Sophia St. James has every reason to be happy: she survived the kiss of death from the seductive Demon Knight Dante and is free to be with Michael, her sexy Guardian Angel. She eagerly begins her Awakening to become a Spirit Walker and help lost souls cross over. But her training is fraught with setbacks, and Michael begs her to stop. The life of a Spirit Walker is far too dangerous, and he won’t be able to protect her.
Then Dante returns, threatening to drag Sophia to Hell so they can finally be together. Terrified of losing everything she has worked for, Sophia turns the tables on Dante, luring him into a deception that may get them both killed. The stakes climb even higher when Dante’s ally, Wolfgang, emerges from Hell with one order: kill Sophia. Will Michael once again be Sophia’s saving grace or will the Awakening give her the power she needs to save herself?
Falling for the angelic Michael, Sophia's life is in danger but what's worse, losing your heart or losing your soul? In Awaken, Sophia has survived the demon Dante’s kiss of death, but is forever changed as now she can train to become a spirit walker and help other souls cross over. It's no easy task as Sophia's awakening means danger and it's only with help and hard work that she can get through this. Guardian angel Michael is still at the centre of Sophia's world but hiding their forbidden relationship is putting a huge strain on them. It's clear his family is suspicious but Michael is being kept pretty busy with his own training as he fights to become a member of the elite Halo warriors.
Sophia might have put the dangerous Dante in her past but he has not stopped thinking of the woman who, he believes, is meant to be with him. Being punished barbarically for failing his mission has only cemented Dante’s desire to keep Sophia for himself. Dante stages a daring escape back to the mortal realm but there's more than one assassin in hell, and it's clear Sophia's trials are far from over!
This is not a standalone book so please read Forbidden first. This is a wonderful triangle and at times I wanted Michael to be with Sophia but then there are moments when I thought what? No! He is protective of her but he can also be quite selfish and his powerful abilities can really cause huge problems. There are very good reasons why their relationship would be frowned upon and Sophia is constantly putting herself in danger.
It would be remiss of me not to discuss the awesome bad boy Dante! In the last book he lost not just the girl, but also his position within the hierarchy of the hell dimension. He is the bad guy but oh my, does he not fight for the girl he believes belongs with him. Does he deserve happiness? I know, I am supposed to think no, but perversely, I quite liked him and it's a testament to Ms Adams' storytelling abilities that I feel this way.
Great supporting characters, although as most are teenagers expect to mentally roll your eyes occasionally! An amusing dude (no spoilers) and as it's about teenagers, they do make mistakes which left me shaking my head. Teenage angst is part of life though, so it works well here. It's an interesting idea Ms Adams is bringing to life and I love the thought of angels having families and going to school just like mortals. I also enjoyed the fact we weere treated to multiple points of view as it really helped open up the story without confusing it. The only problem I have is, personally, I do prefer a more grown up relationship in a romance but that's just me. Then there is the much dreaded cliffhanger! No, no, no, because now I have to wait until October to find out just how this story ends! Definitely worth a read.