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Waken is a werewolf story about family abandonment, freedom, dreams, power and love. Written in Janie’s point of view, it tells how Janie’s decision to change into being friendly and make friends could lead to her possible death, her being the cure, her being the saviour, and her being ‘the Wolf’.
Consumed by nightmares of the mother who tried to kill her, her stepbrother persuaded her to chill out and make friends. She met Tristan, the guy she can’t resist having uneasy feeling with. When they dated, not only was she got exposed in the dark secret of lycan community but also introduced to the father who left her. Things just got more complicated for our little shy Janie when they told her she is the promised one that will set them free from the curse blood of lycanthrope but not all wants freedom including Helena—her mother.
The writing is very impressive. I liked how the scenarios are described vividly. This was such an easy read. The characters are well-planned out and I loved how they serve their roles. I enjoyed the family twist, also. My best part is when Kyle died. That was my climax of the story.
This, though, is a little predictive for me. Regardless of how likeable the characters are, the only parts that I highly enjoyed are when I did not see a twist coming. But the awesome vivid writing and the good pacing of the story are the all good reasons to keep reading. No matter how many times I predict how the story will go, it never fails to thrill me.
I recommended it to young adult readers out there who enjoy werewolf stories. It got suspense and mystery to chill your night out.