Title : Awakening
Author : Shannon Duffy
Series : N/A
Rating : 5 Stars
Blurb : The Protectorate supplies its citizens with everything they need for a contented life: career, love, and even death. But recently, Desiree Six Haven hasn’t been exactly thrilled about the fate they’ve chosen for her. Including the man she’s supposed to marry. Even the warm reassurance of the Dreamscape—the program that monitors and programs the sleep of its citizens—can’t convince Desiree that something isn’t terribly, terribly wrong…
But The Protectorate is there to keep her safe.
Then Desiree receives an unexpected visit from her childhood friend, Darian—a Non-Compliant murderer and an escaped convict who insists he’s innocent, and that the enemy is the very institution she depends on that. That she believed in. Now Desiree must choose between the fate that’s been decided for her…and a destiny she’s never known.
Review : There are a few signs that tell me as a reader if a book is good. There is no need for all signs to come together in one book, but at least one of the signs should be there.
-The happy feeling that you will remember that book for a long time–The ugly crying that tells you something touched your core–The “yeah-fist-bump” feeling that shows you were really into the story-
When reading the book I felt I liked it – but I was surprised, because I could not decide WHY?
Because I could not place it into one of the above categories … Then I noticed something! I totally forgot about the fourth sign. It is one that I so rarely find in a book that I overlooked it. This is the sign I usually get in a good movie when the story is so clear in front of your eyes that you have no other choice than to feel like your right in the middle of it ….
-The erratic heartbeat-
At certain points of the book, my heart was beating so fast that it was nearly painful. I cannot even explain why. It was the complete picture the author drew, she painted a believable world. It was far enough from reality to be “dystopian” but near enough to be scary real in some points. The Blurb of a Book is besides the cover and the content the most important item and often underestimated if feel. However, there was something in the Blurb that was compelling even me to read it.
I am no fan of dystopian series – Yes, you read correctly – I did NOT read Hunger Games so far (but I admit to being tempted to read Divergent after seeing the first movie short time ago). I knew when I choose this ARC what I would be getting and I wanted to read it EVEN if it was not dealing with my most favorite reading subjects.
I can only recommend this book to everybody who is even remotely interested in Books like “Divergent” (sorry for the inevitable comparison)
The characters are well developed.
The Plot is perfectly constructed
The writing of the story is fluent and flawless.
> > > I have received this Book as an ARC from the Publisher < < < > > > In Exchange I promised an honest Review < < <
Cliffhanger : (KLICK to find out) !!!
HEA? : Series still continues but for now (KLICK to find out) !!!

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