Jul • 6 • 2012
Series: Watersong # 1
Gere: Young Adult-Paranormal
Author: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher
“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.”
This is an amazing story. Read under a few short hours, I am enthralled with the amazing characters and fast-pace plotline.
What grabbed me about this book are the characters. Gemma is fastnating from the start. She is a smart girl with a lot going for her. She loves the water and feels the calm in her body as soon as she touches it. I like how her characters grows up fast. Even with the hard life that she has, she faces this situation a lot different then what I thought.
The great part about this book are the point of view swtiches. I adore that the reader can get into the minds of both sisters as well as their love life. I like that the sisters had each other yet they had their own lives. I can totally relate to the older sister. Like her, I grew up fast and became a second mother to my brothers while growing up.
Now, both love interest are right on track. Each sister had a love interest that fits them both. Both guys are great and kind. I’m hoping that there will be no love triangle. I think, it’s perfect the way that it is. But with Ms. Hocking writing and what I’ve read before, I’m sure the next book will knock me out of the water!
Wake is an great book to dive into. Wake is ravishing yet explosive. The thrill of the water, the history that propells the reader deeper, thrills me even more. A magical story that I love, Wake is awesome!
I give it 5 BITES!