as to what she needs to do, she holds out hope that she can bring Brock back to the light. She misses her friend, and she’ll do anything to have him by her side once more.
Thrown into the heated fray, Rylee and Adysin butt heads as they strive to pull Brock in two directions. Rylee only wants what’s best for Brock, whereas Adysin wants him to join the dark side. She’s a witch, after all. Well, half of one, anyway. Witches always get what they want, and Adysin will do everything she can to make sure she gets her heart’s desires.
Refusing to sit on the sidelines while Brock continues to sink into obscurity, Rylee promises herself that she’ll help Brock out in every way she can. She knows she’ll need to thwart Adysin’s plans at every turn. The question is, how? The witch seems to be two steps ahead of her. There’s no way she’ll be able to come out on top. Yet she knows there’s something Adysin never counted upon–her resourcefulness when it comes to the unexpected and the help of her most trusted friends.
A lovely addition to the Rylee Everley series, the story picks up where the first left off. We’re given further insight as to who and what Rylee is. Granted, there’s more we don’t know as of yet, but that’s the beauty of a good story. It strings you along, making you want to know more about the characters the author has created. I do wonder if Rylee and her family will ever get the needed closure when it comes to the father’s disappearance. Then we have the devious Adysin. I’ve a feeling she’s not out for the count, and will definitely come back with a flourish. Will she end up getting exactly what she wants? Only time will tell.
Awakening Dream ( Book #2 )
Since her father disappeared while in Afghanistan, Rylee Everley has been taking things one day at a time. After burying their friend over the summer, she and her friends returned to school for their junior year. While her friends are worried about career choices and the future, she hangs on to a secret. Witches exist, and they live here among us. She has been asked to help vanquish a half witch who has caused some problems with only a wisp trapped in a necklace to help her, her own manifesting gifts, and cryptic dreams to guide her.
To top it all off, her childhood friend, and crush, has been acting really strange ever since he started dating Adysin. He ditched the football team, and he acts like a totally different person. They were once so close, and now she finds herself missing him and feeling guilty for pushing him away. Is this just concern for a friend she’s feeling or could it be love? Can Rylee save her childhood friend from a witch who’s willing to go to any length and pay any price to keep him?
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About the Author
While growing up, S.M. would travel the roads around her house while imagining she was somewhere else. Her imagination would take her everywhere, making the long hot summer days seem shorter throughout her fantasies. At the age of twelve, she decided to write her first book. Filled mostly with dialog, she filled up one-hundred pages, front and back. After taking the book downstairs to show her mom, and persuading her to buy her more paper, she excitedly ran back to her room. As she barreled through the door, S.M. tripped over items left on her floor, and her papers came raining down in her room. Discouraged, she stood there in tears, picking up her papers and throwing them in the trash. Her work had no organization, no numbers on her pages, just a child fulfilling a joy that she would put down and not pick up again. When she became older, she joined the military for something different. In that time, she was able to explore many places and even met her husband in Iraq. After coming home, she started her family in Arizona and went back to school, earning a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Training.