{Review+G!veaway} Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane

January 31, 2013 Giveaways, Reviews 3

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Paperback: 304 pages
Published December 18th 2012 by Harlequin Teen 
Age Group: YA
Series: The Hunted #1
Source: ecopy from Publisher (NetGalley)


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.

Indigo Awakening is a book about teens with special abilities. I’ve heard the term “indigo child” before but I never really knew too much about it. Indigo awakening is all about these indigo children- they are kids with special powers. I read a previous book of Jordan Dane’s and I liked it but didn’t love it, but Indigo Awakening sounded so awesome that I had to read it. And I am glad that I did because I enjoyed it more. I really want to see where this series is going, especially after that ending!

The story follows multiple characters and it is told from many point of views. Most of the time, too many point of views all over the place confuses me and is off putting, but here it worked. I think I enjoyed it because Rayne had more sections than the other people. (even though she wasn’t even an indigo child) so it would be one or two sections from other characters and then it would be back to Rayne. This helped me. It also was nice because the other point of views actually advanced the story. Rayne is out looking for her brother, and so are these super creepy bad guys, so it was like a triangle. Rayne and Gabe looking for her brother, the creeps looking for the indigo children, and of course the indigo children looking to just stay hidden.

I’m not going to get into each of the characters because there were so many, but I really liked that the author took the time to let you get to know each of them. This story could have easily just been about Lucas, but it wasn’t. Everyone was included. 

I thought that the writing was very strong in this book. I loved how each of the points of view was written a little different. For example, Lucas’ sections were more confusing and cryptic at the start because he was confused and lost. I liked Rayne’s the best, but I think that is because I made a quicker connection with her than with the others. 

There is a ton of action, secrets and mystery in Indigo Awakening. It is fast paced and intense. Boy oh boy is it intense. These are real bad guys and real fight scenes and all of it kept me on the edge of my seat. I’m not 100% sure how I feel about the ending, but I did like that it wasn’t a cliffhanger. I am very interested in seeing what the next book will bring us. Indigo Awakening is my favorite Jordan Dane book thus far!
3.5/5 gavels

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.

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HarlequinTEEN 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

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)

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