Review: Visions of Chains by Regan Hastings

June 9, 2012 Review 0

*This title will be released on June 5, 2012*

Visions of Chains (Awakening, #3)Cover Art: N/A


(Awakening, #3)
by Regan Hastings

Genre:paranormal Romance | Excerpt: No
Reviewed by: Kristina | Source:Netgalley

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (June 5, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0451237307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451237309


Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.

Sexual Content

Multiple graphic sex scenes


Every witch has a destined mate, an Eternal who will serve as her guardian and complete her powers. Once the first of the coven has awakened, the witches must race against time to join with their Eternals and protect the relics that will prevent the destruction of the world….

Deidre Sterling is tired of being used. Her mother, the President of the United States, uses her as a prop for the television cameras. And men only pursue her for political connections. Determined to stand for something, Deidre throws herself into causes like the fight for witches’ rights, but ends up stepping into the line of fire.

Finn has waited eight centuries for his mate—united they will be a powerful weapon. Unfortunately, she wants nothing to do with him. Even after gunfire awakens her powers and a kiss from him engulfs them in flames, she refuses to take the final step. But as the world burns and her duty becomes clear, she realizes that some passions are worth paying the ultimate price….

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In the third book of the Awakening series; VISIONS OF CHAINS delivers another intense and passionate story with a new couple; Deidre and Finn. I love the way the witch hunts and hysteria is translated to a modern setting with guns and GPS trackers. It’s an interesting ‘what if’ scenario involving civil liberties being slowly stripped away and accused witches being shuffled off to internment camps.

The world building gets bigger and more in depth with each book and VISIONS OF CHAINS really starts to ramp up the intrigue with some shocking twists in the plot. Unlike the previous book, VISIONS OF CHAINS features a heroine who has no clue about her powers. Diedre learned fast and took things in stride including the fact that her mother is the president whose administration openly persecuted witches. I enjoyed how Finn deftly handled having to walk Diedre through this new identity as a witch and was actually worried that he wouldn’t stay with her in the end considering his constant insistence that he was going to leave after their job was finished.

VISIONS OF CHAINS was a true page turner with great action, tension, and a passionate romance. There are no details about the next book in the Awakening series, but there has been a small yet growing subplot involving a missing Eternal and his witch throughout the series. These two have a lot to work through which is why I am hoping they will be the main characters in the book four.

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