Daily Archives: September 16, 2012

*Review* Wake – Amanda Hocking


Amanda Hocking

309 pages

ISBN: 9781250008121

Read 9-15-12

Format: Audiobook

Source: Library

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Fall under the spell of Wake—the first book in an achingly beautiful new series by celebrated author Amanda Hocking—and lose yourself to the Watersong.

Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They’re the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Lexi and Thea have caught everyone’s attention—but it’s Gemma who’s attracted theirs.  She’s the one they’ve chosen to be part of their group.

Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door.  He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back.  Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever.  She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove.  They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.

Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price.  And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.

I really enjoyed Amanda Hocking’s Trylle Trilogy, so when I found out about Wake and that it was about mermaids, I was very excited.  Wake wasn’t exactly what I expected it to be.  The first almost 3/4 of the book were kind of slow and I didn’t feel like there was much to the book about the mermaid/siren aspect.  It didn’t really pick up until the last bit of the book. Continue reading


Filed under 3.5 Stars, Audiobook, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult

Origin Giveaway Winner!

Hey guys!  I know I am a little late announcing the winner.  I had a lot going on this weekend with the new house and such.  I didn’t even get any new books at all this week because of the surprise repairs, hence the reason no IMM today.  Anyway, thank you to everybody who participated and congratulations to the winner…. Continue reading


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