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Indigo Awakening

(The Hunted #1)

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  333 ratings  ·  126 reviews
Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down.

Voices told Lucas Darby to run. Voices no one else can hear. He’s warned his sister not to look for him, but Rayne refuses to let her troubled brother vanish on the streets of LA. In her desperate search, she meets Gabriel Stewart, a runaway with mysterious powers and far too many secrets. Rayne can’t explain her cr
Paperback, Original, 304 pages
Published December 18th 2012 by Harlequin Teen (first published December 1st 2012)
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Jan 26, 2013 added it
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Gah. I can't do it.

This is about where I knew this book and I weren't meant to be (about page 10 or so):
"Good one. LMAO," she said with her serious face.

She. Said. LMAO. *stares*
Steph Sinclair

I'm not giving this book a star rating because I only made it to about 10% in, but UGH. I'm so not impressed with what I did read. Cheesy lines, pervy guy, and the writing style wasn't for me. Premise sounded interesting, but it turned out to not be my thing.
Aug 09, 2012 marked it as did-not-finish
Debbie Narh

The summary for this sounds a lot creepier than the book actually is. You would think that when some crazy church cult is involved in kidnapping kids, shit is about to get good, right? Well not in Indigo Awakening since it's just a huge pile of boredom and unoriginality. After the initial excitement that I had upon reading the summary, I quickly started to skim the pages because everything is boring. Luke would have been an interesting character if it weren't for the fact that nothing other
Sarah (saz101)
I'm sorry. So sorry.
I wanted to love this book, because I LOVE Jordan.
And I'm not prepared to say it's the book's fault, because hey. I'm a mood reader. I'm self aware enough to know it.

But... this book and I... we have problems. A few of them, and each of them narrators. All... oh... nine of them, if I count correctly.

Rayne seems a fairly typical 'loner girl' type: angry and cagey, alone against the world. She's resilient and determined, possessing all the traits necessary to make a fine heroin
Sep 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Colorful Cast of unique Characters with special Gifts!
The most striking point about Indigo Awakening is the incredible cast of characters! Written in 3rd POV, the story shifts between the major kexyplayers which let’s us get glimpses into different aspects of this story! Also, Jordan Dane truly has a wonderful way introducing all characters and making us care for them pretty fast. Moreover, the whole plot and world building was amazingly played out. Not reveali
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
Courtesy of HarlequinTEEN through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

It always pains me to give a book two stars, and I don't do it often. I even slept on it, chewed it over in my head and still decided to be honest about it. Indigo Awakening just wasn't a book for me no matter how I swing it. Some of this MIGHT have some spoilers, but nothing major so read on at your own risk.

The book starts out with Lucas who escapes a mental ward that his older sister had stuck him in, because she work
Dec 24, 2012 rated it it was ok

I‘ve always had a thing for psychic kids and superpowers. I love the X-Men and love books with a similar theme, which is why I was very intrigued by Indigo Awakening‘s premise.

The book definitely has all the elements to create a suspenseful story filled with action and intrigue. Rayne and Lucas are likable, and their sister-brother bond only strengthens this feeling. It is easy to care for them and what happens to them as the story moves on. I also found the romance not to be too heavy. Sur
Aug 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Indigo Awakening started off with many question marks. The story revolves around a brother and a sister as well as an organization under a church that hunts kids called Indigos. Lucas Darby hears voices in his head and was locked up in a mental institution under the church. He was able to escape and reunite with people that are like him, even though he doesn't even know what the hell he is. At the same time, his sister, Rayne, is looking everywhere for him. She never wanted Lucas to end up at th ...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Nov 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
I love the way Ms. Jordan capture the reader with great characters!

What I loved most about this book are the characters. I love a great story where the characters are left out of the loop along with the reader. The author created such great dimension within the characters growth and their future. I love that all of the characters voices were unique yet strong. They all played a role significantly, to the entire plot, bringing the picture together right before the readers eyes. Another great ad
Book Twirps
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When Rayne’s younger brother, Lucas, escapes from an institution, the last thing she can do is let it go, even though Lucas left her a message warning her against looking for him. According to Lucas, their older sister, Mia, had him committed to the church-run institution and the people running the place have a questionable reputation. Rayne doesn’t trust her sister either, but she can’t let Lucas wander the dangerous streets of L.A. alone.

Rayne sets out to find Lucas, only to get mixed up in so
Indigo Awakening is a mind blowing Urban Fantasy/Sci-fi/Paranormal. Jordan Dane became one of my favorite authors after I read In the Arms of a Stone Angels and On a Dark Wing. Dane's dark, eerie style of writing won me as a reader and definitely gives me a few chills. Going into Indigo Awakening, I was expecting it to be similar to her other stories, where the main focus is on two characters and their relationship. But this story involved many characters. Five teenagers, two pre-teens, and a ch ...more
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Indigo Awakening is a good mix of action, mystery, suspense, and romance. It's sort of like a well balanced movie that you thouroughly enjoy, feel satisified with once it's over, and wouldn't mind a well thought out sequel to.

What I like about Indigo awakening is that it's very character and plot driven. It's not a book that's centered around the romantic entanglements, but rather the the discoveries that the characters have to make about themselves and eachother. I also like that the author us
Aug 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review: 3 ½ out 5 stars

Indigo Awakening was kindly provided to me by Harlequin Teen and is the first book in The Hunted series by Jordan Dane.

Told from multiple POV’s it starts out with 15 year-old Lucas Darby escaping a mental institution and following a girls voice he is hearing in his head; with the only person he can trust being his sister Rayne, he leaves her a message but warns her not to search for him.

I was intrigued from the very onset of this book, with the story following a group of ‘
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Jordan Dane knows how to write a book. She takes a story and twists and weaves it till you are so hooked you don't know what time it is or where you are because you have been glued to the book or your e-reader. This is in fact what happened to me while I was reading Indigo Spell. I was at work and started reading it and then before you know it I missed lunch and it was 4:30 PM and time to leave. I had just finished the last sentence and was like HOLY INDIGO AWAKENING I need book two. What the he ...more
Amber at Fall Into Books
I had high hopes for Indigo Awakening, and I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed. Sure the characters are all realistic, and Dane addresses some important issues, such as learning disabilities, but I just couldn't get into this novel. I can't really put my finger on what I didn't like about it. It just didn't draw me in. This book took me forever to finish, and I put it down several times in order to read other things. I just wasn't blown away by this one.

The characters are likable enoug
Nov 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Lucas is on the run from the mental hospital his older sister Mia committed him to. His other sister Rayne is desperately trying to find him and doesn't trust Mia. Mia works for a church that is hunting kids with special abilities, indigo kids. Rayne meets Gabriel, who has visions of the future. He sees Lucas and agrees to help Rayne find him. There is also a large underground group of kids that are being hunted.

This book is in third person and follows a ton of characters. That really isn't my r
Nov 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
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I feel horrible for giving this book a low rating because it tried so hard to do something different, and it did succeed in doing something new but this just didn’t hold my attention. It was interesting enough in the beginning and I was extremely intrigued by what was going on but around the half-way point it just lost it.

The main problem was that it jumped around too much, every few pages we were with a different character, there was no time to settle down
Nicki Markus
Dec 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is one I kept changing my mind about as I was reading. One moment I enjoyed it, the next I wasn't so sure. But overall, I have decided to give it four stars (three and half).

The storyline is interesting and while not 100% original, is still something that hasn't been done for a while and then more in TV shows than books. I liked the characters on the whole, but the one issue I had was that they sometimes felt too 'adult': doing and saying things that seemed wrong for their age.

The boo
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
Nope, this is a DNF for me. I'm confused by all of the glowing reviews on this one.

I read until 70% and by that point I was finding myself increasingly bored, restless and skimming. The concept of it was great, Indigo children with abilities that are being hunted, but unfortunately wasn't pulled off very well. There wasn't much given by way of an explanation about the indigo children and their abilities, and you'd think with things to worry about like your brother being missing and your crazy s
Nov 02, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I marked this as read for now because, even though I'm in the middle of it and honestly have no interest in finishing it, I invested enough time in this book to call it read. I LOATHE the idea of picking it back up and I have to push myself through every sentence. And I'm even skimming through most of it. I'm sorry, I've never not finished a book, but at this point, I don't think it's going to happen. Sadly, this is for a blog tour, so I'm hoping I can change my post to a promo because I know th ...more
While the concept is interesting, the multiple switches in point of view didn't allow me to get to know any of the characters and I felt disconnected from the story. To top it off there was insta-love, not once, but twice. It felt wrong, rushed, not well thought out.

I couldn't figure out any of the characters, I didn't sympathise with any of them, and although I read the first 100 pages and got a third into the story, there were no plot developments and the characters simply languished in their
May 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Katelyn by: Myself
I really loved this book, the writing was very original and the way that it was written completely unique.

Yet another book that has multiple points of views and again it really worked and added a lot to the story. It was effective but very frustrating as the author skated over the characters past and then slowly everything was revealed.

Aug 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
INDIGO AWAKENING is the incredibly imaginative and immensely entertaining first book in author Jordan Dane’s new The Hunted series. A fascinating and somewhat chilling story with a unique premise in young adult fiction, this book will bring readers into a deadly world filled with action, suspense and a touch of mystery.

Set in what could be a modern-day Los Angeles, the story follows Rayne Darby as she searches for her missing brother Lucas. When Rayne reaches a dead end, she finds help from an u
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
This is a very odd book, although the premise is interesting. Lucas, Reign, and Mia are brother and sisters who have lost their parents. Mia has had Lucas confined to a mental institution due to the voices he hears in his head. Reign is an emancipated seventeen year old. When Lucas escapes from the mental institution, Mia and Reign are both desperate to find him for very different reasons. Lucas finds himself with a group that has "auras" that show in indigo blue. They call themselves the "Indig ...more
3.5 stars

Previously published on my blog here.

The following review is based on an ARC provided to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.


Indigo Awakening was a fast-paced read about teens with powers I found very cool, but in the end I didn’t love it as much as I had hoped because of the way it was narrated.

The story starts with Lucas, a 15-year-old teen roaming the streets in confusion. He hears voices in his head, the voices of other teens. Teens gifted like
George K. Ilsley
Fairly straight-forward tale of indigo kids being hunted by religious extremists who are in the position of power. Ends on a cliff-hanger, which is designed to make you start the next volume. There is only two books in this series. The tone was a bit uneven in places, and I tripped over some things (the "hairless bodies" of the bats!!). Written for a young female audience, perhaps, given how much the guys are worshiped for their beauty, yet the female characters in general are not given much to ...more
Indigo Awakening had a lot of potential and pretty cool powers mixed in with some clichés and eye-rolling moments. I was especially a fan of the premise and the unique take on/variety of supernatural powers which really sets this story apart. I didn't care for the double insta-love (yep, featuring not one but two almost simultaneous bouts of insta-love!) though, nor did I always appreciate the narrative style. The plot itself made me curious enough to hold my interest, due in no small part to si ...more
Jan 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane is the first book in the Believers series. While Indigo Awakening had a promising premise, everything else was either annoying, confusing, or just plain boring. The cover is fairly pretty though, curse pretty covers and their deception!
Note: I borrowed Indigo Awakening from my library; all opinions are my own.

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Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane (The Hunted #1)
Published by Harlequin Teen on Dec. 18th, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance, YA
Length: 304 pages
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