Wake by Amanda Hocking
(Watersong)

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Fall under the spell of Wake--the first book in an achingly beautiful new series by celebrated author Amanda Hocking--and lose yourself to the Watersong.
Gorgeous. 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, Lexi and Thea have caught everyone's attention--but it's Gemma who's attracted theirs. She's the one they've chosen to be part of their group.
Gemma seems to have it all--she's carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He's always been just a friend, but this summer they've taken their relationship to the next level, and now there's no going back. Then one night, Gemma's ordinary life changes forever. She's taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.
Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she's is forced to choose between staying with those she loves--or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.

 

About Amanda Hocking

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AMANDA HOCKING is the author of the New York Times bestselling Trylle trilogy and six additional self-published novels. She made international headlines by selling over a million copies of her self-published books, primarily in eBook format. She lives in Minnesota, where she's at work on the next book in the Watersong series.
 
Published August 7, 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin. 318 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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(Readers might have found this transformation more compelling if Gemma weren’t already strong and beautiful, also graceful and endowed with honey-colored eyes.) Now she just has to choose between the life she loves and the lure of her newfound mythical powers.

May 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Wake (Watersong)

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The girls tell Gemma stories of gods, goddesses, and curses that are actually blessings, but Gemma (rightly) suspects that some important information has been left out.

Jun 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Wake (Watersong)

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Harper and Gemma, sisters for better or worse, haven’t had the easiest few years.

Aug 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Wake (Watersong)

Examiner

But one night during her swim in the bay, she spots them frolicking and dancing in the nearby cove -- when one of them starts to sing, Gemma becomes entranced by the song and can't help but follow it straight to them.

Jul 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Wake (Watersong)

Examiner

Both Gemma and Harper are strong characters and will remain strong characters in Lullaby, the second in the "Watersong" series.

Aug 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Wake (Watersong)

Teen Reads

Daniel became my favorite character, and when I grew impatient with Hocking’s revelation of the beautiful trio’s intentions with Gemma, the blossoming relationship between him and Harper became my most anticipated plot line.

Aug 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Wake (Watersong)

The Big Story

Speedometers often show far higher top speeds than cars can travel: t.co/4f8FGHsl44 -MM 18 min 2 sec ago.

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Portland Book Review

Gemma avoids the three and continues her nightly swims, until one night she is unable to resist meeting them in the cove.

Aug 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Wake (Watersong)

Bookmarks Magazine

She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove.

Aug 29 2012 | Read Full Review of Wake (Watersong)

Curious Book Fans

Wake is the first novel in Amanda Hocking’s latest series, Watersong.

Jan 21 2013 | Read Full Review of Wake (Watersong)

TCPalm / AP

Disoriented and scraped all over, Gemma discovers she has special powers, including the ability to heal quickly, swim even faster and enchant men with her hypnotic voice.

Oct 07 2012 | Read Full Review of Wake (Watersong)

Bookalicious

One the eldest, Harper, is your typical, average teenage bookworm, while the youngest, Gemma, is the star athlete, beautiful and seemingly destined to become a siren (because she’s beautiful and loves to swim, follow me?) The entire novel is treated as a build-up to Gemma’s ultimate decision: wil...

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