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February 01, 2013

Blog Tour: Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane

Hello lovely readers and welcome to one of today's Indigo Awakening tour stops! I have read Indigo Awakening and it was fabulous! Be sure to read my review below and then go right ahead and add it to your TBR or buy it! 

Jordan Dane

"I make up stuff for a living. Who knew I could get paid for that? Voices come to me, from deep inside my head and I consider that to be a good thing...for now. (No, I'm not on meds. That would really screw me up.) I'm an observer, a listener and a scribe. And I'm cynical by nature—and by choice—and frequently indulge my inner smart-ass. I'm perfectly content in the solitude of my head, poking and prodding the three pounds of gray matter taking up that space. Guess if my brain ever takes a real vay-kay, I can lease out my skull to a much more deserving occupant."                 
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Voices told Lucas Darby to run. Voices no one else can hear. He's warned his sister not to look for him, but Rayne refuses to let her troubled brother vanish on the streets of LA. In her desperate search, she meets Gabriel Stewart, a runaway with mysterious powers and far too many secrets. Rayne can't explain her crazy need to trust the strange yet compelling boy--to touch him--to protect him even though he scares her.

A fanatical church secretly hunts psychic kids--gifted "Indigo" teens feared to be the next evolution of mankind--for reasons only "the Believers" know. Now Rayne's only hope is Gabe, who is haunted by an awakening power--a force darker than either of them imagine--that could doom them all.

They are our future–if they survive...

Indigo Awakening started off with many question marks. The story revolves around a brother and a sister as well as an organization under a church that hunts kids called Indigos. Lucas Darby hears voices in his head and was locked up in a mental institution under the church. He was able to escape and reunite with people that are like him, even though he doesn't even know what the hell he is. At the same time, his sister, Rayne, is looking everywhere for him. She never wanted Lucas to end up at the institution, but her older sister, who works at the church, has full custody and put him there.
Things get interesting when Rayne finds one of those Indigos, Gabriel, who is messed up in his own way because of the powers he has and also in hiding. The readers know about the existence of many indigos and their powers, however the characters themselves are clueless, which allows me to not get frustrated trying to find out what the big secret is, but at the same time the mystery is still there for the characters. Indigo Awakening centers on the children harnessing their power and fighting back against this oppressive organization to live the normal life they deserve. 
Plot wise, Indigo Awakening was very different from the usual books I read. It is told from many POVs, including many from the church's side, as well as being told from a 3rd person POV. Those two styles of writing usually break it for me when it comes to books but strangely, it worked for Indigo Awakening. What is also in the plot is romance; I don't want to dwell on it because the romance isn't that significant compared to the plot and I am sure Jordan Dane will expand on it in the second book, something I am excited for. Also, Dane ended the book with a bang; I literally (yes, really) gasped and had my mouth gaping trying to find the word to explain how unexpected and awesome that plot twist and cliffhanger was. I would recommend this novel to fans of superpowers and supernatural YA novels with a bit of mystery and conspiracy! 

HarlequinTeen have been generous enough to offer three fantastic prizes for the giveaway and they are: 
1. HarlequinTEEN prize pack, includes (US only): 

2. Four Infinity Bracelets: (US only)  
3. One audio book of In the Arms of Stone Angels. Digital download only. (International)

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also, check out the book trailer if you are interested!


  1. Thanks for being part of the tour. Happy Friday!

  2. Cool! I love Jordan Dane! She is so awesome! Nice review and thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Great review! I was also a little iffy about the multiple POVs.. It got to be a little much for me at times, but with all that Jordan Dane has going on in this novel, there really was no other way to cover everything.. Great read!

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

  4. Oh I haven't read this book but I really want to. From your review it sounds mysterious and really great. I love multiple POVs, when they're done properly of course. So I can't wait to read this book. Great review :)

  5. I'm doing this tomorrow! Whoop, I'm so glad you enjoyed this book! I'm doing a Promo, but I hope to get to this book ASAP! Its sounds fantastic! I'm so glad I was part of this tour! Lovely review, Juhina! :)

  6. The story sounds thrilling! I read the first few pages of the book - Lucas seemed so lost at the beginning, and Rayne seemed like a really strong heroine. I'll have to find time to finish reading the book. Loved your review, Juhina!

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  8. Oh, I'm glad you liked this one, Juhina! I was really looking forward to reading it, but had to DNF it about 10% in. I was not a fan of the writing style at all (ex: how someone SAID 'LMAO'. In a sentence... And how she referred to celery as 'vegan sticks'. And how using the man's sister's phone turned the girl on or something... It was all too weird for me.) Still, I'm glad you ended up liking this one so much, and I'm glad to hear it at least seems to get more interesting as the novel progresses. Great review!

  9. I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds very interesting. The characters sound great and I can't wait to see how the story comes together! Great review! :)

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair