Song to Wake to: Parts 1 & 2 (Levels # 1) by J.D. Field

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Rating: ★★★★½

Wow! This book was incredibly enchanting! The author requested I read the book, so without even knowing the premise or genre, I dove right in. It’s a combination of modern day life and several beloved historical legends. As it turns out, they are some of my “favourite” legends and I was immediately enraptured and submerged into an ethereal atmosphere which accompanied me throughout the story.

I could physically feel the emotions and the action throughout its entirety. The author does an amazing job of describing everything in such a way that you feel and sense it rather than just “picture it” in your mind. While there is a love story mixed in, it’s not the main premise of the book-the legends are.

Mr. Field allows his characters to mature and realize their purpose at such a perfect pace. The characters swirled around me right from the start-I love the relationship between the female lead and her mother. The female lead is such a strong and intelligent girl you really support her through every challenge she faces. Truly, every character (male and female alike) is so powerful and their entwined relationships are so well delivered I was shocked at how interesting high school age kids could be! I also love the England setting…I could actually feel the rain and hear their accents!

While this is the first book in a series, and yes-you are left with some questions, you never have the feeling that the characters are unsure about their fates. They all have purpose and will follow it wherever it leads them. We’ve heard these legends many times in many ways, but NEVER like this. I was left yearning to be back with my new “friends” as soon as I finished the book. I can’t WAIT to start on the second book in the series!

For more information on the author and his books, please visit his blog at: http://jdfield.blogspot.com/

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