Tuesday, 16 February 2016
The Awakened (The Awakened Duology #1) by Sara Elizabeth Santana (Review)
It's the end of the world, and Zoey Valentine is on the run with her father and the annoying boy next door Ash Matthews. After an illness takes down a lot of the population, only to have them crop up again as zombie like creatures named the Awakened. On the run for their lives, Zoey will be faced with many dangers and mysteries while she tries to survive and keep those around her alive.
I enjoyed The Awakened. It was chock full of danger and suspense. I found Ash and Zoey were interesting characters. I both loved them and hated them. Ash is sweet but cocky, and Zoey is capable but selfish and prone to childish tantrums. Although these traits agitated me, they also made the characters more human, and therefore more connectable as characters in the long haul. There was moments in this novel that had me crying, and others that had me on the edge of my seat, but I wouldn't say that this is necessarily a happy story, so I don't recommend it as a feel good read. Plot development wise, the novel was very well written. I specifically enjoyed the mystery that spawned at the end of the novel. I am eager to find out what happens in the next installment. I give The Awakened FOUR AND A HALF STARS OUT OF FIVE!!!