Thursday, 1 September 2016

WAKE ( Watersong #1) - by Amanda Hocking

Year Published: 2012 - by St. Martin's Press. 
Genre/s:  Paranormal/ romance/urban fantasy/young adult. 
Pages: 309.
Author: Amanda Hocking. 
Source: Bought.

Blurb:
Fall under the spell of Wake—the first book in an achingly beautiful new series by celebrated author Amanda Hocking—and lose yourself to the Watersong.

Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Lexi and Thea have caught everyone's attention—but it’s Gemma who’s attracted theirs. She’s the one they’ve chosen to be part of their group.

Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.

Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.
 




(First read in April 2016).


I liked this book a lot more than any of Hocking’s Trylle books, mainly because Wake’s characters were more likeable, more interesting, and unique. 
I LOVED Harper and Daniel’s characters, and I adored their slow-moving, realistic, altogether entertaining, relationship.
But I found Gemma annoying. And while I didn’t particularly dislike Alex, he definitely wasn’t one of my favourite characters. 
Another thing I found frustrating was that there were quite a few boring patches, where basically nothing happened. I would have liked to see more action leading up to the climax.

Overall, I really liked this book :) 


I give it: 3 flowers! 

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