Thursday, February 25, 2016

Our Teens Review Books: Awake by Natasha Preston

Author:  Natasha Preston

Genre: Young adult, mystery, romance

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Publication Date: August 4, 2015

314 pages, paperback

            Awake starts with a girl named Scarlett Garner who doesn’t remember anything before the age of four.  She was always told about some mysterious house fire that resulted in her memory loss. But then, she begins having dreams that she believes are memories.

            Her parents have a secret. When Scarlett begins asking questions they don’t know what to do about it.  She stays mad at them for not answering her so she turns to the only person she can trust, Noah, her new boyfriend. Noah has a secret too. He has a secret life where he belongs to a cult on an island that doesn’t have technology or fast food.

Noah is on a mission for Eternal Life; which is to bring Scarlett home but when his feelings begin to get in the way of his mission he is conflicted with the most important decision of his life: Scarlett the girl he just met or everything he’s ever known.

            This book has many secrets and surprises that you will never see coming.

This book was okay. I would not recommend it though. I did not like the format of the book some of it did not flow right and I just believe she could have written a much better book especially after writing The Cellar.

3 stars

-       --  Gracie
Unfortunately, we do not have this book in our system, but if it sounds like something you’d be interested in, please do let us know and we can order it for you!
-        Stefani