Summary from Goodreads:
Paranormal debut about a high school senior who finds herself in a fight with a secret society for control of ancient magic.
Julia never believed in magic.
Julia Long is starting her senior year with an extra dose of crazy. The dreams of cultish, bloody rituals are weird enough, but the victim in her lifelike dreams is her new classmate, Southern charmer Graham.
Graham admits he was part of the Phoenixes — a centuries old secret society — but swears he left it all behind. As Julia works with Graham to figure out why she is dreaming about his past, she's discovering she has other abilities. She heals Graham’s migraines with a touch, and there’s her superhuman strength that comes and goes. Julia doesn’t know where her new talents come from, but there’s no denying that when Graham is near, her powers kick into overdrive.
But the Phoenixes want Graham back. They need his blood to awaken the magic they seek, and they'll do whatever it takes to get it.
In a mundane world where magic does not exist, Julia is the only one with a shot at stopping them. Will Julia learn to control her new abilities in time to stop the Phoenixes from harnessing this powerful magic?
REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 11 months
MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:
This was an outrageously, intense, wonderfully plotted, crazy exciting book!
Phoenix Awakens is about a 17 year old girl named Julia Long. Well, maybe thats her name. She starts to have crazy, intense dreams about the new kids, but they may not even be dreams, they may be connections to the new kids named Graham and Clara. Everything just seems so unreal to Julia, such as; her father hiding things from her, strange powers that she can only possess, and a strange possessed popular girl that keeps warning Julia. Is this real or is it another long awkward dream? In this book, you will find all the answers to these crazy questions and more!
I loved this book so much and I would love to read it over and over again.
My favorite character is Clara because she is brave, but willing to protect the ones she loves. My favorite part is when Graham mentions the clay pot flying because its super funny!
I recommend this book to those that like heart pounding, suspenseful, action packed novels.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 and up.
Music is so important when I’m writing. It sets the mood for the piece I’m working on. I sometimes have several playlists for one book. Phoenix Awaken’s playlists have almost 100 songs. I’ve chosen the top ten to share. I hope you like them!