Thursday, February 20, 2014

Review: Wakeworld by Kerry Schafer

Release Date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: ACE
The Between Book #2
ISBN:   0425261247
ISBN13: 9780425261248
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source:Author
Vivian Maylor is trying to hold it together. But her attempts to build a life with the man she loves seem doomed by the dragon inside her yearning to break free. Vivian is a dreamshifter, the last line of defense between reality and the dreamworld, and the only one of her kind.

Weston Jennings also believes he is the only one of his kind. He fears his powers as a dreamshifter, and resists learning to control them. After suffering a tragic loss, Weston heads deep into the woods of the Pacific Northwest to embrace a safe life of solitude. But when a terrible mistake leads to an innocent’s death, his guilt drives him to his former home, where he encounters what he never thought he would find: another shifter.

Now Vivian and Weston must work together to defeat a new threat to the dreamworld.

WAKEWORLD is the second book in the Between series. I was kind of surprised to see it as I felt that BETWEEN ended pretty nicely and that it could have passed as a standalone. I did find BETWEEN to have an interesting world so I thought I would go ahead and give it a try.

I liked that Vivian came across as a stronger character in WAKEWORLD. She just seemed to carry herself better and believes in herself more. The relationship between Vivian and Zee seemed forced and awkward to me. There was never a point that I felt like they were meant for each other. Jared being in the book was weird. If anything Vivian should have just kicked his ass and called it a day. Im not sure how she could be in his presence and not break down somehow. The villain in book 2 just ended up annoying me and the whole her and Zee 'moment' really freaked me out.

I really like the idea of the world that is built but I just couldn't seem to get excited while reading WAKEWORLD. The storyline didn't hold my attention and because of that I had a hard time getting through it.

I gave it 2/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.