Title: The Awakening (Emerge #1)
Author: Melissa A. Craven
Published Date: April 1st 2015
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Allie Carmichael has always believed life is simple.
She has no cause to believe that equation works differently for her, but there has to be a reason the world treats her like a pariah.
When an unexpected move to Kelleys Island brings Aidan McBrien crashing into her life, Allie is thrown by his reaction. He doesn’t shrink from her touch. He doesn’t stutter or make a quick exit. He smiles and welcomes her into his circle of friends, who aren’t exactly comfortable with Allie, but they seem to get her in a way most people don’t.
Finally, Allie has a real shot at normal and rides that high right up to her sixteenth birthday when she wakes in agony—an experience Aidan insists they have all faced. She struggles in ignorance, uncertain of what is real and what isn’t. When she emerges, Allie is different. She has always been different, but even among her extraordinary friends, she and Aidan are special.
As Allie struggles to maintain her tenuous grasp on the power that threatens to overwhelm her, she worries she will lose herself in this strange new world. A dangerous world where she will have to fight tooth and nail to defend the power and freedom that is her birthright.
…only Allie hates to fight.
I really enjoyed Allie’s character. She is a strong female lead and totally badass. The chemistry is great between her and Aiden. They really hit it off and he is so self sacrificing when it comes to Allie. The story was kind of slow due to the back history of the Immortals, but it does pick up and you become immersed in the world of the Immortals.
There is a little of everything. Fantasy, action, romance. A definite terrific start to a series! An awesome debut novel from Melissa A. Craven.
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