Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wake by Amanda Hocking

Genre: Mermaids
Published: August 7, 2012
Series: Watersong
            1. Wake
            2. Lullaby
            3. Tidal
            4. Elegy
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.

My Review:
It is gorgeous. I know, I know don't judge a book by its cover, but that's what I did. The cover looks so exciting and fun that it attracts the reader to it.

I haven't read that many books about mermaids so when I found this book by Amanda Hocking I was super excited. I loved the Trylle Trilogy by Hocking and I just had to take a whack at this book. Much to my surprise this book disappointed me very much. I love Hocking's creation of characters, but this book just fell short for me. Firstly, the romance was BORINGGGG!!! It literally went like this...

Boy: I think that you're really cute.

Girl: Did you just call me cute?
Boy: yeah...
Girl: ...I think you're cute too!

EXCUSE ME for not swooning over this ridiculous crap of a romance! No. Just no. On the plus note, the romance between Daniel and Harper was flying with sparks. I wanted more of the heat and passion! The story it self was okay. I found it very odd that Gemma was able to figure everything out way too easily.

Overall, it was an alright book. I didn't like how the story played out and hopefully, the next book in this series picks up pace and there is a noticeable character development. 

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