Awakening (The Dark Rituals, #1) by Catrina Burgess

Awakening (The Dark Rituals, #1)Awakening by Catrina Burgess
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Colina is a mage that grew up in a family of healers and had been studying to become a healer herself until a group of men came into her home and murdered her family. Fearing for her life and wanting revenge she seeks out a death dealer to learn the death arts to protect herself.

Colina meets Luke and his sister win their magic shop and tries to get Luke to train her. When the men that killed Colina’s family show up and take Luke’s sister Luke has no choice but to train Colina to try to get her back.

A very interesting take on the world of magic and communication with spirits. Found the story moved along quite nicely and the characters seemed fleshed out rather well. My one complaint seemed that you just had to kind of figure out the setting as you went along, it didn’t get very much attention. In the end it seemed that the setting was just the everyday world with the addition of people that could use magic whereas some stories would give you an imaginary world or place or in the very least name a city if taking place in the real world so you could be familiar with the setting.

I really wasn’t expecting everything at the ending of this book either so will be looking forward to the next in the series to see how it all continues.

I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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