- Title: Wake
- Author: Amanda Hocking
- ISBN: 9781447205722
- Page: 142
- Format: Paperback
Beautiful, fearless, dangerous They re the kind of girls you envy the kind of girls you want to hate Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Thea, and Lexi have caught everyone s attention, including the eye of practical Harper But it s Harper s sister, Gemma, they ve chosen to be part of their group.
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Please Note: SPOILERS AHEAD I used to think mermaids looked like this: Only to realise they're actually like this: Yep. Officially creeped out of sirens and mermaids in general.Pretty girls that can turn into mermaids? Yep, I can deal with that.Swimming skills enhanced? I can deal with that as well.Breathing underwater? Go for it.Can sing creepily and lure guys? Maybe a bit weirded out, but still doable.Get peckish and decide to EAT HUMANS???!!!
I love this series so much that I just had to read it for the fourth time. It's a blend of contemporary and mythology that delivers a perfect story. The characters, plot, romance are all A+. The sibling, parent and friend relationships are all so well done and honestly?? I always feel satisfied whenever I finish reading this book. The plot of this book is so intriguing and definitely unlike anything I've ever read before. We have evil, killer mermaids (Sirens) who can also turn into bird monster [...]
Let me be blunt I'm not a huge fan of this novel.I'm going to write a different review for this one because I feel like it The PositivesHarper : I loved Harper! She's Gemma's sister and some chapters are from her point of view. She's a practical and responsible character that I could connect to easily.My main problem is the fact that she wasn't the main character! Harper had so much more spark than Gemma that I was waiting to read her point of view (POV)Harper and Daniel's relationship: I loved [...]
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 starsI've only read two-thirds of the Trylle Trilogy so far, but that has already been enough to make me fall in love with Amanda Hocking's books! Her creatures? They're always beautifully captivating, and that's no different in this first book for her brand new Watersong series! Right off the bat, my favourite thing about this book is the sister relationship between Gemma and Harper. As a girl with her own adoring big sis, I couldn't help but smile at the accuracy — espec [...]
No sabía que esperar de este libro ya que de sirenas yo nunca he leído algo. La cosa es que esperaba que el libro y las sirenas sean buenas como lo pintan las series y la idealización que tenemos de ellas. Pero no es así, las sirenas son malas y crueles y matan personas y son manipuladoras y me ha fascinado. Los personajes me gustan pero creo que hay muchas partes desde el punto de vista de Harper , la hermana de la protagonista, que sobran ya que es Gemma la que debería explicar más y hac [...]
Me before I started reading this book: Cool! Mermaids!Me after I finished reading this book: Fuck Mermaids. My 3-stars reviews are usually of two kinds: either disappointed, because I was expecting something more (due to the hype or the author), or perfectly content, because I basically knew nothing about the book, didn't expect a lot and ended up enjoying it. This review is of the second kind. I decided to buy Wake on a whim, as I often do (but, come on, it was on sale for 5 euros And I'm not r [...]
3 stars and an extra star for the terrifying mermaids errr, sirens. Some of you may have noticed that I’m not around much lately. That’s because it’s summer, I live by the sea, and I can’t resist spending every available moment at the beach, which made this the best and the worst time for me to read Wake by Amanda Hocking. On the one hand, it’s a perfect summer read, but on the other, I keep expecting an evil siren to show up and eat me while I'm swimming and generally minding my own b [...]
Amanda Hocking always finds a way to lure me into her completely unique stories. She has such a creative mind, and Wake is no different. She takes a creature we all know and makes them dangerous, more so than normal and I loved every bit of it.Wake revolves around two sisters: Gemma and Harper. Gemma lives for swimming and being in the water. She's beautiful and carefree. Harper on the other hand has resumed the role of "mom" and constantly is working hard and looking out for her family. One nig [...]
So much better than I thought, I thought It will be more like a fairy tale with cute mermaids, love and cheesy stuff, but it has murder and some cool stuff, it was pretty cool! I really like Harper :)
[SPOILER FREE]"Sirens exist, Mermaids don't." - Penn "Wake".Thanks to St. Martin's Griffin for sending me an ARC of "Wake" by Amanda Hocking! I was wary on reading another Amanda Hocking book because I really didn't like Switched, but I didn't request Wake. St. Martin's sent it because I'm on their reviewer list, so I was surprised to see it in my mailbox last week. After looking over the synopsis and reading the prologue, I decided to go on another Hocking adventure and this adventure I truly e [...]
Sigh.I don't know where to start or what to say about it all without giving away spoilers.Don't get me wrong, if you have half a brain you can figure out what it's about. And I liked the general story idea, I really really did, but the execution of the idea left me angry and going, "WHAT THE FUCK?!?!"I can say that this is another one of those stories where the heroine is dinosaur-shit deep in a massive life-threatening murderous mess and what does she do? What does this brain-trust do?I can't t [...]
3.5 out of 5 ratingI am always fascinated by mermaid stories (I just know its because of my love for The Little Mermaid) and that flows over into a love of siren stories as well. I really liked the characters in this story. Harper was the older sister with the tough outer shell. She's had to step up to become the mother-like figure, protective and worrying, and can't let anyone see the softer side of her. Gemma is the typical younger sister--more relaxed and free except with her hobby of swimmin [...]
2.5 stars (and that's being kind)Ugh. I hated Harper so much. She was entirely too controlling, neurotic, and abrasive. Gemma, on the other hand, was naive and childish, and not much better a character than her sister. The dialogue was lame and cringy, as were the love interests, and the plot moved slowly for how obvious the story would play out. Everything was just so blah.
So, so stupid, I can't believe I managed to get through the whole thing. Mind you, I did skip past some paragraphs of Harper's POV. She was so annoying it was making my brain bleed. I thought the premise of the story sounded interesting, but the writing was just horrible. I'm really disappointed, I really like Amanda Hocking's "The Hollows" series. Oh well. I'm going to delete Wake from my e-reader and hopefully never think about it again.
This review is also available over at my blog.____________________Actual rating is 3.5 stars.So this book is round three of my Mermaid Marathon (even though this is a book about sirens, but still). Starting it, I expected the worst, after seeing quite a few negative reviews for it. And also because Hocking's other novel that i read, Switched, was painfully bad. I had low hopes for this book, but I read it anyway because I do like siren YA books. Imagine my surprise when I actually ended up enjoy [...]
If I could have abandoned this book, I would have. I have talked all year in booktalks to my students about the current popularity of mermaids and the like in young adult books. It is not my trend of choice, but the students in my Book Club decided that we would try a mermaid book so I struggled through our book of choice, Amanda Hocking's "Wake." Though the concept had potential, the story was banal, poorly written to the point of being laughable, predictable, and yada yada yada.Let's start wit [...]
See this review and more on Whiley ReadsAh, what can you say about Wake? I’m not really sure. The best I can come up with is to damn it with faint praise. It was very…booky. It left little impression on me, although it was an easy enough, quick read. The whole thing was extremely straightforward and lacked any sort of plot or passion.The first half of the book was romance. Just straight-up romance. To be fair, it was pretty cute romance. But there was no drama to it. It was the sort of roman [...]
Bei dem Buch bekommt man einfach solche Lust mal wieder ins Meer zu springen oder am Strand zu liegen. Ausserdem mochte ich es viel lieber als Meeresflüstern, mit dem ich es jetzt mal vergleiche, da das einzige Meerjungfrauen Buch ist, das ich sonst noch gelesen habe.Hier geht es relativ schnell zur Sache und die Geschichte verliert auch nicht an Action. Ausserdem liebe ich Amanda Hockings Schreibstil. Es lässt sich so gut lesen ohne dass man dabei das Gefühl hat ein 08/15 Buch in der Hand zu [...]
Gemma is a very beautiful girl & loves the sea. It gives her freedom, and she feels safe there. Gemma then starts falling in love with the boy next door, Alex, who was always the best friend, but this summer, they have decided to take their relationship to the next level. Harper, her sister, has a caring bone inside her, and has looked after Gemma ever since their Mum had a terrible accident. Three strange girls have arrived in town. They are fearless, gorgeous and enticing, and although the [...]
Mermaids that Eat People & are Kind of BitchyWake (Watersong #1)Rating: 1.5/5Summary: When three beautiful girls come to the small town of Capri, Gemma and her sister are suspicious. The girls are eerily beautiful and are completely pretentious. They don’t speak to anyone, but they want to speak to Gemma. Gemma is a swimmer and she goes out for nightly swims in the bay by her house. One night, the girls entrance her to join them and her life is never the same.This book had a lot of potenti [...]
Wake by Amanda Hocking was no surprise, I got exactly what I expected: pure imaginative brilliance! I’ve followed Amanda since the early days when ‘My Blood Approves’ series was full of grammatical errors and you know what? I didn’t care! The story line was just that good that I bought one after another on my Kindle and wanted to cry when the series was over. Then Hollowland came along and The Trylle Trilogy and a few others and things just kept getting better and better. Amanda is a nat [...]
La verdad es que cuando comencé a leer este libro no esperaba encontrar lo que me terminé encontrando. Primeramente, he tenido la sensación de que prácticamente no había historia, que no estaba pasando nada. Se qué este libro es el primero de una saga, pero creo que es demasiado introductorio. La verdad es que me ha terminado aburriendo y eso que es bastante corto.Lo poco que ha pasado en este libro ha sido súper predecible y aburrido. Además había cosas que no tenían sentido. No me pu [...]
Well. I couldn't finish this book. And the fact that I couldnt finish it doesn't mean that there's nothing to look forward to it. So keep in mind that my opinion is based only on the first 139 pages of the advance reader's copy of this book.I like Amanda Hockings' writing, but this book really didn't do it for me.I got until page 139 of 309 (from arc) and I am still waiting for the story to take off. Only after 120 pages something finally happened, but the problem was that "that something" wasn' [...]
Ehhhhhhhhh. I have heard great things about this book but it was not my cup of tea. I felt like the characters weren't well written and neither was the storyline. It felt rushed and didn't provide enough detail. I might continue with the series, but I am not sure. I just wasn't immersed in this book.
This book was good but i had a little issue with it but it was good. I liked how she talked about the water and stufff ok this time i loved it
Gemma vive en el pueblo costero de Capri, junto con su padre Brian y su hermana mayor Harper. Sus días transcurren tranquilos y mas ahora que es verano, por las mañanas va a la piscina a entrenarse y a la caída del so,l baja hasta la bahía a darse un baño nocturno. Le encanta el agua y nadar. Su meta es poder ir algún día a las olimpiadas y parece que cada vez esta mas cerca de conseguirlo.Además este verano hay cosas que han cambiado, Gemma por fin tiene coche, aunque sea una chatarra, [...]
I read this book in about a day, while (ironically) in my pool. I've noticed a recent increase in mermaid books, but what I loved about Wake was that it wasn't necessarily about mermaids, but rather about sirens, which a lot of the books seem to be more about. This book doesn't even disguise how awful the sirens are either.What I love most about taking a pre-existing myth or idea is that there are so many ways to twist it into your own. The sirens in Wake are different from the mermaids in Lies [...]
Este libro es muy introductorio pero tambien es bastante bueno.Me encantó como Amanda Hocking ahora le da maldad a sus criaturas paranormales, cosa que no había pasado en libros anteriores que yo había leído de ella.Es muy ligero para leer, su ritmo es rápido y nada aburrido. Al ser el primer libro de una saga no conocemos mucho a las sirenas pero conocemos a los humanos principales. Mi personajes favorito fue Daniel, su forma de ser y la idea de vivir en un yate me parece encantadora. Gemm [...]
Overall, I liked this book. This book was just what I was in the mood for.It started out as a lighthearted book about a young girl named Gemma, who loves the water. Everyday she finds herself in it whether she is at swim practice trying to beat her best time, or swimming in the bay. I love the mystery in this book surrounding the strange trio of girls Penn, Lexi, and Thea. The romance was also kind of cute. Mainly because I liked the love interest, Alex, who was this nerdy guy a couple of years [...]
I got an advance copy of Wake on Wednesday, and I read it in a day. I just love the way Amanda Hocking builds her characters. She has a way of making you care about each of them. she doesn't write 2 dimensional characters. Even the ones who barely make an appearance in the story, you feel like you know them. And she has a way of writing budding romances that makes me hold my breath and really root for that first kiss. The only downside to getting the book before the August release date how much [...]
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