Tuesday, November 27, 2012

BOOK REVIEW - WAKE by AMANDA HOCKING - WATERSONG # 1 - PAN MACMILLAN - 4 DANIEL STARS!!

By: Amanda Hocking
Published By: Pan Macmillan
Released: Available now
Details: Paperback, 309 Pages

RATING: 4 DANIEL * swoon* STARS!!

Blurb: Goodreads

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.


This is an awesome book trailer, one of the best ones I have seen about.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I’ve been a fan of Amanda Hocking since her self published days. Loved Trylle trilogy, still waiting for My Blood Approves wrap up...will it happen? *fingers crossed*

The Hollows was Amanda’s foray into the zombie genre and I loved it!! Now it’s time for Wake, book # 1 in Watersong series.

I adore the cover, the book trailer, and the title and series name all make such sense to the story within.

Harper and Gemma are sisters who live with their dad Brian. Nathalie, their mother has brain damage and lives in a group home. It was sad reading Nathalie and what has befallen her and how the girls deal with it.

Harper is 18yrs old and is almost the mother figure instead of the sister that Gemma so desperately needs. Gemma , swimmer, 16yrs old and falling for her sisters guy bff, Alex, the super sweet geek who lives across the road.

Even geeks can become beautys and grow muscles.

Enter Daniel.... humma, humma. Daniel is a gorgeous character. He has the grungy rock star look, lives on his boat , ‘The Dirty Gull’ and has been caught out relieving himself ( doing a twinkle) over the side of his boat by Harper.

Apparently, Daniel had woken up and decided to pee over the edge of the boat. She just happened to look up at precisely the wrong time and got a full view of his manly parts.

Harper had screamed, and Daniel immediately pulled up his pants. that was when he jumped down from the boat to introduce himself and apologize profusely. If he hadn’t been laughing the entire time, she might have actually accepted his apology.

Harper has this very prickly attitude around Daniel. He returns it with a rather smexi attitude. Oh did I mention he has a tattoo on his back. ( check book # 3 cover - Tidal, me thinks that is Daniel)

swoon

I loved the Seinfeld moment with Harper and Daniel.

“I’ll take an IOU, then.”

“An IOU?”She raised an eyebrow. “For ice cream?”

“Or any meal of equal value,” he squinted , thinking about what that would be. “Maybe a smoothie. Or a large coffee. But not like a full meal with fries and a salad.” He snapped his fingers as he thought of something. “Soup! A cup of soup would work, too.”

Penn, Lexi and Thea are the strange, dangerous, beautiful, creepy girls of the small seaside town of Capri.

They have set their sights on Gemma.

This is not a good thing.

This book starts of warm, then the heat turns up the more you read. I really enjoyed this first instalment. I really loved Harper and Daniel. They have such wonderful character chemistry, I just don’t think Harper realizes it yet?

Amanda throws in the gore, the sweet friendship, tragedy, mystery, Daniel (swoon).....what? The guy has great lines in this book, three girls who won’t take no for an answer and a town rocked by missing persons. Throw in a mythological character or more and you have another Amanda Hocking series to keep you warm.

This party has only just got started. Amanda has sown some seeds in this instalment, I can’t wait to see them grow. 

I did notice something with Daniel...will I be right?

Stay tuned for Lullaby # 2 due for release 27th November 2012, my review 28th November 2012.



Michelle


I love the cover art of this series.
Book 4 - Elegy no cover as yet.




Lullaby audio excerpt.


WAKE AUDIO SNEAK PEEK

2 comments:

  1. Her Troll series is gathering dust in my nightstand. I should read those while I'm on a YA roll

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  2. Ha! I loved that Seinfeld-ish quote! Hilarious. I haven't had much desire to read this one—although I did love Amanda's Hollows series—but now I'm rethinking that. I really want to meet this Daniel guy! Great review :)

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

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