Review: Awaking-Madeline Freeman


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cooltext1804448395 copyMorgan Abbey’s life is about to change.

Just weeks before her senior year is set to begin, a mysterious stranger approaches Morgan with information that has far-reaching ramifications. 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 in the drawn into a centuries-old struggle involving a group of people who quietly coexist alongside the common people of the world. This shadowy group believes it is time for them to reclaim their former positions of power—and they believe Morgan is the key.

But when the time comes, will Morgan be able to do what it takes to reunite with her mother and fulfill her destiny?

cooltext1804472332 copy3/5 Stars

***I received this book via NetGalley & the author

PROS:

  • The characters are, for the most part, likable and easy to identify with. I sped through this book, thoroughly enjoying every minute. The story flies by and while there are some missing pieces, many scenes are full of light and laughter. 
  • Lucas and Corbin were the most developed characters. Corbin is a gorgeous, popular, and genuinely nice guy. He’s in a band and extremely attentive to the needs of those around him. He’s compassionate and playful, a definite heart-throb. Lucas is not openly flirty, he’s more of an enigma. He’s magical in his own mysterious way. A barista, full of fun quips and teasing drink orders, his scenes were cheerful and pushed the story along.
  • The overall story premise was interesting. The dynamics between Naturals, Normals and the Veneret were clearly defined. The role of the Normals as food for the high and mighty Veneret who syphon off their energy was fascinating. The disdain is subtle but there. Various mental powers were a vibrant burst of inspiration. The scene with the fedora was adorable and oozed chemistry. Unfortunately, this fizzled out later on.

CONS:

  • Morgan is kind of oblivious and horrible at reading people, which is pretty ironic given her powers. She gives people the benefit of the doubt when she shouldn’t and totally casts other people off. She holds a mean grudge. I wasn’t sure whether to like her or dismiss her. Her actions are sporadic. In some scenes she’s confident and sassy and others she backs down and is almost timid. Usually, this makes for a complex character but in terms of the plot, Morgan didn’t feel entirely fleshed out.
  • Character functions were unclear. Whether someone was intended to be an enemy or love interest was blurred and undefined.
  • Some scenes were random and felt like they were thrown in without much thought and not entirely condusive to furthering the plot.

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