Blog Tour: Awakening the Trinity by Brittany Elise
Book Blurb:Awakening the Trinity by Brittany Elise
Genre: YA Supernatural Fiction
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Date of Publication: September 12th 2018
Number of pages: 269
Word Count: 90,000
Cover Artist: Brittany Elise and David King
In the seventeenth-century, an all-powerful witch called Rionach the Dark ruled
the Celtic nations with an army of enslaved werewolves. In order to restore balance
between Light and Dark, the Trinity of Light was summoned to vanquish the Dark
Witch and end the Battle of the Dark Ages.
Seventeen-year-old Quinn Callaghan lives in the small, rustic town of Silver
Mountain. Its location may be rural, but it is home to an ancient pine forest that
surrounds a supernatural hotspot–a nexus of raw and powerful energy.
When a charismatic witch from Ireland, and a mysterious guy with a secret of his
own are drawn to the area, Quinn finds out that she inherited her rare abilities from
a revered ancestor. Could it be that she shares a bloodline with the Original
Trinity? Nearly 300 years later, the Darkness is returning to Silver Mountain, and
the Trinity must stop it.
I could feel the slow burn of Wren’s gaze from the side and knew he was watching me. He
seemed to always be watching me, and I wondered what thoughts were circling through that
pretty head of his. I looked up at him demurely. “What?”
“You’re watching me,” I stated.
“Do I make you uncomfortable?” He shifted toward me, hovering.
“I haven’t decided yet.”
3.5 Out Of 5 Stars
Genre: Heart-Wrenching, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural, Suspense, Teen, Werewolves, Witches--
Quinn is content with her life, going to school, running, and usually avoiding all things having to do with her untrained witch skills. When a new boy shows up in town, her senses tell her that he too is some kid of supernatural. Trying to continue her regular life is thrown on it's head when Quinn tries to battle her attraction to the new guy, attempting to learn more about her gifts and save a classmate from doom.
Awakening the Trinity had a mystery, with paranormal flair, regular teenage drama and a epic romance all wrapped up together in this book. I'm not going to lie, when I first saw the cover and the hint of a wolf I was super interested in getting my hands on the book because I was hoping that there would be a werewolf within the story (we all know my love of all things werewolf!). Once I started the book, it was completely different from what I anticipated or had read before and I enjoyed the world that Brittany was able to create as well as the spunk that Quinn had as a character.
The one thing that I struggled with in the story was at times there were flashbacks that randomly popped in to give the reader more backstory but I was never sure where the flashback fit into the story or even that I was in a flashback causing more confusion. It took me a while to feel like I was fully engaged in the story, but once the action picked up and the mysteries started being unraveled I found myself fully invested and I sped through the rest.
Overall this was a very different kind of supernatural story and based on the ending there is so much more to come. The mystery was well done, a surprising twist as to who and what was responsible for all the issues in the story. I would be interested to see what the author throws at Quinn and company next.
I reviewed a complimentary copy of this title.
Brittany lives in Ohio with her husband, Benjamin, and
their four-legged children. Brittany graduated
from college with a degree in photography, and later
became a canine obedience instructor. During the
day, Brittany manages an FBO at a local hometown
airport and services aircraft.
Awakening the Trinity is Brittany’s second book, and she is currently working on the
sequel with hopes of turning it into a trilogy. Writing has always been her greatest
passion. She enjoys the outdoors and exploring new places in an endless quest to keep
that artistic inspiration burning.