Awake by Natasha Preston

You know you are in love when someone comes along and makes you question everything.

Hi all! I haven’t posted in a while, but this summer I have been working and totally enthralled by the magical world of Harry Potter (Yes I know, I’m about ten years late but now I am a Potterhead)! So hang with me, I’m a bit rusty!

I recently finished Awake by Natasha Preston. To be honest, it wasn’t my favorite book, but for some reason I just couldn’t put it down. I completed it in one day and can’t really sort out how I feel about it.

On one hand it’s a sappy love story between two teenagers that barely know each other.

But on the other hand it’s about a cult that sent one of it’s members to seduce this girl who escaped many years ago… and she doesn’t even remember it.

So clearly, there are conflicting emotions that go on. I won’t go too into detail, but overall I would give the book three and a half stars out of five.

The book takes place in modern day England and follows the life of Scarlett Garner. Everything is normal for her, about her, minus the fact that she can’t remember the first four years of her life. Then enters the new kid in school, Noah. An enticing, young, mysterious stud that immediately gets the attention of Scarlett and her best friend.

In my opinion, Imogen, the best friend, doesn’t get enough credit in the book. I wish there was more of her in it. She really seems like a crappy best friend to Scarlett. In a way I can understand that, but also it would have been nice for Scarlett to have someone besides Noah throughout the book.

The story is straightforward and a bit on the cliche romantic side. Still.. the mystery of exactly what was going on pulled me in immediately and I couldn’t put it down! It is told from both Scarlett and Noah’s POV, which I loved.

I would recommend this book for anyone who is maybe looking for a nice beach read while relaxing in the sun.

I hope you enjoy!



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