INDIGO AWAKENING is the incredibly imaginative and immensely entertaining first book in author Jordan Dane's new The Hunted series. A fascinating and somewhat chilling story with a unique premise in young adult fiction, this book will bring readers into a deadly world filled with action, suspense and a touch of mystery.
Set in what could be a modern-day Los Angeles, the story follows Rayne Darby as she searches for her missing brother Lucas. When Rayne reaches a dead end, she finds help from an unlikely source - a mysterious stranger, a boy, who both terrifies her and intrigues her. A boy with abilities that make her believe that her brother may not be crazy after all.
As the story develops, readers will discover a world where children like Lucas are hunted for their abilities and for their differences. Where no price is too great for their capture and containment. And where their lives are meaningless to those who wish to retain the evolutionary status quo.
Once again Author Jordan Dane has brought a refreshingly different subject matter to the genre - that of the Indigo children. With these psychically gifted "children" the author has crafted a story that provokes thought but is still an absolutely captivating and utterly engaging read.
Told from multiple points of view, readers get to see this story from many angles, allowing for not only greater insight into what is happening at each moment, but for tension to mount as events come to a climactic head at the story's end. While at the outset, readers may find that their connection with the story breaks as it jumps from one perspective to another and moves to different moments in the timeline, once they find the rhythm and the change in viewpoint becomes anticipated, the story begins to flow.
And while readers may not get to make as strong a connection with all the characters in this story, there is more than enough development of Rayne and Gabriel's characters to keep them the focal point, to make them the most likable and easiest to connect to, and to make their storyline gripping.
INDIGO AWAKENING offers up to the imagination the next evolution of mankind. The Indigo children's psychic abilities are introduced in this first book in the series, giving readers a taste of what they are capable of, and will likely be delved into a bit deeper as the series progresses and as the characters discover for themselves just what they can do.
With its quick pace, its dark and alluring premise, its edgy and sarcastic heroine, its charming and mysterious hero, INDIGO AWAKENING is an exciting and compelling read that will keep readers on the edge of their seat throughout and as they await just what comes next in the sequel.