Author: Skye Malone
Release Date: 6/3/2014
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.
(Just a forewarning, I'm sure that my review will have all kinds of water puns in it, so I'm apologizing in advance.)
My mermaid bubble has been popped!
Yes, I have never read a mermaid book before....comense throwing stones....I know, what kind of a blogger am I? Well, obviously the book gods just wanted me to wait for the right book, because Awaken was such a perfect fit for me!
Diving head first, I instantly became intrigued with Chloe. Psyhco parents who won't even let her take a bath, plus they tear all the pictures of the ocean out of books....who tears pages out of books?! Escaping for a week away with your best friend seems like a great idea, especially when it's to her families beach house. What could go wrong??
*insert mad cackle*
During the first portion of this book I was slightly shocked by a few of the characters actions, well mainly Chloe's crazy parents. Who has to sit watch in a hotel room to make sure their own daughter doesn't take off...the kind that are hiding big secrest, that's who. Once this sequence took place every action after that totally seems justified. There wasn't a single time when I seconded guessed any of the characters decisions, or where the plot was going, it all just fell into place.
Now let me talk about Noah and Zeke!
Noah; protective brother of Baylie, who seems kind, understanding and gentle...not to mention has some random one-liners that of course have an underlying meaning. As with any mysterious man Noah knowledge and understand could mean something bigger.....
Zeke; Merman, uber protective, has a dangerous sense of curiosity & uses all his gifts for the greater good. With his intentions it seems like a unknown force is pulling him to Chloe.
I foresee a love triangle in the future, how could it not? With everything that went down at the end of the book Chloe is going to have to figure out how to balance & maintain her life.
If you're looking for a great summer read go grab this book, you'll devour it.
Now can I have book #2!?!?!
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Author Biography: Skye Malone is a fantasy and paranormal romance author, which means she spends most of her time not-quite-convinced that the things she imagines couldn't actually exist.
Born and raised in central Illinois, she hopes someday to travel the world – though in the meantime she’ll take any story that whisks her off to a place where the fantastic lives inside the everyday. She loves strong and passionate characters, complex villains, and satisfying endings that stay with you long after the book is done. An inveterate writer, she can’t go a day without getting her hands on a keyboard, and can usually be found typing away while she listens to all the adventures unfolding in her head.
Skye also writes YA urban fantasy as Megan Joel Peterson and is the author of The Children and the Blood trilogy.
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