Awaking

Awaking

by Madeline Freeman

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Overview

Morgan Abbey's life is about to change.

Just weeks before the beginning of her senior year, a mysterious stranger approaches Morgan with information that turns her world on end: First, the psychic ability she believes she has just been pretending to have since middle school might actually be real.

Second, her mother, who disappeared abruptly and completely almost a decade ago, might still be alive.

Morgan finds herself drawn into a centuries-old struggle involving a shadowy group with incredible powers. The Veneret have quietly coexisted alongside the common people of the world for centuries. Now they believe it is time for them to reclaim their former positions of power-and that Morgan is the key to their victory.

Every victory comes at a price-but is it one Morgan will be willing to pay?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681019543
Publisher: NOOK Press
Publication date: 08/11/2011
Series: The Naturals , #1
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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Awaking 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good "psychic" story --- but in order to read "the rest of the story" ----- you need to buy the "follow-up books!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the title of this rateing
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skizzles22 More than 1 year ago
Although I was a little annoyed with the romance and the lack of answers, Awaking had a unique concept that I found intriguing. It also had a pretty sassy main character, Morgan Abbey. I really liked her in the beginning especially, because she didn't conform to the standards and she told fortunes to her classmates for money. However, she lost that boldness throughout the novel, that sassiness. She didn't question anything, she didn't press for answers. I thought she'd be more skeptical, more questioning. I didn't think she'd take everything at face value. There were times she was incredibly dense too. Morgan was also kind of portrayed as a bit of a Mary Sue. The one who's special, who is above all of the nonsense of high school. The one who can do no wrong and who is always morally right. The one that all the guys want. Speaking of guys, the romance in this book left a lot to be desired. We meet so many characters, especially guys. There were at least two love interests (one who is creepy and misogynistic and ihatehimsomuch) one who was supposedly a friend but apparently not after that ending. I don't know where they all came from, or why they were all needed. There is a prophecy that explains two of them having a presence, which could contribute to romantic feelings. But none of them felt that believable, because Morgan's relationships with all of them were not that developed. I was left wanting there to be a clear love interest, and a focus on that relationship. Not all of this back and forth, confusing feelings in the main character. I don't think I would have minded it so much, if I had felt genuine chemistry between any of them and Morgan. The concept, which didn't have as much focus throughout the book as I would have liked, was intriguing and different. It just didn't have that much development. Sure, we find out in the beginning what's going on and what Morgan is. But after that, the main character acted like it was all normal. There was no questioning, even when the people were not forthcoming with information and were being deliberately evasive. The plot lost me a little bit in the middle but then it picked back up once truths come to light and Morgan realizes that the people who told her that she was one of them might not be the ones who should be trusted. Awaking was not the strongest beginning, but I'm curious about the sequel and what's going to happen to the characters next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I had thought I was only at the middle of the story , it was the last freaking page! I mean , really!? I had fallen in love with the book , and then it just , ended! What?!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!!"":)
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Unleash your inner teen, the one who accepts all things read without a completely overdone, rational and viable explanation. Awaking by Madeline Freeman knows how to write! She fills her pages with intrigue, an amazing heroine and, oh yes, teen guys. Morgan Abbey is ready to start her senior year at school, but just before this monumental event, her world is twisted inside out by a stranger who says she is the key to a centuries old power struggle of a shadowy group who has coexisted in the human world peacefully, until now. Morgan has always pretended to be psychic, and was so good that other teens would seek her out. Is it possible these powers are real? Three young men, all charming, all attractive, are drawn to Morgan, but why? Is there something about Morgan that is unleashing some hidden abilities in them? With her hysterically funny sidekick by her side, our rebellious Morgan is trapped in a battle for power, her existence long awaited. If that isn’t enough, her own powers are growing and not exactly under control, while the mother who deserted her years before, becomes an almost constant tease in her mind. Has her father not been truthful about her disappearance? How deep will Morgan and her friends fall into the rabbit hole of the unbelievable, yet true? Where will the story end? How will it end? Who will win her heart? Is everyone who they seem to be? Madeline Freeman has created a world that is easy to fall into, easy to relate to and not overdone with heavy detail. With a quick pace that builds and builds while never revealing too much, this tale hits the big rush and flies on home! Ms. Freeman has created fascinating characters, from the strong persona of Morgan to her bright and comical best friend, Ris to the three boys who become involved in this battle. I MUST commend Madeline Freeman on creating a wonderful, YA fantasy where the “love triangle or square” is only one aspect of the tale, and the angst level is not over the top! Hooray for strong heroines!
Gethsemane More than 1 year ago
Although I've seen quite a few reviews knocking this book, saying that the action doesn't really pick up till you're almost at the very end of this book, I find that this story is quite fast paced and very much intriguing. I didn't feel it lacking in action. I really didn't. In all honesty, I think Madeline did a beautiful job in building all of the elements that she's combined in her books. Most readers for this book have been adults, so far, so we tend to read things from an adult perspective. We must remember that this book is written for Young Adults. The way they read is not the same as how we older folks do. What may seem lacking in some aspects to us may not be so to the younger generation. And for the record, I'm not saying that this book is lacking in anyway, I'm just giving my two cents about the different perceptions in the way most of us - young and old, read. With that said, I must say that I found this story quite entertaining. It's a different take on the paranormal world with a bit of fantasy and romance added in. I enjoyed reading about Morgan and her powers. Seeing Ris make a fool of herself, at times, was amusing, as well as meeting all the guys that were vying for Morgan's attention. We have Lucas, the barista, who seems to know what people like when they come into the Daily Grind for drinks. Then there's Corbin, who seems to be interested in Morgan, while also trying to juggle the attentions of Ris and Lynna. Lastly, we have Kellen, a guy who's quite the looker and very much a charmer. All three, whether they realize it or not, are drawn to Morgan because of the powers that she's begun to awaken within each of them. Powers that grow stronger as each day goes by. Morgan struggles to come to terms with the fact that she's someone whom the Veneret have been expecting, as well as trying to control her growing powers. Memories of her mother seem to also follow her wherever she goes - memories of a woman she thought she once knew. I confess that I never saw the kiss between Morgan and Corbin Sterling coming. I kept thinking that she and Lucas would get together. All in all, I enjoyed the story very much. I'm looking forward to the next installment of this very endearing story.