Hello and welcome to the Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane book blog tour hosted by YA Bound Tours. Today is my stop on the tour and I will be reviewing the book for my readers as well as sharing a really wonderful giveaway. Just check at the end of this post for details and the rafflecoptor form to enter.
I hope everyone will enjoy my review! Happy Reading!
Author: Jordan Dane
Number of Pages: 304
Published: December 18th 2012 by Harlequin Teen
Source: Kindle ARC - Harlequin Teen
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down.
Voices told Lucas Darby to run. Voices no one else can hear. He’s warned his sister not to look for him, but Rayne refuses to let her troubled brother vanish on the streets of LA. In her desperate search, she meets Gabriel Stewart, a runaway with mysterious powers and far too many secrets. Rayne can’t explain her crazy need to trust the strange yet compelling boy—to touch him—to protect him even though he scares her.
A fanatical church secretly hunts psychic kids—gifted “Indigo” teens feared to be the next evolution of mankind—for reasons only “the Believers” know. Now Rayne’s only hope is Gabe, who is haunted by an awakening power—a force darker than either of them imagine—that could doom them all.
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Indigo Awakening was not like any other book I have ever read. Which is good and bad. Let me explain why... I have never heard of author Jordan Dane until I accepted to review her novel a few months ago, so I didn't know anything about her writing style or types of books she has written in the past. I went into reading Indigo Awakening blindly, well besides loving the cover and the premise of the book. I feel I need to spilt this review into a few different parts. One being the parts I really enjoyed about the book. Two being the stuff I disliked about the book or felt needed improvement and everything in between.
The whole idea behind the story has such great potential with even the makings of an EPIC book series, or a possible movie. I could totally see a movie being developed from the book. Indigo Awakening is pretty much about a group of misunderstood kids who excel with different psychic powers. Mind Speaking, talking to the dead and having visions of things to come are just a few of these kids rare abilities. The book begins with a strong plot and continues to get even better about 1/3 of the way through. The story the author creates is a thriller and a definite page-turning most of the time. I really enjoyed reading and learning about each of the kids special abilities and how it affect there lives and the lives around them. In retrospect I really did want to love Indigo Awakening not just "like" the book. I felt the story had such a great start and the ending was mind-blowing but the middle of the book is what kind of failed me.
To make this easier for me as well as you guys to understand what I did not like about the book I am going to break of this "area" of my review in two different parts.
1. The characters.....ah yes when has we not heard this before. I felt a total disconnection with all of the characters. I wanted to like them all so much, I did. I wanted to able feel what they felt throughout the book but atlas I did not. There was just no real attraction with anything of them. I wanted to learn more about the main characters other than what fit into the storyline. Their back story was weak and overdone.
2. The middle of the book just flat-lined for me. At times I was downright bored and lost interested, putting down the book more often that reading it. The beginning and the ending were what made the most impact on me throughout the story. I didn't pre say force myself to read more the book, but I felt I would have been into the story if these "trouble spots" I mentioned above were different. I hope that makes sense. ;)
.....and the "hopeful"?.....
So no I did not hate this book, in fact my feelings are far from it but I definitely can see much more room for improvement within the next book in the series and while I have never read anything else by the author I may have gone into the my first book by the author with two high of expectations. If given the chance I would love to read the next book in the series once it comes out. I feel the ending of Indigo Awakening left the book open to an amazing continuation of the series.
I liked it a lot. Would recommend.
About The Author:
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Bestselling, critically-acclaimed author Jordan Dane’s gritty romantic thrillers are ripped from the headlines with vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense novels to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag, naming her debut novel NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM as Best Books of 2008. She also pens young-adult novels for Harlequin Teen. Formerly an energy sales manager, she now writes full time. Jordan and her husband share their Texas residence with two cats of highborn lineage and two lucky rescue dogs.
Thank you all for stopping by and reading my review. Harlequin TEEN and author Jordan Dane have paired together to bring you guys these amazing giveaways. There is 2 open to US residents and 1 open to everyone. To enter use the rafflecopter form at the end of this post. Good luck!
Giveaway 1: Harlequin TEEN prize pack, includes (US only):
- INDIGO AWAKENING by Jordan Dane
- ON A DARK WING by Jordan Dane
- IN THE ARMS OF STONE ANGELS by Jordan Dane
- THE JULIET SPELL by Douglas Rees
- BELONGING by Karen Ann Hopkins (ARC)
- DANCERGIRL by Carol M. Tanzman
- 2 Harlequin notebooks
Giveaway 2 & 3: 4 Infinity Bracelets: (US only) and 1 audio book
4 Infinity Bracelets: (US only)
For anyone who has read an advance copy of INDIGO AWAKENING, you know that a silver
infinity bracelet plays an important part in the story. Special bracelets will be given away on the
virtual tour so the lucky winners will be part of Rafael’s street family. Rafe’s bracelet was in
black leather, but I’ve added a white leather braid as my personal remembrance to you for being
in MY family.
-1 audio book of In the Arms of Stone Angels. Digital download only. (International)