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Wide Awake - Academy of the Fallen Series by [Lanzarotta, Daniele]
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About the Author

DANIELE LANZAROTTA is the author of the Imprinted Souls Series and Academy of the Fallen. She enjoys reading and writing young adult novels with just about any sort of paranormal or supernatural bent ... vampires ... ghosts... Daniele currently lives in Virginia Beach, VA with her husband, daughter and two lovable puppies (who are not really quite puppies anymore), Stitch and Gizmo.

Product Details

  • File Size: 545 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Rocket Science Productions (May 25, 2011)
  • Publication Date: May 25, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0052TMTE4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #387,065 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Well first I would like to say that this novel is just hauntingly hypnotic, I was spellbound from the first page of this absolutely fantastic novel. I loved the characters, I felt such a enjoyment while getting to know these characters as they are exactly want i have been looking for. I loved all of the starting of mythology that we get a glimpse at in this book. Wide Awake is defiantly a welcome for me in a mist of never ending books that I receive. Wide Awake has a very fast paced plot, an original storyline, and a great set of characters. I was absolutely entranced with this book, I was not able to put it down. It was like, I was able to see the book take life before my very eyes. I was able to see the characters transform into the maturity that comes with the issues they face. I had not one problem with this novel. Great job Daniele you have created another series that I will be happily awaiting the next book. I would recommend this book to everyone.
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KIM PIDDINGTON'S REVIEW

I had high hopes for Wide Awake. The cover art was professional and the book blurb was intriguing. A main character that was adopted and would have some dealings with other worldly beings promised to be fast paced and engrossing. Regrettably, it did not take long for my hopes to be dashed.

Several things kept me from enjoying this novel. First, the author's vocabulary was simplistic (in the opening paragraphs the adjectives used to describe the main character's boyfriend and closest friends were: awesome, okay, great) and not very descriptive. Unfortunately the lack of detail kept me from getting to know, connect, or care about any of the characters, with the possible exception of the main character, Kayla.

Secondly, connections between characters, facts about events that occurred, and descriptions of the Otherworld were often vague, leaving me confused. For example, why isn't Chase welcome at the Academy? What characteristics do the Fallen have? What in the world is a Nephilim? The author "assumed" I'd know or understand what these character types were; they were never described or explained.

Lastly, an abrupt POV change in Chapter 28 (from Kayla's to Hunter's) and then back again in Chapter 34, left me feeling disconnected. Multiple point of views are fine, but should follow some kind of pattern.

Although the story premise had promise, in my opinion the author failed to deliver and I was left with more questions than answers.

Review Disclaimer: Book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
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"When I finally did stop crying, he slowly pulled me away, and I'm not even sure what led us to this but he got even closer, his lips had barely touched mine. "I shouldn't," he said under his breath. I didn't care. He made no effort to move... our lips still barely touching; I leaned closer and kissed him."

Before I start this review, I just want to say WOW, isn't that cover lovely? This is what initially attracted me to the book. I love the cover! And as you all know, a great cover doesn't make a great book but this is the case, Wide Awake......is a GREAT book!

Kayla is a normal 16 year old girl who was adopted at a young age. She goes to school, has a crappy boyfriend and has a group of close friends. When Kayla starts seeing a teenage girl called Carolyn, she doesn't understand what's going on at first, well, not until she realises she can see ghosts and can command them at will. When Hunter, a handsome outcast at school reveals he can also see the ghosts, he and Kayla team up to try and help Carolyn but trouble suddenly arises when a dangerous threat gets in there way......revealing that the supernatural world is very much real and leaving Kayla in more danger than ever.

Wow! This book surprised the hell out of me. I'd actually spent three quarters of the book thinking that this was a ghost story. Of course, I've seen the title of the book but there was just no real indication of `The Fallen' but then WHAM! And suddenly I was thrown into The Fallen world and now I need to know more. From the first page, I was sucked into the deadly supernatural world that Daniele has created and then next minute, I'd finished the book. Honestly, it was that good.
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Kayla has to learn who she is, because she was adopted as a child to be kept away from the academy. She then meets the mysterious guy, Hunter, who says that he can help Kayla discover why she see's certain things! The book is intense from beginning to end.

I loved this book. It is def a different take on something I have not read before which I like. It did not make me think of any other books, which is a problem that I have had reading some books lately. I definitely can't wait til the next book
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I was surprised how easily I read this book. It's long but it's not scary long.
The dialogue was short and normal sounding. The story was gripping right away. The first 50% of the book had spirits and weird surroundings and we don’t know why Kayla sees these beings. It never came across as horror, but it stayed suspenseful and evolving. Who is Carolyn? Why is she here?
Then we get into Hunter and Kayla’s birth family and the story changes into a goth spirit story. Kayla has to save unborn children before they are used by an evil spirit.
Things change again at 80% of the book because we get a new point of view. The author is clear about the switch so it’s not confusing.
This is part one of a series so there is a cliff hanger ending. As a stand alone, I enjoyed this story.
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