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Posted January 30, 2013
Indigo Awakening is a mind blowing Urban Fantasy/Sci-fi/Paranorm
Indigo Awakening is a mind blowing Urban Fantasy/Sci-fi/Paranormal. Jordan Dane became one of my favorite authors after I read In the Arms of a Stone Angels and On a Dark Wing. Dane's dark, eerie style of writing won me as a reader and definitely gives me a few chills. Going into Indigo Awakening, I was expecting it to be similar to her other stories, where the main focus is on two characters and their relationship. But this story involved many characters. Five teenagers, two pre-teens, and a child. They’re known as the Indigo kids because of their psychic gifts which sent a few chills up my spine. Gabriel (Gabe) and Rafe are 18, Rayne (she’s not a Indigo) and Kendra are 17, Lucas (Luke) is 15, the twins known as the Effin brothers (love that name) are 12, and then Benny (whose nick name is little man) is 10. I love all these kids, and loved this story being told through multiple POV’s I enjoyed Dane giving me insight into so many of the characters. Though majority of the story is told from Gabe, Rayne, Rafe, Kendra, and Lucas’s POV. There are also evil villains who are called the Believers who are after the Indigo kids. And believe me; I do not like these people. Dane creates very believable evil bad guys. I'm so glad this is a series because I want more.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Lucas escapes the Believer-operated mental hospital after he discovers he’s going to be put into ward 8. No one ever comes back from ward 8. After leaves the hospital, he keeps hearing a girl’s voice in his head telling him he will be safe with her. So Lucas decides to try and find this mysterious girl.
Kendra is the leader of the Indigo kids who live underground in abandoned railroad tunnels. Rafe and Kendra take care of the younger kids while trying to hide from the Believers. I fell in love with Rafe. The way he cares for these kids and Kendra, especially Kendra. Rafe has feelings for her, and I can’t wait to get more of Rafe and Kendre relationship in the next book to see how this goes. I also love Rafe's relationship with Benny, but what happens at the end of this book broke my heart for them.
Rayne is Lucas's sister, and she’s trying to find Lucas after he escaped. Rayne meets Gabe, who has been hiding from the Believers, too. Gabe offers to help Rayne find her brother. I fell in love with Gabe and Rayne’s romance.
Indigo Awakening is an amazing dark sci-fi thriller filled with sick evil villains, teens with awesome powers, and heart-throbbing romance. I recommend Indigo Awakening as another must read from the awesome author Jordan Dane who always sends those creepy chills up my spine.
My Favorite Quotes:
"My name's Gabe Stewart."
"Gabe as in Gabriel...like the angel?"
"Not even close." He grinned, giving her something else to like.
She closed her eyes to savor everything - the taste of his lips, the weight of his body pressed against her and the way he made her feel.
"What happened? You can tell." He held the kid and covered his own misery with Benny's sobbing gasps.
"I pissed my new pants," the kid choked out.
Posted December 20, 2012
It's no secret that I am a fan of Jordan's. In the Arms of Stone
It's no secret that I am a fan of Jordan's. In the Arms of Stone Angels was one of the first books I reviewed on the blog and was one of my top picks of 2011. When I found out about this book, I immediately knew I wanted to read it. These Indigo Kids sounded a little bit like super heroes in the making and if there's anything I love, it's people with super powers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
What I liked about this is that the story never faltered, nor did it feel like it fell into the typical super-hero origin formula of doom. Even though it's the first book in a series, I felt like it started at the perfect place and all of the details were filled in nicely. While Lucas is the main focus (who is he? what are his powers? why does the church want him?), the real leader of the story is Rayne. I found her very strong and likable. She's a survivor and she loves her brother. I also really liked Gabriel, and his backstory. I can't wait to read more.
This is a fast-paced read, and I never felt as if I was fed a lot of unnecessary back story. Jordan does a great job of diving in, telling the story, and then getting out. I didn't feel there was any fluff mixed in to give the book extra padding. The pace is perfect, the characters are great, and while I did want to know more about the powers of all of the kids, I'm sure we'll get to that in future installments.
I will patiently await the next book - or at least pretend to be patient.
Posted December 18, 2012
Just like her previous book 'On A Dark Wing' Jordan has kept me
Just like her previous book 'On A Dark Wing' Jordan has kept me riveted to each and every page in this bookWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book has been on my wishlist ever since I first heard about it and so when I was asked to review it, by the fabulous author Jordan Dane herself, well to say I was excited was an understatement!
I loved the whole concept and world-building, it was an original story to add to the paranormal genre.
Most of the characters were so likeable in this book, I say most but really the ones I don't like are the 'baddies' because let's face it, that's why they're not particularly likeable anyway.
The main thing I loved about this story was the different feelings I felt throughout while reading it and the biggest one was this big sense of dread, I had throughout the book, I just had a feeling it wasn't going to end well at all for someone and I was right, and I cried it was just so heartbreakingly sad, and I can see why it happened but it was upsetting anyway.
Rayne gets a phone call from her sister one night to say that their brother Lucas has escaped from the 'mental hospital' he's been kept at, on the run he manages to leave a message from Rayne to tell her not to look for him, but being the sister that she is she does anyway and while on her travels to find him she meets a boy Gabriel 'Gabe' whom has some kind of special powers as does Lucas unbeknown to Rayne, Lucas manages to find shelter with a bunch of kids as special as he is, they are called Indigo's, all gifted with different powers and the saviors if you will of mankind, the hospital Lucas was admitted to was a cover for a church organization called the Believers that want to rid the world of these children but not before experimenting on them first.
So the aim for these Indigo kids is to stay off the radar and away from the believers, and with Lucas and Gabe being recognised as Crystal kids (a higher form of Indigo's) they need to group together if they have any chance of escaping with their lives.
And of course what's a book in a series without a killer ending, I sort of had an inkling towards the end of the book, but I was still shocked to have it confirmed either way, and it's cruel because now it's the sitting and waiting for the next book that's going to try my patience.
I loved this book and I highly recommend it.