The awakened by Sara Elizabeth Santana

Official-Awakened-CoverTitle:  The awakened

Author: Sara Elizabeth Santana

Pages: 317

Rating: ★★★

Finished on: 8/3/2016

Genre: romance, fantasy


Amazon says: Zoey Valentine is concerned with two things: surviving the multitude of self-defense classes her dad makes her take and avoiding Ash Matthews.

That is, until the Z virus hits, wiping out a third of the population in a matter of weeks. If that weren’t frightening enough, the bodies of the victims disappear and suddenly reappear, awakened from their dead state. They’re faster, smarter, and they work together to get the one thing they crave, human flesh.

The United States is in a panic and then the government decides the unthinkable: to bomb every major city overrun with the awakened.

Now Zoey is on the run, with her dad and Ash, desperate to find a place of safety amongst the ruined remains of the country.

What I think of it

First of all I need to make it clear that this wasn’t my cup of tea, I knew it wouldn’t be before I started reading it but I wanted to give it a shot (I normally never read anything about fantasy/zombie things). It took me a month to finish this book, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoyed it. Some parts were very boring and made me not go further than one page a day. But there were also parts in the book that made me read 5 chapters in 2 hours. I have mixed feelings about this book. I absolutely fell in love with Ash, I couldn’t care less about the other characters. The thing that bothers me the most about this book is that it reminds me a lot of the walking dead, seriously a lot. Okay, they couldn’t get sick if an ‘Awakened’ bit them, and they could still communicate. But the whole story really reminded me of TWD. This book is the first of a duology and I’m not sure yet if I’ll read the second book. Also #TeamBandit needs to be a thing, I cried for 10 minutes straight after they left the dog in their house when they ran away from the Awakened (it almost made me stop reading). Do I recommend this book? I do if you’re into stuff like that, if not don’t start with it.


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