Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Book Title: Awoke (The Want Series)
Author: K.T. Conte
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Katya leads a normal life any teenager would be envious of – popular, pretty and dating the high school elite. Not she enjoys the spotlight, mind you. She wants everyone to believe she is normal.
But when Katya sees the real reason behind the earthquakes plaguing everyone in Boston, the truth rattles and shatters the perfect normal illusion Katya created for herself. An ability to see unearthly creatures and manipulate waves of life energy labels her as anything but normal. And it’s an ability that attracts unwanted and dangerous attention.
She reluctantly finds herself in the company of Gregor, a handsome member of an international spirit military team called the Kyrios. Her simple decision to help thrusts Katya in a world of the undead spirits, betrayal and a perpetual battle between undead monsters and the wardens that keep them in their place.
Katya must decide whether she values the simple and easy life she created for herself over the complex and difficult world now asking her to stand and fight.
Fantasy, supernatural, and a hot Scottish man!? Rawr!
I will admit, I felt the story started a little slow, but the moment Katya opened up to Gregor – I was sucked in and couldn’t let go. I had to read and I could not put the book down. (No joke, I read more than half the book in one sitting!)
There was suspense and mystery and did I mention a hot Scottish man?
I felt the ‘young adult’ feel of the book, but I am not certain it is a book I would let my soon to be 12 year old read as there was language, but is something I would maybe hold on to and let her read in a few years. I think it is something she would enjoy.
I am not one who is usually upset when a book ends, but I definitely was upset that this book had to end. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and can’t wait to read more!
About the Author
K.T. Conte is a lover of books, people and all things wild and crazy. She received her B.A. in English from Boston College and her law degree from Suffolk University Law School. While she has and continues to be a licensed attorney, her first love has always been books from the tender age of 2. Originally from Massachusetts, K.T. currently lives in New York City with the monsters in the closet, her husband Everett, a couple of building fairies and her dog, Champ.