St. Martin's Griffin, Hardcover, 9781250008121, 320pp.
Publication Date: August 7, 2012
"Fall under the spell of Wake the first book in an achingly beautiful new series by celebrated author Amanda Hocking and lose yourself to the Watersong."
Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Lexi and Thea have caught everyone's attention but it's Gemma who's attracted theirs. She's the one they've chosen to be part of their group.
Gemma seems to have it all she's carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He's always been just a friend, but this summer they've taken their relationship to the next level, and now there's no going back. Then one night, Gemma's ordinary life changes forever. She's taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.
Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she's is forced to choose between staying with those she loves or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.
Praise for Amanda Hocking and the Watersong Series:
“[Wake] will please fans and likely win new ones…the well-structured story and strong characters carry readers.” –Publishers Weekly
“Filled with mysteries, realistic characters and lots of action…Wake is the next great book. A worthwhile read.” – RT BOOKREVIEWS
“Hocking’s novel effectively melds myth and contemporary teen life. High school, family, young love, and mythology all combine to create an easy-to-read paranormal suspense story that will have fans eagerly awaiting new installments.” – Booklist
“Explosive and interesting… a nice, smooth story with unique mythology and lovable characters. I thoroughly enjoyed it.” – The Teen Bookworm
“Pure imaginative brilliance! Wake is full of thrills, eerie suspense and mystery… incredibly difficult to put down.” –The Book Faery
“…real and vibrant. A brand new series that reawakens everything we love in underwater mythology, Wake by Amanda Hocking will certainly leave you with the desire to pick up more of her titles.” – A Cupcake and a Latte
“An amazing story. . . ravishing yet explosive . I am enthralled with the amazing characters and fast-pace plotline. The thrill of the water, the history that propels the reader deeper, Wake is awesome!” – Books with Bite
“Entertaining and surprisingly dark. Amanda Hocking once again had me enjoying her writing and the world she created before my eyes.” – Millie D’s Words
“A wonderfully adventurous and dynamic series, full of high intrigue, mythology, paranormal lore, romance, and suspense. I, for one, can't wait to be swept away in the new world of the Watersong.”—Fallen Angel Reviews
“Amanda Hocking once again delves into the fantasies of many young minds and the results are something new and different.” –The Reading Cafe
“Wake is an exciting new beginning to a much anticipated series.” –Boekie’s Book Reviews
“Amanda Hocking has such an easy and elegant way with her language - her stories just seem to flow well and her words dance. This is going to be another series that I'll fall for. I absolutely cannot wait to see where she takes us with the next book.” – Into the Hall of Books
“Great chemistry … plus a family history that just makes your heart ache and you’ve definitely got a recipe for a fantastic new series. It only took me a couple of days to read this, and I am … anxious for the next book to come out next year. Get your hands on this now!”—YA Book Central
“A great start to the series and I definitely want to read more, and soon!” –A Book in Hand
“There is no denying that Amanda Hocking knows how to tell a good story and keep readers coming back for more. More is exactly what they will be looking for once they’ve turned the last page.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Hocking hits all the commercial high notes… She knows how to keep readers turning the pages.” –New York Times Book Review
“Amanda Hocking has a gift for storytelling that will grip readers and keep them wanting more…Entrancing.” –Library Thing
“A breath of fresh air in the young adult paranormal market.” –That Bookish Girl Blog
“Amanda Hocking is an author whose storytelling skills keep getting better and better." –Bewitched Bookworms
“Amanda Hocking surpasses all expectations...” –Smart Bookworms