Awakened

Awakened A beautiful young woman awakens in the garden of a secluded palazzo with no knowledge of who she is or how she came to be there For the man who walks out of the darkness to claim her she is at once t

  • Title: Awakened
  • Author: Josie Litton
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  • Page: 226
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  • A beautiful young woman awakens in the garden of a secluded palazzo with no knowledge of who she is or how she came to be there For the man who walks out of the darkness to claim her, she is at once the ultimate challenge and the greatest temptation.Haunted by terrifying memories of another existence, Amelia is caught between passionate desire for Ian and longing to discoA beautiful young woman awakens in the garden of a secluded palazzo with no knowledge of who she is or how she came to be there For the man who walks out of the darkness to claim her, she is at once the ultimate challenge and the greatest temptation.Haunted by terrifying memories of another existence, Amelia is caught between passionate desire for Ian and longing to discover her true self Even as he is determined to possess her body and soul, Ian s need to protect Amelia plunges him into a confrontation with his tormented past.Beyond the sanctuary of the palazzo lies the glittering world city where together they face the challenges of a society on the edge of cataclysmic change Surrounded by sensual excess that conceals seething rebellion, Amelia and Ian will discover that love has become the ultimate threat to survival.

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    About " Josie Litton "

  • Josie Litton

    Josie Litton is the author of several NY Times and USA Today bestselling romances.Married and living in Connecticut, she is the parent of two grown children Becoming an empty nester has left her plenty of time to write, think about writing, plan what to write next, and read When she isn t doing that, she s cooking, gardening, and traveling.

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  • DNF at 35%This hurts, because I was thrilled to receive an advance copy of Anew. Litton's "Viking and Saxon" series is a favorite of mine. In fact, I'm planning to reread it very soon. I thought the premise was interesting, with the heroine being a clone of the leading man's dead lover (it wasn't his doing). I liked that Anew was set in the near-ish future, and thought the world was plausible. My issue was the dynamic between Ian and Amelia, along with the rushed pace of their sexual activities. [...]


  • Josie Litton blew me away with her revamped telling of a classic fairytale and it will pass any expectation you have. Anew is set in a futuristic setting, but is done in a plausible sense which makes it easier to envision. I loved the fast paced rhythm set from the begging. The instant chemistry between Ian and Amelia draws you in as a reader and throws you for a roller coaster ride from the first page. The sex scenes will have you needing a cold shower after you finish. The intimacy is off the [...]


  • -I gained this book in return for an honest review-Where do I even begin with this book?Confusion. Confusion with characters. Confusion with plot. Confusion with how I felt about this novel. Confusion in a positive. Confusion in a negative.Worth the read? Certainly. Read again? Certainly not. The first 15 percent of this story I was about to call it a quits. I thought the book was horrendous. At first I found it interesting because this women was wondering who she was and where she was as she ha [...]


  • I got this book through NetGalley, and was excited to read a Sleeping Beauty inspired SFR. However, I didn't realize that it was erotica, and that is one of the two main issues I had with the story. The first is that Amelia has far too strong of a personality for her situation. She is strong-willed, yet confused. However, that doesn't explain the sexual reaction she has to Ian, or his to her. To say that they are obsessed with lust for each other is putting it mildly. They manage to get to know [...]



  • ANEW: Book One: Awakened, Josie LittonReview from Jeannie Zelos book reviewsGenre: Literature/Fiction (Adult), Romance When I started this book I’d forgotten the synopsis, and went into it blind. It soon became clear there were Sleeping Beauty parallels, and yet its a very different story. Its futuristic and yet not in a star trek type way, has things in it which are beyond our current knowledge and yet – its so believable that this scenario could happen in the future. It’s scary, and with [...]


  • So good! A great semi-futuristic love storyAh! I loved this book! This story really surprised me. I read so many books, and so quickly, that most of them start to blur together, the characters and plots all so similar that very little surprises me anymore. Every now and then I stumble upon a book that feels refreshing, and Anew was just that. It's not your average romance story with your average plot, that's for sure.One of my all time favorite books is Biting the Sun by Tanith Lee (originally t [...]


  • That book was something else! I was pretty surprised that it really captured my attention in the second half of the story. It was different than I expected it to be but not a bad different. This was a futuristic/dystopian kind of novel. I don’t usually, if ever, read those types of books. It wasn’t a completely horrible, war torn, no society, no order, type of dystopian future but it did have some elements that made me wrinkle up my nose a little bit. I was expecting the book to be nothing b [...]


  • I am a huge fan of fairy tale retellings because I am always incredibly fascinated by the fact that so many people are able to take the same simple story and recreate it in a way that is completely unique. So of course when I heard about this book I couldn't resist it. Going in expecting a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, I was surprised by something I never would have expected in a million years. The story begins with Amelia waking up at Ian's house (the secluded palazzo) and she is hella confused [...]


  • badbirdreads/review-anew-b At A Glance Started out interested then. The Good I loved the concept and the slight resemblance to Sleeping Beauty. Why Amelia can't remember anything about her past is quite chilling. And when Amelia's true identity is revealed, it's devastating. I don't think I could function after finding that out. But she soldiers on, even finding a semblance of a life despite her circumstances.Ian was a tortured character in a lot of ways. He also has a past that he refuses to le [...]


  • Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆What would you do if you woke up and didn't know who you were, where you are, or where you came from? Everything is a blank, except for a few glimpses of sexual need and arousal. Those questions and more plague Amelia in Josie Litton's newest novel series, ANEW. In this beautiful like-tale of Sleeping Beauty, the characters are exquisitely crafted to match the amazing story that is arranged skillfully by this author. Amelia, being newly awakened, is l [...]


  • In Anew, Josie Litton has cleverly renewed the worn out concept of the erotic captive-captor romance by setting her story in the not so distant future, a dystopian New York City, and making her heroine not quite human. Amelia is a "replica", a human clone created in a lab for the wealthy people who can afford more than some insurance in case they fall ill. These replica will provide them with fresh, healthy organs to harvest when theirs cease to function. Nothing revolutionary about this concept [...]


  • ~JERZIE’S REVIEW~ Passion, heartache and suspense, this book has it all and will keep readers captivated well after they finish reading it.“I have to know that you’re safe from any danger… including me.”Awakened is the first book in the Anew series by Josie Litton. The author takes the classic “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale and brings it to a whole new level, with a futuristic spin.When Amelia awakes, she has no memory of who or where she is. The only thing she knows for certain, is [...]


  • An “OH MY GOSH” 5 StarsThis book was certainly not what I thought it would be based on the synopsis. Geesh, am I glad. It was so much more! This erotic retelling is loosely based on the premise of the fairy tale, but then take a hard left until you run right smack-dab into a Ian’s rock hard abs. The book has a bit of a dystopian feel to it with a touch of Gideon Cross from Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series set in the near future. Think, caste system with Gideon in the future, but he’s just [...]


  • 5 Explosive StarsThis book was given to me for my honest review.This is the first book in this new series.When we all hit our teen years growing up we thought we were all that. We could do anything just like our parents cause they taught us how to be just like them in some aspect, we could do anything we wanted without thinking cause that is what growing up is all about. We wanted to be just like our parents, duplicate them in so many ways without consequences. What happens we actually are grant [...]


  • Anew is definitely an original story. I was really excited to read this book after reading the synopsis. It is different than what I thought it would be. I was expecting a paranormal story or a retelling of a classic fairy tale, I didn't get either of those things. This story is more of a Sci-Fi/Contemporary Romance, if I had to put it in a genre. However, I can't say I was disappointed.Amelia awakes in a new existence. She finds herself in a strange new world, but she somehow knows about the wo [...]


  • As per usual I had a look at the worst reviews before picking this book up on ku - and I decided to give it a go.Did we read the same book??Anew is slow, sensual and deliciously decadent - it's the epitome of a enhanced modern tale; the characters are well rounded, realistic and all the way through I was think "So?? What's next??"The sexy side of things is hot - so damn hot! - but it isn't talking over the story: while it's an adult book, don't expect a non stop erotica; there is a solid plot an [...]


  • Reviewed by Amy WBook provided by the authorOriginally posted at Romancing the BookIt’s rare to find a fresh storyline with all the books that are available these days. However, Josie Litton has not only delivered a fascinating set of characters, but she has taken a classic story to a completely different level.With Awakened, the first book in the Anew series, Litton has developed a series destined to blaze new ground. The year is 2059 — a time of uncertainty, particularly for the main femal [...]


  • I got gifted this book for an honest review.Omg, I loved this book, I very rarely read futuristic books, so this was a new venture for me. This book is set in the near future so it was easy to read and not too full of futuristic terms that took away from this amazing book and storyline.I loved that this book is very descriptive especially in the opening scene, it transports you perfectly into this amazing world Amelia wakes up in, you really feel you are waking up there with her.Amelia wakes up [...]


  • I received a free digital copy from the author/publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest feedback.When Amelia wakes up in a beautiful mansion with no memories, she has no idea about the secrets she is about to discover. Or the incredibly intense relationship she is about to embark on with the man that claims her as his own. Anew is described as an erotic retelling of Sleeping Beauty however I would ping it as both a retelling of Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast. I did have a lot [...]


  • As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. To read my full review of ANEW: BOOK ONE: AWAKENED by Josie Litton, proceed to BOOKED J's blogspot location here.Anew: Book One: Awakened provides us with a retelling of the much beloved children’s story Sleeping Beauty; set in the near future and pulled together in all its erotic glory. It promises intrigue, mystery and all kinds of [...]


  • This is another erotic story about a rich, dominant man and virgin, except the virgin is a human clone of the man's dead girlfriend! Amelia isn't just a clone but has improvements chosen by the dead girlfriend in order to better please the man, Ian. This explains why Amelia and Ian have an instant attraction to each other. It does seem like insta-love or more accurately insta-lust and they fall into bed with each other pretty well immediately. Amelia is disturbed by her instinct to submit to Ian [...]


  • 4.5 STARSTo be honest I wasn't sure how much I was going to enjoy this book as I'm not usually a fan of futuristic type storylines but this story pleasantly surprised me. Set in about 50 years from now the world has changed and advanced but at the same time many things have remained the same. The story is intriguing and unique and definitely not what I was expecting when I read the blurb but I quickly became engrossed in the story and the relationship dynamic between Ian & Amelia.I found the [...]


  • 3.5 starsIf you need a fix before 50 shades is in the cinemas on Valentine's day and you want it in an almost dystopian style futuristic novel - here you go!The story line is inventive with a 50 shades relationship kicked of Sleeping Beauty style with a healthy dose of the Hunger games (adult style) thrown in. The writing is also visual with the colours and sights of the new city Amelia finds herself in vivid and compelling. There's also some clever weaving in of imagery and sensuality - esp the [...]


  • All of the stars in the universe. 5 isnt enough. This book has absolutely everything I could ever want in a book. Sleeping Beauty, cloning, scifi, dystopian, social commentary, lots of sex, and intensity. Theres so many feels here. I cant help but feel like Amelia, and love Ian. He tries so hard to control himself. I know this type of guy. I tried for 7 years to get him to see what I saw in him. He never could learn to control himself. In the end he just couldn't, he left and never came back. He [...]


  • 5 StarsReviewed by MelissaI received this ARC for an honest review. I was surprised by this book. I was a completely unique and creative story that had me captivated from the start. The main character Ameila, awakens with no memory of how she got to where she is or even who she truly is. Ian Slade is her ‘owner’ and is charged with bringing her up to speed as to who she is and what she is. Amelia is shocked by the truth. The story is about her getting acquainted to the world she lives in and [...]


  • I received this ARC for an honest review. I was surprised by this book. I was a completely unique and creative story that had me captivated from the start. The main character Ameila, awakens with no memory of how she got to where she is or even who she truly is. Ian Slade is her ‘owner’ and is charged with bringing her up to speed as to who she is and what she is. Amelia is shocked by the truth. The story is about her getting acquainted to the world she lives in and also a world that is agai [...]


  • 5 Stars!This is a futuristic story that is very erotic. I enjoyed every minute of it and without a doubt this author knows how to write an alpha the way I like. Brooding, tall, dark, sexy, dominate and sexy as hell with a little bit of being a jerk at times. And the heroine, although naive is still sweet, beautiful, strong and determined. This story is very addictive and as I said, erotic. Both Ian and Amelia's chemistry is so palpable, you can't help but to be enthralled with their story. Some [...]


  • Wow. I don't know how I can find the right words to do this justice. It was so completely unique, intense and captivating that I couldn't put it down. The story went into just enough detail to explain the situation / surroundings / feelings etc without overloading the reader or making me want to skim parts. The characters were really likeable, even the secondary ones like Edward and Marianne. As far as heroines go, Amelia is one of my favourites to date. She's completely down to earth, doesn't r [...]


  • Emerging womanNot many authors do romantic science fiction, so I am always on the lookout for the genre. Cloned replica Amelia and gazillionaire Ian struggle to add depth to a relationship defined mostly by lust, while dark forces within and without threaten both her life and his ability to relate without violence. Ian was a bit too much of a tortured soul for me, but Amelia's character of somewhat bewildered innocent sexpot with no past felt right for her given the cloning genetic and brain wav [...]


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