Review: The Awakening

Posted 6th April 2015 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The AwakeningThe Awakening by Emma Jones
Series: Lauren #1
Published by Self-Published on 6th December 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Magic, Paranormal
Pages: 191
Format: eBook
Source: from the Author
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Do you believe in vampires? Ghosts? The supernatural world?

Meet Lauren who instantly clicks with Gavin at a friend’s BBQ. Everything goes well until Lauren starts to experience strange things and hears a weird voice. It seems like a warning but from what? Lauren eventually makes the startling discovery that Gavin is a vampire and it has profound consequences for herself. The arrival of Daniel makes things even more confusing for Lauren as she is warned he is bad news from a ghostly source. Laurens life is turned upside down as things she thought were myths and legends become real and she struggles to cope with everything she has discovered.

Will Lauren and Gavin’s relationship survive and what about the mysterious Daniel?

Firstly I would like to thank Emma for providing me with a copy of this book. I have had a love for vampires for as long as I can remember so I was excited to read Emma’s take on the ever popular mythical creatures.

I found the first few chapters of this book a little slow going but I am very glad I stuck in there for the whole story. It was very intriguing. Emma’s take on vampires is a little different to the blood sucking monsters you may have seen or read about in other books, shows and films.  It was refreshing to have a different view.

I really liked Lauren. She was an easy character to relate to. I could feel her emotions streaming off the page. I could feel her fear, her happiness and the way she was torn over what to do for the best.

Gavin was a great character. At first he seemed like a normal guy, but the more we got to know him the more we realised he isn’t. I really felt for him at times in this book. He’s clearly a good guy but I can see why Lauren reacted the way she did.

Without giving too much away, I found David’s story to be very interesting. I would love to have a story dedicated to him and how he came to exist.

From the off I had this feeling that Daniel would be trouble. He had this bad boy vibe about him that just immediately put me on edge. I don’t think that he is a nasty person I think that he has an edge of trouble.

Overall I thought this was a good story but there were quite a few grammatical errors and typos. This made the story more difficult to become absorbed in and little longer to read.

The ending of this book completely threw me. It was not what I was expecting and I can’t wait to read the second book.

About Emma Jones

Hi, I’m Emma. I have always absolutely loved reading and remember reading The Worst Witch, Judy Blume and Point Horror when I was younger. I have dabbled in writing for 6 years but only recently decided to dip my toe into the self publishing world after months of deliberation. My writing started as a hobby whilst on maternity leave but over the last 12 months has become my passion. I love all things vampire so naturally my first book is based on this theme. My first book The Awakening is out now and will be followed soon my a short story called Origins which focuses on Drake and Emily. I hope you enjoy. Please pop along to my Facebook page and say hello or leave any comments.


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