Awakening was an entertaining read, however, I could have done with the constant bashing of the Twilight series. A Series, I might add, that I actually liked better than this book. Don't get me wrong, I thought that this story was pretty good but I think that it just tacky for one author to bash another and it made me respect Ms. Lee just a little less.
I had just finished reading Book 3 in Lee's Wicked Witch of the Midwest series, which was pretty good, and decided to check out her other titles. I rarely read YA books anymore (too tame), however, after I read the synopsis for this book and noted the supernatural elements I decided to give it a shot. The plot isn't overly original,(Mythos Academy is better) but it was engaging, the pacing is good, I liked the main character Zoe, and I liked the setting, as well as, the supernatural beings and witches. There's a little mystery, humor, a little romance, smoking hot werewolves and a scrumptious vampires (I'm a vampire girl). The character development could have been better but so far I have found this complaint true of every book that I've read by Ms. Lee. Nevertheless, I found the story entertaining enough that I plan to read the next book in the series.
Under amazon's rating system 3 stars means "It's ok" and since I thought that it was okay I gave it 3 stars.
Lastly, I have to address the comment, by one reviewer, that the main character was a slut. Unless my understanding of the definition of the word is incorrect, I don't think that a young women who has sex with her boyfriend of 4 years and comments on the "hotness" of a couple of other guys but doesn't sleep with them constitutes a "slut." Come on, if one is going to make an observation or comment about a book and/or character it should at least be accurate.