Welcome to the tour for Awakening: Rise as the Fall Unfolds by Carissa Andrews, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours!
About the Book
Title: Awakening: Rise as the Fall Unfolds
Author: Carissa Andrews
Publication Date: November 12, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller
Blurb: The final five angels have been located and averting the apocalypse means somehow recreating the birth of Christ.
Morgan never expected total annihilation would come down to the actions of five misfit angels. But as each one’s hidden angelic power unfolds, so does the sinister truth… the entire Jesus storyline has been wiped from the collective consciousness, leaving a tear in the fabric of reality.
The final five need to figure out how their gifts are meant to fit together in order to set things right. However, coming to terms with the responsibility resting on their shoulders doesn’t come easy. To make matters worse, the demons have found them and unless they get on the same page quickly, the darkness will consume them all. But how can they make things right when the thing that’s missing happened more than 2000 years ago?
One thing’s for sure. If they fail, existence ceases.
If you love books like Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s American Gods or Good Omens, Joe Hill’s Nos4A2, or Stephen King’s (Richard Bachman) Blaze, then you’ll love Awakening!
Review: It seems like I’ve been reading a lot of books with angels lately. Is that the latest trend? This was an interesting new take on it though. How many angels do you know of that don’t actually know that they’re angels?
By far, my favorite of the five is Thea. She is a motorcycle riding badass! I love that! She doesn’t take anyone’s crap and she is not afraid to speak her mind. I also really love Bea, an older lady/angel who is also very blunt and tells it like it is. The other characters are also very interesting, from Mike who is very affable and accepting of their situation, to Braham who just wants to get back to his wife. Morgan, the one tasked with bringing this motley crew together, is also very engaging as she is trying to find her place in all of this.
Another part of this story that was cool was the demons. They were absolutely terrifying in the best way.
I think that one of the strongest elements of this book was the story world. At first, it seems like a normal world, opening with a couple stuck in a traffic jam. Then you find that it’s not normal at all. The most defining part of this world was that it is a world where Christianity does not exist. As someone who lives in a place where Christianity is the majority in religions, it is hard to imagine a world without it. Part of what these angels need to do is figure out how to introduce the Christian mythology back into the world. I am NOT going to spoil anything about how they do it, but it was an adventure.
GoodReads rating: 4 stars
About the Author
Carissa Andrews is a freelance writer, award-winning graphic designer, indie author coach, and internationally bestselling author from Crosslake Minnesota. She is the President of the Lakes Area Writers Alliance, a 501c3 nonprofit for writers in central Minnesota, as well as the owner of Author Revolution, LLC – an organization geared toward helping new authors navigate the waters of indie publishing. For 2020, Carissa has her sights set on becoming a NYT or USA Today Bestselling Author with her upcoming series, The Windhaven Witches. You can learn more about Carissa, her services, and her upcoming novels by visiting her websites: www.carissaandrews.com, www.authorrevolution.org, or authorrevolution.teachable.com.
This tour comes with a giveaway! You can enter via this Rafflecopter link to win a signed paperback set of the three released 8th Dimension novels (The Final Five, Oracle, and Awakening). This tour is only available in the U.S. and you have to until November 21st to enter. Good luck!
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