Title: Indigo Awakening
Author: Jordan Dane
Series: The Hunted series
Pages: 304 pages
I was pretty intrigued by the premise of Indigo Awakening. A group hunting down a secret group of children because they’re different. It could have been really interesting. Instead, the novel felt a little off until the very end. It was a little disappointing to say the least.
Lucas Darby is different. He’s been locked away because of his differences, but he’s escaped and is on his own. His sister Rayne ignores his pleas to not look for him and in the process meets Gabe. Lucas and Gabe are different than normal teens. They’re gifted and that makes them targets of a fanatical church.
First of all, there were too many points of view. I can understand wanting to tell the story from all angles, but instead of giving me the full story, I felt like I was just skimming the surface. I didn’t feel that connection with the characters because as soon as a connection started, the point of view changed and I was back to square one.
My other issue relates to the differing points of view. Because I felt like I was just skimming the surface, it felt like there was a lot of story and questions brought up, but then those questions were pushed aside for more story and questions. I can understand wanting to leave some things unanswered, but I feel like in order to keep myself interested, I need some answers. Indigo Awakening kept bringing things up, but rarely ever dealt with them.
The ending of the book saved it from falling into the “pass on this book” category. The last few scenes didn’t quite make up for the rest of the book, but they definitely helped save it. There are a few answers and a bit of resolution. That part was nice.
Overall, Indigo Awakening didn’t wow me. It was an okay novel, but I was expecting a little bit more. I’m sure this kind of novel appeals to some, but for me, it just didn’t work.
Thank you to HarlequinTeen and NetGalley for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.