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The Awakening

(The Awakening #1)

2.67  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Do you believe in vampires? Ghosts? The supernatural world?
Meet Lauren who instantly clicks with Gavin at a friend’s BBQ. Everything goes well until Lauren starts to experience strange things and hears a weird voice. It seems like a warning but from what? Lauren eventually makes the startling discovery that Gavin is a vampire and it has profound consequences for herself.
Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published December 6th 2013
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Dec 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ry-2013, read-in-2013
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The Awakening tells us the story of Lauren, a young woman just about to meet someone very special and fall in love. Gavin, the boy she will meet is everything she thought she wanted in a man but when they get close, strange things begin to happen…..migraines, strange voices & the dreams all tell her one thing – beware! What is happeni
Olivia Hou
Feb 13, 2014 rated it liked it
I wonder how you can rate a book .5 :P

I found The Awakening by Emma Jones alright. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't AMAZING either. I don't know, I just felt like the book didn't contain enough material in it. It was missing something and I felt like the writing style was too explicit, like there wasn't anything to be revealed later on in the future.

Though I have to say, I think the cover is pretty nice. Simple, but beautiful. And very mysterious looking.

The plot is a bit like the
Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)
My second novel of the year to be titled The Awakening although this one is a very different prospect from Kate Chopin's story. Emma Jones' The Awakening, her first novel, was published almost exactly a year ago. I first spotted it via twitter then was reminded by Sophie's post on her Reviewed The Book blog.
Staunchly in the Young Adult genre, The Awakening is told in the first person by Lauren, a young woman who unexpectedly discovers that her new boyfriend is a vampire. Swiftly taken unde
Emma Star Crossed Reviews
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Firstly I would like to thank Emma for providing me with a copy of this book. I have had a love for vampires for as long as I can remember so I was excited to read Emma's take on the ever popular mythical creatures.

I found the first few chapters of this book a little slow going but I
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it

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The cover for The Awakening is stunning and that drew me into this book instantly. It’s an intriguing and captivating cover and the book itself perfectly matches this. The Awakening was engaging and really enjoyable – a good debut novel.

Lauren was a really likeable character – as she was easy to relate to as a typical girl from the beginning, once her life began to change, I found it easy to connect with her and empathise too. As for Gavin and Danie
Feb 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I LOVED reading this book. First of all though, have to say, the cover for this book is one of my absolute favorites. The heart is so pretty and creative because of the vines in the middle. The vines, of course, hold three important names. If you didn't read the synopsis (go back and read it since it's right here for you)... anyways, you know that Lauren is going to have a choice to make. I loved the layout of this book and the storyline. At the beginning, I kept asking myself, " What is going o ...more
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really love fantasy stories and I really enjoyed this story a lot!

It was very fast paced but not too fast that it made the story confusing. It was just right.

I love the characters because they felt really real to me, how they talked and act and they just felt real to me and that's what I really enjoyed about the story. They reacted in ways I would have reacted and that was great to read.

Emma has a really great style of writing and it made the story even more
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Jul 07, 2014 rated it liked it
this is a vampire story, it is different. I liked it but I didn't love it. It was really predictable and just out there. It does have a cute story and a good background to it. It just wasn't my favorite and just didn't grab me. If you like vampires, witches and magic and that kind of thing, you might like this book.
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