Fall under the spell of Wake—the first book in an achingly beautiful new series by celebrated author Amanda Hocking—and lose yourself to the Watersong.
Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Lexi and Thea have caught everyone's attention—but it’s Gemma who’s attracted theirs. She’s the one they’ve chosen to be part of their group.
Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.
Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secret.
I was first introduced to Amanda Hocking work in her Trylle series , so u was excited to see read Wake. I wasn't disappointed.
Amanda takes a creature we all know and twists them to make them dangerous, more so than normal and I loved every bit of it.
Wake is the story of two sisters: Gemma and Harper. Gemma passion and love is swimming and being in the water.
Harper on the other hand is the older protective sister and has resumed the role of mum. After a car accident leaves their mum unable to function in a normal bases.
While going for a late night swim Gemma comes across Penn, Lexi, and Thea. These three beautiful strangers will change Gemma’s life forever. It doesn't matter that she has a loving family or a new boyfriend, The events of that night has changed her and unfortunately her only options just may break her familys heart.
Told in the duel perspectives, of the two sisters we are able to get a inside into both of their heads and see how different their lives actually are. We also get to see tbe events from both sides
Alex, is the boy next door who starts as Harper best friend and ends up as Gemma's boyfriend. Then we have Daniel and Harper. Their relationship starts off completely different than Alex and Gemma's. It's slow, and clumsy, and yet somehow perfect.
Once you start getting into the story of Wake, it really picks up. You start to fall in love with all the characters. You wonder what dangers could possibly be lying around the corner. I can't wait to start Lullaby.