Title: Awaken (Soulkeepers #2)
Author: Lori Adams
Category/Genre: New Adult/Paranormal Romance
Release Date: 7/15
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?
**I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review**
My star rating: 5/5
I literally stalked Netgalley for this one, guys. If you recall, I loved Forgiven: book 1 of the Soulkeepers (you can read that review here). Book 2 was even better! Once again, Lori has drawn in her readers with such expressive and personal writing. Sophia's heartbreak was my own heartbreak, Dante's pain was my pain. We were graced with many of the characters we love from the first book, and introduced to a few new ones (Rama is such a goofball). Michael's behavior was a bit perplexing from the start. I didn't like him much at all this time around; he was aggressive and controlling, and there wasn't really an offered explanation...maybe in book 3. Dante still has my heart *sigh* But now, Ms. Adams, let's discuss that ending. What. The. Hell??? Why do you do this to me??? The entire last chapter was just like last chapters are supposed to be; everyone is happy, things are getting resolved, and then WHAM! That last paragraph throws the story right back into chaos. And now, I have to stalk Netgalley for book 3. Genius.