Awoken

Awoken

by Timothy Miller

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Overview

Fourteen-year-old Michael Stevens has never been ordinary; no orphan who hears music coming from rocks considers himself a typical teenager. But life gets a lot more complicated when two-foot-tall, albino, doll-like men sneak into his room one night, transforming the harmless music into a frightening ability he cannot control.

Soon, strangers in black suits begin to ask unsettling questions while unnatural animals with mismatched eyes haunt the streets. They are hunting, and not just Michael: anyone he cares about is in danger.

With the help of a mysterious drifter, an annoying girl he's accidentally mutated, and one of those creepy doll men, Michael finds himself in the middle of a war that could forever change the world he knows--reconstructing the very definition of humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937053536
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 11 - 18 Years

About the Author

Timothy Miller used to shock his teachers with his intellect, his lust for reading, and an insurmountable lack of interest in academic achievement. He left home at fifteen, worked at a dairy farm, a meatpacking plant, a pickle factory, a casino, and as a bouncer. While repairing telephone lines in New Orleans after Katrina, he began including stories in letters to his daughter. When he returned, he bought a laptop, learned to type, and found his universe forever changed.

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Awoken 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had fun with this book. Not what I expected, in a good way. Lots of action. Lots of page turners. Lots of cliffhangers. Good fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gave me shivers, laughs, and the frequent "whoop whoop!" Great YA urban fantasy. Sort of Harry Potter meets Underworld, minus the vampires, and the spells. Okay, so maybe that wasn't a very good analogy, but there are plenty o' monsters and mystical lighting flying around in this bad boy. If you like a fast-paced story, this book is the ticket. Boo Ya
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off, after reading this book, I am a little surprised to find I am the first to give a review of it on B&N. Be that as it may, this one took me by surprise. I'd never heard of this author, but he can write a YA fantasy with the best of them. Awoken was straight up action from start to finish. The story revolves around Michael, an orphan who possessed elemental powers over any stone, and Lina, a teenage girl who has been mutated by Michael's powers into something more than human. There are little albino men with silver eyes, who are sometimes cute, and sometimes downright terrifying. There are mutated animals, "Men in Black" type figures, hidden government organizations bent on ruling the world, evil scientists, and underground cities surrounded by fantastical flora fauna. I literally could not put this book down, and hammered this book out in one single long night. If you like YA fantasy, this book will not disappoint!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good YA fantasy. Lots of tension throughout. Both hero and herion are present, but I'd say this book is geared more for boys than for girls. A nice change from all the bleeding heart YA.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book! This book was a fast, fun, read. It takes off pretty quickly, so your not waiting long for a story to develop. I would almost say the story could slow down a bit to give the reader a chance to take a breath, but there is no denying that this one keeps you reading past your bed time.