The Awakening (Emerge 1) by Melissa A. Craven

emerge- The awakening

Allie Carmichael has always believed life is simple. 
You’re born. 
You live. 
You die.
She has no cause to believe that equation works differently for her, but there has to be a reason the world treats her like a pariah.
When an unexpected move to Kelleys Island brings Aidan McBrien crashing into her life, Allie is thrown by his reaction. He doesn’t shrink from her touch. He doesn’t stutter or make a quick exit. He smiles and welcomes her into his circle of friends, who aren’t exactly comfortable with Allie, but they seem to get her in a way most people don’t.
Finally, Allie has a real shot at normal and rides that high right up to her sixteenth birthday when she wakes in agony—an experience Aidan insists they have all faced. She struggles in ignorance, uncertain of what is real and what isn’t. When she emerges, Allie is different. She has always been different, but even among her extraordinary friends, she and Aidan are special. 
As Allie struggles to maintain her tenuous grasp on the power that threatens to overwhelm her, she worries she will lose herself in this strange new world. A dangerous world where she will have to fight tooth and nail to defend the power and freedom that is her birthright. 
…only Allie hates to fight. (Goodreads)

Note: I received a free ebook in return for an honest review. 

I pretty much added this book to my TBR list as soon as I requested a copy from Netgalley. I am so glad I actually requested a copy of this book because it was amazing. I mean, there were a couple of places in which I was just thinking Twilight, but mostly it wasn’t that bad.

I really liked Allie. She was confident, sarcastic and witty and she didn’t have problem standing up for herself. I feel like she got a little bit weaker after she became immortal because everyone was trying to molly coddle her, which really kinda bugged me. I was hoping they would leave her alone some s that she could get some of her spark back. Having said that, it is easy to understand why they would try and keep her close, because she was wholly unprepared for what happened.

My shipping team changed throughout the book. At the beginning I was totally #TeamAiden, then #TeamVince and then (including now) I am #TeamNobody… I do not ship any of the relationships that Allie had with the two guys. I am hoping that her complement will be somebody who is totally unexpected. I think I will be disappointed if it turns out to be someone really obvious. Having said that, I still really like Vince and Aiden as people.

The ending was too sudden. I was reading and reading and reading and then Acknowledgements. It was a cliff hanger and a half and I didn’t like it. I was expecting it to end so suddenly and I feel like it deterred from the story. I literally need the next book… like right now. I guess it is a good way to keep the readers waiting…

I really enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to reading both the novella from Aiden’s point of view and the next book, whenever that comes out! I gave this book 4/5 stars.

Grab your copy! Amazon.

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