The three hundred nine paged novel titled “Wake”, includes romance, hostility, and heart-breaking moments, is certain to make your mythological fantasy come alive.
The three hundred nine paged novel titled “Wake”, includes romance, hostility, and heart-breaking moments, is certain to make your mythological fantasy come alive. This story is based on mythological creatures. If you thought “Percy Jackson” was a bit on the adventurous side, “Wake” might be the book for you. Written by Amanda Hocking, the novel is about a sixteen year old girl named Gemma Fisher.
Everything is perfect for Gemma – she's brave, capable, lighthearted, beautiful, and falling in love with the boy next door, Alex. Gemma can't seem to stay away from her nightly swims at the bay – she's a fish without water, however, this summer she finds she can do the unimaginable.
The summer tourists Penn, Thea, and Lexi are strangers to the town of Capri and yet they seem courageous, fearless, and dangerous. They're known as the “weird-creepy-pretty-girls”. Gemma has them attracted – and Penn will do anything to make her a member of their group. She's the third one they've chosen this summer to join their group, but the first one who has survived.
One night they invite Gemma to party with them at the cove. All Gemma knows is that she's enchanted and can't do anything about it. Gemma wakes up on the beach feeling sick and dazed, unaware of what had happened only knowing that something was different that night.
Then suddenly, Gemma realizes she has powers that she never thought possible. As she slowly exposes her new future she is forced to choose between her family and friends or entering a whole new world filled with dark secrets and unthinkable hungers.
At first the pace is a little slow, then it speeds up as the story moves along. I would recommend this novel to ages twelve and up, due to the use of some occasional mature words. The author has written this novel in narrative form and I found her quite ingenuous in providing different perspectives via various characters wherever needed. Overall, it is an interesting read with the suspense maintained until the end.