Awoke Book Review
In Awoke, Katya must decide whether she values the simple and easy life she created for herself over the complex and difficult world now asking her to stand and fight.
Katya leads a normal life any teenager would be envious of – popular, pretty and dating the high school elite. Not she enjoys the spotlight, mind you. She wants everyone to believe she is normal.
But when Katya sees the real reason behind the earthquakes plaguing everyone in Boston, the truth rattles and shatters the perfect normal illusion Katya created for herself. An ability to see unearthly creatures and manipulate waves of life energy labels her as anything but normal. And it’s an ability that attracts unwanted and dangerous attention.
She reluctantly finds herself in the company of Gregor, a handsome member of an international spirit military team called the Kyrios. Her simple decision to help thrusts Katya in a world of the undead spirits, betrayal and a perpetual battle between undead monsters and the wardens that keep them in their place.
Katya must decide whether she values the simple and easy life she created for herself over the complex and difficult world now asking her to stand and fight.
Awoke is an exciting adventure that sees a young teenager fighting against the undead spirits who are causing havoc on an unsuspecting world.
Katya hides behind the image of a normal teenage life, she is popular, pretty and dating the most popular boy in school. Inside though she hides some pretty big secrets – even from herself at times. She wants to ignore those secrets so that she can be normal and make her Mom happy. But in one moment everything changes. Katya meets a young man, Gregor, who is a member of the Kyrios who fight the undead spirits.
He sees in her something special and different. He knows there is more to her then even she can begin to imagine. This starts her down the path of finding her true calling which is full of monsters, lies, betrayal and even some romance.
This is the perfect novel for young adults and teenagers a like. The characters are well-developed and you can relate to them, who wouldn’t want to be Katya and have the powers she has? Not to mention the budding romance between her and Gregor? I loved the way the plot was woven and was not expecting the betrayal that occurred that really changed the way I thought the plot was going. I loved how the ending left it open for a second part in this series as I would really love to see what is next for Katya and Gregor and their fight against the undead. If you have a teen that loves supernatural adventures like the Shadowhunters, then this would be a great novel for them.
About the Author
K.T. Conte is a lover of books, people and all things wild and crazy. She received her B.A. in English from Boston College and her law degree from Suffolk University Law School. While she has and continues to be a licensed attorney, her first love has always been books from the tender age of 2. Originally from Massachusetts, K.T. currently lives in New York City with the monsters in the closet, her husband Everett, a couple of building fairies and her dog, Champ.
Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.