Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane

Release Date: Out now!

Publisher: HarlequinTeen Australia

Pages: 304pgs

The Story

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.

The Review

A big thanks to HarlequinTeen Australia for sending me a review copy of this book!

What else to say except that Jordan Dane has yet again hooked me with her new book!

INDIGO AWAKENING, the first installment of The Hunted series, has something really exciting going for it! Even for a much shorter read, the book can still captivate its readers by delivering an interesting storyline, unique voices, quirky characters, super-awesome supernatural powers, and yet the author still manges to weave together a bit of the 'real world' into the mix of it all, which, I guess, made me enjoy this book even more than I already did to begin with!

I think what I loved the most about this book - out of everything else - was the characters. Jordan Dane, like in her previous two books, has this way of bringing such an emotional complexity to each one of her characters - ones either playing a much greater or smaller part to her story - and it is evident in this particular book that she does exactly the same thing here - she brings the emotion to the book. While I wouldn't go and say I loved every single one of the characters as some did have their very major faults, but I had much love for the two main characters, Rayne and Gabe.

Gabe, a boy also known as Gabriel, was a very striking character to me and he brought a lot to the storyline and made things . . . let's just say . . . really, really interesting and I totally loved him too! He was kick-ass for the most part and compassionate about everyone around him, even if he doesn't want to admit to this at first. Now as for Rayne's character, another one of the main characters, she too had something special about her, even if she didn't possess any supernatural power of any sort like the other teens we meet in this book. I mean, despite being only seventeen-years-old, Rayne was really strong, independent and pretty darn tough for her age, and even with no powers she can still bring the power of bad-ass totally human girl onto the playing field and really what more could you ask for than that? Needless to say I quite enjoyed her character and I'm looking forward to seeing much more interaction between her and her potential love interest Gabe. I just loved those two together!

Overall, INDIGO AWAKENING is something you just gotta read to see what all the fuss is about! With an exciting first installment and with fantastic characterization, if you love books crossed between X-men and Shatter Me, then you will definitely enjoy this one!

The Rating
4/5 stars


  1. Ooooh, Erin, I'm so glad you loved this! It didn't... really grab me, which made me sad, because I LOVE Jordan, but I kind of find myself nodding and going yes Yes YES! reading your review :D

    And I love how you've said X-men/Shatter Me. YES! HEHEEE ♥

    1. I'm sorry to hear that but I agree . . . I LOVE Jordan to bits. She's definitely a great author! :)

  2. I really enjoyed this too, totally agree with your comments about the characters, Gabe, Benny and Hell-Boy were my faves.
    Here's my review if you're interested

    1. They were great characters, right? Just loved them! :)


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