Dreaming Awake

Dreaming Awake

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Gwen Hayes

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  • Publisher: Signet
  • Format: Paperback | 322 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 209mm x 24mm | 277g
  • Publication date: 3 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0451235541
  • ISBN 13: 9780451235541
  • Sales rank: 56,353

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Haden Black changed Theia Alderson's life when he appeared in her dreams. And to save Haden, Theia sacrificed everything, but the dangerous bargain she made could have lasting repercussions. Now Theia is susceptible to the same deadly hungers that Haden has long struggled with-and their return to Serendipity Falls could test their control. And someone from Haden's past is determined to destroy Theia from the inside out, starting with those closest to her...

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Gwen Hayes lives in the Pacific Northwest with her real life hero and a pack of wild beasts (two of whom she gave birth to). She is a reader, writer, and lover of pop culture (which, other than yogurt, is the only culture she gets).

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By Erica Nicholas 16 Jan 2012 5

Dreaming Awake is the sequel to Falling Under. In this installment Theia is brought back from Under by her friends; Amelia, and Donny. The psychic named Varnie helps with bringing her back, and he has a much more significant role in this book. Now that Theia is back in Serendipity Falls, things seem out of place and just don't feel right for her. She is really struggling with adjusting back to a 'normal life', and her father's lack of caring isn't helping her much.

Hayden was the one thing that kept her going, and now we see that their relationship could be deadly. There are a ton of twists and turns in this book, and it's a little hard to write a good review without giving away spoilers- so I'm being extra careful.

When the kids are Theia's school start acting sick she starts to think that something is going on. The darkness seems to be following her everywhere and it just seems to be getting worse. Little does she know, she will have to face a lot worse than darkness in her near future.

I loved this book, so much more than the first one. The characters go through a sort of 'coming of age' I guess you could say. They become more developed and each have their own strong personalities. The relationship and tension between Theia an Haden reaches new levels and it just makes you want to scream into the pages of this book.

The writing style is beautifully done, and very well developed. It was fluid and easy to read, but at the same time the vocabulary was there. I read this book in about a day once I really got going in it. I'm not sure if that is because it was just easy to read, or if I just got absorbed into the story. Either way, it was well worth my time!

I can't wait for the next book in this series, there are so many unanswered questions! I wasn't expecting it to end the way it did, and now I really want to know what happens next.