Saturday, August 18, 2012

Review: Wake(watersong #1) by Amanda Hocking

Title: Wake(watersong #1)
Author: Amanda Hocking
Published: August 7, 2012
Pages: 307
Rating: 3 out of 5

Goodreads synopsis:
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.

Fate's thoughts:
I had really high expectations for this book after reading the Trylle trilogy and seeing all the hype that this book was getting. unfortunately this book didn't live up to it. I'm not saying i didn't like it because i did. its just that it didn't wow me like the Trylle trilogy.

One of the things that i didn't enjoy was the 3rd person narrator. i would have enjoyed it more if it was first person with both the sister' POVs. i also thought it was a bit unoriginal. the idea of sirens has been written over and over again and i felt that this one wasn't that special.

What i did like about this book was the sister's relationship together. it was real and relateable. Harper is the responsible, uptight older sister, while gemma is the free, daring younger sibling. they were both completely different and there own person. i did however like Harpers' chapters better than Gemma's. overall i liked Harper's character better.

There were two sets of romances, one for each girl. Harper and Daniel's relationship was slow paced and really fun and sweet. i really like Daniel's character and how he never gave up on Harper even though she made it obvious that she might not want a relationship.

Gemma and Alex's relationship was  more fast paced and intense. it was also kind of adorable. i really enjoyed the fact that none of the love interests were all hot and perfect. not that they weren't hot, but they were realistic and more like guys of this world.

all in all this book was good, it didn't really live up to my expectation but i will be reading the next installment in the series.

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