Forbidden Awakening (Awakening #1) by Melinda Hale


With the revelation that her boyfriend is cheating and her dream of attending college is over, Robyn Miller turns to Brandon, a man from her past. But on their date, she is soon drawn into a darker world.

During the full moon of each month, vampires are given permission to turn and welcome another amongst them. Brandon chose Robyn, the human he couldn’t resist. But tasting her and making her his is only the beginning. Their bond may start a prophecy that threatens the existence of all vampires, a prophecy known as the Awakening.

>>> I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. <<< 

Robyn is a young girl disappointed by recent events of her life. She meets Brandon & we can see the attraction between them from the first moment. She goes for a walk with him and then everything is changing..First of all , I'd like to say that this book has a lot of potential. It has an interesting plot & there were parts that I really enjoyed. It was fun, I loved the sarcasm at some points, it had suspense and it kept my interest. I did notice a few loopholes sadly and they made me confused. [ Such as Robyn's age, the whole thing with the reflection at the mirror. Sometimes she could see herself and others she had no reflection. Also, she got turned by a bite on her neck. But when they fed from others? What was the difference that made the turning? Why did the police cover them? ] Overall, it was a good read. 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review. 

2 no-no stars for me.

Let me first say that i really enjoy paranormal romance so i was really excited to read this book. A girl named Robyn, whose life is falling apart meets a super-hot guy, Brendan, who has a really dark secret. It sounded right up my alley and i expected great things from the premise. 
The book just didn't do it for me. I didn't connect with the characters at all and there was no build up between Brendan and Robyn. 

My biggest issue with the book though was how WHAT THE FUCK AM I READINGeverything was. Throughout this book i was constantly thinking what else does this girl has to go through.
Splitting parents? check!
Cheating boyfriend? check!
A vampire kidnapping her? double check!
And ohmyfuckinggod while she was kidnapped and chained the only think that was on her mind you would think was escape, well yeah for a normal person, but no she was just thinking how she wanted to have sex with the guy who kidnapped her. Right.
Lastly this insta loving-romance stuff. It was good with Twilight but now it's just boring. I would have liked it so much more if we could actually see they're relatioship develop.

Don't get me wrong. I believe this story has a LOT of potential. It was really different than most vampire books which was good but had a lot of errors for me to enjoy. I hope the author would wrap the story better in the second one. 

This is my honest opinion and it shouldn't put you off from reading. I really hope you will like this more than i did if you decide to pick this up. 


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