First of all, I must apologize to the author, Kristy Brown, for my clearly inept ability to stay on schedule.
As for Kiera's Quest, Awakenings, I give it four stars. Personally, I found it incredibly interesting and entertaining.
It's a well-written short, teen fantasy and you can clearly see where Kristy is going with this series starter. She has created complex characters who are definitely not "flat". Each has their own demons...real and imaginary to battle. And the backstory behind each of them has true depth.
However, I did find a few things (not life altering) that could use some tweeking. nothing that truly distracts from the story itself, but once in awhile, there's a "bump".
Awakenings, is everything it claims to be...the beginning. And in this beginning, we find out alot about what the author is going to bring to us. It's a perfect way to introduce these new characters to the world.