Happy November! Hope you all had fun on Halloween, and today I have one more treat to share with you! There’s lots of awesome news about Katie Kacvinsky’s Awaken trilogy. Read on to find out how you can win a Kindle edition of Awaken!
The dystopian Awaken trilogy is coming to a close next year, with the release of the series conclusion Still Point next fall. The second book, Middle Ground, has a paperback release Nov. 19th. (I snapped it up for $5.39 on Amazon) If you aren’t up to speed with this romantic dystopian series yet, now is the perfect time to catch up.
Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her.
Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking.
In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space.
I don’t read a ton of dystopian anymore, though I like the message of this series, which is about a group of teens rebelling against an all-digital life. My daughter took a couple summer school courses online this year, and it reminded me of this series, and how much we rely on technology. But of course I read these books on my e-reader so what can I say?
In the Awaken series, students attend digital school and hardly interact face to face. The daughter of the head of digital school, Maddie, gets involved with the anti-digital revolution when she meets Justin, the leader of the rebellion, and he introduces her to the simpler pleasures in life. I’m so eager to see how the series concludes! Check out my reviews of the first two books: Awaken | Middle Ground
Congrats to Bernadette who won a kindle copy of Awaken! Prizing courtesy of the author. Thank you to everyone that entered the giveaway!