5 October 2015

Book Review: Wide Awake (Wide Awake, #1) by Shelly Crane

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Indie
Published: 22nd March 2013
Pages: 202
Genre: YA, Contemporary Romance, Thriller
Main Characters: Emma, Mason
Date Read: 20th September - 27th September 2015

Rating Given:
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Synopsis:A girl.A coma.A life she can't remember.
When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she's been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can't remember them. She can't remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can't remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the 'old her' makes her start to wish she'd never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl he's dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital.
Will she ever feel like she recognizes the girl in the mirror?

I received a review copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The cover isn't a cover that stands out but after reading the book I feel like it's more of a fitting cover for this story. I do love the colours used on the title as I think they work well with the rest of the cover.

I've had this book sitting on my kindle for a long while now but after reading another Shelly Crane book and loving it I just couldn't keep away from Wide Awake. I really enjoyed this book and the only reason why I didn't give it the full five stars was I didn't love it as much as my previous Shelly Crane book. I don't know what it was about the book that made me not love it as much as there was nothing at all that I didn't enjoy. I have read a few books where there was something bad happened without knowing who did it but even though I have read similar books Wide Awake did have some differences that made it stand out over the other similar books. I enjoyed that this book focused more on the after effects of the accident and the road to recovery. The romance side of the story was so cute and I loved them both together, I especially liked their friendship as well as their chemistry. The ending was great as I felt everything was cleared up and ended with no loose ends but I am still looking forward to reading their novella to see more of them as a couple... well hopefully...

I really liked all the characters especially the main characters. I thought Emma was such a good character in the way in which she had to learn how to live as a person she wasn't before the accident. I hated the way all her friends and family treated her, I felt so sorry for her especially with some of the things that was said to her by her own father. Mason was a great character, he may have some of his own issues but that didn't stop him treating Emma in the way she deserved. 

Overall a very enjoyable read, and I can't wait to read more from this series as well as other books written by Shelly Crane.