Wake (Watersong # 1) by Amanda Hocking Review

Name: Wake (Watersong # 1)
Author: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: August 7th, 2012
Format: ARC Copy
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307 pages
Thank you St. Martin's Griffin for sending me a copy of this book to review!

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.-Goodreads

My Review:
I've been on a mermaid kick since the beginning of last week..they are great books to read at the beach! Wake definitely was a really great beach read..it has action, romance, suspense and mystery!

What I really loved about this book was the relationship between Gemma and her sister Harper. You can really see how strong their bond is throughout the novel-even when Gemma starts to become distant. Harper really cares about her sister and will do anything to protect her. While they both are complete opposites-Harper being a rule follower and very protective of her sister-and Gemma being more carefree and daring-they really do compliment each other and I loved seeing their relationship throughout this book! The romance in this book definitely was cute! Nothing too serious..but it was still nice to read about! I liked seeing how Gemma and Alex's relationship grew throughout the novel! Harper's relationship with Daniel was really sweet! It doesn't really progress to anything more in this book but I am hoping to see them together more in the next book!

The plot of this book was kind of predictable in my opinion..while it definitely had my favorite elements of a paranormal romance book, I was kind of disappointed when I felt like I knew what was going to happen next. Some parts where really predictable and I wish that there was a little bit more suspense to Wake! The siren mythology in this book definitely was interesting and I am hoping we can learn more about it in the next book! I also kinda wanted to learn a little bit more about Penn, Lexi, and Thea..we do get to see a glimpse in their past but I am also hoping for more in the next book!

Overall, I enjoyed reading Wake! It's the perfect Siren book to read at the beach this summer..make sure to check it out!!

My Rating: Three out of Five Stars

4 comments:

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Nice review! This one does sound interesting! I'm on a mermaid kick as well, but haven't read as many! They're all in my TBR pile!

I've only read one of Amanda's books but have enjoyed it so much that I have bought a ton of her others! I just have to get around to reading them all!

Nice review!

Lilian said...

Thank you for your review! I was interested with what else Amanda Hocking would come up with after the Trylle trilogy! I'm glad you enjoyed the book!(even if it was a bit predictable) I am a bit hesitate as I'm not a big mermaid fan. I don't know if I will end up picking it up...

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

Shane said...

Very good review it was to the point but not giving away too much.

Kara x said...

Ahhh, man. I usually see a lot of high rated reviews from you! I'm sorry this was predictable. I think I'll skip this one, thanks!

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