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A Death’s Awakening by c.e. wilson
YA paranormal/dystopia
Somewhere In-Between Series Book 3

A Death’s Awakening is a YA dystopian novel, which I received for free during one of the author’s promotions. This book is part of a series, though it appears that each title can stand alone. I have mixed feelings about this book, mostly because there are so many good aspects of it, and yet a lot seemed to either be brushed over or left unexplored. The main characters were well written, rounded individuals, and yet the secondary friends seemed to fill prescribed roles, some of which were never delved into deeper. Hints of a love triangle felt stereotypical, rather than naturally occurring, and in the end, I was left with a feeling of incompleteness. The story arc seemed to stop and remain unfinished.

I do have to give credit for the world building. The paranormal aspects were well done. And the main characters illness was realistic, even if it seems that all the popular YA books have characters with illness and disability now.

I wanted to like this book. I really did. But in the end, it felt like a shadow of what it could have been with deeper world building and characterization, and created an unfulfilling reading experience.

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