I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Awakening by Shannon Duffy
Published by Entangled Teen on April 7th 2015
Genres: Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Desiree Six (because she was born on a Friday) believes in everything the Protectorate stands for. She likes the safety and security of having her entire life planned out--her career, her mate, even the date of her death. She doesn't even think to question when Darian, her childhood friend and neighbor, is convicted of murdering his parents. They had seemed like such a loving family. But if he was convicted, then he must have done it. Then Darian shows up in her room late one night. He has escaped the Terrorscape--a nightmare machine used to punish all Noncompliants--and he needs Desiree's help. What he tells her rocks her world to its core and makes her doubt everything she's ever been told. With this new information, will Desiree and Darian be able to escape the Protectorate before it's too late?
I finished this book within 24 hours. I didn’t want to put it down. Duffy drew me into this world from page 1.
Desiree is a great character. She may seem complacent, but she begins questioning everything. She doesn’t know what to believe, and whom she should trust. Darian is totally swoonworthy, but also a strong character. He does everything in his power to tell Desiree the truth but also keep her safe. This is definitely a hard task at times.
This world is one I wouldn’t want to live in. So much control, betrayal, and blind following. I don’t even know how I would cope in this world. The things these people do are insane. The description of the Empire made me feel like I was there with Desiree and Darian. I do know that the Terrorscape is just that. It’s horrifying.
There is a lot of action, floundering about with finding out what’s going on, love, and finding out who’s trustworthy. It’s definitely a ride you don’t want to miss.