Wake by Amanda Hocking

Wake - Amanda Hocking

Hi guys, I hope you all are having a great day, and this is my review to Wake by Amanda Hocking. This is the first book in the Watersong Trilogy. This is also my last Currently Reading on my list.


This book is about a girl named Gemma Fisher who loves swimming, all she does is swim. She meets three girls, Penn, Thea, and Lexi who invite her for a party. She wakes up on shore right after and she’s suddenly faster, prettier, and stronger. This book revolves more around the siren myth, sirens of the sea.


I feel like my entire Long Weekend Reading list was all un-enjoyable books, because unfortunately this was another one. I was looking forward to reading Watersong because of the interesting synopsis that had been listed, but really I found that this story lacked a lot of things.


I found Gemma an extremely slow character, a lot of things she comes to term with are all after I’d understood fifty pages ago. Also, her love interest in this story, Alex was extremely bland for me. I could not connect with Gemma and Alex’s romance. To also add in there, Harper (Gemma’s sister) gains a romance of her own.


The way this book was written was oddly slow and not thrilling for me. Another problem I had is that during one paragraph, the story would be told from Gemma’s point of view, and then the next sentence right after would be Alex or Harper’s point of view. This is how it looked like to me:

“Yeah, great test we had there,” Amanda said. She wasn’t sure whether or not she should listen. Finn knew that it wasn’t Amanda had meant, and had been seriously stressing for the test. He’d been studying for the entire night and had been hoping that he’d pass the test with ease. Amanda turned and walked away, because she knew what Finn would’ve said after. He turned and walked away as well; because he knew . . . DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE.


The concept was great, but I think that if there would’ve been more character development, thrill, and romance that connects with the characters, then the story would’ve been more enjoyable. Also, the changing of views would’ve helped if it would’ve been one person per chapter, or at least in a break.


For those of you that enjoy water myths, try this one out, and see if you enjoy it. But I didn’t enjoy the first couple of chapters, and forced myself to read and still didn’t enjoy it. So if you don’t like, I suggest you stop reading there or skim through for your own curiosity, everyone is different so I don’t want to sound completely negative about this one. You may like it, you may not. Unfortunately I didn't, so I’m not going to continue this series.