Sunday, April 14, 2013

Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane

Series: The Hunted (bk. 1)

Genera: Paranormal Romance/sci-fi

Subjects: Psychic ability, supernatural, missing persons, California, Los Angelus

Age/Grade Level: Teen

Length: 286 pgs.

HC/PB: Paperback

List Price: $9.99

Publisher: HarlequinTeen

Summary/ product description: “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.”

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My Review: This book had such a good premise that I was let down so much. I really wanted to like it. The concept of these psychic, “Indigo” children was very interesting. The author based it of real conspiracies. But most of the characters I didn’t really care for. I liked Rayne and kind of wish this book was 1st person or 3rd person limited from her perspective. I hate head jumping 3rd person omniscient. It make the story kind of boring to me. There’s less mystery. No twist, turn or plot that keeps you guessing. I liked the character dialogue in parts. Rayne and Gabriel’s conversations, and Rayne is snarky. There’s also the possibly that it was the typography adding to my boredom. If my eyes hurt too much, I just start skimming instead of reading.

Out of the 3 books I read by Jordan Dane, On a Dark Wings is my favorite because of its Alaska setting. This book is set in L.A. Sure, Hollywood is cool in all, but I prefer setting with natural beauty. Reading books set in big cities like New York or L.A. (Unless it’s Chicago) don’t appeal to me as much. Not unless they’re dystopian. THIS BOOK IS NOT DYSTOPIAN!!!!

As for the paranormal stuff, I wasn’t sure what was going on. There was Hellboy the ghost dog. There were telepathic conversation and some other things. Gabriel had vision in his dreams and a connection to the other Indigos. I was hoping for it to be more X-men-ish. Very disappointed. Not sure who’d I recommend it too. Maybe if you like books about psychic kids and don’t mind 3rd person omniscient.

Cover Art Review: I really like this cover. The title looks amazing. Love the treatment on it. The digitally painted wolf/dog (a ghost dog named Hellboy) is pretty cool too. And the colors. Indigo, blue and red.


~Haley G

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