Eve the Awakening is kick-ass story.
The shocking opening scene was everything I had expected and hoped for. The reader is immediately thrown into the story and rooting for the main character Eve as she is put through the greatest possible childhood trauma which changes her life forever.
I was disappointed when this turned out to be a dream sequence, which was then followed by the cliché ‘character looks in mirror and we get a description of her looks’ scene. This seemed to go against everything the author Jenna Moreci tells us in her Youtube writing advice videos. I was skeptical but read on, already hooked by the story and wanting to find out how Eve progresses.
I am so glad I kept reading. Eve’s recurring dreams turn out to be a major part of the plot, and realistically show her PTSD after the life changing event. I enjoyed this book immensely. There is near non-stop action, a lovable bunch of characters, terrifying aliens, angry mobs, romance, deception and intrigue.
I rooted for Eve as she navigated student life, trying to find a friend she can trust, while surrounded by privileged brats, and near everyone is prejudiced against her kind. While Eve is still finding her feet, she is plunged almost immediately into jeopardy from terrifying aliens
The back-story is well written, revealed throughout the course of the story. Giving small clues into Eve’s past which help make her character believable and give the story depth.
While in some places the chain of events seem too convenient, and the conversation with the main villain Fairon at the climax felt forced, the storytelling is so compelling I was able to suspend disbelief. The pacing is perfect, with just enough of a lull between the action and shocking twists for the reader to catch their breath. The finale builds to an epic climax, with each cliffhanger seeming to lead to even more kick-ass action. The ending rounds the book off well, while setting up the possibility of a sequel. (hide spoiler)]