Awoken : The Lucidites

  • by Sarah Noffke
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Klett
  • Series: The Lucidites
  • 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Around the world humans are hallucinating after sleepless nights.
In a sterile, underground institute the forecasters keep reporting the same events.
And in the backwoods of Texas, a 16-year-old girl is about to be caught up in a fierce, ethereal battle.
Meet Roya Stark. She drowns every night in her dreams, spends her hours reading classic literature to avoid her family's ridicule, and is prone to premonitions - which are becoming more frequent. And now her dreams are filled with strangers offering to reveal what she has always wanted to know: Who is she? That's the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. But will Roya live to regret learning the truth?


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Have you ever wished to be able to travel

Have you ever wished to be able to travel in your sleep to different places in different times? If you did, then you will probably love this novel …

Roya Stark is a teenager who can travel in her sleep to anywhere she wants in the world and time period. She lives in a family that has cast her out and treats her as a stranger. She joins The Lucidites; an organization for dream travelers and is the line of defense against the most evil man on earth (brace yourselves ) Zhuang. As the chosen one, Roya has to battle him and save the human race from his evil doings.

For me this novel is very complicated to review.

The things I liked about this novel:

1. The settings are very well done in the organization(with all the technology) and the world outside.
2. The side-characters were mostly real, logical, and likable. They did support the plot and the protagonist, my favorites were: Ren (the mean British guy), and Trent (the funny guy).
3. The fast pace of the events; there were few non-important scenes in the novel, but generally it moved fast until the ending.
4. There were some hidden twists in it, but nothing too surprising; yet they made the novel more interesting.
5. The main idea of dream traveling and its laws was really likable and creative.

The things I disliked about this novel:

1. The style is old: “I’m a normal teenage girl, but I discovered I’m the CHOSEN ONE to save the world, shame it’s not one of the more skilled, knowledgeable adults.”
2. A whiney protagonist; Roya Stark is one extremely annoying girl; she is whiney, emotionally explosive, and an idiot. She says one thing and does another.
3. The plot was predictable; there was no suspense whatsoever, it was frustrating.
4. Parts of the plot were not logical. By this I mean there were some points that didn’t make any sense, leaving a lot of unanswered questions.
5. The instant love and love triangle, both occurring at the same time was a bit much. Involving the most annoying girl in the whole novel, and it gets worse when the swinging starts from one love interest to the other.

Elizabeth Klett did an excellent job in telling the events, focusing in volume more on the inner dynamic rather than the actions and battles outside, she imitated the protagonist inner voice perfectly, yet I found the reading kind of slow.

No problems with production, it was clear.

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An imaginative read.

Any additional comments?

This was not at all what I was expecting, I went into thinking dream walker and in a way it is, but it's also so much more. It's a story of one girls struggle to find out who she is and why she gets these strange dreams.

I liked Roya. She has had a really tough life and I felt sorry for her, but she didn't let it drag her down. She tried her best with everything and did all she could when needed. At first she didn't buy into the whole prophecy deal and I liked that because it felt real, but then she went into it whole heartedly and did what was needed.

Plot wise, it was quite slow to start but once it picked up it was fast paced. I liked finding out about the prophecy and what it involved, I also loved finding out about the abilities that some of the Lucidites had. The institute was also quite fascinating. I liked the idea of them training for dream walking and learning how to hone their gifts. The evil foe was well described though I would of liked to have seen a little more of him during the story, not just relegated to the end.

In all this was a really good read. It had a lot going for it and I flew through the pages. Its and interesting and intriguing story and one I wouldn't mind revisiting.

Elizabeth Klett did a great job narrating this. She knew how to ramp up the tension and she also did an amazing job of bringing Roya to life. She made me feel so sorry for her!! I would definitely recommend the audio of this because it was fantastic.

*I received a copy of this for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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- Natalie @ BookLoversLife

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-14-2015
  • Publisher: Sarah Noffke