Review Time! This must be the longest series EVER! Awakened is currently #8 in the House of Night series which has no ending in the foreseeable future. I'm proud to say that I have read all of them, it's one of the few series' that I have been able to stay up to date with :) Thank-you Hachette for the review copy!
The Long Story ? - To be completely honest, I thought Awakened was not quite as exciting to read as some of the previous books, slower paced, less action, less romance and basically less of everything. It could very well be everything to do with the fact that the characters were taking a 'vacation' from fighting evil after the last book but being me, I like all my books with not a single boring moment.
Something to know about the series? It's written from the perspective of almost every character. It's like reading a collection of smaller stories bind up to create the bigger picture. Therefore, it makes some characters personal lives much more interesting others. I won't lie and say that I didn't flip through to read a "certain" characters love life before flipping back to read the whole book :)
The writing is comfortable to read and I admire P.C. and Kristin's synchronised writing style. Some books written by two authors that I have read just don't fit together properly because both authors have different writing styles. This wasn't a problem with Awakened so I'm thankful. It's also has the vocabulary suited for teenagers so that it's easy for us to read and understand.
While I say that awakened is somewhat slower paced than some of the earlier books, it was still action packed! There was a little forbidden love, a little forever and always love, some deaths, some twists and turns and someone who refuses to stay dead ( much to my distaste, no offence *hint hint*) :P
Characterisation was fantastic as always, a great mixture of characters with different personalities, someone evil, someone good, someone mean and someone funny :) I love the way how all the characters connect with each other one way or another, whether they are enemies, friends, old lovers, new lovers or family!
Overall, Awakened fitted perfectly into the series. I personally thought it was a little slow paced but then again, I'm ME! I would highly recommend those of you who like action packed, paranormals with lots of hot vampyres to read this! I can't wait for the next book, Destined! Rating 4/5
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Badass Bookie xx