Roya Stark is an unhappy sixteen-year-old. But, not for the typical reasons teenagers usually are. She feels as though her family hates her, and she’s never felt like she belonged there. Her dreams are disturbing in the fact that there are people trying to lure her away. Roya also believes she sees the future. Nothing feels real.
Noffke’s first novel in The Lucidies Series, Awoken, follows Roya’s story as she discovers not only who she is and where she came from but also where her destiny lies. This young adult, paranormal series is a bit out of my comfort zone and I will not base my review on that fact. That would be unfair to the author and you, the reader.
The story is well written and edited even though I found a couple of typos. Roya’s character is brought to life in such a way that you both love her and want to smack her upside the head at the same time. It could easily be read as a stand-alone book. There is plenty of teenaged angst, burgeoning love, action and adventure, and a fast pace.
If you like time travelers, humans with special powers, and a bad guy trying to ruin it all, then this is the series for you!
4 out of 5 stars