Review: Eve: The Awakening by Jenna Moreci

Review: Eve: The Awakening by Jenna Moreci

Title: Eve: The Awakening
Author: Jenna Moreci
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Format: ebook

Summary:

Eve is an outcast. A chimera.

After years of abuse and rejection, 19-year-old Evelyn Kingston is ready for a fresh start in a new city, where no one knows her name. The esteemed Billington University in Southern California seems like the perfect place to reinvent herself—to live the life of an ordinary human.

But things at Billington aren’t as they seem. In a school filled with prodigies, socialites, and the leaders of tomorrow, Eve finds that the complex social hierarchy makes passing as a human much harder than she had anticipated. Even worse, Billington is harboring a secret of its own: Interlopers have infiltrated the university, and their sinister plans are targeted at chimeras—like Eve.

Instantly, Eve’s new life takes a drastic turn. In a time filled with chaos, is the world focusing on the wrong enemy? And when the situation at Billington shifts from hostile to dangerous, will Eve remain in the shadows, or rise up and fight?

Review:

Holy crap! This book is better than some professionally published books. I mean it! I’m not joking! It also took me way too long to finish reading for how good it is, but life will be life.

Jenna Moreci is a genius. Her personality on her YouTube channel comes out in her writing. The main character is a no bull shit kind of girl, and has to deal with a lot of crap. Partly due to how she found her Chimera abilities, everyone in her hometown knows who she is, and what she is. What she is, scares people, so they throw a lot of crap at her. Thankfully not literal crap, that would be disgusting.

There was one part in the beginning, where I got a bit squeamish and had to put the book down for a while. The Chimeras have attracted the Interlopers, an alien race that do experiments and things to Chimeras. The regular humans are afraid of the Interlopers. This causes great dislike between the humans and the Chimeras. There is one scene in the beginning, a person who was experimented on by the Interlopers is brought in to a hospital and Eve witnesses it. The condition of the person being brought in is what did me in. I got dizzy, and a little light headed which made the attempt of reading quite interesting. I put the book down for several minutes to gather myself again before picking it up again. This was the only time the book was put down due to something in the book.

The story was always interesting. Every book has trouble in the beginning to me. The writer is trying to introduce everyone and set up the plot. The wit Eve shows, and her comments to those she deals with are priceless.

The battle with the Interlopers gets serious, and Eve and the band of friends she develops must adapt, and get resourceful. Some of the lengths they go to can be questionable, but it’s all for a good cause right?

I definitely recommend Eve: The Awakening to anyone looking for an exciting read where you won’t want to stop turning the pages.

 

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