2014 EVENTS:
Holly Bourne, Non Pratt and James Dawson - 30th October
Becca Fitzpatrick - 15th November

Sunday, 30 March 2014

REVIEW: Wake - Amanda Hocking

Sunday, 30 March 2014

GENRE: Supernatural
FORMAT: Paperback
BUY ITWaterstones
RATING: 3.5 Stars

This review refers to an uncorrected advance edition.

Beautiful. 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, Thea, and Lexi have caught everyone's attention, including the eye of practical Harper. But it's her sister, Gemma, they've chosen to be part of their group. Sixteen-year-old Gemma seems to have it all - carefree, pretty, and falling in love with the boy next door. But her greatest passion has always been the water. She craves late night swims under the stars, where she can be alone yet belong to the sea. Lately she's had company. Penn, Thea, and Lexi spend their nights dancing, singing, and partying on the cove - and one night Gemma joins them. When she wakes up groggy on the beach the next morning, she knows something has changed. Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. As she uncovers the truth about her new mythical powers, Gemma is forced to choose between staying with those she loves or entering a dark world brimming with unimaginable secrets.

I love Amanda Hocking's writing, it immediately draws me in and I suddenly realise I've only got 50 pages left of the book as I've become so absorbed in the story.

Although it's pretty obvious what is going on straight away, the plot is intriguing and the characters are interesting. Gemma becomes tangled up with a new clique, her sister, Harper, is not happy about this and slowly but surely the new clique's hold over Gemma becomes more and more.

It reminded me of the film The Lost Boys - but instead of male vampires it's female mermaids! What's not to love! 

If you want an easy to read, enjoyable novel that's not the same as all the mainstream YA books out there, this is definitely the book for you. And if you haven't read the Trylle Trilogy, read that too!

- Gem.

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