Today's review is on Awaking by Madeline Freeman
Awaking is the first book in Freeman's The Naturals series and has
great promise. The book is well written and well edited. My only real
complaint is that it is a bit to slow. (The real action doesn't happen
until your through about 75% of the book.)
The story centers on the life of Morgan Abbey. A soon to be senior
at ABC High School and town fortune teller. Morgan's life has never
been exceptionally easy. She's been raised by her father since her
mothers disappearance ten years ago. In that time she has become to be
known as a freak. But that hasn't hurt her "business" any.
In comes Kellen, a handsome and mysterious young man, and things
suddenly start to spin out of control. Kellen informs Morgan that she
is a Veneret, and not just any Veneret, she is a Natural and The One who
they have been waiting for to bring them back to the top of the food
chain so to speak.
With all that is going on in the story, I'm not sure where or if
there is going to be some sort of love triangle. I mean book one just
left off with Corbin and Morgan sharing a kiss, but then there's Lucas
and perhaps even Wen. I guess I'll just have to wait for book two to
find some answers. Oh, and why does she refer to her parents by their
All in all Awaking is a nice average, if a little slow YA book.
3 of 5 stars