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I absolutely loved the first book in this series; Born at Midnight. Awake at Dawn was just as awesome! I’m already addicted to this series and trying really hard not to read all the books in one go.
This book was crazy addictive, I didn’t want to put it down.
I love that these books have plot layers. Well I’m not sure if that’s what it’s called but what I mean is that Kylie has different things to deal with, it isn’t just one straight plot line. For example in this book Kylie had to deal with the ghost that was constantly appearing and telling her she had to save someone but couldn’t tell her anything else, she had to deal with the situation with her mother and fathers divorce, she had to deal with her feelings for Derek and Lucas, she had to deal with trying to find out what she was and then there was the fact that weird things were happening at the camp but they were so subtle no one put it together until it was too late. So you see, there’s more than just one thing going on which made me feel satisfied with this book. It didn’t for one minute feel like something was missing, because there was just so much going on that it kept you entertained.
I do have to be honest that the romances are really starting to get annoying. Kylie keeps bouncing between Derek and Lucas; and Lucas isn’t even at the camp. Kylie just can’t stop thinking about him which leads her to feeling guilty every time she’s with Derek. Which then leads her to avoiding dealing with her real feelings. The whole thing gets frustratingly annoying. I feel that the romance between her and Lucas is more insta-love though, I kind of wish Lucas would stop declaring his feelings for her as I don’t feel like they’ve spent an efficient amount of time together for him to be telling her that he likes her. Especially since in the last book he mostly avoided her like the plague.
Awake at Dawn was a very entertaining and exciting book. Well, why have you only given this book four red clubs you ask? You see I definitely loved this book and I’m very excited to read the next book, but there was one thing that utterly annoyed me. It annoyed me so much that it brought the rating down one whole club. And that annoyance was: the way Kylie dealt with everything. She avoided or ignored clues that were obvious to me, she ignored the way she felt, she avoided everything. She mentions that knows she’s avoiding things but that she just doesn’t want to deal with it then and there. I figured out half of the reveal way before she did, although I was pretty impressed that there was whole other half of the reveal that I was completely clueless on.
I thoroughly enjoyed Awake at Dawn and definitely recommend reading this series if you’re after a good YA paranormal romance.
– I loved that this book had layers to the plot that kept the story in a constant state of suspense. It made the book a page turner.
– The romance was teetering on the edges of annoying because Kylie couldn’t make up her mind and was constantly bouncing between Derek and Lucas.
– Kylie avoided every issue that she had and it became frustrating, although by the end I was okay about this.
– I am crazy addicted to this series and can’t wait to read the next book!