Book Reviews

Wake by Amanda Hocking book 1 in the Watersong Series



Beautiful. Fearless. Dangerous. The kind of girls you envy. The kind of girls you want to hate.

Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Thea and Lexi have caught everyone’s attention, including the eye of practical Harper.
But it’s her sister, Gemma, they’ve chosen. Sixteen-year-old Gemma seems to have it all – carefree, pretty, and falling in love with the boy next door. But her greatest passion is the water. She craves solitary late night swims under the stars, where she can belong to the sea. But lately she’s had company.

Penn, Thea and Lexi spend their night dancing and partying in the cove, and one night Gemma joins them. She wakes, groggy on the beach the next morning and knows something has changed. Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster and more beautiful than ever. And as she discovers her new mythical powers, Gemma is forced to choose between staying with those she loves – or entering a dark world brimming with unimaginable secrets.

Okay so do I need to summarise the book or have you got it all from the blurb? Haha

Basically Gemma likes to swim and has caught the attention of the new three girls in town who manage to lure her to their party.
Gemma wakes up groggy on the beach covered in a golden shawl. When she wakes though she’s different and the next time she goes swimming, she grows a fin.

An ancient world has opened up to her and Penn, Thea and Lexi are not letting her go. She’s part of their group now and she can’t go anywhere without them knowing. Thea tells Gemma that now she’s a siren no one can love her but that can’t be true because the boy next door has been in love with her for ages…

When she gets forces between making a choice between those she loves and going off with the sirens what will she choose?

I’ve read Amanda’s Trylle trilogy which I enjoyed so I had hopes that I would with this series too.

Although it was a bit slow to get in to I did enjoy the book. I’ve never read anything about Sirens before so it was definitely new.

Gemma and Harper are sisters but they are very different. Harper likes order and being in charge of things. She’s too old for her age in a way and acts like Gemma’s mom. Gemma is free and spirited. She likes to swim under the stars and have fun. But despite their differences they are always there for each other and have a strong bond.
They’re mother was injured in a car accident that left her with a brain injury and are raised by their dad.

Alex is the boy next door whose been in love with Gemma for a while. And Gemma is falling in love with him too. Until her life changes but Alex isn’t willing to let her go. Despite the fact that she’s now a mythical creature.

Daniel is the boy on the boat who always gets on Harper’s nerves but there’s a smouldering chemistry between them that Harper doesn’t want to admit.

Penn is a psycho but that’s for another review haha
Thea is okay but that’s for a another review
Lexi is crazy..  but another review again haha.

In this book they are weird and intimidating and full of secrets.

Overall it was a great book.
4 out of 5 stars


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