book review

Book Review: Awakening You

33299048Title: Awakening You (Unraveling You #3)

Author: Jessica Sorensen

My Rating: 3.5 stars

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This book continues from where book 2 left off, continuing the search for Ayden’s sister and discovering more of his backstory, while getting closer with Lyric. It’s sweet and tense and the characters are just lovely.

Synopsis:

Lately, life has been going well for Ayden. His relationship with Lyric is starting to heat up and his career in music is taking off. But the disappearance of his sister still weighs heavily on his mind.

Desperate to find out where his sister is, Ayden decides to take drastic measures. But his dangerous risk leads to the unraveling of secrets, and he’s left facing a darker past then he ever could have imagined.

The Good:

Much like the other two books, this series continues to show Ayden and Lyric’s relationship and how Ayden struggles with everything he is feeling and discovering. He is worried for his sister, worried about these people who are chasing him but also worried about his relationship with Lyric, and how he doesn’t deserve her.

His internal monologue is so sweet and upsetting. It breaks your heart just to read it because he is so lovely and troubled. Lyric is such a great character and she really comes out to support him and support her band and it is just wonderful to see her flourish on the page.

The writing is very lovely in this book despite the annoying lyrics which sometimes interrupt their chain of thought.

The Bad:

There is absolutely no reason that the series didn’t finish in this book. This was such a short book and not much happened in it that couldn’t have been combined with the next book. I’m a bit frustrated that the series is 4 books with a 5th one to come because I think it is unnecessary.

Recommended for: Anyone who likes Jessica Sorensen’s writing or contemporary YA books.

Quotes (Spoiler Free):

“The kiss goes on for seconds, minutes, hours . . . so long I lose track of time.”

“The need to tell her how I feel is about to combust inside me.”

Buy it here. 

This is a great book if you’re wanting to continue the series and learn more about Ayden and Lyric. Give it a go!

xx Maddy xx

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