Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Blog Tour: Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane- Review and Giveaway

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Indigo Awakening (The Hunted, #1)Title: Indigo Awakening 
Author: Jordan Dane
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen
Publishing Date: December 18th 2012
Pages: 304
Genre:  YA Science Fiction
Series: The Hunted #1
Source: Kindle Edition provided by YA Bound, audio
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.

I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. I was very excited and even though I was on the tour and had the kindle version ready at my fingertips, I decided I needed the audio. The audio was very good, good narrator, and I am glad I listened to the book. The story was good. I liked the concept. It wasn't quite what I expected, this is a build up for the coming books, so it is a little slow at times, but it has great potential for a series. 

There are children, teens, that are called indigo children. They are children with strong psychic gifts, they are being hunted buy believers, an organized group who truly believe these kids are dangerous and just wrong. The story is basically about kids finding each other to stay safe and possibly create something more together. 
Lucas escapes from the mental ward, his sister, Rayne, decides to take off and find him before he gets hurt, hunted, or just in trouble. Along the way she meets Gabe, who is mysterious and jaded. He has a special ability to draw what he dreams, which is details of what is to come.When he starts drawing Lucas, Rayne enlists him on her mission. Lucas meets up with a group of children underground, all with special abilities like him. And the entire time they are all being hunted. 

I really liked the story, the concept really has so many directions it can go and I think this book was a great start. There were a few things that I had a hard time with like the many many many different points of views. It was confusing at times to keep up with them all. It think the audio made it a bit easier though. I liked all the points of views, I just think there were too many going on at one time. The story was a bit slow in the beginning. It was more of a background story for me, something to set up what future books will be about, so I am excited to see where the story goes. I was expecting more action, suspense, more of a "thrill of the chase" book. It's not at all what the book is, but that was okay in the end. 

I really liked the characters, but I did have a hard time really getting a feel for them all. I think this goes back to the many different points of view. I never felt that I was spending enough quality time with all of them. I think if the book would have focused more on just a couple of the kids and not the bad guys, I could have become closer to the characters. Although, I think that the bad guys point of view really told some aspects of the story that would have been lost if we didn't see it. Back the the characters, I did like Rayne and Gabe. I felt closest to them and Rayne was by far my favorite. Rayne is stubborn, independent, confident, and doesn't back down to anyone. I really enjoyed her character. Gabe was a loner, hurting inside, a real brooder. He was good guy though and I liked him from the start. He has real swoon worth potential. One thing I hope to see in the next installment is a closer looker and more time with the main characters. I think I really can fall in love with all of them. 

The story really has somewhere to go and I can't wait to see where that is. I was a bit distracted at times when the story slowed down, but it was good and I will continue the series. 

Jordan DaneJordan Dane Bio
Bestselling, critically-acclaimed author Jordan Dane’s gritty romantic thrillers are ripped from the headlines with vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense novels to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag, naming her debut novel NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM as Best Books of 2008. She also pens young-adult novels for Harlequin Teen. Formerly an energy sales manager, she now writes full time. Jordan and her husband share their Texas residence with two cats of highborn lineage and two lucky rescue dogs.

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Thriller/Crime Fiction Blogs:
The Kill Zone

YA Blogs:
ADR3NALIN3 / Fringe Dweller

HarlequinTEEN prize pack, includes (US only): 

· INDIGO AWAKENING by Jordan Dane 

· ON A DARK WING by Jordan Dane 


· THE JULIET SPELL by Douglas Rees 

· BELONGING by Karen Ann Hopkins (ARC) 

· DANCERGIRL by Carol M. Tanzman 

· 2 Harlequin notebooks 

4 Infinity Bracelets: (US only) 

For anyone who has read an advance copy of INDIGO AWAKENING, you know that a silver infinity bracelet plays an important part in the story. Special bracelets will be given away on the virtual tour so the lucky winners will be part of Rafael’s street family. Rafe’s bracelet was in black leather, but I’ve added a white leather braid as my personal remembrance to you for being in MY family. 

-1 audio book of In the Arms of Stone Angels. Digital download only. (International)

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1 comment:

  1. I really like the sound of this one! Multiple POVs can be difficult -- especially if they aren't giving you enough time to connect with the characters. I do love the idea of children with psychic gifts! Thanks for putting this book on my radar!


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