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A Lost Legacy: Awakening
by C.E. Dimond
Release Date: 07/09/15
Summary from Goodreads:
Finn Adams thought she knew what her life had in store for her; a mundane existence of day to day life. After meeting Eamon her whole world is flipped upside down. When her mother goes missing, Finn soon discovers that she is a witch and she is being hunted for her power. Ripped from the only life she’s ever known, Finn is transported across the country to Broadhaven, Maine to discover the secrets she never knew about herself, her heritage, and the tremendous power she’s kept hidden for so long.
Her loyalties are tested when she learns of her true parentage and discovers she is part of a prophecy, destined to awaken an ancient power that has been lost for centuries . As she struggles to learn from her mother’s past, she is faced with the ultimate struggle of good and evil, family or friends. She must learn who she can trust and find the power within herself to stop the prophecy from coming true.
Name: Finn Adams
Height: 5’ 7’’
From: Port Moyle, California
Born: Broadhaven, Maine
Character status: Main character Dream Casting (Above): Gabriella Wilde
General overview: Finn Adams is a Junior at Greyfell Academy in Port Moyle, CA. She’s just an average girl and an okay student who has a tendency to trip over her own lanky limbs. She’s perfectly fine being unnoticed though. When challenged, she has an attitude that is borderline frightening which the new kid in school, Eamon, finds out a little too quickly. When her affinity for Witchcraft is revealed Finn takes a shining to learning her powers, but she doesn’t like all the strings that come attached.
Interests: Finn’s interests are mostly related to movies and books, and trying to stay afloat in High school. She has a keen mind for history and foreign languages which ends up suiting her well in Awakening.
Important related characters: Her Mom; Catherine Adams. Her Best friend; Tyler Adler. New Kid; Eamon Abbot (O’Neill). Her Biological Father; Cormac McLoughlin. The Coven; Neely O’Brien, Declan Cavanaugh, Caine O’Connor, Eamon O’Neill.
Mood towards witchcraft: So far she’s not the biggest fan. It is because of her inherent power that all the trouble has started in her life. If she had to choose between having her power and having her normal life back? She would probably choose her normal life.
Mood towards Eamon: Mixed. She had this general frustration with him that keeps her on guard and she cannot bring herself to fully trust him. He has his own moments where she thinks maybe they’re making progress in their friendship, but just as quickly he turns cold.
Changes: Throughout the book Finn not only discovers a new life but a new name as well. Finn Adams finds out she’s really Fionnuala McLoughlin and not so average after all. Her relationship with Eamon has its’ ups and downs from indifference, to friends, to enemies and back again. She goes from the lanky girl who trips over her own limbs to a well-trained fighter who knows how to use her body to her advantage.
Name: Eamon O’Neill (Abbot)
Height: 6’ 0’’
From: Broadhaven, Maine
Character status: Supporting Character Dream Casting (Above ): Brant Daugherty
General overview: Eamon O’Neill is the third youngest Coven member. He is sent to observe and protect Finn before everything goes awry and he ends up having to get her out of Port Moyle. He is stubborn and does not accept blame so easily. His behavior is entirely dependent on his mood, he is sarcastic, blunt and sometimes just plain rude. He takes his mission very seriously but isn’t entirely pleased with his assignment.
Interests: Eamon is a Coven soldier so he typically does what he’s told, when he’s told to do it. His vices however mostly include reading, the occasional video game and longs walks by the water, really. He likes to dance, just not usually in public.
Important related characters: His Father; Patrick O’Neill. His Mother; Miriam O’Neill (deceased) His Best Friend; Neely O’Brien.
Mood towards his mission: Confusion. He doesn’t really understand why he was chosen. Out of all the coven members, he thinks he is the least qualified because he’s not the greatest with people. His only asset is the fact that he is always prepared for the worst case scenario.
Mood towards Finn: Frustration. That probably sums up his feelings as a whole. Not only is she obnoxiously stubborn and reckless, she’s also powerful. He is torn between whether or not to embrace her, or to fear her like his father has warned him he should.
Changes: Eamon’s changes are never definite. His mood can switch at the drop of a hat and ruin practically any moment. Even when he tries his hardest to be genuine he tends to muck it up just as quickly. His character develops as he allows himself to vary from what he’s been told and allows himself to form his own judgments.
Read An Excerpt:
I sat up with a start, my heart racing as my eyes took in my surroundings. After a moment of panic, a calm settled over me as I realized I was in my room. It had only been a dream, a horrific, confusing, and altogether terrifying dream. My heart was still racing, pounding fiercely against my chest, as I felt a cold sweat beading on the back of my neck. It took a few seconds before I realized I was holding my breath. Letting out a sigh of relief, I turned my eyes to the
clock by my bed. A groan escaped my lips as I saw the time; it was three A.M.
Running my hand down my face, I took a second to compose myself, taking in slow careful breaths, trying to calm my heart. Sliding my hand back up across my face, I ran it through the long strands of blond hair, pulling them off my neck and over my shoulder. As I turned to lie back down, a shadow moved past my window and I froze, my breath caught in my chest once more. Standing up quickly, I moved to the window but found nothing but the darkened street below, illuminated only by the singular lamppost at the intersection.
Of course, there was nothing there; I was on the second story. That sort of thinking was probably one of the first signs of insanity.
Finally letting my breath out, I stared at the streets for a moment just to be certain, before I shook my head clear and turned back to bed. Clearly, I needed sleep. Between this and my dream, the chances of getting a decent night’s rest were slim at this point. Lying back down, I gazed at the ceiling for a moment before I squeezed my eyes shut tightly. School started back tomorrow, the first day of junior year, which just meant one more year of being just a little bit lower on the food chain. I turned my head to glance at the time; I blinked in confusion as the clock still read three A.M.
Reaching my hand over, I hit it only to see it click into one after three. Yup, it was definitely broken. With a sigh, I closed my eyes, trying to let the dream escape my mind as I drifted back to sleep.
About the Author:
I am an Irish-Canadian Young Adult author who was born in Winnipeg, Canada (yes, it really does exist). I love my city and love even more that it’s become Hollywood’s running joke (Don’t believe me? Just check out Youtube).
I have always been a writer, from poems in my Grade 6 diary (Ode to Hobbits), to short stories in the back of my math’s book. I have always loved to create stories and find myself constantly creating new characters.
I am a dedicated Fangirl of many proportions and I have a knack for getting expressions all wrong and saying incredibly stupid, but often hilarious things (My graduation gift from my friends was a book of my own quotes).
I am a proud alumna of St. Mary’s Academy, an all-girls Catholic prep school and I studied Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg. Currently, I am still hanging out in Winnipeg.