Series: The Lucidites, #1
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Date Published: January 9th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Audiobook Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
Audiobook Narrator: Elizabeth Klett
Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom
Description: Around the world humans are hallucinating after sleepless nights. In a sterile, underground institute the forecasters keep reporting the same events. And in the backwoods of Texas, a sixteen-year-old girl is about to be caught up in a fierce, ethereal battle. Meet Roya Stark. She drowns every night in her dreams, spends her hours reading classic literature to avoid her family's ridicule, and is prone to premonitions-which are becoming more frequent. And now her dreams are filled with strangers offering to reveal what she has always wanted to know: Who is she? That's the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. But will Roya live to regret learning the truth?
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This review is in Audible.com format.
What did you love best about Awoken?
I really enjoyed the characters and their interactions, as well as the special abilities this group of people has in addition to dream traveling.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
Learning about the Lucidites through Roya’s perspective was interesting. Least interesting, probably all the moping around our main character does.
Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Klett – was your favorite?
I enjoyed the portrayal of Joseph, accent and all.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The conversation between George and Roya, about how he can always know someone feels, even before the other person knows their feelings, and how unfair and unbalanced that is for relationships. That was a very meaningful moment.
Any additional comments?
Awoken is the first in a series that is pretty unique from other paranormal books I’ve read. This series deals with dream traveling and layers (Inception style) within that. I liked the aspect where the traveler can generate their body where they have traveled – very useful since the only way to get to the institute is through near-drowning. I liked the band of characters – everyone offered something helpful to the team in their support of the champion. I especially thought George was a great character to have, with his reading of emotions – what a great special skill. I also liked Joseph, though it felt like his powers were more of persuading and supporting Roya than doing something special on his own. Roya makes a good leading character as she’s relatable and yet strong and brave to agree to fight the dream big bad. I did like how the book guarded some secrets until later as the story unfolded, it sort of made you work for it. But, I’m not too sure I understand what all went down in the epic battle of battles that was prophecised. I do know that since this is book one, the big bad will be back. Because isn’t that how these things work?
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