The Awakening

The Awakening

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by K.E. Ganshert
     
 

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"I can't go home. It's not safe. Nowhere is."

Tess Eckhart isn't crazy. She's not suffering from psychosis. She and Luka Williams are part of The Gifting. Before they can find out what that means, the man with all the answers turns up dead. The only thing he left behind? A few patient files that lead to the nation's most lawless city.

With authorities chasing them

Overview

"I can't go home. It's not safe. Nowhere is."

Tess Eckhart isn't crazy. She's not suffering from psychosis. She and Luka Williams are part of The Gifting. Before they can find out what that means, the man with all the answers turns up dead. The only thing he left behind? A few patient files that lead to the nation's most lawless city.

With authorities chasing them, Luka and Tess escape into the very heart of peril and against all odds, find an underground community of people just like them. They aren't gathered together for the sole purpose of survival, either. They have a plan and a purpose-to awaken as many people with The Gifting as possible. It's dangerous and deadly work. Tess wants to help. Luka is desperate to keep her safe-a task that proves increasingly difficult as Tess's gifting comes to light.

Is Tess Eckhart the One they've been waiting for? The One who can save them all?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781511996112
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2015
Pages:
314
Sales rank:
520,522
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

K.E. Ganshert was born and raised in the exciting state of Iowa, where she currently resides with her family. She likes to write things and consume large quantities of coffee and chocolate while she writes all the things. She's won some awards. For the writing, not the consuming. Although the latter would be fun. You can learn more about K.E. Ganshert and these things she writes at her website

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The Awakening 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 4 days ago
I could not put this trilogy down. Yes, I paid for the second and third books... and I'm so glad I did! Well worth every penny and then some.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Very good series!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Read all 3 of the books in this series. YA fiction not one of my normal genres of reading, but i did like this series...author has very creative imagination.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Love the suspenseful adventure.
jcsbookhaven 12 months ago
The Good Such a great follow up to The Gifting. I'm amazed at where this series is going. The Awakening has a great mix of meeting new characters, learning more information, action, and suspense. Our two main characters Tess and Luka are on the run. They meet a fountain of other great characters on their trek. We also get to see some of the characters from the first story every now and then which I enjoyed. I love that there is no one you can trust in this series. This is a very creative and interesting story. The Awakening spent a large majority of the time with our characters in the dream world where they are training to hone their skills as a Fighter and a Shield against a darkness that the rest of the world says doesn't exist. The Bad Very cliffhanger ending that has you wanting to immediately jump into the next book. Thankfully, I don't have to wait. I would've been very annoyed reading this one before the third was out. The Romance In The Gifting, Tess and Luka pretended to be in a relationship to explain why they were spending so much time together. This has blurred a lot of things and caused quite a bit of confusion on Tess' part who doesn't feel that Luka could actually have any feelings for her beyond the connection they share with their gifts. I enjoy both of these characters. Even though Tess is brash and often does exactly what she's told not to, I appreciate that she is willing to do anything to save people she cares about. While Luka is a great guy, he doesn't do a good job of talking about his feelings and just assumes that his actions tell Tess all she needs to know. I would agree with that if not for the pretending to be in a relationship before and the appearance that he is overly concerned with her safety. That part comes off more big brotherish, so honestly I understand Tess' confusion. There are characters added in this one, Link and Claire, who are attracted to Tess and Luka. It causes quite a bit of jealously. I don't feel it's an actual love square, but it adds confusion on the feelings between Tess and Luka and where they stand. Wouldn't it be nice if they talked a little more about how they feel. Conclusion A little unnecessary jealously thrown in for conflict in the relationships. A lot of action and suspense, mixed with amazing characters. Some you feel you can trust, but really I won't be trusting anyone until the final pages of the third book. I love the concept of this story and how it seamlessly mixes the Paranormal with Dystopia genres. Amazingly gut-wrenching cliffhanger ending. Definitely recommended. *Originally given 4 1/2 stars at JC's Book Haven "Our mission resulted in three dead ends - a dead man, a missing man, and a runaway teenager."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TS1 More than 1 year ago
This book was better than the first and that says A LOT!!! Tess and Luka's journey continues as they search for others like them. When they find them, they learn about their gifting and how to use them. I was on the edge of my seat reading this and sad to see it ends. I eagerly await the last book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished The Gifting really quick, and I need to get the entire trilogy in paperback right now. I could probably also get Katie to sign them... she goes to my church. Still. I guess I can borrow it from my mom's NOOK through LendMe, but I still need it for myself!!!!!