Friday, May 31, 2013

Awaken by Jaime Guerard: Review and Giveaway!

Awaken by Jaime Guerard
Published: March 30, 2013 
Publisher: Self 

Three things run through my mind at this very moment…

ONE, my life as I once knew it will never be the same.

TWO, the person I’m in love with might not even exist.

THREE, the deception that has unfolded before me has the power of life and death.

Sixteen year old, Breanna Davis, has heard the saying; life isn’t always what it seems…well, that saying rings true now more than ever. As horrifying visions appear before her, revealing tragedies that will forever change the fate of those she loves, she realizes that she may be the only person who can stop them from becoming reality.

Amongst the chaos of this new discovery, Bre is faced with a stranger, Eve, who moves in on Bre’s friends and begins to follow her every move. As Eve’s true motives begin to surface, Bre must fight against, not only the visions, but the dangers Eve holds close.

There is another secret kept- Collin, a boy held captive in Bre’s dreams, the boy she is secretly falling in love with but isn’t sure he even exists. As she tries to make it work with Austin, an old friend who could possibly be more, Bre battles against her feelings for Collin.

Bre is faced with an almost impossible decision, to choose her life or follow her destiny. If she doesn’t intercede, people will certainly die. If she does, her own life could be at stake. In the end, if she fails, she’ll lose everything.

Awaken is an action packed novel. From the very first "vision", I was committed to this story, to say the least. The reader will get wrapped up in this race against time, and loose a sense of it themselves as the story progresses. Because of the length of the story, you will grow a feel of each and every character. I was never bored with it.  It was basically like watching a movie in your head. There's do much I can say about it, so much things I can highlight throughout the plot, but I'll just give you a few reasons why you need to read the book now. 

  1. It had trouble describing what genre this book is. It's like a genre in itself. Something new, something fish, nothing borrowed. 
  2. It's a healthy mix of a school story and action with a little bit of romance, which will bring so,thing new for all of us.

Don't take it from more. Take it from the book. Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

"These feelings, these sensations were far greater than anything I have ever felt before." Location 75 .
"I stopped and shook my head in disapproval, amazed with how I allowed him to control me. How was it that he could make me feel like I was stuck in this bubble, not able to do anything with out his approval or say?" Location 113.

"I came to a stop sign and glanced at the clock. Five thirty seven. Tick tick. Five thirty eight. Every passing second was choking me."  Location 1282. 

In case I was unclear, I think Awaken will be an amazing book for everyone to read. My verdict is an 8/10 and I will be keeping it on my shelves. I mean, come on, who wouldn't?

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reading my novel! I'm so glad you liked it!! <3