Awakened and Betrayed by Ivy Asher – A Book Review

Posted February 1, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Reverse Harem, Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 3 Comments

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Awakened and Betrayed: The Lost Sentinel Book 2

by Ivy Asher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Slow Burn, UF RH

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty


Read my review of Book 1, The Lost and The Chosen, Here!

What is it about?

Instead of writing my own intro – here is the Blurb pulled from Goodreads (and yes, I’m putting it here because I like it!)

“My name is Vinna and I am a Sentinel.
I’m the last in a line of a hunted, magical race, coveted and killed for our power and abilities.
I was hidden and protected, but now that I’ve been found, it’s a race to see who can command and control me.
Joke’s on them, I bow to no one.
I need to master my magic, and protect the five guys I’ve marked as my own at all costs.
Because the line between friend and foe is dangerously blurry, and I’m collecting enemies like Sentinels collect runes.
It’s time to prepare for battle, claim my place, and get ready to fuck up anything or anyone that comes for me and my Chosen.”


I am in love with this series so far – the dynamic between the characters, the growth and the interplay… it makes for a compelling read and a fantastic story. Vinna has heart and courage, along with her amazing abilities as a Sentinel – add in her Chosen, and the bubbling cauldron of kickass just gets better!

This book take the events and revelations in Book 1 (that ending!!!) and tosses the information into an even more complex and almost diabolical story that will keep you reading long into the night. Vinna has her Chosen, but she isn’t quite sure if she wants to seal the deal and cement them to her for life, as that feels just as manipulative as the Elders! Speaking of the Elders, they are still circling the wagons, plucking pieces of her sanity left and right and generally making life difficult for Vinna and her Chosen, mainly because as a female caster she is ‘valuable’ and ‘should be protected’. *Cough* *Cough* …. yeah. That.

There is much, much more – but I won’t ruin it for you, or hint at the startling reveals that await you in this continuation. I will say this though…. Book 3 CANNOT come soon enough!


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type:



  • Very well written.
  • Well edited.
  • Character development.
  • Torrez… he comes out of nowhere! 😉💕
  • Surprises and twists aplenty.
  • Descriptive language that paints instead of tells.
  • Truly interesting and unique, a completely fresh tale instead of a rehash of familiar themes.


  • The guys sometimes feel superfluous to the narrative.
  • Cliffhanger.
  • Book 3 is without a publication date yet.

Favorite Lines

It’s that annoying sensation when you know a word, but it sits on the wrong side of your tongue, and you just can’t speak it into existence.


5 out of 5 Stars

A great read and a superb series – I would highly recommend you either check this out with your Kindle Unlimited subscription, or BUY IT!

Published January 28th, 2019

340 Pages

Please note, this is a Reverse Harem Novel with scenes and sexual situation more suited to older audiences. 18+

If you enjoyed this review, please be sure to check out a few of my other ones:


Your Turn

What are you reading today? Have you read this series yet? What did you think? Leave a comment, drop me a line – I would love to talk!


Tags: , , , , , , , ,

3 responses to “Awakened and Betrayed by Ivy Asher – A Book Review

Leave a Reply