Book #96: Awoken by Serra Elinsen

In his house at R’lyeh, great Cthulhu lies dreaming… of her.

What would you do if you discovered you were the only one in the world with the hidden power to keep it from utter annihilation?

What if you had no idea what that power might even be?

Andromeda Slate, the self-proclaimed most ordinary girl in America, can’t figure out why the gorgeous but mysterious new boy at high school seems to hate her so much. It couldn’t have anything to do with the strange dream she had the night before he first showed up in class, could it? The dream where the very same boy rescued her from a giant, green, tentacled sea monster?

And it couldn’t have anything to do with that time she read aloud from that ancient tome of eldritch magic, the Necronomicon… could it?

Andi Slate never imagined she’d find herself in a situation where somehow she was the key to saving the world.

Her life is about to get a whole lot less ordinary.

The best word to use after reading Awoken is “woke”. If you’re an old person like me (really, I’m not that old, but I am no good with slang or urban dictionary words) then you probably don’t know what “woke” means. Basically, it means that you have been woken up about the issues that something is addressed in.

For this book, I realized just how messed up the young adult paranormal genre can be.

Now, I should state the fact that there is a love/hate relationship between me and the Twilight Saga. I don’t care for the way it’s written and honestly, the story itself is kind of boring. And yet, I have reread the books and actually like watching the movies.

Even though I’m a Team Jacob girl, I didn’t really see Edward as a creeper like some of the critics of the book series. That is… until I read Awoken. 

Awoken is everything a paranormal YA book is times 1000%. That’s right. If you think that Edward was a creeper just watching Bella in bed, you’ll think Riley downright horrific.

You’d think that means this book was unenjoyable, but that’s not the case. I really liked this book and I would recommend it.

As long as you have an open mind and are looking at this as the satire it is, you’re good.

Final Rating: 4/5

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