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Awakening by Shannon Duffy

Title: AwakeningAwakening

Author: Sharon Duffy

Publisher:Entangled  Teen – Entangled Publishing

Published: April 8th , 2015

Rating: 5/5

This is supposedly aimed at teens but, although I left my teens more years ago than I care to remember, I was totally enthralled by this novel – and the ending has me hoping to read the sequel asap! In this dystopian world everyone has an implant which helps ensure they all have a lovely night’s sleep courtesy of the Protectorate and their dreamscape . . . . but is that all it is for? The Protectorate even choose everyone’s life partner, their jobs and control all aspect of people’s lives to fulfil their motto “Here to take care of you” – or so they say! They even choose when you will die according to the day of the week on which you were born!

Desiree starts to question their lives but knows that to do so openly will result in punishment and humiliation. Her childhood protector and friend, Darian has already been imprisoned in Olympus Jail because he killed both his parents. When he escapes and comes to visit Desiree she initially is wary of him but, as she learns more, she puts herself and her family into imminent danger.

With great characters and an enthralling, fast paced story, this is a real page turner, one that I didn’t want to put down until I’d finished it. Whilst it is ended appropriately, It finishes with more revelations about the Protectorate, raising questions about what will happen next – a brilliant incentive to get the next book in the series as soon as it is available! No hesitation in highly recommending this to teens and adults – a superb start to a fantastic new series.

Thanks to the author and publishers, too for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk    amazon.com     barnes and noble

3 comments on “Awakening by Shannon Duffy

  1. Lynsey
    April 8, 2015

    Sounds just my cup of tea. Thanks for the review 🙂

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    • bicted
      April 8, 2015

      I really enjoyed this book – hope you enjoy reading it, too! Thanks for leaving a comment, too!

      Liked by 1 person

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