Monday, August 18, 2014
BOOK REVIEW: "Awakening (Guardians #1)
Young adult books are more popular than ever, with The Hunger Games and Divergent taking over the New York Times charts and box office sales. Well, I say move over, Katniss and stand down Tris, because Sophie has arrived, with her five other Guardian friends!
In Awakening, by Samantha Long, readers meet Sophie, an empath who, in a previous life, was the Oracle. Her best friend is Lilli, a healer.
Recently, stydents from their school have gone missing, and she fears one of her friends is next. You have an unlikely group: Morgan, the popular cheerleader, Aidan, the Goth goofball, Tristan, the kind jock and Jackson, the silent strong one.
Together they must use their disparate powers to stop a vicious demon and save humanity, but evil doesn't fight fair.
I like to think of this story as Teen Titans meets Supernatural. These six kids are strong and powerful, fighting demons and vampires to save the Earth.
The story is gripping and fully fleshed out. You don't gave to be a young adult to enjoy Awakening!
Each character is unique and eadily visible in the mind's eye as you dead the story. The romance takes a backseat to the paranormal aspects of the narrative, but it is there and it is a heartwarming portion of a chilling tale.
Samantha Long's name will go down with the likes of Cassandra Clare and Darren Shan, as one of the best YA writers of our time.
Purchase Awakening via:
Barnes And Noble (NOOK)