Sunday, May 11, 2014

Awaking by Madeline Freeman

Book Description:

Morgan Abbey’s life is about to change.

Just weeks before the beginning of her senior year, a mysterious stranger approaches Morgan with information that turns her world on end: First, the psychic ability she believes she has just been pretending to have since middle school might actually be real.

Second, her mother, who disappeared abruptly and completely almost a decade ago, might still be alive.

Morgan finds herself drawn into a centuries-old struggle involving a shadowy group with incredible powers. The Veneret have quietly coexisted alongside the common people of the world for centuries. Now they believe it is time for them to reclaim their former positions of power—and that Morgan is the key to their victory.

Every victory comes at a price—but is it one that Morgan will be willing to pay?
My Thoughts:
This was a great start to a new series.  Morgan has always been a 'psychic', telling her school peers their futures.  She and her best friend have worked the crowd and made some money, but was it all for show, right?  Then she has someone comes and tell her they have information that she would do anything for and her world spins out of control.  She realizes there are people with abilities and she is more a part of that world than she would have ever imagined.I really liked the characters in the book.  Morgan is central but there are so many secondary characters that have been wonderfully developed that it helps the story flow that much smoother.  The story is an original twist on a typical idea, girl is more central to a world than she could have ever known and two sides are going to fight over her.  She is surrounded by friends and enemies both, but seeing the difference is fairly easy.  I both liked and hated how the book ended so I can't wait to see how everything ends.I rate this a 5/5.  I really enjoyed it and am ready to read the rest of the series. Thank you to the publisher for the review copy (via netgalley).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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