The Park Family: Lauren: The Awakening by Lisanne Valente
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
At age 4, Lauren Chisholm declared she had the 'most gorgeoustist, sparkly, friend in all the worlds, whose voice sounds like singing'. Her parents thought about taking her to a psychiatrist, in the hopes that Lauren would forget all about her 'favouritemost friend'. But they knew who she was talking about... and what she was talking about: an angel. Their only course of action was to tell Lauren that some things were pretend and most definitely... not real. They knew it was wrong, but they were unsure of how else to help her. Lauren was an earthbound human, and to fantasise about a world she would not be allowed to enter was just not acceptable to them. Now, pandemonium is about to erupt. Up in The Heavens, Ambriel, the angel of communications, is worried. He has discovered an anomaly in his Book of Mistdreamers; the Chisholm family had managed to slip through without registering years ago and are now in great danger. There is a Traitor at work. Meanwhile, Forcas, the angel of invisibility and a member of The Infidelibus, (a band of angels sworn to protect Mistdreamers), has been chosen to make contact with Lauren to help her realise her Mistdreaming potential. Join her as she ventures into Mistdreaming, and explores the realms between Heaven and Hell. Laugh at her antics. Fear for her life, when she encounters the Traitor. And share in her joy at finding her one, true love... The Park Family: Lauren - The Awakening is a spellbinding novel that will appeal to fantasy readers. Author Lisanne takes inspiration from Harper Lee, J.R.R. Tolkien and Diana Gabaldon.
A very different concept of the paranormal & I really enjoyed this book.The exciting story will have you desperate to turn the next page.
The first book in a trilogy, I can't wait for the next episode.
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