Book Review: Awakening by D.B. West

Awakening CoverTitle: Awakening (The First Tale of The Trine)

Author: D.B. West

Genre: Science Fiction

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

 

America’s worst fears are realized when a hospital is the target of a suspected terrorist bombing. As our first responders descend on the area, a discovery is made that will change the course of human history. Three aliens emerge from the wreckage, and three humans are chosen as Earth’s champions. Will the bond they share be enough to save us all from destruction?

In Awakening, a hospital is the target of a suspected terrorist bombing. But as first responders get to the scene, they discover something that will change the course of human history. The terrorist bombing turns out to be something different, and the creatures emerging from the wreckage aren’t human: they’re aliens, dressed in blue-tinted armor, and with plans President Clark can only guess at. Three humans are chosen as Earth’s champions, and they alone can save humanity from destruction.

This book reads much like a scifi movie. The pacing is fast, and we tumble right into the action, right from the start, and from then on, race from every scene to the next until an epic climax. The characters are three-dimensional, especially the major players, but the book focuses more heavily on plot than on characterization, making it feel even more like you’re reading a movie.

Awakening had quite a few unexpected but welcome surprises, and a fluent writing style. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good, fast-paced scifi novel.

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