Book Title: Awoke (The Want Series) by K.T. Conte
Category: YA Fiction; 324 pages
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Publisher: SugarCane Publishing
Release date: October 2017
Format available for review: print & ebook (mobi, ePub, PDF)
Will ship print books to: Internationally
Tour dates: Sept 25 to Oct 27, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 (mainly bad language)
Katya leads a normal life any teenager would be envious of – popular, pretty and dating the high school elite. Not she enjoys the spotlight, mind you. She wants everyone to believe she is normal.
But when Katya sees the real reason behind the earthquakes plaguing everyone in Boston, the truth rattles and shatters the perfect normal illusion Katya created for herself. An ability to see unearthly creatures and manipulate waves of life energy labels her as anything but normal. And it’s an ability that attracts unwanted and dangerous attention.
She reluctantly finds herself in the company of Gregor, a handsome member of an international spirit military team called the Kyrios. Her simple decision to help thrusts Katya in a world of the undead spirits, betrayal and a perpetual battle between undead monsters and the wardens that keep them in their place.
Katya must decide whether she values the simple and easy life she created for herself over the complex and difficult world now asking her to stand and fight.
My Musings :
I received a free copy for reviewing purposes. This doesn't affect my review in any way.
It's been a while since I enjoyed a paranormal romance. They seem to run together after sometime. As the blurb was interesting, I picked up the book though with a bit of a hesitation that I might be disappointed. Refreshingly, I enjoyed the story and now I am waiting eagerly for the continuation.
The way the author started off the book was a bit mysterious. I was prompted to read on to know more with the promise of getting to know the source of her visions. It quickly moved on to getting in the male lead, Gregor. Did I say that I love Scotland? Oh yeah! so obviously Gregor is my kind of guy! Maybe I liked Gregor a teensy bit more than Katya.
Katya is a very strong character inherently. It shows every time she overcomes an obstacle. Gregor is the right one to support her though he had me groaning at times with his actions. The supporting cast are appropriate but they aren't fully fleshed out. I definitely would like to know them more in a bit more depth.
The story's pacing is fast and there is action continuously with a tiny bit of space to breathe. It all adds up to a very engaging read. There were a few questions answered. The romance is not overdone and it adds to the story rather than detract from it. The world building itself is intriguing with the Wanters and such. I look forward to getting the antagonists still better in the sequel.
My one line review : A very engaging paranormal romance
My rating : 5/5
My reread factor : 4/5
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Meet the Author:
K.T. Conte is a lover of books, people and all things wild and crazy. She received her B.A. in English from Boston College and her law degree from Suffolk University Law School. While she has and continues to be a licensed attorney, her first love has always been books from the tender age of 2. Originally from Massachusetts, K.T. currently lives in New York City with the monsters in the closet, her husband Everett, a couple of building fairies and her dog, Champ.
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