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The Awakening (HASEA CHRONICLES Book 1)

The Awakening (HASEA CHRONICLES Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Stuart Meczes
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Alexander Eden is one unhappy teenager. A geeky, social pariah, he's the victim of constant bullying at school. His home life isn't much better with a stepfather who resents him and a half brother who is better than him at everything.

But that all changes the day the mysterious and beautiful Gabriella De Luca walks into his life. Everyone wants to know her, to be with her. But she is interested in Alex.
Because Alex is different.

Soon afterwards he is thrown into a world he never thought possible. A world where he and others like him are the last line of defence. A world where an ancient unspeakable evil lurks.
Evil which seeks to consume him.

(Chosen we rise - Allied we prevail)

"I wasn't expecting to get so drawn in - now I really want to find out what happens! - HarperCollins review

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 823 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Publisher: Smashwords; 1 edition (1 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0074EC5G2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #55,443 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Stuart Meczes was born in South London, but now spends most of his time between Worcester and Birmingham. He is studying an English and Creative Writing degree at Birmingham University.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read, really recommend this book! 4 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was really great! I couldn't put it down, or turn the Kindle off when I was reading it! It's got some great characters, and whilst a bit obvious in some places, I felt that the author really captured England well, and reminded me of my school days too! It also made me cry in a couple of places, as the investment in the characters was really built up and made me care about them when things happened.

Looking forward to the next book already! :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 13 Mar 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Having returned my previous kindle purchase - it was sooooooo slow and hadn't got going after 50 pages - I wasn't overly optimistic as I began reading The Awakening.

Well, have I ever been more wrong?!

The story starts slowly, but you can feel it building, new characters arriving, existing characters developing, from very early in the book. As the story builds, so does the excitement. And it carries on this way until the very last page .... and I do mean the last page!!

Yes, you know the story type. There's a hero with skills that develop ...... a love interest ..... also with skills, there's a very bad baddie ..... and there's a good punch-up as the end approaches. Predictable? Possibly. But there are twists and turns along the way and the twist at the end leaves you logging back in to Amazon to get the next book in the series ...

........ WHICH ISN'T YET AVALABLE!!!!!!!!!!

For that reason alone a should give this book zero stars! But this story deserves 5 because I couldn't put it down.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scintillating 5 Feb 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a scintillating read. The characters of Alex and Gabriella are highly visual and fairly leap off the page. Alex is a guy the girls will warm to with hidden depths and strengths. Gabriella is an intense, complex character and one that will excite and intrigue the boys.
The story captivates the reader from the beginning. The plot unfolds with a quick pace, promising a roller coaster of a ride with twists and turns at every corner. It is one that will take you into the night. I love the writing style which is succinct and clean, not wasting one word, which is the mark of a clever and skilled writer. As for the comparison with Twilight, this book is individual with an original approach. It has an electrifying story with exciting depths and textures that grab the imagination, that thrill with the emotions and interactions of the characters. I would highly recommend this. Unputdownable.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pacy, exciting, visual 15 Feb 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
When I first started reading this book, I wasn't sure if I could relate to the down-trodden Alex, and a few times I found myself wanting to tell him to pull himself together. But before I knew it, I was racing through the book, cheering Alex on (in my head) and when I thought back to who Alex had been I was glad I got to share that journey with him. The battle scenes/action scenes are so well written I was practically skipping words in my excitement. The book is hugely visual, I never once felt that I couldn't imagine what a character or a room looked like. It springs to life from the page and becomes almost like a movie where you forget you're reading and plunge straight into the world of The Awakening. I've always loved this genre, but I really like how this book moves away from the (let's admit it slightly cliched) Vampire world and into a much cooler wider supernatural plane with faeries and skinshifters and stuff.

All in all I laughed, I cried, I raced through the scenes in suspense. What more can you ask for? Highly recommended and looking forward to the next ones in the series!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Loved It! 25 Jun 2012
The Awakening starts of with a teenage boy, living in London, England called Alex. He is unhappy with much of his life, he had no friends, was bullied and he could do nothing right when it came to his stepfather as hs half brother was better than everything compared to him.
His life changes when he meets a new student, Gabriella who takes an interest in him and then strange things start happening.

What can I say WOW The Awakening is an amazing book, I loved it completely. There was action, fantasy and love and humour all mixed in and I was totally hooked.

I couldn't stop laughing when Alex got drunk it was hilarious

The story was very detailed and thorough, the ideas throughout the book were ingenius and it was very well written. My imagination could really flow. As I only read just before bed I was anxious to get to bed and read more of what was happening in Chapter Hill and the Warren. What would happen with Alex and Gabriella when the The Sorrow finally came.

I totally enjoyed reading The Awakening and can't wait until The Veil, book #2 in the Hasea Chronicles is available.

The Awakening could very easily be made into a film and is something I definitely would watch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 30 Mar 2012
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I loved this book, couldn't put it down. Author has a fantastic imagination and I applaud him for going back to writing and producing this novel. Science fiction with some horror thrown in for good measure and I really connected with the characters.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant start 3 Mar 2012
By Animcom
Format:Kindle Edition
I was recomended this by a freind and I have to say sceptically started to read it (I'm no fan of the Twilight/Hunger Games teenage fiction genre)only to be pleasantly surprised. This book has a very British feel to it which I think is missing in a lot of books, that helps to draw the usually ignored British reader in. The characters are fleshy and well developed, dialogue is tight and after the opening build up the story thumps along at a terrific rate, throwing you right into the imaginative world the author has clearly spent some time developing. I can see where the Twilight references are coming from but I really feel this book offers something new, if it catches on, this book will be huge. Can't wait for the second chapter!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Well written and gripping
This is a really interesting story with great characters and unusual features. It is really a dark fantasy and is most suitable for teenagers and young adults.
Published 8 months ago by Pam
5.0 out of 5 stars The HASEA Chronicles: The Awakening
This book is amazing, it starts off with a nice opening, good vocabulary and then the plot line just makes it amazing, when I say this book is amazing I mean it is one of my... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Abraham P
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story, gripping reading.
I've just finished this and have immediately downloaded the next in the series, The Veil, Corruption, to my kindle. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars So Good book
waooo it was a super great book, I mean it had everything fun, romance, suspense.

It was a great read and I couldnt really put it away, every sentence leave me craving... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Joselyn Raquel MB
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
This book is similar to,Twilight, Harry Potter and all others in the series. Great read and fantastic story, must read.
Published 14 months ago by Buyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing read!
The way this was wrote was incredible!...At first I thought it would be boring ... but it was great! WHERE IS THE NEXT BOOK!¡!
Published 14 months ago by Tore~from Epic Reviews UK
5.0 out of 5 stars love it!!
Omg this book was fantastic, i didnt want it to end!! I only got it cos it was free but now i cant wait to get the next one!1 Would def recommend to everyone
Published 15 months ago by lou
4.0 out of 5 stars The Awakening By Stuart Meczes.
like all the book i choose this is another good one, I just wish i could afford to get all the books to conpleat all the sets but sadly I have to wait and do it step by step.
Published 15 months ago by patricia weaver
5.0 out of 5 stars DILECTI SURGEMUS - SOCII POLLEMUS (Chosen we rise - Allied we prevail)
Don't you just love the tense moment in the book title is used? Gosh, so do I ;)

This book is packed with literally everything you could possibly ask for in any book. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Skyam
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Love the mystery and romance and suspense this book has it all, i will read the next book I am sure.
Published 17 months ago by amazing Grace
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