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The Awakening

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Not for me 😔

The novel looks like a rip off of the movie X-Men. The writing seems like a didactic instruction for readers. Good plot but poor execution.

Synopsis

Orphaned after the death of her parents, paranormal student Marie Parker seeks refuge in the world of Beaumont Memorial boarding School. Jerry, her best friend by her side, she is trying to momentarily forget about her troubles and lose herself in school life.
But Marie’s struggles are far from over – the school is ruled with an iron fist, the evil Mrs. Douyon Ping-Pong and Henry, her evil spouse and Hall master. Haunted by her own past, Mrs. Ping-Pong will stop at nothing to make sure the students are never free.
Beneath the merciless thumb of Mrs. Ping-Pong and Henry,. Marie and Jerry soon find themselves on a self-imposed mission and awakened, to overthrow their tyrants and free the school. They uncover the truth about their principal, and the dark secret she’s been using the paranormal students for.

I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. My views are not influenced or have any bias for the writer or publisher.


The title alluded to me as it sounded fascinating and inviting. This is the first time I read a book in the paranormal genre. I was disappointed would be polite to say. The author's Prologue seemed like moral instruction rather than a sneak peek into a genre that promises fantasy and a world beyond one's imagination. Many times I thought of dropping the read since it seemed out of place in this genre. I was skeptical of reading further but still persisted on. There is too much of the author's voice as the narrator which caused a jarring effect that destroyed the flavor of reading.


Two paranormal children (gifted/special powers) Marie and Jerry have been together as neighbors and soon the friendship blossoms into love. Things become difficult for the two when Jerry's parents send him off to Beaumont Memorial Boarding School meant for special children. The two are separated, but as distance makes hearts fonder, their love too grows. Marie arrives at the school and breaks in to meet Jerry. The two meet in an open field near the school. The ensuing scenes between the two felt like watching a scene from X-Men movie mixed with Frozen and some ideas from Twilight. But their soiree is discovered and Jerry faces a tough situation ahead due to it. He is caught by Mr. Henry and on being questioned about having an accomplice, Jerry names his close friend Sam, who had no knowledge about it. This leads to friction and rage between the two, especially Sam.


The boarding school is headed by the tyrant principal Mrs. Ping-Pong (is it even a name!? The author could have done better.), and her husband, Mr. Henry. Mrs. Ping- Pong wants Jerry to coax Marie into getting admission into the school. Her family is not keen on it. In the meanwhile, a lot is happening in the school which is reminiscent of the X Men in every way. 


The rest of the plot sees Marie becoming an orphan and landing at Beaumont. She happens to discover that the principal harbors ulterior motives in running the school. Together, Jerry and Marie decide to take on the principal and uncover her plans. This is where the author has original ideas and I was keen to know more. But the plot moves too fast and the ending is hurried as though the author was running out of time.


There are editing errors that cause breaks in reading. An excellent plot but rendered poorly by the author. A one time read-only.

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Synopsis

Orphaned after the death of her parents, paranormal student Marie Parker seeks refuge in the world of Beaumont Memorial boarding School. Jerry, her best friend by her side, she is trying to momentarily forget about her troubles and lose herself in school life.
But Marie’s struggles are far from over – the school is ruled with an iron fist, the evil Mrs. Douyon Ping-Pong and Henry, her evil spouse and Hall master. Haunted by her own past, Mrs. Ping-Pong will stop at nothing to make sure the students are never free.
Beneath the merciless thumb of Mrs. Ping-Pong and Henry,. Marie and Jerry soon find themselves on a self-imposed mission and awakened, to overthrow their tyrants and free the school. They uncover the truth about their principal, and the dark secret she’s been using the paranormal students for.

was Tom. What really happened to Tom? Well, there are five stories about it, but all blend into one end. Tom had been returned to his detective father, who had later sent him off to be a part of the US army. Perhaps, just perhaps, they could find a need for him there. There was no saying that Mrs. Ping-Pong, the proprietor, feared Tom’s abilities. Not because he could  walk  through  things,  but  because  he  was  the  only  being  in  the  whole premises that she had no direct control over. When Tom walked through this same door that was before Jerry, having Marie on the other side of it, Mrs. Ping-Pong immediately phoned Mr. Fitzgerald, Tom’s father. Quietly and briskly, Mrs. Ping-Pong’s only fear was whisked out of the premises. Why was it so much of a secret,this? It was because Mrs. Ping-Pong found the only thing she could not defeat in all of Beaumont Memorial SCHOOL FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN. Yes, that was why.“You say kick through?” Jerry asked for the umpteenth time.“Stop being a weak prick,” Marie replied from the other side.“Nah. Nah. This has nothing to do about being a prick or about being weak. It's about not wanting to leave with a sore foot.” Jerry replied.“I have frozen the locks till they exploded in a blast. You only just have to kick from that other side.” Marie said.Jerry kicked. His kick was too much for what was needed to get that door opened.The huge legendary door was flying off before his eyes, although on its hinges.“Awesome!” Jerry said.He said these words not looking at this huge door in the school fly before his eye sin the power of Marie’s cold kick, but he said those words looking directly into Marie's eyes of glass. They were so beautiful. They were as beautiful as the time she was being whisked away on visiting day just twelve months ago. It was the only day in the month that visitors for the homes of special kids were allowed to visit. Marie had filled in a lie in the directory that day. Hungry for love, she lied that she had been sent by Mrs. Clair, Jerry’s mother since she could not make it to that visiting day to see Jerry. When Jerry was asked about it, if he knew her, and if she was a relative, he nodded his head in total agreement. However, not too long, Mrs. Clair herself had shown up. The dots were connected and Marie’s lies we rediscovered. She was whisked away by a heavy guard who had no single jot of patience in him.He bundled her from her waist and literally threw her outside the gates. Jerry followed till the end. What hurt Jerry the most was that the alarm had been raised by his mother. Marie had been writing Jerry since then, and they had, for a year,planned this great reunion. Jerry had brought up the idea of the rumored door of Tom Fitzgerald, the one he had passed through. Jerry had discovered this door through a tunnel and had written to Marie about its size and the kind of locks that held it shut. Jerry knew Marie also, was a special kid; she could ice an entire ocean. She said she had read that shots of ice could weaken anything and blast it. Their planning had stopped there.

About the author

As an aspiring author, Johannie Paradon hopes to tell a story that will help the people who read them, and transport them to another world. The stories she tells will be an escape from reality, one she knows will be inspiring to other authors, even in the same way other authors have inspired h... view profile

Published on July 17, 2019

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Genre: Paranormal Romance

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