by Amanda Hocking
YA Paranormal Romance
Published: August 7th 2012
Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Lexi and Thea have caught everyone's attention-but it's Gemma who's attracted theirs. She's the one they've chosen to be part of their group.
Gemma seems to have it all-she's carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He's always been just a friend, but this summer they've taken their relationship to the next level, and now there's no going back. Then one night, Gemma's ordinary life changes forever. She's taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.
Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she's forced to choose between staying with those she loves-or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.
MY OVERVIEW: I had such high expectations for this book upon reading the synopsis. I have also heard great things about the author. However, I was very disappointed with Wake.
PROS: I liked Harper and Daniel's relationship and how it changed through the book and the experiences they went through.
CONS: Gemma was annoying. She also wasn't a believable character. There are three girls that creep her out and yet she goes to hang out with them. Then, once they tell her that she is a Siren, Gemma is all, "Ok, cool - wait, no I don't want to be one." There isn't ever a point where she doesn't believe they exist and that it is not possible. I also felt like it was set up for something bigger to happen with Daniel, but it didn't.
MY FINAL THOUGHTS: The book just fell flat. I don't plan on reading the rest of the series, however I will pick up another book by this author.