Unfortunately due to an extremely busy schedule and life getting in the way of my reading time, it took me far longer than it should have done to read The Awakening. Brett McBean starts telling the tale of a group of teenagers in small town of Belford, Ohio. The book is a coming of age tale with some much depth and character, making this an absolute pleasure to read. If I’d had the time I would have devoured this book!
I am finding it very hard to review this novel, mainly because I want to let any other readers enjoy the story without having too much information. Sometimes I find that a review can give far too much information away, spoiling my experience. This is the first piece of writing I have read by Brett McBean. It is absolutely one of the best written stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The Awakening is a story that I found sucking me in completely. When I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about that. Always a tell tale sign of an excellent book.
Coming of age tales with a horror twist have a lot to live up to, I’m thinking Swan Song and IT. In fact those two books are some of my favourite to read. However, with The Awakening I now have another book to add to this group. What I’m really hoping is that Brett McBean will be a prolific and consistent writer. I’m certainly going to pick up The Invasion, a book seeming to review well.
As you can probably tell, I quite like this book. Hmm, that’s not quite right. I freakin’ love this book. Absolutely and definitely a 5 star read. If you find yourself picking up this book up you will not be disappointed!
****Disclaimer – I purchased this book. This is my honest review and all opinions are my own****