Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Review of AWAKEN by Katie Kacvinsky
The characters were extremely well developed too. Everything about Maddie’s relationship with Justin felt real. So many romantic leads in YA literature are one dimensional, but both Justin and Maddie felt psychologically complex, and their emotional growth throughout the novel felt natural and realistic—both their connection with each other, and their individual growth. The emotional tension of their relationship was the best part of the novel.
Also, can I just say, I love this cover! This is the perfect example of a concept cover that works well on many levels 1) it's lush and gorgeous, 2) it's unique from other YA covers and 3) the image of growing flower that is stopped up in a jar is an excellent metaphor for Maddie's life. Plus I love the greens and gold/yellow tones mix.