Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Awakening

The Awakening
Lisa Lilly

Tara finds herself pregnant and still a virgin. Her boyfriend, best friend and family all reject her in some way. Almost immediately after finding out she is pregnant she begins a strange and frightening journey. People trying to kill or harm her are the norm. She can't figure out who to trust and who is only after her miracle baby.

A female second messiah is a hard concept to grasp.  If you are religious I would recommend suspending reality. Just enjoy the story for the fast paced thriller and brush over the religious and feminist overtures.
That being said I enjoyed the story, but didn't love it. It isn't my typical style, but I could appreciate the details and suspense written into the story. I think my main complaint would be the ending. If you've read any of my reviews you know that I like neat endings with a bow on them. This is not one of those books. A sequel is coming out that may resolve the issue, but for now I was left with more questions than answers.

I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

Lisa M. Lilly said...

Tima, thanks so much for reading The Awakening and for your thoughtful review. At first your comment about the idea of a potential female messiah being hard to grasp surprised me. Then I remembered that it struck me as unusual, too, when I started writing the book, as it's certainly not a common theme in our culture. It's always wonderful to hear readers and reviewers reactions to the story and themes. Thanks again!