Review: Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane

Indigo Awakening - Jordan DanePublisher: Harlequin Teen (December 25th, 2012)
Paperback: 304 pages
Source:Netgalley
Rating: 2.5/3 of 5 stars

Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down.

Voices told Lucas Darby to run. Voices no one else can hear. He’s warned his sister not to look for him, but Rayne refuses to let her troubled brother vanish on the streets of LA. In her desperate search, she meets Gabriel Stewart, a runaway with mysterious powers and far too many secrets. Rayne can’t explain her crazy need to trust the strange yet compelling boy—to touch him—to protect him even though he scares her.

A fanatical church secretly hunts psychic kids—gifted “Indigo” teens feared to be the next evolution of mankind—for reasons only “the Believers” know. Now Rayne’s only hope is Gabe, who is haunted by an awakening power—a force darker than either of them imagine—that could doom them all.

Review:

An intriguing storyline but it didn’t really click with me. The Darby family is a fractured family, with Mia, the oldest working for the fanatical church, Rayne, the middle rebel sister and Lucas, the younger brother with unbelievable gift. When Lucas escapes from the mental institution, both Mia and Rayne want to find him, but for different reasons and they are not the only ones who want to find him either.

The major problem I had with this book was the insane amount of point of views (we’re talking over 6 or 7!) It just had me utterly confused and I couldn’t make a connection with anyone. From the “bad guys” side, there is the leader of the Church, Alexander Reese, along with Dr. Fiona who’s been experimenting on children and a bunch of hired “kidnappers”, whom all get their own POV (oh and Mia). On the “good” side, we have Lucas, and Rayne and Gabriel, and a bunch of other Indigo kids too. Take about confusing. There’s just toooooo much going on all at once. Out of all of this, my favourite subplot is that of Rayne and Gabriel. Sometime I wished it was more mainly focused on them.

Overall, it wasn’t bad and the ending (last 15%) is the reason why is got a 3 stars, but for the majority of the book it’s leaning closer to the 2.5. There’s potential for a really interesting story but the author just tries to do too much. Maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I really slowed down my reading pace to keep myself from getting confused but a good coherent book shouldn’t require me to do that.
I’m sitting on the fence about reading the second book in the series.

{*Thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for providing an e-arc in exchange for an honest review.

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