Awakenings (Elemental Series #1) By Hally Willmott Rating: 4 'I've always believed there was more...I'd have to be pretty blind not to.' Stay together. Stay alive. Jacey Adison's life has always lacked a sense of permanency. She's always been the new kid, the one whose family could - at any time, or at a moment's notice - pack up and move...leaving everything behind. But there are some things you can't run from forever. Things that Jacey's parents have tried to protect her and her brother Hudson from, time and time again. Things that are intent on breaking their family apart. Secrets bring us together. Secrets tear us apart. As Jacey begins to question the circumstances surrounding her parents' death, she also begins to wonder if everything in her life is as black and white as she once believed. Dreams that she once thought were the figments of her slumbering mind may have sinister connotations, holding in them the key to Jacey's past, her legacy and her future. People who she once thought were friends may have roles in her destiny that she never imagined. But one thing's for sure: Jacey's family is keeping something from her. And she'll stop at nothing to find out what it is. Love lost. Love found. Jacey's dreams become more and more frequent - muddled and confusing they bombard her with the forms of her parents, lurking evils and a pair of piercing blue eyes. The lines between dreams and reality starts to blur, and a sense of deja vu settles over her as she is faced with people whom she has never met and yet feels drawn to. People who seem to know more about Jacey than she does. People who are not of this world. A people called the Nemele. Do you believe in magic? As the secrets of her heritage and her destiny are revealed, Jacey will be forced to come face to face with shocking truths - developing rare mystical abilities, forging unbreakable bonds, and confronting the evil that her parents have tried to shield her from for so long. Jacey has the power to save the world or destroy it, making her a valuable chess piece coveted by both sides of an age-old battle. But which side will prevail? Finality. Answers. Introspective. Trust. Hope.