Review // Pure Awakening by Aja James

August 16, 2021

Pure Awakening by Aja James

I have always loved him.
This is how we are meant to be.
I was created, made, born to love him.
Everything else is deception. He is my truth.

Pure Awakening by Aja James

Pure Awakening by Aja James

Pure/Dark Ones #7
Release - December 13, 2018
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Single POV - heroine/Sophia
Heat Level - 4 out of 5
Format/Source - ebook borrowed from Kindle Unlimited
Page Count - 107
Publisher - Indie

I have always loved him.

Though that love has evolved, metamorphosed, transmuted over time (and sometimes it felt a little—maybe a lot—like hate), what hasn’t ever changed is that I love him.

But I didn’t comprehend the depth of my love, the teeth and claws and desperate prayers of my love, until six hours ago:

They say he’s missing…

The Royal Zodiac—me and my inner circle—hasn’t been complete these past two years since the attack. Every time we get close to a potential candidate to recruit into our ranks, they disappear, the most likely scenario being that Medusa and her minions got to them first.

And now she has Dalair.

I won’t rest until I get him back.

My name is Sophia Victoria St. James. I am Queen of the Pure Ones.

This is my Awakening.

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I didn't love this book as much as I loved the previous six books of the series. It probably has a lot to do with the fact that, so far, I'm not a fan of Sophia. I haven't found anything about her to care about yet.

Honestly, she bores me. I was hoping that by the time I got to her book that she would inspire something in me, but I got nada. It didn't help that this entire novella is told from her perspective.

I did like getting some background on how Sophia was raised and I enjoyed watching the dynamic between all of these characters that I love. How could I not love seeing these people in a different light?

The scenes between her and Dalair were entertaining and had me on edge as to what would happen next. Would Dalair snap out of the mind control? Would his love for Sophia save him? And would Sophia have her Awakening and finally remember (and reveal) what happened between her and Dalair in her previous incarnation?

All I know is that I'm excited to see what the Creature has up their sleeve for my people. This guy is hilarious to me and I can never guess what they're up to or their motivations for doing certain things. So I'm off to read the next!

Check out the previous books:

Aja James just completed the Pure/ Dark Ones paranormal-fantasy romance series in 2020. If you want your heart battered, bruised, shattered and skewered, then put back together in the most glorious ways, check out the series below. Every couple gets an HEA, but they fight like hell for it on the way.

Aja is now working on her new series, Dragon Tails, because dragons are her favorite shifters of all!

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  1. Great review, Nat! Sorry this one wasn't as great as the others. Hopefully the next one gives you what you want :D


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