Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dreaming Awake by Gwen Hayes

Publisher: NAL Trade
Age Group: YA
Rating: 3/5
Source: Publisher

She fell for him in a nighttime world. But the time for dreaming is past—and the here-and-now can be just as fragile their love…

When Theia Alderson first encountered a mysterious, handsome boy in her dreams, she never imagined how finding Haden Black—and falling in love—could change her life. To save Haden, Theia sacrificed everything. And the dangerous bargain she made could have lasting repercussions.

Now Theia has returned to Serendipity Falls, and she finds herself struggling with the same deadly hungers that have tortured Haden. When students at their high school fall prey to a mysterious illness, Theia can’t help but wonder if Haden’s control is slipping—and how much longer she’ll have a grip on her own.

And still the nightmare realm of Under won’t let them go. Someone from Haden’s past is determined to destroy Theia from the inside out, starting with those closest to her, forcing Theia to choose between family and friends and a love that may have been doomed from the start…

The first book was breathtaking and so was this one! Once I got my hands on DREAMING AWAKE, I couldn't stop reading it and it didn't disappoint. The first half of the book did continue with Thea's and Hayden's relationship and at times it did get boring, but it doesn't last too long. Hayes immediatly throws in twists and turns that keep you flipping the pages and she leaves you with more sinister events along the way.

FALLING UNDER's cover did not disappoint and DREAMING AWAKE's cover was still amazing. Hayes has a way with words that flow and the way she writes a story, brings out emotions that you never thought you had.

My favorite part when reading a book is feeling what the characters are feeling and with this book, I didn feel it. I felt as though I was watching a movie rather than reading a book. Gwen Hayes has shown that she has talent and I can't wait until I read what else she has in store for us.

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