Book Review: Indigo Awakening

Book Review: Indigo AwakeningIndigo Awakening by Jordan Dane
Series: The Hunted #1
Published by Harlequin Teen on December 18th 2012
Pages: 304
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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.

Indigo Awakening is a read that I have a hard time putting my finger on. One moment, I was so completely absorbed in the read. The next, I couldn't wait for it to be over.

The story is told in multiple POVs. Randomly fluctuating between characters, sometimes without rhyme or reason. Part of my love / hate relationship with Indigo Awakening stems from this fluctuation of POVs. Making me feel like I never truly got a real feel for our characters. Sure some characters I got to know better than others, but by the end of the book, there was not one character that REALLY stood out. They were all just okay, and I sorta moved on.

While Indigo Awakening was well paced and had plenty of action, I hate to say it, but I am not sure that I really understood the point to this read. Indigo and Crystal children. Kids with special abilities. That pretty much sums it up. Although the concept was pretty straight forward, I kept feeling like there was something that I was missing. A deeper understanding about what and who these kids were and why some people would go so far to get their hands on them.

Final Verdict:

Indigo Awakening was different than what I was expecting. Some of it good. Some could have been better. I don't need a book to hold my hand and explain all of its deepest secrets. However, a little depth goes a long way, and Indigo Awakening needed just a bit more to really make it come to life. There is a possibility with this series, but I am not sure if this is a series for me.

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