Friday, June 15, 2012


Wake by Amanda Hocking is published by MacMillan and will be available on August 7th, 2012 in 309 thrilling pages.

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 secrets.
[From MacMillan]


Wake by Amanda Hocking was no surprise, I got exactly what I expected: pure imaginative brilliance! I’ve followed Amanda since the early days when ‘My Blood Approves’ series was full of grammatical errors and you know what? I didn’t care! The story line was just that good that I bought one after another on my Kindle and wanted to cry when the series was over. Then Hollowland came along and The Trylle Trilogy and a few others and things just kept getting better and better.

Amanda is a natural born story teller; I can imagine her in the days of old-spinning tales in front of a fire place or a camp fire and scaring the crap outta everyone or putting forth a tale of love that would have the maidens swooning. To me, this puts her in a rare category of authors, those that are remembered long after they’re gone and our great-great grandchildren will still be reading her works long after we’re gone.

Wake was no different and a trilogy that I’m highly anticipating, especially if the next 2 books follow in Wake’s footsteps. I really don’t want to rehash the book but let’s just say it’s like the movie Mean Girls on steroids but without the humor and something extremely weird about the clique.

Two sisters very close, the oldest one, Harper has basically given up everything so that the younger and gorgeous sister Gemma get’s to live a more ‘normal’ life after their mother dies when they are extremely young. Living in a tourist town they get their share of different strokes kind of folks but a group of drop dead beautiful girls come to stay for the summer and there is just something not quite right about them. When they start pulling Gemma into their clique, Harper starts to worry…and she should be, she should be very worried.

I cannot wait for the next addition as Amanda did leave us with a cliffy, I have a love/hate relationship with those! Wake is full of thrills, eerie suspense and mystery as I watch the spiders start to weave their evil nest and wonder just do these girls want with Gemma? There’s some seriously scary moments and some romance but not to heavy on that yet. Amanda just did a magnificent job making Wake a book that is incredibly difficult to put down.



  1. I have yet to read Amanda. I do have some of her books on my tbr! Yes, I know I'm so sad...

    This one sounds like a great book... but a cliffie? Ugh. I hate those, but it still sounds like the story makes up for it.

    I get happy when I see your posts. Hopefully that means that you are feeling better? At least a little bit? ((HUGS))

  2. I think that's totally great that you've followed Amanda since she's been writing the self-pubbed!!! How cool to see her writing (and followers) grow and see her success!!! I'm just now jumping on her bandwagon with the Tyrelle Trilogy. This one sounds ultra creepy!!

  3. I read Hollowland by Amanda some time ago and I really liked her writing. Can't wait to read this one!
    Happy reading!!

  4. Wow, that good to not be bother by grammer errors. Cool! Thanks for the awesome review dear.

    Do hope you are doing well. And therapy is going well too. Summer is here, any plans this year? If so DO TAKE IT EASY! :) Just trying to keep you with us here longer. ;) Do take care hon! **hugs**

  5. I too have been following her since her self-pub days. I fell in love with the Trylle Trilogy and was super stoked when I saw this one coming out. You have done a great job on wanting me to read it even more. I cannot wait until this release. The second book in the series will be released in November which is awesome because we will not have to wait too long between cliff hangers.

    ~Paranormal Book Junkie~

  6. That synopsis alone is amazing! I haven't read anything by Amanda Hocking before, but I'm thinking that needs to change.