Posted in Young Adult Lit

Awake, by Natasha Preston

Natasha Preston
2015 by Sourcebooks Fire
ISBN – 9781492618522
Genre – Mystery
Age – High School
3 Stars

Scarlett was in a fire when she was a child and she does not remember the first five years of her life. But then she is in a car accident and strange glimpses seem to be coming back. Her family along with her new boyfriend are helping her to cope with her past, as well as her future, but when she finds out what her past truly was, will she want help from any of them? Turns out that Scarlett was raised in a very strange cult, who may not have had her best interests in mind. It seems like everyone has lied to her, and now she doesn’t know who to trust.

I usually go for the cult books, it’s one of my things. Sure this had the excitement and suspense, but that was about all it had. I didn’t like the characters, nor did I find the situation believable. No one knew how to speak a word of the truth, even when it was in everyone’s best interest. Scarlett was obnoxious and rude, like a teenage girl should be, but she just had so much expectation while at the same time was able to let every logical thought and reaction go. Noah was ridiculous, and his part in this whole mess was obvious from the beginning. Not great in my mind.


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