Dawn of Wonder (The Wakening #1)

Write on: Fri, 08 Jul 2016 by  in Guests Reviews Read 3022

Now, that truly was a dawn of wonder! I had mixed feelings about this book. The writing took me a while to get used to, as it's quite unusual. If you're the sort of reader who frequently skims, then you'll miss a lot of details in this book. There's gems hidden between phrases, making it difficult to understand the story if you miss them. 

I picked up this book thinking it would be something like Brandon Mull's Narnia-like tales, featuring young people stumbling into secret portals that lead into exotic and fascinating worlds, where they then have countless adventures. The cover of the book is a bit misleading in this regards. But it proved to be a lot different from what I anticipated.The protagonists were in their early teens, yes. But the entire plot seems so maturely thought up and masterfully played out that I got surprised at every turn. Highly unpredictable, it was. The characters were quite mature, despite their age, giving an unusual blend of youthful enthusiasm and mature thinking. I think that's what I liked best about the book. There's also a number of underlying themes in the book. It was quite interesting to see how Aedan conquered his fear. His love for his friend and hate for his father show just how far love and hate can take one, how thin the threads that separate both are, and how quickly one can dissolve into the other. I learnt a lot from this book. It's unfortunate the second book isn't out yet. But when it does, it's jumping straight to the top of my tbr list! 

Last modified on Saturday, 09 July 2016 15:28

Ojo is a book lover (obviously) and a lover of all things artistic. That includes paintings, drawings, music, drama...that sort of thing. He's also a football (soccer) fanatic. When he's not reading, he can be found discussing a variety of of topics with people-from women to economics... He's an all-rounder. 

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