Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening by Gina Dickerson

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Blurb

“They’ve been waiting lifetimes for you, Kaelia. They want you and will stop at nothing to have you.”

The warning’s rung in Kaelia’s ears since she discovered she’s far from the ordinary girl who grew up in the coastal town of Margate. She has power. The first time she shows it, death strikes, the second, she loses someone special, and on the third, her mother disappears.

Destiny is coming for Kaelia and there’s nowhere she can hide. THEY have stepped out of the shadows to find her. For generations, there have been whispers of The Chosen One. They speak of a name – Marrock – whose destiny entwines with that of The Chosen One.

Kaelia must avenge the wrongs, uncover who Marrock is, find her mother, and …

FIGHT

Facing forces of depraved evil, magic, and myth, Kaelia’s search leads her through magical forests and unearthly realms.

Who, or what, can Kaelia trust? Is she strong enough to survive the horror? All she knows is her life will never be the same again…

Review
My thoughts on this book can be summed up neatly in one word: WOW. Deliciously dark with plenty of twists, this book will captivate you immediately and take you on an amazing journey. Magic, mayhem and mystery are all packed into this amazing read and I encourage everyone to read it as soon as they can.
My favourite character was easily Kaelia. Her journey as a character is extremely relatable; she goes from living in a fairly normal world to one she never expected to inhabit. There is a beautiful contrast between the reality Kaelia lives in and the ancient world she travels to, brimming with ancient magic and mystery. Gina Dickerson conjures up rich, diverse locations for the reader to picture in their minds and this definitely adds to an already fantastic story. I would call this book accessible fantasy: it’s perfect for people who perhaps don’t read a lot of this genre and it will act as a great introduction to the world of fantasy for them. I loved the inclusion of prophecies and the idea of there being a Chosen One. These plot devices captured my imagination and I was soon pulled into the world Gina had created. I would recommend this book to anyone who already loves fantasy or is looking to get into it.
Author Bio

Gina Dickerson lives by the Thanet coast on the north-eastern tip of Kent, in the UK with her family and playful Siberian husky. She is a full-time author and writes romantic suspense with a twist, horror and fantasy because her characters refuse to play nice and wind up with more than a few bone-rattling skeletons in their closets. She is the author of the murderous romantic suspense novels Lies Love Tells and Unveiling Christmans, the twisted short story collection, Underleaf, as well as the fantasy, adventurous romance series Mortiswood Tales- the first in the series being Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening. She has also written fashion and shopping columns for a local newspaper.

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