Review: Awaken

22499730Author: Skye Malone

Pages: 239

Publisher: Wildflower Isle

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

My Rating: Somewhere between 3.5 and 4 Stars

Synopsis: Running away from home was never Chloe Kowalski’s plan. Neither was ending up the target of killers, or having her body change in unusual ways. She only wanted a vacation, someplace far from her crazy parents and their irrational fear of water. She only wanted to do something normal for once, and maybe get to know her best friend’s hot stepbrother a bit better at the same time.

But the first day she goes out on the ocean, strange things start to happen. Dangerous things that should be impossible. Things to which ‘normal’ doesn’t even begin to apply.

Now madmen are hunting her. A mysterious guy with glowing blue eyes is following her. And her best friend’s stepbrother seems to be hiding secrets all his own.

It was supposed to be a vacation. It’s turning out to be a whole lot more.


My Review:

**I received this book from the author for my honest review.**

“Mermaid, Chloe. That’s what humans would call you. Or, you know, merman for me…”

I wasn’t really sure what I was thinking going into this series just for the simple fact that I’ve never read a mermaid book before but I ended up pleasantly surprised. The writing style was great and guided the storyline fairly well. Without spoiling anything I will say I got kind of caught up a bit in the middle when Chloe finds out she’s a mermaid and when her friend finds out it seemed weird but it was all cleared but chapters later, which I very much appreciated because it would have ruined everything for me. So if you read it and make it to the middle and decide not to finish please read on, it will all make sense in the end. The book is also a contemporary and I was actually pretty happy to find that the book wasn’t just focused on that. I think the author taking a different approach like that was nice and refreshing. I was screaming and laughing at some parts so that pretty much sums up that I will be getting the next book to continue this thrilling series. Recommend to people who read and enjoyed the Of Poseidon series, also any other mermaid tales.