Seraphina’s Awakening by Sheena Hutchinson

This book came to me at the perfect time. I’ve gotten wrapped up in a big bundle of love stories between plain ordinary humans and I desperately needed some supernatural beings. I started reading this book in the afternoon and had it finished before lunch the next day. The writing style of this author is a little different than what most readers will be used to. She writes in present tense. For example, “Sera finds herself-” as opposed to “Sera found herself-.” For some that will make it jarring to read. However, I liked it and I felt the author did a bang-up job making it work. The story developed slowly, but for me, it was a nice change from stories that spill the beans in the first half of the book and should just end there. There is a lot of suspense in this as I thought I knew what was happening but there was a little doubt. Probably the best thing I liked about this book is the main character. She challenged and doubted her transformation every step of the way. She didn’t just blindly accept her fate. That happens WAY TOO MUCH in these types of books. Without giving away any spoilers, there was one part of the epilog that confused me, but I think I may get my answer in the next book. Which brings me to another point, the author created an ending that made me want to get the next book as soon as possible.


For as long as she can remember, Seraphina Cross has experienced these visions that made her feel like there was more to life. It wasn’t until one moment, one accident that her life changed forever.
She awakens the next day a new person in more ways than one. With no recollection of past night’s events, she’s forced to adapt to certain sensations she is experiencing all while trying to piece together what exactly happened to her that fateful night. Her strange, hectic life doesn’t seem to make sense until she meets a handsome stranger. Only then does the puzzle finally piece itself together.
What she doesn’t expect is the new powers she has developed attracting all kinds of unwanted attention. Thrown into a world she never truly believed existed she is forced to come to grips with who she is becoming while staying out of trouble long enough to figure out what needs to be done to fulfill her destiny.


Sheena is a born and raised New Yorker, who followed her happily ever after to a much more rural town in Maine. When she’s not driving an hour to find a Starbucks or running from bugs that are way to big for her taste, she’s focusing on writing stories that empower and inspire.

Sheena always roots for the underdog, believes in love at first sight, and that everyone should have their happily ever after.
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  1. This wouldn’t be a good read for me as I have a bug bear with present tense writing. It really annoys me and lessens my enjoyment. Shame, as it sounded quite interesting, and I love that cover.

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