REVIEW: Awaken by Jaime Guerard

Three things run through my mind at this very moment ONE, my life as I once knew it will never be the same. TWO, the person I’m in love with might not even exist. THREE, the deception that has unfolded before me has the power of life and death. Sixteen year old, Breanna Davis, has heard the saying; life isn’t always what it seems…well, that saying rings true now more than ever. As horrifying visions appear before her, revealing tragedies that will forever change the fate of those she loves, she realizes that she may be the only person who can stop them from becoming reality. Amongst the chaos of this new discovery, Bre is faced with a stranger, Eve, who moves in on Bre’s friends and begins to follow her every move. As Eve’s true motives begin to surface, Bre must fight against, not only the visions, but the dangers Eve holds close. There is another secret kept- Collin, a boy held captive in Bre’s dreams, the boy she is secretly falling in love with but isn’t sure he even exists. As she tries to make it work with Austin, an old friend who could possibly be more, Bre battles against her feelings for Collin. Bre is faced with an almost impossible decision, to choose her life or follow her destiny. If she doesn’t intercede, people will certainly die. If she does, her own life could be at stake. In the end, if she fails, she’ll lose everything.

4.5 out of 5 stars
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I seriously regret not reading this sooner! I couldn't put it down and the ending left me in one of the biggest book hangovers I have ever been in! When you first hear about this you think it's just like any other paranormal book; Girl has super natural powers, is misunderstood by the world, she falls in love, a crazy event happens where she can show her powers are good and finally everyone accepts her and then she has a happy ending. Well, boy was I wrong!  Awaken was NOTHING like a basic paranormal book. Sure it has the romance (and can I say it is BEAUTIFUL)but the way it happens isn't your typical love story. 
The book itself is beautifully well written, It's such a unique story line and I honestly have never read anything like it. The way the author Jamie approaches everything is so unique and very different.  In almost every book I read there is a character that is just there, they are very unnecessary and its just pointless to mention them. Yet in this book there is never that moment, all the characters have a point in the story, they are there for a reason even if you think they aren't necessary in the beginning, they will be in the end. The whole plot has a mixture of mystery,suspense, love etc. It just pulls you in and leaves you with tears either from happiness or sadness. I absolutely LOVED it and it is on my list of favorites!  I recommend it to everyone because it was just so spectacular and it will leave you wanting more. I promise.