Saturday, 18 May 2013

Wake (Watersong, #1) by Amanda Hockings

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.


Violet said that the Trylle series were pretty good and so I should try Wake written by the same author of that series. But I found Wake horrible. I hated disliked nearly every character in that book and found myself flipping (and skipping) through pages in disgust. I disliked Lexi, Thea and Penn 'cause somehow the way the author described them didn't really appeal to me. Every time their names appeared, I wanted to take a harpoon gun and shoot them in the head. Normally typical bitchy girls in books are well, bitchy, and I didn't like them but I didn't mind about them if that makes sense. But Lexi, Thea and Penn made me mind  which is a bad thing in case you didn't know. And I didn't like Alex and some other characters in the book which I can't be bothered to name. The plot was sooo slow and I felt like half the time, nothing happened. The relationship between Gemma and Alex was almost nothing at all. It's like she's dating her own brother which in my own experience with brothers is yucky. Harper was my favourite character and I actually liked her. She's the big sister of Gemma and acts like one too. She's actually concerned and slightly protective in the way good big sisters do. Anyway, the plot was expertly slow and that was the reason I started the skip pages.

2/5 stars
(Because of Harper. Well done Harper!)

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