Awakening - Shannon Duffy


 I finished this book within 24 hours.  I didn't want to put it down.  Duffy drew me into this world from page 1. 

Desiree is a great character.  She may seem complacent, but she begins questioning everything.  She doesn't know what to believe, and whom she should trust.  Darian is totally swoonworthy, but also a strong character.  He does everything in his power to tell Desiree the truth but also keep her safe.  This is definitely a hard task at times. 

This world is one I wouldn't want to live in.  So much control, betrayal, and blind following.  I don't even know how I would cope in this world. The things these people do are insane.  The description of the Empire made me feel like I was there with Desiree and Darian.  I do know that the Terrorscape is just that.  It's horrifying. 

There is a lot of action, floundering about with finding out what's going on, love, and finding out who's trustworthy.  It's definitely a ride you don't want to miss.