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2013 2013 2013 <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UMWYgzRJ7sg/UgeSKmlE29I/AAAAAAAAEqY/3fY9LZwK7K8/s1600/awaken.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UMWYgzRJ7sg/UgeSKmlE29I/AAAAAAAAEqY/3fY9LZwK7K8/s320/awaken.jpg" /></a></div>Awaken by Meg Cabot<br />3.5/5 stars<br />Point, 2013<br />346 pages<br />YA Greek Mythology Paranormal<br /><br />Source: Received an e-ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.<br /><br />Meg Cabot has long been one of my favorite authors and as a prolific writer, she's also at the top of my list for most read. Saying that, this series hasn't really done it for me. Though I dutifully read <a href="http://bookworm1858.blogspot.com/2011/07/abandon.html"><i>Abandon</i></a> and <a href="http://bookworm1858.blogspot.com/2012/09/underworld.html"><i>Underworld</i></a>, something seemed to be missing. When I had the chance to read <i>Awaken</i>, I was hoping to rediscover that Cabot magic while also checking off another series as finished.<br /><br />And to my surprise, I actually really ended enjoying this book. Though there were times when Cabot's signature style annoyed me, I loved it when I was a teenager but now it no longer seems fresh and surprising, I was pretty swept away. The most enjoyable part was generally how take charge Pierce is. I read a comment somewhere about how previously John saved Pierce but now the cover shows a reversal with her saving him and I really like the strong female doing that while also retaining a sense of humor in the face of seemingly impossible odds.<br /><br />It is difficult to review the third book in a trilogy without spoilers but I'm not going to go too in depth here other to say that I believe all the major players continue to be her with a few new introductions and the questions that have been posed throughout are addressed. Previously I remember not really enjoying the Pierce/John romance but I feel like that was toned down in this book and subsequently became more palatable. Pierce's parents also play a rather significant role in the plot, reminding me why I enjoyed them in the first place.<br /><br />Overall: A satisfactory conclusion to the series-personally I think it ended up being my favorite although I'd have to carve out the time to read them all back to back to take a strong stance on the issue.<br /><br />Cover: I do really love this cover-I think it's my favorite as it just seems very romantic to me with the purple rather than the color palettes of the previous covers.<br /><br />Other Opinions:<br /><a href="http://booksliveforever.com/?p=11954">Books Live Forever</a><br /><a href="http://www.emsreviewsbooks.com/2013/07/review-awaken-by-meg-cabot.html">Ems reviews books...</a><br /><a href="https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/awaken-me-you-go-go/">Forever Young Adult </a><br /><a href="http://www.teenbookguru.com/2013/07/review-awaken-abandon-trilogy-3-by-meg.html">The Teen Book Guru</a><br /><a href="http://www.thebestbooksever.com/2013/06/awaken-by-meg-cabot.html">The Best Books Ever</a><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54489/234/065C594705B1BA09B2F57FA519E42A69.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UMWYgzRJ7sg/UgeSKmlE29I/AAAAAAAAEqY/3fY9LZwK7K8/s1600/awaken.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UMWYgzRJ7sg/UgeSKmlE29I/AAAAAAAAEqY/3fY9LZwK7K8/s320/awaken.jpg" /></a></div>Awaken by Meg Cabot<br />3.5/5 stars<br />Point, 2013<br />346 pages<br />YA Greek Mythology Paranormal<br /><br />Source: Received an e-ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.<br /><br />Meg Cabot has long been one of my favorite authors and as a prolific writer, she's also at the top of my list for most read. Saying that, this series hasn't really done it for me. Though I dutifully read <a href="http://bookworm1858.blogspot.com/2011/07/abandon.html"><i>Abandon</i></a> and <a href="http://bookworm1858.blogspot.com/2012/09/underworld.html"><i>Underworld</i></a>, something seemed to be missing. When I had the chance to read <i>Awaken</i>, I was hoping to rediscover that Cabot magic while also checking off another series as finished.<br /><br />And to my surprise, I actually really ended enjoying this book. Though there were times when Cabot's signature style annoyed me, I loved it when I was a teenager but now it no longer seems fresh and surprising, I was pretty swept away. The most enjoyable part was generally how take charge Pierce is. I read a comment somewhere about how previously John saved Pierce but now the cover shows a reversal with her saving him and I really like the strong female doing that while also retaining a sense of humor in the face of seemingly impossible odds.<br /><br />It is difficult to review the third book in a trilogy without spoilers but I'm not going to go too in depth here other to say that I believe all the major players continue to be her with a few new introductions and the questions that have been posed throughout are addressed. Previously I remember not really enjoying the Pierce/John romance but I feel like that was toned down in this book and subsequently became more palatable. Pierce's parents also play a rather significant role in the plot, reminding me why I enjoyed them in the first place.<br /><br />Overall: A satisfactory conclusion to the series-personally I think it ended up being my favorite although I'd have to carve out the time to read them all back to back to take a strong stance on the issue.<br /><br />Cover: I do really love this cover-I think it's my favorite as it just seems very romantic to me with the purple rather than the color palettes of the previous covers.<br /><br />Other Opinions:<br /><a href="http://booksliveforever.com/?p=11954">Books Live Forever</a><br /><a href="http://www.emsreviewsbooks.com/2013/07/review-awaken-by-meg-cabot.html">Ems reviews books...</a><br /><a href="https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/awaken-me-you-go-go/">Forever Young Adult </a><br /><a href="http://www.teenbookguru.com/2013/07/review-awaken-abandon-trilogy-3-by-meg.html">The Teen Book Guru</a><br /><a href="http://www.thebestbooksever.com/2013/06/awaken-by-meg-cabot.html">The Best Books Ever</a><br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54489/234/065C594705B1BA09B2F57FA519E42A69.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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