Dreaming Awake by Gwen HayesThursday, November 29, 2012
Publisher: NAL Trade
Publication Date: January 3, 2012
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She fell for him in a nighttime world. But the time for dreaming is past—and the here-and-now can be just as fragile their love…Falling Under left its readers wanting more. Dreaming Awake starts off where we left off, wondering what new powers Theia possesses. After being gone so long, her father is treating her extremely oddly and nothing seems quite right. Theia is unaware of most of her new-found powers and Haden is patiently waiting for her to open up to him. By the time Theia realizes what she can do, she knows that it may be over for Haden and her. When Haden’s mother starts terrorizing people Theia cares about, Theia must swallow her fear and follow her down Under, a place where she seems to be Dreaming Awake.
When Theia Alderson first encountered a mysterious, handsome boy in her dreams, she never imagined how finding Haden Black—and falling in love—could change her life. To save Haden, Theia sacrificed everything. And the dangerous bargain she made could have lasting repercussions.
Now Theia has returned to Serendipity Falls, and she finds herself struggling with the same deadly hungers that have tortured Haden. When students at their high school fall prey to a mysterious illness, Theia can’t help but wonder if Haden’s control is slipping—and how much longer she’ll have a grip on her own.
And still the nightmare realm of Under won’t let them go. Someone from Haden’s past is determined to destroy Theia from the inside out, starting with those closest to her, forcing Theia to choose between family and friends and a love that may have been doomed from the start…--Goodreads
I loved Falling Under so I went into this book, knowing that I would probably love this one too. And I was right. However, it is always difficult to tell with sequels because it is a rarity that the sequel is going to get any better than the first. They can be equal or they could decrease in quality, I hardly see a sequel that surpasses its previous work. However, Dreaming Awake got extremely close to proving my sequel-theory wrong. It was as great as its first book.
“Danger doesn’t always greet with bared fangs.”-Dreaming Awake by Gwen Hayes, p. 1
Rated PG-13 for sexual references, violence, nightmarish images, and heart-pounding scenes.