Serie: Wake #1
Release date: 2012
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.
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 like Amanda Hocking's writing style and I really am in love with her series, but this one? Not so much. The synopsis and the cover didn't speak to me at all, but I was willing to give it a change. The concept of the story was good, only the story itself was just.. well.. bad and weird. I didn't like the writing style and most of the time I didn't know which one was telling the story. There was a lot of POV switching, unnecassary I might add. I did not like the main character, Gemma. She irritated me and I thought she was kind of dumb.Then there was supposed to be a love interest going on with the main character Gemma and Alex, which I didn't get at all. It was just there, no tension or romance, really it was just weird. I did like the sister sometimes, Harper and her love interest Daniel. Other times she just annoyed me, she was like the overly protective sister or something like that. I don't really know what the story was about, nothing really happened, except for the end. Not recommended! It was just that bad!!